Archive for the ‘Chartering’ Category

The BDI@1,207 with uncertain forthcoming trade rules

The BDI@1,207 with uncertain forthcoming trade rules
John Faraclas The BDI was up 38 points and now reads 1,207 thanks to the volatile Capers with yet another triple digit spike… The geopolitics will engage new trade rules for a multiple of reasons to benefit only the state and the very few; John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers’ BCI gained 169...
August 16th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Wets Dry out… and geopolitics ignite

Wets Dry out… and geopolitics ignite
John Faraclas It is always that we all go firstly for the Dry Markets and the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and on …second thoughts we refer and advise you on the Wets… as main news on the Markets which are edging towards the bottom lately… Geopolitics are about to ignite, delivering more and more mess!...
August 15th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets “enjoy” …the uplift; not though Geopolitics…

Markets “enjoy” …the uplift; not though Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 17 points since last Friday the 11th of August and now stands at 1,155,  thanks to the Capers and partially to the Panamaxes; the Geopolitical issues and news are very disturbing… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers saw the BCI up 80 points...
August 14th, 2017 | Chartering, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI surges amid enigmatic Geopolitics

BDI surges amid enigmatic Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up at 1,138 points – plus 46 since yesterday and over one hundred since last Friday the 4th of August – to be precise it gained 106 points (from 1,032); The Geopolitics remain more than enigmatic and caution is advised… John Faraclas daily and weekly...
August 11th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Pros and Cons of the BDI@1,092 amid Geopolitical uncertainty

The Pros and Cons of the BDI@1,092 amid Geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) – thanks to the Capers and partly to the Panamaxes, managed to gain 42 points and now reads 1,092… The Geopolitical uncertainty which seems a bit extended, as well as alarming, due to the North Korean palaver, might produce a bit of everything…and affect...
August 10th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Low Volatility is in the air for the Markets and Geopolitics…

Low Volatility is in the air for the Markets and Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The volatility returns in the most unusual way both for the shipping Markets and  their respective Indices as well as for the ever turbulent Geopolitics. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI was up 12 points at 1,050 “rising” expectations given the Capers’ and Panamaxes’...
August 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIMCO eLearning dramatically refreshed

BIMCO eLearning dramatically refreshed
Angus Frew NYPE 2015 and Chartering courses showcase new training offer   BIMCO – the world’s largest shipping association – has launched the first of a range of updated eLearning courses tailored to meet shipping professionals’ needs, using the very latest content authoring...
August 9th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Chartering, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…
John Faraclas With only two points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,038 loses steam yet again and we reiterate the view that the need of an injection as we stressed yesterday, is a MUST. Geopolitics are so bad that the entire economy on Planet Ocean may actually collapse despite the figures you see...
August 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Immigration, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

No steam for the BDI? Geopolitics’ mess looms…

No steam for the BDI?  Geopolitics’ mess looms…
John Faraclas The BDI (Dry Baltic Index) closed earlier on today at 1,032 points which is 9 (nine) points up since yesterday and 99 (ninety-nine) since last Friday the 28th of July when it stood at 933 points. Geopolitics are sending a strong message that the going gets tough. The BDI is minus 1215 points...
August 4th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana fixes post-panamax Amphitrite on period to Cargill

Diana fixes post-panamax Amphitrite on period to Cargill
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACT  FOR M/V AMPHITRITE WITH CARGILL ATHENS, GREECE, August 4, 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...
August 4th, 2017 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI makes it over the 1,000 but Geopolitics didn’t…

The BDI makes it over the 1,000 but Geopolitics didn’t…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – At 1,023 points the BDI, thanks primarily to the volatile Capers and then to the promising Panamaxes managed to gain thirty points; the Geopolitics just offer the worse possible example of how we might see the trade collapse....
August 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana fixes caper “G.P.Zafirakis” on period to RWE

Diana fixes caper “G.P.Zafirakis” on period to RWE
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V G. P. ZAFIRAKIS WITH RWE ATHENS, GREECE, August 3, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through...
August 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Market Volatility knocks (again); Geopolitical tempest ante portas

Market Volatility knocks (again); Geopolitical tempest ante portas
John Faraclas Approaching the 1,000 points threshold under normal circumstances could have been a blessing for the BDI; volatility is an anathema. In the geopolitical front skirmishes all over Planet Ocean escalate and an all-out war can erupt any time now as diplomacy spectacularly failed. Greediness...
August 2nd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

The Capers save the day – yet again…

The Capers save the day – yet again…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 19 points earlier on today and now stands at 965 thanks to the Capers’ triple digit figure. The world is being subjected to enigmatic Geopolitics and only Zeus knows with …Ajax what’s next. Over the last two reports – yesterday and on Friday 28th of July,...
August 1st, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | 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

Diana announces t/c period for kamsarmax Maia with Glencore

Diana announces t/c period for kamsarmax Maia with Glencore
ATHENS, GREECE, July 27, 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 Glencore Agriculture...
July 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipmanagement, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI stuck @977; geopolitics take unprecedented twists and turns

The BDI stuck @977; geopolitics take unprecedented twists and turns
John Faraclas Despite the fact that all dry indices were on an upwards mode, except the Panamaxes, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained stuck at 977 points raising too many eyebrows…Geopolitics are so crucial that it remind me the song of the Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Have you ever seen the rain”...
July 24th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@964; what’s next…

The BDI@964; what’s next…
John Faraclas Despite the single digits in all indices – except the volatile Capers,  the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) …scored a double digit number of 16 plus points and now stands at 964 points… The Geopolitics remain the same and caution is advised for all fronts; John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The...
July 20th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@948: asymmetrical rise amid Geopolitical uncertainty…

The BDI@948: asymmetrical rise amid Geopolitical uncertainty…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 16 points “offering” some short of breathing space but no one should be fooled. The Geopolitical mess is more serious than the hoi polloi think… John Faraclas’ daily report: The Capers gained 44 points and the BCI 2014 surpassed the 1,000...
July 19th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices | Read More

Be cautious with the BDI and Geopolitics

Be cautious with the BDI and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “raises” hopes given its 20 plus points rise, but be cautious as things are not that promising and in any case we are far apart the December 2013 level of 2,277 points – 1,345 points down! Geopolitics are not just an enigma, they are a harsh reality and...
July 18th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Safety and Security, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices | Read More

Capers losing steam and geopolitics continue being messy…

Capers losing steam and geopolitics continue being messy…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with a dozen plus points at 912; the Geopolitics might produce trouble; John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers are losing steam with no change for the BCI 2014 stuck at 933 since last Friday. The Panamaxes were up 29 points and the...
July 17th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry gains and Wet losses… be cautious !

Dry gains and Wet losses… be cautious !
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 29 points earlier on today and now stands at 888 points; the Wets though …decided to dive further. On the geopolitical aspects, as we have always advised you, things are getting sour no matter …the fake news, but the propaganda spreading bubbles...
July 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. fixes “Puelo” with Maersk and “Centaurus” with CMA CGM

Diana Containerships Inc. fixes “Puelo” with Maersk and “Centaurus” with CMA CGM
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Puelo with Maersk and Direct Continuation of Time Charter Contract for m/v Centaurus with CMA CGM ATHENS, GREECE, July 13, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in...
July 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana fixes panamax “Alcyon” with Hudson on period

Diana fixes panamax “Alcyon” with Hudson on period
ATHENS, GREECE, July 13, 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...
July 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets | Read More

BDI@859; volatility knocks…again

BDI@859; volatility knocks…again
John N. Faraclas The BDI gained 29 points since yesterday –  thanks mainly to the Capers which clinched nearly 100 points with the BCI 2014 now reading 846 – plus 91 points, thus surpassing the 800 point threshold… Geopolitics getting worse; the daily briefing by John Faraclas: The Panamaxes...
July 12th, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More