Archive for the ‘Chartering’ Category

FONASBA celebrates 50th Anniversary

FONASBA celebrates 50th Anniversary
The Baltic Exchange FONASBA celebrates 50th Anniversary Fifty years ago today, on 23rd April 1969, delegates representing Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and (as it was then) West Germany, met at the offices of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers...
April 23rd, 2019 | Anniversaries, Associations, BIMCO, Chartering, Intercargo, Intertanko, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

The BDI@790… a happy note before Easter

The BDI@790… a happy note before Easter
John Faraclas The BDI@790… a happy note before Easter  The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 23 points earlier on today and looks likely same will go over and above the 800 points; let’s hope so! Geopolitics more than perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes after yesterday’s...
April 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@767: a pre-Easter Market “upturn”?

The BDI@767: a pre-Easter Market “upturn”?
John Faraclas The BDI@767: a pre-Easter Market “upturn”? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained a good 18 points earlier on today and slowly slowly begins to climb up from the very lows of the last two months… The Wets too are trying… Geopolitics look blur but nobody gives the pope attention until...
April 17th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@749… amid Geopolitical uncertainty…

The BDI@749… amid Geopolitical uncertainty…
John Faraclas The BDI@749… amid Geopolitical uncertainty… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 11 points earlier on today. The Geopolitical situation remains uncertain. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 14 points at 459… A good …“catch” for the Panamaxes’...
April 16th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection?

The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection?
John Faraclas The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 12 points and now stands at 38; a good start for the market’s resurrection… Geopolitics still might produce upheavals in all fronts… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up...
April 15th, 2019 | Breaking News, Chartering, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dirties, Capes and turmoil rule the day

Dirties, Capes and turmoil rule the day
John Faraclas Dirties, Capes and turmoil rule the day The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) Was down two points at 726 but gained 15 points since last Friday- 5th of April, 15 (from 711). The Geopolitical turmoil continues on all fronts. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: With the “exception” of the...
April 12th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Dirties have it…

Dirties have it…
John Faraclas Dirties have it… All Dry indices were down; the Wets saw the Cleans with losses and only the Dirties managed to clinch two points… Geopolitics are on the brink of a total recall with BREXIT becoming the pussy-cat so to speak but in a tough way… Aesop has always been revisited… my...
April 11th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@734 amid Geopolitical chaos…

The BDI@734 amid Geopolitical chaos…
John Faraclaseopolitics The BDI@734 amid Geopolitical chaos… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained nine points earlier on amid a very perplexed geopolitical environment given the EU’s important decision to grant an extension to UK on BREXIT and a bankrupt World. John Faraclas’ brief  recap: Since...
April 10th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI@725; a double digit rise but…

The BDI@725; a double digit rise but…
John Faraclas The BDI@725; a double digit rise but… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 11 points since yesterday amid a worsening geopolitical environment… John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: Wonder how you interpret Aristotle’s maxim: “Nothing matters much and very little mattes at all” under...
April 9th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Nuclear fears addressed by stringent maritime legislation says MAJ

Nuclear fears addressed by stringent maritime legislation says MAJ
Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Peter Brady, Director General, Maritime Authority of Jamaica, addresses the seminar at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica Nuclear fears addressed by stringent maritime legislation says MAJ Nuclear transportation at sea can be safely managed as long as shippers stringently...
April 9th, 2019 | Chartering, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags, Health and Safety, Markets, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Capes continue to distort the Markets…

Capes continue to distort the Markets…
John Faraclas Capes continue to distort the Markets… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up with just three points at 714. Geopolitics more than messy in all fronts with incalculable repercussions for all. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes gained 36 points with the BCI now standing at...
April 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana fixes post-panamax “Phaedra” on period to Uniper

Diana fixes post-panamax “Phaedra” on period to Uniper
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V PHAIDRA WITH UNIPER ATHENS, GREECE, April 8, 2019 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a...
April 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@711 amid a mega Geopolitical mayhem…

The BDI@711 amid a mega Geopolitical mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI@711 amid a mega Geopolitical mayhem… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained a dozen points since yesterday and now stands at 711 points. Geopolitical Mayhem the name of the game. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The BDI managed to go over and above the 700 points threshold...
April 5th, 2019 | Chartering, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capes: Champions of volatility “strike” back… BREXIT too… The USA too…

Capes: Champions of volatility “strike” back… BREXIT too… The USA too…
John Faraclas Capes: Champions of volatility “strike” back… BREXIT too… The USA too… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 27 points earlier on today. Geopolitics continue to be perplexed and the Round Table Arbitration Debate of the LSLC event at Quadrant Chambers the best so far event of its...
April 4th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hooray hooray, the Capes gain ground despite a falling BDI now@672… Expecting major developments on BREXIT…

Hooray hooray, the Capes gain ground despite a falling BDI now@672… Expecting major developments on BREXIT…
John Faraclas Hooray hooray, the Capes gain ground despite a falling BDI now@672… Expecting major news on BREXIT… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down two points since yesterday at 672… Geopolitics still in turmoil with the BREXIT saga in a decisive point. John Faraclas’ early evening news: The...
April 3rd, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Food and Drink, Markets, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capes’ free fall a liability for all; BREXIT deadlock yet again…

Capes’ free fall a liability for all; BREXIT deadlock yet again…
John Faraclas Capes’ free fall a liability for all; BREXIT deadlock yet again… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost four points and now stands at 685; BREXIT makes waves with yet another deadlock. John Faraclas’ daily brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 28 points and now approaches the rock bottom...
April 1st, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports | Read More

Panamaxes couldn’t save the BDI; BREXIT melodrama continues and Planet Ocean is on fire

Panamaxes couldn’t save the BDI; BREXIT melodrama continues and Planet Ocean is on fire
John Faraclas at HULT International Business School, London Panamaxes couldn’t save the BDI; BREXIT melodrama continues and Planet Ocean is on fire…  The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points earlier on today and now stands at 689. On a weekly basis same was down one point – from 690 on...
March 29th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@692; Panamaxes save the day

The BDI@692; Panamaxes save the day
John Faraclas The BDI@692; Panamaxes save the day The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched two points  earlier on today thanks to the Panamaxes’ “surge”… Geopolitics remain crucial in all fronts. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ fall continued; minus 11 points and the BCI now stands...
March 28th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

What an odd BDI@690; geopolitics getting sour with BREXIT’s outcome still on hold…

What an odd BDI@690; geopolitics getting sour with BREXIT’s outcome still on hold…
John Faraclas What an odd BDI@690; geopolitics getting sour with BREXIT’s outcome still on hold… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “gained” seven points and makes all interested parties wonder… Geopolitics turning sour with BREXIT’s twists and turns. CAUTION. John Faraclas’ early brief recap: The...
March 27th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Charity, Chartering, Communication, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Fashion, Food and Drink, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, Markets, Military, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes disaster amid …disastrous geopolitics

Capes disaster amid …disastrous geopolitics
John Faraclas Capes disaster amid …disastrous geopolitics The BDI lost another six points earlier on today and at 683 sends out another Mayday… Geopolitics with the BREXIT jargon gets seriously perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI lost the 200 points-threshold and now reads...
March 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Grounded BDI@689; BREXIT’s tsunami approaches, unless…

Grounded BDI@689; BREXIT’s tsunami approaches, unless…
John Faraclas Grounded BDI@689; BREXIT’s tsunami approaches, unless… The BDI lost just a single point, thanks to all dry indices that managed to “counter” to the Capes further collapse! Geopolitics continue to be messy. John Faraclas brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI list another 21 points...
March 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

What a week that was with the BDI falling, Panama Maritime successful conference and perplexed Geopolitics…

What a week that was with the BDI falling, Panama Maritime successful conference and perplexed Geopolitics…
  John Faraclas What a week that was with the BDI falling, Panama Maritime successful conference and perplexed Geopolitics… The BDI was down five points at 690 earlier on today; it lost though 40 (forty) points since last week’s 730 “thanks” to the collapse of the Capes! The 14th Panama...
March 22nd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Capes dive yet again with the BDI@695 …sending a Mayday…

Capes dive yet again with the BDI@695 …sending a Mayday…
Capes dive yet again with the BDI@695 …sending a Mayday… The BDI lost earlier on today only 14 points thanks to all the other dry indices’ performance and in particular that of the Panamaxes who managed to clinch 47 points and go over and above the 1,000 points threshold; Geopolitics in turmoil....
March 21st, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Politics and Government, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Midweek blues: The BDI continues to fall…

Midweek blues: The BDI continues to fall…
John Faraclas Midweek blues: The BDI continues to fall… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points despite Panamaxes’ good performance; geopolitics still very perplexed. What an excursion that was ending the four day 14th Panama Maritime’s Convention events. John Faraclas’ daily brief recap...
March 20th, 2019 | Canals, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Inland Waterways, Marinas, Markets, Port Conditions, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem…

The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem… What a week that was, eh! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 53 points earlier on today and 81 since last week’s 649! Geopolitics with the BREXIT saga enigmatically perplexed,  as well as with the unprecedented bankruptcy of...
March 15th, 2019 | Canals, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More