Archive for the ‘Chartering’ Category

Unsustainable Markets amid Geopolitical Tempest ante portas

Unsustainable Markets amid Geopolitical Tempest ante portas
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) after a quick …”rally” over and above the 1,205 points, lost five points and now stands at 1,200 “thanks” to the as ever volatile Capes; The geopolitical upheaval coupled with ultra protectionism in all fronts “promises” mess and only mess… John...
March 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

A Capers’ market is NOT a market, particularly amid explosive geopolitics…

A Capers’ market is NOT a market, particularly amid explosive geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) rose to 1,172 points – plus 25 since yesterday. In the geopolitical front we reiterate the view that the drums of War can be heard – War in the platoon,  War in the financial “galaxy”, it’s War everywhere. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers...
March 16th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana extends panamax “Melia”‘s period charter to Nidera

Diana extends panamax “Melia”‘s period charter to Nidera
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Direct Continuation of Time Charter Contract for m/v Melia with Nidera ATHENS, GREECE, March 16, 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...
March 16th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana Containerships reactivates “Pucon” on period fixture with OOCL

Diana Containerships reactivates “Pucon” on period fixture with OOCL
DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES THE REACTIVATION AND  THE TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V PUCON WITH OOCL ATHENS, GREECE, March 13, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that...
March 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Markets | Read More

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 19 points at 1,064; the geopolitical chaos in all fronts creates more upheaval. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI 2014 gained 100 points, 78 points plus from yesterday’s rise – 22 points, and now reads 1,678! Despite this, owners...
March 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Country Profiles, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, LNG, LPG, Markets, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Messy and uncertain Markets; Bubble geopolitics…

Messy and uncertain Markets; Bubble geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 12 points thanks to the Panamaxes for a …change; the geopolitical bubble sooner or latter will burst. John Faraclas midweek recap: The Capers dropped below the 1,000-point threshold and the BCI 2014 now stands at 994 given the minus 27 points… The Panamaxes,...
March 1st, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Intertanko, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Who isn’t afraid of volatility; fighting the geopolitical jargon

Who isn’t afraid of volatility; fighting the geopolitical jargon
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) as we have warned run out of steam… Volatility is more than dangerous and is here to stay… In the Geopolitical front the fight begins for carving yet another new world and “order”.  Not just new World Order… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With the...
February 28th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana extends post-panamax “Polymnia’s” period charter to Cargill

Diana extends post-panamax “Polymnia’s” period charter to Cargill
ATHENS, GREECE, February 28, 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 agreed to extend the present time charter contract with Cargill...
February 28th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The Swedish Club Improves Offering to Charterers

The Swedish Club Improves Offering to Charterers
Lars Malm The Swedish Club has launched a new addition to its portfolio, Rules for Charterers’ Insurance, which has been written to recognise the specific needs of charterers and to ensure that cover can be more easily tailor made to meet their individual requirements. Rules for Charterers’ Insurance...
February 28th, 2017 | Chartering, P and I Clubs, Regulatory | Read More

Diana fixes Caper “Houston” on period to Swissmarine

Diana fixes Caper “Houston” on period to Swissmarine
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V HOUSTON WITH SWISSMARINE ATHENS, GREECE, February 16, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through...
February 16th, 2017 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

The Armitt group appoints finance director

The Armitt group appoints finance director
Paul Holden Respected UK shipping agent and specialist logistics company the Armitt Group, has appointed Paul Holden as its new Finance Director. Mr Holden has over 20 years’ experience in a series of senior financial management positions most notably as Finance Director at Dobson Crowther Ltd, a specialist...
February 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Person Profiles, Sales and Purchases, Ship Agencies | Read More

Diana fixes panamax “Dione” on period to Caravel

Diana fixes panamax “Dione” on period to Caravel
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACT  FOR M/V DIONE WITH CARAVEL ATHENS, GREECE, February 2, 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...
February 2nd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana fixes “Los Angeles” and “Selina” on period to Swiss Marine and BG Shipping

Diana fixes “Los Angeles” and “Selina” on period to Swiss Marine and BG Shipping
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACTS FOR M/V LOS ANGELES WITH SWISSMARINE AND M/V SELINA WITH BG SHIPPING  ATHENS, GREECE, January 23, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced...
January 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News | Read More

Capers alone cannot save the Markets, BREXIT shakes the World

Capers alone cannot save the Markets, BREXIT shakes the World
John Faraclas The Capers volatility will remain and bold cautiousness is a must; BREXIT shakes the World in its foundations, not just Europe’s. John Faraclas midweek briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed today at 952 points – that’s 30 points plus since yesterday, thanks, once again to...
January 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

Diana fixes on period two more vessels

Diana fixes on period two more vessels
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACTS FOR M/V SANTA BARBARA WITH  CARGILL AND M/V SALT LAKE CITY WITH UNIPER  ATHENS, GREECE, January 18, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today...
January 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

TT Club once more urges care with coiled cargoes

TT Club once more urges care with coiled cargoes
Peregrine Storrs-Fox As part of its on-going campaign to improve standards of the safe packing of unit loads, including shipping containers, specialist freight transport insurer, TT Club has issued specific guidelines on packing and securing coiled materials in containers. In general, investigations...
January 17th, 2017 | Chartering, Marine Insurance, Markets, P and I Clubs | Read More

Weekly BDI falls further despite last minute rise… Geopolitics too

Weekly BDI falls further despite last minute rise… Geopolitics too
John Faraclas Despite today’s rally and turning upside down Friday 13th , the BDI lost 53 points since last week. The Geopolitics too are very messy and more trouble “accumulates”. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 18 points since yesterday standing at 910...
January 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana fixes caper “P.S.Palios” and kamsarmax “Myrto” on period

Diana fixes caper “P.S.Palios” and  kamsarmax “Myrto” on period
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V P. S. PALIOS WITH KOCH AND DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V MYRTO WITH CARGILL  ATHENS, GREECE, January 13, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership...
January 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana announces price reduction on two n/b’s and period t/c’ for three more vessels

Diana announces price reduction on two n/b’s and period t/c’ for three more vessels
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces a Reduction of the Contract Price to the Shipbuilding Contracts of Two Newbuildings; Time Charter Contracts for m/v Newport News with SwissMarine and for m/v Leto and m/v Naias with Glencore ATHENS, GREECE, December 21, 2016 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”),...
December 21st, 2016 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@946, a foregone conclusion…

The BDI@946, a foregone conclusion…
John Faraclas Another day and week of falling Dry Market and Geopolitical chaos engulfing us all; few had got the message right. John Faraclas’ weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down today at 946 points, down 20 since yesterday and 144 since last Friday the 9th of December –  a...
December 16th, 2016 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, European Union, HR, LNG, LPG, Markets, Military, News, Reefer Containers, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

More about maritime claims and maritime liens in Australia

More about maritime claims and maritime liens in Australia
Hazel Brewer After the SAM HAWK decision in September 2016 restored the status quo in the recognition of foreign maritime liens in Australia (see our briefing http://www.hfw.com/Arrest-of-the-SAM-HAWK-October-2016) two Federal Court decisions in November 2016 bring the year towards a close with the...
December 16th, 2016 | Associations, Chartering, Legal, Markets | Read More

BDI: The Fall; Geopolitics to follow suit…

BDI: The Fall; Geopolitics to follow suit…
John Faraclas At 966 the BDI rewrites history and Geopolitics being closely interwoven with trade, conversely with the market, will also suffer in its entirety! John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 37 points since yesterday and now reads 966 – below the 1,000 points threshold....
December 15th, 2016 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,003 equals 7 on the Richter scale, current Geopolitics…

The BDI@1,003 equals 7 on the Richter scale, current Geopolitics…
John Faraclas Notwithstanding the gurus’ views the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) approached yet again a very crucial level; the Geopolitics too: John Faraclas’ midweek recap With minus 49 points  since yesterday, the BDI at 1,003 threatens the entire trade industry. The major contributor to this fall,...
December 14th, 2016 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The HFW Briefing: Volcafe Ltd v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA (T/A CSAV)

The HFW Briefing: Volcafe Ltd v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA (T/A CSAV)
Baptiste Weijburg, Senior Associate at HFW LLP In what has been treated as something of a test case due to the relatively small amounts at stake (around US$62,500), the Court of Appeal has now helpfully confirmed what some considered to be the commonly held view that a carrier does not need to first...
December 14th, 2016 | Chartering, Claims, Containers, Disputes, Fixtures, Legal, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Markets & Geopolitics: Controlled optimism, right actions the antidote for the current situ

Markets & Geopolitics: Controlled optimism, right actions the antidote for the current situ
John Faraclas Another day of losses as the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) drops to 1,052 points – down 17 since yesterday and Geopolitics are about, like a volcanic eruption, to make the world ten times worse than things stand now; John Faraclas’ daily recap: Capers and Panamaxes continued their fall; the...
December 13th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More