Archive for the ‘Markets’ Category

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points earlier on today and now stands at 884. The Wets still low and Geops (Geopolitics) unpredictably predictable…lead to an all-out war!  John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers managed to clinch 18 points and the BCI 2014 managed to go over and...
June 26th, 2017 | Comment, Energy, Environment, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The role of the Hellenic shipbuilding sector in the LNG era

The role of the Hellenic shipbuilding sector in the LNG era
… The present and the future of the shipbuilding industry in Greece towards LNG as fuel era, was the focus of the discussion organised by Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) within the framework of the European co-funded project Poseidon Med II. The event, which took place today at the Conference Hall...
June 26th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, LNG, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 26, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 26, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of European equity markets opened higher on Monday on the prevailing view that global economic recovery remains broadly intact. Elsewhere,...
June 26th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Tasting Georgia…

Tasting Georgia…
Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus by gourmet Carla Capalbo By James Brewer After Alexander the Great swept into what is now the Republic of Georgia, he is reported to have ordered the destruction of Khertvisi, one of Georgia’s most spectacular fortresses. It is unknown whether...
June 25th, 2017 | Awards, Books, Food and Drink, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Photography, Tourism | Read More

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 15 points since yesterday and 19 since last week’s 851 points ending the week at 870; Geops (Geopolitics) simply sour. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capers lost another six points since yesterday and its respective BCI 2014 now stands at 987...
June 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panoro Minerals helps propel Peru copper potential

Panoro Minerals helps propel Peru copper potential
Luquman Shaheen of Panoro Minerals. Panoro Minerals helps propel Peru copper potential By James Brewer As a key copper-producing nation, Peru has a goal of becoming the world’s largest producer. “The infrastructure is there,” says Luquman Shaheen, president and chief executive of Panoro Minerals,...
June 23rd, 2017 | Markets, Mining, News | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Oil prices pulled further away from this week’s multi-month low although market sentiment remained fragile amid prevailing supply jitters. In reaction to higher...
June 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Panamaxes, Supras …and Handies …“lift” the BDI

Panamaxes, Supras …and Handies …“lift” the BDI
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 11 points since yesterday at 855 – a kiss of life. Geopolitics more than messy. John Faraclas daily briefing: Bad news for the Capers’ BCI 2014 which fall below the 1,000 point threshold at 993 – minus 27! Ultra Caution! The Panamaxes gained 39 and...
June 22nd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

British Marine comments on General Election and Brexit negotiations

British Marine comments on General Election and Brexit negotiations
British Marine’s Senior External Relations Executive, Andrew Harries, provides an update on the General Election result, the Queen’s Speech and the start of the Brexit negotiations. Two weeks on from a rather staggering General Election result, the UK has started Brexit negotiations with the EU,...
June 22nd, 2017 | Jobs, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana announces period t/c contract for “Clio” with Phaethon

Diana announces period t/c contract for “Clio” with Phaethon
ATHENS, GREECE, June 22, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Phaethon International...
June 22nd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Q88 says market demands need to be strictly listened to when it comes to software solutions

Q88 says market demands need to be strictly listened to when it comes to software solutions
Fritz Heidenreich Stamford – 22 June 2017 – Software providers need to be more aware of the precise demands being voiced by today’s shipowners and charterers and must match or exceed these if they are to win business in this highly competitive yet still potentially lucrative market, according to...
June 22nd, 2017 | Chartering, IT and Communications, Markets, News, Sales and Purchases | Read More

A quantitative assessment of the June 15 Eurogroup agreement on Greece

A quantitative assessment of the June 15 Eurogroup agreement on Greece
Greece Macro Monitor (22 June 2017)  A quantitative assessment of the agreement on Greece reached at the Eurogroup of 15 June 2017 Summary of views & key findings This study attempts a quantitative assessment of the decisions made for Greece at the Eurogroup of 15 June 2017, with particular emphasis...
June 22nd, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 22, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 22, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Oil prices remained under pressure amid lingering supply jitters, continuing to push lower long-dated bond yields.  In FX markets, GBP gained some ground...
June 22nd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@844 “makes” waves…

The BDI@844 “makes” waves…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) Lost three points creating more uncertainty. The Geopolitics are on  the edge; John Faraclas latest midweek briefing: The Capers lost 90 points and the BCI 2014 reads 1,020 … The Panamxes, Supras and Handies on the “rise” with the BPI up 53 at 1,070 points,...
June 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

GSCC’s Annual Report 2016-2017

GSCC’s Annual Report 2016-2017
The Baltic Exchange where the GSCC offices Viewers can find herebelow the link for the Annual Report 2016-2017 of the G.S.C.C., which is prefaced by the Chairman, Mr. Haralambos J. Fafalios. The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 22nd June 2017, at the Baltic Exchange. From the Chairman: Dear...
June 21st, 2017 | Associations, Environment, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipping confidence hits three-year high

Shipping confidence hits three-year high
Richard Greiner Shipping confidence reached its equal highest rating in the past three years in the three months to end-May 2017, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. The average confidence level expressed by respondents...
June 21st, 2017 | Markets, Reports, Special Surveys | Read More

CYPRUS New 7Y bond issuance priced at a historically low yield

Regional Economics & Market Strategy Focus Note –  (Wednesday, June 21, 2017) On June 21 th , Cyprus tapped international markets with a new 7Y-Eurobond for the second time after exiting from the Economic Adjustment Programme in March 2016. In the latest tender, the Public Debt Management...
June 21st, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, June 21, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, June 21, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Oil prices remained under pressure on oversupply jitters. Brent crude moved below $46bbl for the first time so far this year, initiating a bull flattening...
June 21st, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Energy, Finance, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Evergreen rolls out sea freight services for Alibaba.com members

Evergreen rolls out sea freight services for Alibaba.com members
An Evergreen containerhsip June 21, 2017 — Evergreen Line has teamed up with Alibaba.com, a leading wholesale marketplace for global trade under Alibaba Group, to provide Alibaba.com members with the option of booking sea freight services online with guaranteed space and prices. Evergreen Line has...
June 21st, 2017 | Consumers Market, IT and Communications, Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Thuraya IP M2M Service launched to connect the Internet of Remote Things

Thuraya IP M2M Service launched to connect the Internet of Remote Things
… The new service enables applications in utilities, logistics, oil and gas, and renewable energy DUBAI, UAE, 21 June, 2017 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company today announced the launch of the Thuraya IP M2M Service to support high volume, high throughput machine-to-machine (M2M) applications....
June 21st, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Environment, Gas, IT and Communications, Logistics, Oil Industry | Read More

DNV GL’s global network of verification experts to support major new contract with Maersk Oil

DNV GL’s global network of verification experts to support major new contract with Maersk Oil
Liv Hovem DNV GL has won a major contract to provide independent verification services for the Maersk Oil redevelopment of the Tyra Field, offshore Denmark. The Tyra field in the Danish North Sea has been at the centre of Denmark’s national energy infrastructure since 1984, providing 90% of the country’s...
June 21st, 2017 | Classification Societies, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oil Industry, Technical, Technology | Read More

The Markets; a fool’s paradise?

The Markets; a fool’s paradise?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point earlier on today, thanks to the Panamaxes, Supras and Handies …”balancing” the Capers’ fall; Geops (Geopolitics) will soon cause a …geopolitical inferno of incalculable dimensions. It will be both a Tsunami and a …forest fire on...
June 20th, 2017 | Banking, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Maritime Fraud, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

BDA’s Richards joins Board of shipping group

BDA’s Richards joins Board of shipping group
BISA Board members, from left: Kevin Richards, Felicia Govender,James Watlington, Angelique Burgess and Clive Langley Hamilton, Bermuda, June 20, 2017 – BDA’s Kevin Richards, Business Development Manager for International Commerce, has been named to the Board of the Bermuda International...
June 20th, 2017 | Associations, Markets | Read More

New photos show Off extensive enhancements to Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam

New photos show Off extensive enhancements to Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam
The Westerdam off Santorini 20 June 2017 —  When Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam emerged from a 12-day dry dock at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Italy, in late April, the ship debuted major renovations that added many new public spaces and amenities, including two firsts for the fleet:...
June 20th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Diana fixes panamax “Protefs” on period with Hudson

Diana fixes panamax “Protefs” on period with Hudson
ATHENS, GREECE, June 20, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Hudson Shipping Lines...
June 20th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More