Archive for the ‘Sanctions’ Category

The BDI@1,031: between Scylla and Charybdis…

The BDI@1,031: between Scylla and Charybdis…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched another 11 points (same as  yesterday…) but remains down once again on a weekly basis. Geopolitics: between the devil and the deep blue sea… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The weekly loss of the BDI was 116 points – down from 1,147 recorded...
November 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW: Iran sanctions – The English Court steers a course

HFW: Iran sanctions –  The English Court steers a course
Daniel Martin, partner HFW In our previous briefing, we looked at the challenges of complying with EU and US sanctions from 5 November 2018, when further US sanctions are re-imposed, and the need to steer a course between the divergent approaches which are being taken by the EU and the US. The Commercial...
October 19th, 2018 | Legal, Sanctions | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, September 19, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, September 19, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In retaliation to the US administration’s announcement late on Monday of a 10% tariff on an additional $200bn of imports from China, the latter announced yesterday the imposition of duties on $60bn worth of US goods. However, the...
September 19th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

HFW Briefing – Iran Sanctions: Steering a course through difficult waters

HFW Briefing – Iran Sanctions: Steering a course through difficult waters
Daniel Martin, partner HFW Iran Sanctions: Steering a course through difficult waters President Trump’s announcement on 8 May 2018 that the US would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action set the EU and US on divergent paths with respect to Iran. At the same time as the US indicated...
August 31st, 2018 | Legal, News, Sanctions | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets pulled back on Friday as turmoil in major emerging markets (the plunging Turkish lira, Sino-US trade conflict as well as US sanctions on Russia for election meddling) continued to dampen sentiment. In FX markets,...
August 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The United States formally reimposes secondary sanctions against Iran

The United States formally reimposes secondary sanctions against Iran
Joe Hughes From the American Club to its members: AUGUST 07, 2018   CIRCULAR NO. 28/18   TO THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION   Dear Member:   THE UNITED STATES FORMALLY REIMPOSES SECONDARY SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN   Introduction On May 8, 2018, President Trump withdrew the United States from participation...
August 7th, 2018 | News, P and I Clubs, Sanctions | Read More

On the wave 2018: Iran – Sanctions – Back to the future?

On the wave 2018:  Iran – Sanctions – Back to the future?
.. Iran – Sanctions – Back to the future? On 8 May 2018, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Join Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and to impose once again on Iran several sanctions which were lifted in January 2016 under the JCPOA. This is a significant...
May 15th, 2018 | Legal, Sanctions | Read More

And then come the …Capes, yet “again”…

And then come the …Capes, yet “again”…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today up, yes up 19 points at 1,472, thanks – once again, to the predictably unpredictable and volatile Capes. It was also up 92 points since the 4th of May (from 1,384). The Geopolitics, as we have warned you, get worse at a faster pace...
May 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The Fall of Constantinople …err of the BDI@1,453…

The Fall of Constantinople …err of the BDI@1,453…
John Faraclas Coincidences have a significance, never ever forget this! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell for the first time since the 2nd of May; a dozen points after all …are 12 points… The volatile and predictably unpredictable Capes did it again. Amid a turbulent  Planet Ocean, the shipping...
May 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

US-Iran Sanctions: The JCPOA – the new US position The JCPOA: The new US position is now clear…Sort of

US-Iran Sanctions: The JCPOA – the new US position   The JCPOA: The new US position is now clear…Sort of
The JCPOA: The new US position is now clear…Sort of by Douglas Maag, Legal Counsel, Clyde & Co As noted in our blog last week, President Trump threatened last January to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if he did not think its flaws could be fixed. While the JCPOA...
May 10th, 2018 | Markets, Sanctions | Read More

Two weeks of Capes’ “dominating” the otherwise stagnant market…

Two weeks of Capes’ “dominating” the otherwise stagnant market…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just eight points since yesterday and now stands at 1,384 points. On a weekly basis it was up 23 points since Friday the 27th of April… (From 1,361). Geopolitics as usual, getting more than worse. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capes volatility...
May 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

US-Iran Sanctions: Future of the JCPOA?

US-Iran Sanctions: Future of the JCPOA?
  Insight / US-Iran Sanctions The JCPOA: It’s Still Uncertain What Will Happen, but Here’s What Could Happen by Douglas Maag*, Legal Councellor, Clyde & C0 On January 12 of this year, President Trump announced his intention to not renew US sanctions waivers that underpin US participation...
May 4th, 2018 | Legal, Sanctions | Read More

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained five points earlier on today – thanks once again to the Capers and a bit to the Panamaxes, and now stands at 979 points. Geopolitics and the Global Economy in total mess. John Faraclas’ brief Market recap: The Capers’ BCI clinched ten points –...
April 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Immigration, Insight, Marinas, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

The BDI@1,150: the fall continues amid dramatic twist in Geopolitics…

The BDI@1,150: the fall continues amid dramatic twist in Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 19 points earlier on today and uncertainty is the name of the game. Geopolitics remain crucial and as said in previous reports, we are now in the phase “hostilities” of a multiple kind. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers widened their losses and...
March 15th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  17-Nov-2017 CYPRUS RELATED SANCTIONS Turkey PORT CLOSED Ningbo,China Cyprus related sanctions Friday, November 17, 2017, Turkey With the Turkish embargo still in force, shipowners/ship managers may at any time find their interests seriously prejudiced in case there is any...
November 17th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
  16-Nov-2017 CANOE RACES FROM CLEAR WATER BAY TO STANLEY MAIN BEACH Hong Kong PROHIBITION OF VESSELS ARRIVING FROM/CALLING AT CRIMEAN PORTS Turkey Canoe Races from Clear Water Bay to Stanley Main Beach Thursday, November 16, 2017, Hong Kong Canoe races will take place during...
November 16th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rowing, Sanctions, Sports | Read More

New UN sanctions target North Korea’s exports of strategic commodities

New UN sanctions target North Korea’s exports of strategic commodities
On 5 August 2017 the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a significant expansion of the UN sanctions regime against North Korea, in response to North Korea’s recent ballistic missile tests.    Resolution 2371 (2017) (the Resolution) targets key elements of North Korea’s economy,...
August 6th, 2017 | Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 942; the Geopolitics continue to shake the Globe to its foundations and expect a …tsunami, a business so to speak tsunami to strike soon. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI down 68 point...
July 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Headlines, Inland Waterways, Insight, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense

The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense
John Faraclas The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense … so be cautious and stay put.. The BDI (Baltic  Dry  Index) gained 33 points since yesterday and now stands at 977 – very close to the 1,000 point threshold. On a weekly basis the gains were good: 77 points – from 900...
July 21st, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market gains ten points; so what!

Dry Market gains ten points; so what!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained hooray hooray ten points earlier on today and now reads 830; the Geopolitics continue to be in a mess; John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: Yesterday we hinted that we might see the market going for an upwards mode and it did happened… The Capers lead...
July 11th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Communication, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell two points and now reads 820; the entire Geopolitical spectrum leads with mathematical accurancy to a modern and ultra-destructive Armageddon. John Faraclas’ daily report: With minimal and controlled losses the BDI now reads 820 points – a crucial point...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, European Union, Gas, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Organisations, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
12-Jun-2017 TROPICAL STORM MERBOK Hong Kong DREDGING AT ALHAMBRA CROSSING Mississippi River, United States QATAR SANCTIONS UPDATE United Arab Emirates Tropical Storm Merbok Monday, June 12, 2017, Hong Kong According to the update issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 11:00...
June 12th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
08-Jun-2017 PORT CLEARANCE AT KHASAB, OMAN, FOR VESSELS IN DIFFICULTY Khasab, Oman Port clearance at Khasab, Oman, for vessels in difficulty Thursday, June 8, 2017, Khasab, Oman The Port of Khasab, northern Oman, has agreed to issue port clearance to vessels having difficulties...
June 8th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
07-Jun-2017 DREDGING WORKS AT NORTH-WESTERN CORNER OF KWAI TSING CONTAINER BASIN Hong Kong ROCK EXCAVATION AND DREDGING WORKS IN KWAI TSING CONTAINER BASIN Hong Kong UPDATE: PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – ABU DHABI Petroleum Ports, Abu Dhabi PORTS RESTRICTIONS – SAUDI ARABIA Saudi...
June 7th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
06-Jun-2017 PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – ABU DHABI Petroleum Ports, Abu Dhabi Port entry restrictions – Abu Dhabi Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Petroleum Ports, Abu Dhabi Das Port Authority has confirmed that all vessels flying the Flag of Qatar, and all vessels, arriving from...
June 6th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More