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The BDI@1,375 amid further uncertainty and global mess

The BDI@1,375 amid further uncertainty and global mess
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended down one point since yesterday’s closing  for the first time after the Capers rally… Geopolitics of pathetic uncertainty when warmongers loom in the background and wish to turn Planet Ocean upside down; SHAME! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’...
April 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, April 26, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, April 26, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market focus today is on the ECB monetary policy meeting where the Central Bank is expected to retain its monetary policy stance and keep unchanged the forward guidance on interest rates, QE and reinvestment. In the post-meeting press...
April 26th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Baltic Exchange Panellist Brokers enter into charterparty management discussions

Baltic Exchange Panellist Brokers enter into charterparty management discussions
Mark Jackson The Baltic Exchange has entered into discussions with a group of Dry Panellist Brokers with the aim of jointly developing a charterparty and recap tool for the dry bulk market.  The goal is for the Baltic Exchange and Panellists to work together and produce an industry standardised recap...
April 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets | Read More

RMT welcomes news that Scottish government is purchasing NorthLink vessels but…

RMT welcomes news that Scottish government is purchasing NorthLink vessels but…
Mick Cash RMT welcomes news that Scottish government is purchasing NorthLink vessels but demands services are now taken into public ownership  RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “The union welcomes the news that these three leased vessels are being brought into the NorthLink fleet on a permanent...
April 26th, 2018 | HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

At the end of the day the Capers’ surge is normal…

At the end of the day the Capers’ surge is normal…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 46 points higher since yesterday and now reads 1,376. Geopolitics getting not just worse, they are so perplexed, worse than Ariadne’s Thread! John Faraclas’ daily market and Geopolitics recap: No one should be surprised from the surge of the Cape-size...
April 25th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Volga Shipping opens navigation on Upper Volga

Volga Shipping opens navigation on Upper Volga
One of the four Volga-Don max ships Volga Shipping Company (part of UCL Holding) on Wednesday, April 25, held a ceremonial opening of the navigation season on the Upper Volga river. A convoy of four Volga-Don max ships and four pusher tugs towing deck cargo barges have transited the Gorodetsky hydrosystem...
April 25th, 2018 | Canals, Inland Waterways, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Baltic Exchange launches Escrow Service for vessel sales

Baltic Exchange launches Escrow Service for vessel sales
The Baltic Exchange will be launching an Escrow Service for its members to hold deposits for ship sale transactions. The move will allow Baltic Exchange members to take advantage of the Exchange’s trusted position in the marketplace when undertaking the sale or purchase of a vessel. Announcing...
April 25th, 2018 | News, Sales and Purchases | Read More

Davies Turner goes east with express China rail service

Davies Turner goes east with express China rail service
Philip Stephenson Davies Turner, the UK’s leading independent freight forwarding company, is adding an export LCL cargo service by rail from the UK to China one year after launching an import LCL and FCL rail service in the other direction. Consignments destined for China are consolidated through the...
April 25th, 2018 | Land Trasnport, Logistics, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, April 25, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, April 25, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasuries remained under pressure amid lingering supply jitters, mounting inflation worries mainly on the back of higher commodity prices and expectations for higher Fed interest rates in the period ahead. The 10-yr yield broke...
April 25th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 24 points and now stands at 1,330 – all thanks to the Capers who clinched  121 points keeping the market “buoyant”… The geopolitics as mentioned in previous...
April 25th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Global launches make CV show headlines

Global launches make CV show headlines
The Commercial Vehicle Show 2018 is open for business, with a raft of new van launches bringing crowds flocking to the NEC in Birmingham.  Major new launches from Ford, Mitsubishi and Isuzu are major draws at CV Show New Mercedes Sprinter also makes cameo appearance CV show is open for business until...
April 24th, 2018 | Automobiles, Exhibitions | Read More

Baltic Exchange sets out modernised Code for freight market

Baltic Exchange sets out modernised Code for freight market
The Baltic Exchange The Baltic Exchange will be introducing a modernised code of conduct for shipowners, charterers and shipbrokers using the physical shipping and freight derivatives markets. Following a detailed review of the current arrangements led by law firm Norton Rose Fulbright with oversight...
April 24th, 2018 | Markets, News, Shipping Indices | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 24, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 24, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: UST and German Bund yields were lower in early European trade on Tuesday and EMU periphery sovereign bonds retained a positive tone even though recent economic data point to a moderation in the pace of Eurozone economic growth and...
April 24th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets slow down with the BDI now@1,306…

Markets slow down with the BDI now@1,306…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 25 points earlier on today surpassing the 1,300-point mark; the Geopolitics deteriorate more than ever before. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The good thing is that both the BDI and BCI went over and above the 1,300 and 2,000 points respectively,...
April 23rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Crowley, PowerSecure to Develop LNG Microgrids for Resilient, Dependable Power Supplies

Crowley, PowerSecure to Develop LNG Microgrids for Resilient, Dependable Power Supplies
Crowley carries LNG in ISO tanks to Abbvie Pharmaceuticals in Puerto Rico following the company’s plant expansion and conversion to LNG. (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; April 23, 2018) – Crowley FUELS and PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, have formed an alliance to develop and deploy microgrid...
April 23rd, 2018 | Energy, LNG, Logistics | Read More

UK Caribbean shipping agency receives prestigious Queen’s Award

UK Caribbean shipping agency receives prestigious Queen’s Award
Kestrel Liner Agencies Chief Executive, Andy Thorne Kestrel Liner Agencies, the Caribbean region’s go-to shipping agency and gateway to the rest of the world, has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award For International Trade 2018. The Award recognises Kestrel’s rapid growth over...
April 23rd, 2018 | Awards, Cruise Ferry, Liner Shipping and Trade, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Ship Agencies | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 23, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 23, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasury yields remained in an upward trend in European trade on Monday while German Bunds continued to follow suit in spite of deteriorated euro area growth indicators in the last couple of months and persistently subdued inflationary...
April 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2018 opens

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2018 opens
.. Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2018 opens, shining a light on Vietnam’s promising automotive service industry Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City (AMHCMC) 2018, the leading regional trade fair for Vietnam’s automotive service sector, will open its doors at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center...
April 23rd, 2018 | Accessories, Automobiles, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions | Read More

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps
John Faraclas The euphoria – a better word than spree, of the Capers gaining 877 points since last Friday the 13th of April, must be seen as a good sign, despite what is coming up next,  given the geopolitical, environmental, technical advancements et al surrounding the shipping industry. The BDI...
April 20th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, IMO, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 20, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 20, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Equity markets’ positive momentum that prevailed over the last few sessions vanished yesterday amid market concerns about waning demand for mobile-phone handsets. Favored by renewed risk aversion, US Treasuries gained some ground....
April 20th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Capes…of good hopes???

Capes…of good hopes???
John Faaclas at ADR The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up today at 1,201 points thanks once again to the as ever volatile, but now predictable Capers! Geopolitics continue in the same pace: turbulent. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The 77 plus points since yesterday on the BDI is not to be taken as an...
April 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

The Nautical Institute launches Polar Ship Operations 2nd edition

The Nautical Institute launches Polar Ship Operations 2nd edition
Ülo Eero AFNI and Capt Duke Snider FNI launching Polar Ship Operations 2nd edition 19.04.18 – Interest in the polar regions is rising rapidly as the season for accessing these remote and hostile areas is lengthening. Recognising that this is a critical time for polar shipping, The Nautical Institute...
April 19th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Books, News, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Samskip brings Rotterdam into Nor Lines’ flexible LNG-powered service network

Samskip brings Rotterdam into Nor Lines’ flexible LNG-powered service network
MV Kvitbjorn Samskip subsidiary Nor Lines will include calls at Rotterdam for the first time in its weekly multipurpose liner service connecting to Western, Mid and Northern Norway, with effect from June 1st. The service is provided by Nor Lines’ state of the art, LNG-fuelled vessels MV Kvitnos and...
April 19th, 2018 | Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG | Read More

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 72 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capers… The Geopolitical front could soon become not just uncertain, but an inferno. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI with these 72 points – as a result of the Capers’ sky...
April 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

“Astypalea in Passion” 28/04-01/05/2018

“Astypalea in Passion” 28/04-01/05/2018
Stunning views from Kallichoron “Astypalea in Passion” 28/04-01/05/2018 Astypalea can be inspiring any season of the year! Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel is proud to sponsor the event “Astypalea in Passion” and actively contribute to its successful running with AELIA-Epinisia Eos. Being a socially...
April 18th, 2018 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Tourism | Read More