Archive for the ‘Chartering’ Category

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

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

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

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

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

Diana announces direct continuation of Time Charter Contract for m/v Santa Barbara with Cargill and a New Time Charter Contract for m/v Myrto with Cargill

Diana announces direct continuation of Time Charter Contract for m/v Santa Barbara with Cargill and a New Time Charter Contract for m/v Myrto with Cargill
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Direct Continuation of Time Charter Contract for m/v Santa Barbara with Cargill and a New Time Charter Contract for m/v Myrto with Cargill ATHENS, GREECE, April 18, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the...
April 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets | Read More

Volatile Capers keep the BDI above the 1,000 point…

Volatile Capers keep the BDI above the 1,000 point…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 27 points earlier on today thanks to the Capers and now stands at 1,052 points. All other Dry Indices fell or remain low… Geopolitics more than perplexed; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI gained 91 points and now stands at 1,152; what a...
April 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Navis Introduces two new Bluetracker Modules

Navis Introduces two new Bluetracker Modules
Navis Launches New Bluetracker Modules That Simplify Charterer-Owner Collaboration and Provide Seamless Voyage Monitoring Benefits include tracking of speed consumption data for improved charter party tender and monitoring of ship performance for energy-efficient ship operations OAKLAND, CA, April...
April 17th, 2018 | Chartering, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

The BDI@1,025: contained rise…

The BDI@1,025: contained rise…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) rise was contained earlier on today with almost 50 centum lower since last Friday’s the 13th of April level (plus 21). Geopolitics will become more perplexed and be braised for a long warring environment which will affect all business and conversely Shipping....
April 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capers’ “surge” lifts BDI@993 amid the coming Armageddon…

Capers’ “surge” lifts BDI@993 amid the coming Armageddon…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points since yesterday, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers and is an iota away from the 1,000 point threshold; the geopolitical situation might create a situation of no return. John Faraclas’ daily market...
April 12th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained five points earlier on today – thanks once again to the Capers and a bit to the Panamaxes, and now stands at 979 points. Geopolitics and the Global Economy in total mess. John Faraclas’ brief Market recap: The Capers’ BCI clinched ten points –...
April 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Immigration, Insight, Marinas, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

The Capers try to “lift” the BDI but…

The Capers try to “lift” the BDI but…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) following an unprecedented fall over the last fortnight managed to clinch just four points earlier on today thanks to the Capers’ 30 points and at 952 takes …a deep breath… Geopolitics in this extended Easter...
April 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@953; the fall continues amid a fragile “peace”…

The BDI@953; the fall continues amid a fragile “peace”…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) earlier on today lost 24 points and things, as we have predicted, might lead – hopefully NOT, to a point of no return. World Peace is at stake. John Faraclas’ daily recap: Today’s Market fall for both Dry and...
April 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@977; the Dog isn’t barking…

The BDI@977; the Dog isn’t barking…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 39 points since yesterday and the three-digit number , as well as the fact that all indices  – Dry and Wets, are in red might be the preamble of a yet another summer of discontent… The Geopolitical environment with the economic and trade...
April 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana fixes Newcastlemax “Los Angeles” on period to Swissmarine

Diana fixes Newcastlemax “Los Angeles” on period to Swissmarine
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V LOS ANGELES WITH SWISSMARINE ATHENS, GREECE, April 4, 2018 – 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...
April 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

The “ACONCAGUA BAY” – Court clarifies the meaning of an “always accessible” berth

The “ACONCAGUA BAY” – Court clarifies the meaning of an “always accessible” berth
A warranty containing wording that a berth should be “always accessible” to a ship can be found in many dry cargo charterparties, including GENCON, HEAVYLIFTVOY, North American Grain Charterparty and Americanized Welsh Coal Charterparty. Whilst it is well-established that such a warranty...
April 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Legal, Markets | Read More

Will the extended Easter see the Rise of the BDI?

Will the extended Easter see the Rise of the BDI?
John Faraclas As expected the BDI has fallen to a dangerous level; at 1,015 pauses grave dangers. Geopolitics competes too in creating mess in the markets and Peace. Our title is on purpose a promising one, an optimistic so to speak, despite the harsh reality but there is hope, hope unfortunately for...
April 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,055; plain sailing only for the very very very few…

The BDI@1,055; plain sailing only for the very very very few…
John N. Faraclas – picture by George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 25 points today – a bit of a contained so to speak fall, and now at 1,055 causes major concerns; it was down 67 points since last Friday the 23rd of March (from 1,122). The Geopolitics as mentioned yesterday...
March 29th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,080… Wooooooooooow

The BDI@1,080… Wooooooooooow
John Faraclas For those you have studied our predictions and projections all these years on the BDI (Baltic Dry Index), today’s fall of the Dry Market shouldn’t come as a surprise at all.- The Geopolitics are getting 100 centum more than messy and Greek Shipping still goes strong. John Faraclas’...
March 28th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, People and Places, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana fixes caper “Aliki” on period t/c with SwissMarine

Diana fixes caper “Aliki” on period t/c with SwissMarine
ATHENS, GREECE, March 27, 2018 – 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 SwissMarine Services...
March 27th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,126 amid worsening Geopolitics

The BDI@1,126 amid worsening Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained four vital points earlier on today thanks to the Capes mini surge. Geopolitics have already rocked the boat. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The BDI gained four points but in general remains grounded. The Capers’ BCI was up 40 points at 1,197… Losses...
March 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

HFW Briefing – Discharge of cargo without original bills of lading and letters of indemnity (LOI)

HFW Briefing – Discharge of cargo without original bills of lading and letters of indemnity (LOI)
Rory Butler, Partner HFW  Discharge of cargo without original bills of lading and letters of indemnity (LOI): one of the biggest risks a shipowner or charterer can take LOIs are an essential document to help world trade run smoothly. They are given by cargo interests and parties above them in the contractual...
March 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Disputes, Legal | Read More

Diana fixes cape “New Orleans” on period t/c with SwissMarine

Diana fixes cape “New Orleans” on period t/c with SwissMarine
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v New Orleans with SwissMarine ATHENS, GREECE, March 22, 2018 – 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 22nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI raises concerns or is it a …”correction”?

Falling BDI raises concerns or is it a …”correction”?
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points and now reads 1,1122 !!! Ultra caution as Geopolitics doesn’t help either. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers lost 59 points and the BCI stands at 1,112 points!!! The Panamaxes’ BPI lost six and now reads 1,615 points. On the antipode...
March 20th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,136 still frozen amid exceptional geopolitical developments

The BDI@1,136 still frozen amid exceptional geopolitical developments
John Faraclas The BDI begun the week, thank Posidon, with single-digit losses. Geopolitics will definitely take a big twist and turn with chaotic with incalculable repercussions; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With minus 7 points the BDI is below today’s temperature in London… Not a nice start...
March 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More