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Dry falls further and Wets look peculiar; the drums of war can be heard…

Dry falls further and Wets look peculiar; the drums of war can be heard…
John Faraclas Dry falls further and Wets look peculiar; the drums of war can be heard… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 17 points and now stands at 2,266; the Dirties are gaining momentum. The Drums of War can be heard. John Faraclas brief mid-week recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 62 points and now reds...
September 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

“K” Line Selected as an Index Component by Dow Jones/RobecoSAM for 9th Consecutive Year

“K” Line Selected as an Index Component by Dow Jones/RobecoSAM  for 9th Consecutive Year
.. “K” Line Selected as an Index Component by Dow Jones/RobecoSAM  for 9th Consecutive Year Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has been selected again as an Asia Pacific Index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the leading global indices for ESG investing (*),...
September 18th, 2019 | Awards, Liner Shipping and Trade, Stock Markets | Read More

Brookes Bell acquires specialist petroleum consultancy Associated Petroleum Consultants Ltd.

Brookes Bell acquires specialist petroleum consultancy Associated Petroleum Consultants Ltd.
Brookes Bell acquires specialist petroleum consultancy Associated Petroleum Consultants Ltd. Brookes Bell, the leading international multi-disciplinary technical and scientific consultancy serving the marine and energy sectors, announces the acquisition of Associated Petroleum Consultants (APC) for...
September 18th, 2019 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

Maritime Forecast to 2050: fuel flexibility key to competitiveness in low-carbon shipping future

Maritime Forecast to 2050: fuel flexibility key to competitiveness in low-carbon shipping future
.   Maritime Forecast to 2050: fuel flexibility key to competitiveness in low-carbon shipping future DNV GL: Download the Maritime Forecast to 2050 – 3rd edition Download the Maritime Forecast to 2050 >> The Maritime Forecast 2050 examines the future of the shipping industry in a rapidly...
September 18th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Markets | Read More

BIMCO Dry Bulk Shipping 2019/3 report: Rates may have climbed out of the abyss, but challenges remain in place for the autumn

BIMCO Dry Bulk Shipping 2019/3 report: Rates may have climbed out of the abyss, but challenges remain in place for the autumn
Peter Sand Dry Bulk Shipping Rates may have climbed out of the abyss, but challenges remain in place for the autumn Demand drivers and freight rates Earnings for Capesize vessels have continued their rollercoaster ride, reaching their highest level since the end of 2013, at USD 36,101 per day on 2 September...
September 18th, 2019 | BIMCO, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Wednesday, 18 September 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Wednesday, 18 September 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS September 18, 2019 Global Markets Market focus is on the outcome of the FOMC’s two-day policy meeting, which concludes later today. Awaiting the FOMC’s verdict, USTs were firmer across the curve, while the EUR/USD was hovering slightly above the 1.10 handle. Greece In...
September 18th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Falling Dry Markets and rising Wets an issue…

Falling Dry Markets and rising Wets an issue…
John Faraclas Falling Dry Markets and rising Wets an issue… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 28 points earlier on today and now stands at 2,283. Geopolitics messy and perplexed as ever. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was down 82 points and now reads 4,456… The Panamaxes BPI lost a...
September 17th, 2019 | Banking, Breaking News, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

VAKT expands ecosystem with essDOCS collaboration on NWE barge markets

VAKT expands ecosystem with essDOCS collaboration on NWE barge markets
VAKT expands ecosystem with essDOCS collaboration on NWE barge markets  London, UK & Swieqi, Malta – September 17, 2019: VAKT, the company re-imagining commodity post-trade processing underpinned by blockchain, announces a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with essDOCS, a leading enabler of...
September 17th, 2019 | Trade and Commerce | Read More

Study underlines LNG is the most commercially viable alternative fuel for shipping today

Study underlines LNG is the most commercially viable alternative fuel for shipping today
Study underlines LNG is the most commercially viable alternative fuel for shipping today LNG is the current front runner as the maritime industry looks to comply with both external pressure and stricter environmental legislation LONDON, 17th SEPTEMBER 2019: SEA\LNG released the findings of a new...
September 17th, 2019 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, LNG | Read More

BIMCO Tanker Shipping 2019/3 report: A boost from the 2020 sulphur cap will not make up for a fast-growing flee

BIMCO Tanker Shipping 2019/3 report: A boost from the 2020 sulphur cap will not make up for a fast-growing flee
Peter Sand BIMCO Tanker Shipping 2019/3 report: A boost from the 2020 sulphur cap will not make up for a fast-growing flee Tanker Shipping A boost from the 2020 sulphur cap will not make up for a fast-growing fleet Demand drivers and freight rates Rising geo-political tensions have led to disruptions...
September 17th, 2019 | BIMCO, Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Reports, Tankers | Read More

BDI contained fall amid an attack of Aramco installations

BDI contained fall amid an attack of Aramco installations
John Faraclas BDI contained fall amid an attack of Aramco installations The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell just one point to 2,311; Geopolitical mess expected after an attack at Aramco’s Saudi Arabia installations; John Faraclas brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was down nine points and now stands at...
September 16th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Innovations in LNG: the Gastech issue

Innovations in LNG: the Gastech issue
.  Innovations in LNG: the Gastech issue  THE ACCELERATING DEVELOPMENT OF SEABORNE LNG LNG carriers are evolving rapidly, with innovative containment systems, propulsion methods and re-liquefaction systems responding to charterers’ and shipowners’ changing needs. FSRU MARKET SEES...
September 16th, 2019 | Classification Societies, LNG | Read More

BIMCO Shipping Market Outlook: Container shipping sector and Macroeconomics September 2019

BIMCO Shipping Market Outlook: Container shipping sector and Macroeconomics September 2019
Peter Sand BIMCO Shipping Market Outlook: Container shipping sector and Macroeconomics September 2019 MACROECONOMICS Low growth persists amid trade tensions and a slowdown in global manufacturing Global economic growth continues to slow with recession warnings sounding in many corners of the world, none...
September 16th, 2019 | BIMCO, Container shipping, Markets, Reports | Read More

Dan Sten Olsson donates peace symbole to Belfast

Dan Sten Olsson donates peace symbole to Belfast
Stena Line Knotted Gun Belfast* Dan Sten Olsson donates peace symbole to Belfast THE City of Belfast has been warmly welcomed into an illustrious group of locations around the world that have embraced The Knotted Gun sculpture and its supporting organisation, the Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF). The...
September 16th, 2019 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Daily and Weekly Market falls amid a Geopolitical tempest ante portas

Daily and Weekly Market falls amid a Geopolitical tempest ante portas
John Faraclas Daily and Weekly Market falls amid a Geopolitical tempest ante portas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 19 points and now stands at 2,312; it also fell on a weekly basis 150 points (from 2,462 on the 6th of September). Geopolitics messy but will deteriorate further and what a finale that...
September 13th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday, 13 September 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday, 13 September 2019)
GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY September 13 2019 . GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS September 13, 2019 Global Markets Global equity markets were well-supported in early trade on Friday amid hints of progress in US/China trade talks and an aggressive package of new stimulus measures from the ECB at...
September 13th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Dirties …”save” the Markets, Geos still perplexed and LISW2019 makes waves!

Dirties …”save” the Markets, Geos still perplexed and LISW2019 makes waves!
John Faraclas Dirties …”save” the Markets, Geos still perplexed and LISW2019 makes waves! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its fall – hope not a free fall, lost 35 points earlier on today and now stands at 2 ,331 points. Geopolitics with the Migrants, the Trade Wars, BREXIT and other perplexed...
September 12th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Thursday, 12 September 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Thursday, 12 September 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS September 12, 2019 Global Markets Risk on sentiment prevailed on Thursday amid reduced US/China trade war fears following US President Donald Trump’s decision to delay additional increase in tariffs on $250bn worth of Chinese goods from October 1st to October...
September 12th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Currency wars and dollar’s reserve role, Asia Infrastructure Forum 2019

Currency wars and dollar’s reserve role, Asia Infrastructure Forum 2019
.. Currency wars and dollar’s reserve role, Asia Infrastructure Forum 2019 Thursday 12 September 2019 Vol.10 Ed.37.3 Commentary: Currency wars and dollar’s reserve role By Mark Sobel in Washington The daily deluge of President Trump’s tweets about unfair currency practices has raised...
September 12th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

Another ace for the Handies amid the Dry-fall and perplexed Geopolitics during LISW2019 continuous success

Another ace for the Handies amid the Dry-fall and perplexed Geopolitics during LISW2019 continuous success
John Faraclas Another ace for the Handies amid the Dry-fall and perplexed Geopolitics during LISW2019 continuous success The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 27 points and now reads 2,366… Geopolitics messy as ever (will revert with a detailed account as the MIGANTS, the Trade Wars and BREXIT create more...
September 11th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The ABS solution for twin screw vibration

The ABS solution for twin screw vibration
An ABS technical investigation identified occasional vibrations exceeding limits on a twin propeller LNG carrier during the second gas trial An ABS technical investigation, conducted at the request of a prominent Greek-based operator of LNG carriers, identified occasional, but infrequent, vibrations...
September 11th, 2019 | Insight, LNG, Technical, Technology | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Wednesday, 11 September 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Wednesday, 11 September 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS September 11, 2019 Global Markets Government bond yields remained in an upward trend in early trade today on the back of the ongoing repricing of monetary policy expectations. In FX markets, the EUR/USD was consolidating recent gains ahead of the long-awaited...
September 11th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI fells but LISW 2019 continues its success

The BDI fells but LISW 2019 continues its success
John Faraclas The BDI fells but LISW 2019 continues its success The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 29 points and now stands at 2,393. Geopolitics not just critical but messy and perplexed. LISW2019 continues its successful course. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 50 points...
September 10th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 10-Sep-2019 MARINE WORKS AT JUNK BAY Hong Kong NEW CRUISE WHARF OPENED Eden, Australia Marine works at Junk Bay Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Hong Kong For approximately 21 months, marine works involving installation of temporary steel platforms, ground investigation works, seawall...
September 10th, 2019 | Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Yang Ming hails success of the new Liverpool feeder service

Yang Ming hails success of the new Liverpool feeder service
Port of Liverpool Yang Ming hails success of the new Liverpool feeder service A new express feeder service to Liverpool has smashed its initial targets almost immediately after launching in June, underlining demand for a direct Far East call at the port. The weekly Yang Ming service from Southampton...
September 10th, 2019 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More