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Whither container shipping? IMIF is told of “reasons to be cheerful”

Whither container shipping? IMIF is told of “reasons to be cheerful”
Ian Webber delivering his slides speech Emerging trends in the benighted container shipping sector offer some grounds for optimism, the International Maritime Industries Forum heard at its latest meeting. Ian Webber, chief executive of Global Ship Lease Inc, discerned what he called some “reasons to...
January 18th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers alone cannot save the Markets, BREXIT shakes the World

Capers alone cannot save the Markets, BREXIT shakes the World
John Faraclas The Capers volatility will remain and bold cautiousness is a must; BREXIT shakes the World in its foundations, not just Europe. John Faraclas midweek briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed today at 952 points – that’s 30 points plus since yesterday, thanks, once again to the ever...
January 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Markets | Read More

Diana fixes on period two more vessels

Diana fixes on period two more vessels
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACTS FOR M/V SANTA BARBARA WITH  CARGILL AND M/V SALT LAKE CITY WITH UNIPER  ATHENS, GREECE, January 18, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today...
January 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

DNV GL – Supersizing car carriers – New Horizon Class

DNV GL – Supersizing car carriers – New Horizon Class
… Similar to container vessels, bulk carriers and cruise ships, car carriers are rapidly growing in size. A new series of the world’s largest pure car and truck carriers sets a new standard for this segment. The final two vessels in a series of six New Horizon Class pure car and truck carriers...
January 18th, 2017 | Car trade, Classification Societies, Insight, Markets, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In her much anticipated speech yesterday, UK Premier Theresa May set out the government’s 12 negotiating priorities plan for upcoming...
January 18th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI down at 922; BREXIT to govern Geopolitics…

The BDI down at 922; BREXIT to govern Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI was down three points today since yesterday’s …”rise”  of 15 points and at 922 sends more alarming bells; BREXIT becomes the catalyst for all Geopolitical issues; John Faraclas daily recap: The Capers’ BCI 2014 gained more or less half of what it gained...
January 17th, 2017 | Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Freight is none the wiser on how Brexit will affect its operations following May’s speech

Freight is none the wiser on how Brexit will affect its operations following May’s speech
  Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that whilst Prime Minister Theresa May’s much anticipated speech today has delivered some clarity on the UK’s plans to leave the European Union’s single market, it remains short on the details that will assist its members...
January 17th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Celestyal Cruises welcomes Samos to its 2017 iconic Aegean itineraries

Celestyal Cruises welcomes Samos to its 2017 iconic Aegean itineraries
Kyriakos Anastassiadis Celestyal Cruises today announced the addition of Samos to its 3 and 4 day Iconic Aegean itineraries. After evaluating more than 85,000 valid questionnaires, Celestyal Cruises found its passengers considered Samos, a lush beauty in the northeastern Aegean, as one of the top destinations...
January 17th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

TT Club once more urges care with coiled cargoes

TT Club once more urges care with coiled cargoes
Peregrine Storrs-Fox As part of its on-going campaign to improve standards of the safe packing of unit loads, including shipping containers, specialist freight transport insurer, TT Club has issued specific guidelines on packing and securing coiled materials in containers. In general, investigations...
January 17th, 2017 | Chartering, Marine Insurance, Markets, P and I Clubs | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 17, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 17, 2017)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European equity markets moved lower in early trade on market woes that UK Prime Minister Theresa May will likely point at a keynote...
January 17th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Former US ambassador to the EU to speak at ESW 2017

Former US ambassador to the EU to speak at  ESW 2017
  Anthony Luzzatto Gardner Anthony Luzzatto Gardner, former US Ambassador to the European Union and Visiting Fellow at the College of Europe, will be the guest speaker at the European Shipping Week Gala Dinner, to be held on Wednesday 1st March 2017 at the Steigenberger Wiltcher Hotel in...
January 17th, 2017 | Events, Markets, News | Read More

The BDI’s 9 to 5; the geopolitics worsening…

The BDI’s 9 to 5; the geopolitics worsening…
John Faraclas Another volatile beginning of yet another week as the BDI continues its volatile modus and geopolitics are about to create global chaos in all fronts; John Faraclas’ daily report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained fifteen points since last Friday the 13th of January and now reads 925...
January 16th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 16, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 16, 2017)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: DBRS downgraded Italy’s sovereign rating to BBB-High from A-Low on Friday evening amid declining “political ability to sustain the...
January 16th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Seaspan Swift – a new hybrid LNG fuelled and battery powered ferry, classed by Bureau Veritas

Seaspan Swift – a new hybrid LNG fuelled and battery powered ferry, classed by Bureau Veritas
The Seaspan Swift Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, January 16, 2017 – Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas congratulates owners Seaspan as their new emission reducing ferry enters service between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Seaspan Swift is Seaspan Ferries...
January 16th, 2017 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Cruise Ferry, Emissions, Environment, LNG, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Less pain but not much gain for dry bulk market in 2017 says MSI

Less pain but not much gain for dry bulk market in 2017 says MSI
The surge in spot earnings at the end of 2016 was welcome, but MSI warns not to rely on a continuation of this short term strength London, January 16, 2017. The dry bulk market’s strong end to 2016 is unlikely to last long into 2017, according to the latest research from Maritime Strategies International....
January 16th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports | Read More

Weekly BDI falls further despite last minute rise… Geopolitics too

Weekly BDI falls further despite last minute rise… Geopolitics too
John Faraclas Despite today’s rally and turning upside down Friday 13th , the BDI lost 53 points since last week. The Geopolitics too are very messy and more trouble “accumulates”. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 18 points since yesterday standing at 910...
January 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana fixes caper “P.S.Palios” and kamsarmax “Myrto” on period

Diana fixes caper “P.S.Palios” and  kamsarmax “Myrto” on period
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V P. S. PALIOS WITH KOCH AND DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V MYRTO WITH CARGILL  ATHENS, GREECE, January 13, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership...
January 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Full steam ahead for Anglo-French agreement to moost marine tourism

Full steam ahead for Anglo-French agreement to moost marine tourism
Howard Pridding, Brienc Morin and Jonathan Fielding at the London Boat S.how An agreement has been made between the UK’s South West and Northern French marine businesses in a bid to boost tourism amid the uncertainties surrounding Brexit. British Marine South West (BMSW), which represents 200 marine...
January 13th, 2017 | Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 13, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 13, 2017)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: USD gained some ground in European trade on Friday, recovering part of the prior session’s losses mainly due to the lack of details...
January 13th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Initial EU ship recycling list shows clear need for global mind-set

Initial EU ship recycling list shows clear need for global mind-set
Patrick Verhoeven The European Commission recently published its first edition of the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities. At this stage, it only features yards situated in Europe and reaches under 30% of the EU’s own recycling capacity target. For ECSA, this demonstrates clearly that third...
January 13th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Market …snow-fall and Geopolitical turbulence continues

Market …snow-fall and Geopolitical turbulence continues
John Faraclas The controlled and contained BDI fall as well as the geopolitical turbulences on all fronts in brief by John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today just two points since yesterday  and stands at 892 points; looks likely further loses will be contained, but, volatility...
January 12th, 2017 | Energy, Events, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices | Read More

Capital Ship Management Corp. takes delivery of M/T ‘Amfitrion’

Capital Ship Management Corp. takes delivery of M/T ‘Amfitrion’
The Amfitrion Athens, Greece, January 12, 2017.  Capital Ship Management Corp. took successful delivery today of the newbuilding vessel M/T ‘Amfitrion’ from Samsung Heavy Industries (Ningbo) Co., Ltd. in China. The M/T ‘Amfitrion’ is a 50,100 dwt, IMO II/III Eco Chemical/Product Tanker. It...
January 12th, 2017 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Japanese SOx Scrubber System for Ships Acquires First Certification from Country of Ship Registration

Japanese SOx Scrubber System for Ships Acquires First Certification from Country of Ship Registration
  Ambassador Diaz of Panama presents the certificate Performance Verified in Testing on “DRIVE GREEN HIGHWAY” Tokyo, January 12, 2017 – For almost a year Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha, Ltd. (MKK) have been undertaking...
January 12th, 2017 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Events, Flags, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 12, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 12, 2017)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: At yesterday’s long-awaited news conference, US President-elect Donald Trump failed to provide details on his proposals during the election...
January 12th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets and Geopolitics hang in the balance…

Markets and Geopolitics hang in the balance…
John Faraclas The Markets continue to drop and Geopolitics will become like Yellowstone… John Faraclas’ midweek report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down 32 points since yesterday and now reads 894 – below the 900 point-mark! The volatile Capers’ BCI 2014 lost another triple-figure 144 points...
January 11th, 2017 | Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More