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US China Trade War: A Shipper’s Guide

US China Trade War: A Shipper’s Guide
Court Smith VV Analyst Court Smith, discusses what’s next for the shipping industry if possible tarrifs are put in place by the US against China. Tankers The restriction on US crude exports was lifted in December of 2015, removing a market distortion that reduced the value of US crude oil relative...
June 21st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 21, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 21, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Eurozone government bonds retained a firm tone in European trade on Thursday supported by lingering concerns over an escalating trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies, the ECB’s new dovish rate forward guidance...
June 21st, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 23 points earlier on today as all dry indices – except the BSI fell. Geopolitics and its short term outcome – don’t ask for the medium or long term, are more than crucial. John Faraclas’ daily market and geopolitics recap: The...
June 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI fells; Geopolitics muddy

The BDI fells; Geopolitics muddy
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points since last Friday and now stands at 1,442. Geopolitics muddy as usual and caution should be observed. John Faraclas’ brief market recap:the fall The Capes managed to gain five points with the BCI reading 2,228 points...
June 18th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Weather | Read More

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up with an extra dozen points since yesterday and now stands at 1,445 points. On a weekly basis the 54 points  – up from 1,391 points since last Friday the 8th of June, is something to build on… Geopolitics and trade wars do not leave room for experiments....
June 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market rebounds or this is just the norm volatility…?

Dry Market rebounds or this is just the norm volatility…?
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 37 points earlier on today and now reads 1,193 – a faction below the 1,200 point-threshold. Geopolitics as always chaotic and Posidonia is now in full swing; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 110 points...
June 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,156 – manipulation or…

The BDI@1,156 – manipulation or…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 66 points earlier on and now reads 1,156; on a weekly basis same was up 79 points – from 1,077. That’s good news but… Geopolitics continue to be perplexed and we advise CAUTION as the economics are totally in a mess. John...
June 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

BDI@1,042: Ultra caution amid Geopolitical chaos; and what a splash that was from the American Club!

BDI@1,042: Ultra caution amid Geopolitical chaos; and what a splash that was from the American Club!
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The fall in the Dry markets continues. The Geopolitcs continue to be perplexed and uncertain and the American Club’s splash makes the headlines…. John Faraclas’ brief markets and geopolitics  report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 15 points, a bit of...
May 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Marine Insurance, Markets, P and I Clubs, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Falling BDI, WTI, Euro, Stock markets; rising Wets and international debt…

Falling BDI, WTI, Euro, Stock markets; rising Wets and international debt…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell twenty points and now stands at 1,057; the Wets continued to rise but marginal; Europe with a possible Italexit ante portas and a weak Euro creating havoc amid Geopolitical chaos. Posidonia social and business...
May 29th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Marine Insurance, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

BDI@1,077: the fall!

BDI@1,077: the fall!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) fell 32 points earlier on today sending the message to all those who wisely think what might be next if it goes below the 1,000 point threshold… Geopolitics: still perplexed. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly briefing: The BDI’s weekly fall stood at 196 points...
May 25th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana Containerships fixes “Pucon” with OOCL on period

Diana Containerships fixes “Pucon” with OOCL on period
.. DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V PUCON WITH OOCL  ATHENS, GREECE, May 25, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that,...
May 25th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Fixtures, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Dry Market dives further with the BDI@1,109; the Wets on upturn

Dry Market dives further with the BDI@1,109; the Wets on upturn
John Faraclas The BDI lost 53 points earlier on today; the Wets on an upturn and Geopolitics muddy… John Faraclas’ brief Markets  and Geopolitics report coupled with a live video: The Capes lost 208 points with the BCI now standing at 1,551 points… Ultra-caution should be observed… The  Panamaxes’...
May 24th, 2018 | Chartering, Events, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,162: the fall continues

The BDI@1,162: the fall continues
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 37 points earlier on today with Geopolitics becoming more perplexed. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The Capes loses  once again close to 100 points – 95 to be precise and the BCI now stands at 1,759 points. The Panamaxes down 17 with the...
May 23rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

BDI’s summer blues at 1,199 !!!!

BDI’s summer blues at 1,199 !!!!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 40 points earlier on today and things might become nasty for the hoi polloi! Geopolitics are already creating chaos and we might see this time the famous point of no return. John Faraclas’ daily recap: Just below the 1,200 point threshold the BDI...
May 22nd, 2018 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI’s fall raises many issues amid deteriorating Geopolitics

The BDI’s fall raises many issues amid deteriorating Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 34 points today and now reads 1,239 which is 1,008 points below the end of December 2013 closing; back to square one, unfortunately but expected. The Capes, the most volatile of all sizes id the culprit… Geopolitics might even get worse. As we have...
May 21st, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@ 1,273… Geopolitics going bung…

The BDI@ 1,273… Geopolitics going bung…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 32 points since yesterday and 199 since the 11 of May. CAUTION.  John Faraclas’ market briefing: The Capes lost 53 points with the BCI now at 2,053 – might go even below the 2,000 point threshold. On a weekly basis the loss was even worse: 577 points! The...
May 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Oil Industry, P and I Clubs, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diving BDI or another “correction”… wonder?

Diving BDI or another “correction”… wonder?
John Faraclas The BDI had one of its most unexpected falls since the beginning of the year; at minus 65 points it now stands at 1,403 and about to go even below, given the Capes triple digit collapse… Geopolitics take a dive too… John Faraclas’ brief mid-week recap: The Capes lost 195 point and...
May 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BHSI clinches a point; all other indices dive…

The BHSI clinches a point; all other indices dive…
John Faraclas The BDI fell eight points and now stands at 1,468; the Geopolitics will soon bring-in the worse tsunami never ever imagined in your wildest dreams. John Faraclas’ brief market and geopolitics recap: The  Capes’ BCI was down  33 points and now reads 2,602 points… Let’s see the...
May 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Civil Unrest, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tenders | Read More

Low, unsustainable and volatile markets …and Peace lost the chance

Low, unsustainable and volatile markets …and Peace lost the chance
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “managed” to clinch just four points since yesterday and now reads 1,496… The Geopolitical situation and conversely Peace – given what happened in the Middle East and particularly in the borders of Israel and Gaza, has spectacularly failed, “thanks”...
May 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Civil Unrest, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Tenders | Read More

And then come the …Capes, yet “again”…

And then come the …Capes, yet “again”…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today up, yes up 19 points at 1,472, thanks – once again, to the predictably unpredictable and volatile Capes. It was also up 92 points since the 4th of May (from 1,384). The Geopolitics, as we have warned you, get worse at a faster pace...
May 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The Fall of Constantinople …err of the BDI@1,453…

The Fall of Constantinople …err of the BDI@1,453…
John Faraclas Coincidences have a significance, never ever forget this! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell for the first time since the 2nd of May; a dozen points after all …are 12 points… The volatile and predictably unpredictable Capes did it again. Amid a turbulent  Planet Ocean, the shipping...
May 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana fixes m/v San Francisco on period charter with Koch

Diana fixes m/v San Francisco on period charter with Koch
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v San Francisco with Koch ATHENS, GREECE, May 10, 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...
May 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News | Read More

Capes and oil rise but Peace is losing the chance…

Capes and oil rise but Peace is losing the chance…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 33 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,465 points… The Geopolitics lost the momentum and we warn you of sudden developments; John Faraclas’ brief mid-week recap: The Capes continued to “advance”...
May 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Another Capes’ spike with the BDI@1,432 …and the War IS on…

Another Capes’ spike with the BDI@1,432 …and the War IS on…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended earlier on today at 1,432 points – that’s 48 points higher since last Friday the 4th of May, thanks to the as ever volatile Capes which produced another spike… Wold Peace is in disarray as Geopolitics as we expected and stated in writing –  after...
May 8th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Story of the Month, Tankers | Read More

Diana fixes cape bulker “Houston” on period with SwissMarine

Diana fixes cape bulker “Houston” on period with SwissMarine
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Houston with SwissMarine ATHENS, GREECE, May 7, 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...
May 7th, 2018 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More