Archive for the ‘Chartering’ Category

Falling Markets, global Recession and the Coronavirus effect

Falling Markets, global Recession and the Coronavirus effect
John Faraclas Falling Markets, global Recession and the Coronavirus effect Another interesting week and brace for more difficulties in all fronts. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points and now stands  at 556; on a weekly basis same was down 69 points –...
March 27th, 2020 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana fixes Capesize “P.S.Palios” on period to C Transport

Diana fixes Capesize “P.S.Palios” on period to C Transport
.. DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V P. S. PALIOS WITH C TRANSPORT ATHENS, GREECE, March 26, 2020 – 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...
March 26th, 2020 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets | Read More

American Club circular no.11/20 Guidance for loading steel cargoes…. due COVID-19 restrictions

American Club circular no.11/20 Guidance for loading steel cargoes…. due COVID-19 restrictions
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club AMERICAN CLUB CIRCULAR NO. 11/20 -GUIDANCE FOR THE LOADING OF STEEL CARGOES WHERE THIRD-PARTY SURVEYORS ARE PREVENTED FROM ATTENDING VESSELS DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS MARCH 24, 2020 CIRCULAR NO. 11/20 TO...
March 24th, 2020 | Chartering, Health and Safety, News, P and I Clubs | Read More

Markets? Which Markets… Coronavirus the buzz word for Geopolitics!!!

Markets? Which Markets… Coronavirus the buzz word for Geopolitics!!!
John Faraclas Markets? Which Markets… Coronavirus the buzz word for Geopolitics!!! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) close down six points since yesterday at 625;  Coronavirus makes waves with thousand been infected and a new World order is ante portas. John Faraclas’ brief daily and weekly recaps: The...
March 20th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

The Markets, Coronavirus et al: mind the …”gap”*…

The Markets, Coronavirus et al: mind the …”gap”*…
John Faraclas The Markets, Coronavirus et al: mind the …”gap”*… Is there any inasmuch proviso to solve the perplexed Dry and Wet Markets or the Coronavirus – this unprecedented story engulfing everything all over Planet Ocean, or anything else the Business Hooligans of the Universe have...
March 19th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana fixes Capesize “Sideris GS” on period to Oldendorff

Diana fixes Capesize “Sideris GS” on period to Oldendorff
.. DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V SIDERIS GS WITH OLDENDORFF ATHENS, GREECE, March 6, 2020 – 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...
March 6th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets remain low despite minimal “upsurge”; geopolitics to rock Peace and Coronavirus is ante portas

Markets remain low despite minimal “upsurge”; geopolitics to rock Peace and Coronavirus is ante portas
John Faraclas Markets remain low despite minimal “upsurge”; geopolitics to rock Peace and Coronavirus is ante portas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched ten points and now reads 549. Geopolitics going through tough times with MIGRANTS and as per the title above,  Coronavirus becomes a health issue...
March 3rd, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

American Club Member Alert (March 2, 2020) – Re – Intertanko Voage and time charterparty clauses and explanatory notes for COVID-19

American Club Member Alert (March 2, 2020) – Re – Intertanko Voage and time charterparty clauses and explanatory notes for COVID-19
AMERICAN CLUB MEMBER ALERT (March 2, 2020) RE – INTERTANKO VOYAGE AND TIME CHARTERPARTY CLAUSES AND EXPLANATORY NOTES FOR COVID-19 MARCH 02, 2020 INTERTANKO VOYAGE AND TIME CHARTERPARTY CLAUSES AND EXPLANATORY NOTES FOR COVID-19   Reference is made to ongoing worldwide health concerns regarding...
March 2nd, 2020 | Chartering, Health and Safety, Intertanko, Medical | Read More

BIMCO Shipping Market Outlook Feb 2020: Dry Bulk and Container Shipping

BIMCO Shipping Market Outlook Feb 2020: Dry Bulk and Container Shipping
Peter Sand BIMCO Shipping Market Outlook Feb 2020: Dry Bulk and Container Shipping Today BIMCO publishes the 2nd half of the February Shipping Market Overview & Outlook 2020 with focus on Dry Bulk and Container Shipping The 1st half of the report went out yesterday with focus on Oil Tanker Shipping...
February 26th, 2020 | BIMCO, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports | Read More

BIMCO Shipping Market Outlook Feb 2020: Oil Tankers and Macroeconomics

BIMCO Shipping Market Outlook Feb 2020: Oil Tankers and Macroeconomics
Peter Sand BIMCO Shipping Market Outlook Feb 2020: Oil Tankers and Macroeconomics  Macroeconomics: clear risks to global growth in 2020 Across the world, there are signs that global trade tensions are easing: the US and China have signed “Phase One” of a trade agreement, which – importantly –...
February 25th, 2020 | BIMCO, Chartering, Energy, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Reports, Tenders | Read More

The Markets: put up or shut up…

The Markets: put up or shut up…
John Faraclas The Markets: put up or shut up… With the BDI still under the 500 points threshold and despite logical optimism that same might rise around Posidonia 2020 in the region of at least 1,500 points, things might turn sour. We are witnessing a Market catastrophe coupled with just a few but...
February 21st, 2020 | Chartering, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

American Club Member Alert 21 Feb 2020 re -infectious diseases…

American Club Member Alert 21 Feb 2020 re -infectious diseases…
AMERICAN CLUB MEMBER ALERT  FEBRUARY 21, 2020 – INFECTIOUS DISEASES: CHARTERPARTY AND OTHER CONTRACTUAL CONSIDERATIONS   In response to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, your Managers are pleased to announce the publication of Infectious Diseases: Charter Party and Other Contractual...
February 21st, 2020 | Chartering, Health and Safety, Medical, P and I Clubs | Read More

Diana fixes Panamax “Coronis” on period to Koch and cancels sale of Capesize “Norfolk”

Diana fixes Panamax “Coronis” on period to Koch and cancels sale of Capesize “Norfolk”
.. DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V CORONIS WITH KOCH AND CANCELLATION OF THE SALE OF A CAPESIZE  DRY BULK VESSEL, THE M/V NORFOLK ATHENS, GREECE, February 20, 2020 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the...
February 20th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Stock Markets | Read More

Capes’ dive; a liability, a catastrophe or an asymmetrical temporarily situ?

Capes’ dive; a liability, a catastrophe or an asymmetrical temporarily situ?
John Faraclas Capes’ dive; a liability, a catastrophe or an asymmetrical temporarily situ? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up four points since yesterday following a 48 hours stagnation and now reads 425. On a weekly basis, hooray hooray, same was up ten points from last Friday’s (07/02) when same...
February 14th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Health and Safety, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Debunking some of the myths around electronic bills of lading

Debunking some of the myths around electronic bills of lading
Andrew Raymond Debunking some of the myths around electronic bills of lading By Andrew Raymond, CEO of Bolero Surprisingly, there are still many myths surrounding electronic bills of lading (eBLs), despite them being a cornerstone of global trade. This lack of understanding means businesses are missing...
February 12th, 2020 | Chartering, Insight, IT and Communications, Technology | Read More

Diana fixes Newcastlemax “Philadelphia” on period with BHP

Diana fixes Newcastlemax “Philadelphia” on period with BHP
.. DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V PHILADELPHIAWITH BHP ATHENS, GREECE, February 11, 2020 – 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...
February 11th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

IFCHOR appoints new joint CEO

IFCHOR appoints new joint CEO
(l-r): Emanuele Ravano and Giovanni Ravano. IFCHOR appoints new joint CEO Leading international independent shipbroker IFCHOR has strengthened its leadership team by appointing Giovanni Ravano alongside Emanuele Ravano as Joint Chief Executive. Giovanni Ravano is an experienced shipping professional,...
February 11th, 2020 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Person Profiles, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions | Read More

With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed…

With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed…
John Faraclas With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed… What an end of a weak week that was with the BDI losing 16 points and now standing at 415 amid dangerous and perplexed geopolitical issues? John Faraclas’ recap: The weekly losses of the BDI stood at 72 points – down from 487 recorded last...
February 7th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Awards, Chartering, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Fishing Trawlers, Fixtures, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Spill, Organisations, People and Places, Photography, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

SMART LNG, a Sovcomflot and NOVATEK JV, signs financing and time-charter agreements for four icebreaking LNG carriers for Arctic LNG 2 project

SMART LNG, a Sovcomflot and NOVATEK JV, signs financing and time-charter agreements for four icebreaking LNG carriers for Arctic LNG 2 project
SMART LNG, a Sovcomflot and NOVATEK JV, signs financing and time-charter agreements for four icebreaking LNG carriers for Arctic LNG 2 project SMART LNG, LLC (“SMART LNG”), a joint venture of Sovcomflot and NOVATEK, signed an agreement with VEB.RF Group for lease financing of four Arc7 icebreaking...
February 7th, 2020 | Chartering, Icebreakers, LNG, Shipfinance | Read More

Midweek blues, …a lonely green, a birthday, and an acquittal (?)…

Midweek blues, …a lonely green, a birthday, and an acquittal (?)…
John Faraclas Midweek blues, …a lonely green, a birthday, and an acquittal (?)… The Dry and Wet Markets continued to fall with the exception of this lonely green, the Cleans. Geopolitics as messy, perplexed  and unprecedented as ever. John Faraclas extra midweek recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)...
February 5th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, European Union, Health and Safety, IMO, Markets, Medical, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capesize index plummets to -133, the first time ever in negative territory – is it all up from here?

Capesize index plummets to -133, the first time ever in negative territory – is it all up from here?
The BIMCO House Capesize index plummets to -133, the first time ever in negative territory – is it all up from here? The Baltic Exchange Capesize Index (BCI) dropped to -133 index points on 4 February 2020, turning negative for the first time ever on 31 January 2020. The composite BDI index (BDI),...
February 5th, 2020 | BIMCO, Breaking News, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too…

The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too…
John Faraclas The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too… The falling markets, an unprecedented for many development – although we have witnessed a BDI down to 290 points in Feb 10 2016 and the falling apart of the European Union with the United Kingdom’s BREXIT  is the...
January 31st, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, IMO, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Aces…

Aces…
John Faraclas Aces… Aces come in many forms and categories in all sectors of everyday life, be it business, sports – say tennis for example, negotiations – particularly on S&P, politics – to be impeached or not, in numerology, in card games we might hear the cry “Aces high.”  This is...
January 30th, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mid-Week Blues

Mid-Week Blues
John Faraclas Mid-Week Blues What a start and what developments are these today in all fronts? For …a start, on our part same where predicted. All Markets – Dry and Wet in red with an unprecedented collapse of the Capes. The geopolitical mess is beginning to reach the climax this side has predicted....
January 29th, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, Markets, Medical, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana sells caper “Norfolk” and charters Kamsarmax “Maia” on period to Aquavita

Diana sells caper “Norfolk” and charters Kamsarmax “Maia” on period to Aquavita
.. Diana Shipping Inc., announces the sale of a  capesize dry bulk vessel, the m/v Norfolk; a new time charter contract for m/v Maia with Aquavita  ATHENS, GREECE, January 29, 2020 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry...
January 29th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Sales and Purchases, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More