Archive for the ‘Chartering’ Category

The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread

The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread
John Faraclas                             The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 36 points amid chaotic Geopolitical developments. Everything is at stake now all over Planet...
October 17th, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess

Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess
John Faraclas Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points as well as the 1,900 points-threshold. The Wets still doing well… but perplexed Geopolitics will create total chaos – in the entire Middle East and beyond. John...
October 15th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mild fall with the BDI@1,916 and a surge in the Wets from the Cleans too… Geopolitics still very perplexed…

Mild fall with the BDI@1,916 and a surge in the Wets from the Cleans too… Geopolitics still very perplexed…
John Faraclas Mild fall with the BDI@1,916 and a surge in the Wets from the Cleans too… Geopolitics still very perplexed… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost eight points earlier on today and now stands at 1,916. Following the sudden and unprecedented surge of the Dirties, its now the turn of the he...
October 14th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI close to 2,000 points amid Armageddon

The BDI close to 2,000 points amid Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI close to 2,000 points amid Armageddon The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 56 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,929 – a fraction away from  the psychological threshold of 2,000! Yesteday was a slightly better day… but let’s not be so greedy… Geopolitics...
October 10th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana fixes post-panamax “Polymnia” on period t/c

Diana fixes post-panamax “Polymnia” on period t/c
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V POLYMNIA ATHENS, GREECE, October 10, 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 separate wholly-owned subsidiary,...
October 10th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,873; better days ahead?

The BDI@1,873; better days ahead?
John Faraclas The BDI@1,873; better days ahead? Let’s hope that the BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  rises again above the 2,400 points and that better days are very near for all as well as for the Wets. Geopolitics lost in space…. John Faraclas’ brief midweek recap: The BDI gained 72 points earlier on...
October 9th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, LNG, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI “surge”; reality, correction or what…

The BDI “surge”; reality, correction or what…
The BDI “surge”; reality, correction or what… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) went over and above the 1,800 points threshold with Panamaxes being the main cause of this rise! John Faraclas’ daily brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 28 points at 3,031… The Panamaxes’ BPI gained 56 points reaching...
October 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI struggles to survive; Geopolitics might bring in a wider war than the one expected…

The BDI struggles to survive; Geopolitics might bring in a wider war than the one expected…
John Faraclas The BDI struggles to survive; Geopolitics might bring in a wider war than the one expected… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) managed to clinch three points and now stands at 1,770. Geopolitics as said in the title of today’s recap might produce a wider war particularly in the region of East...
October 7th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Simpson Spence Young Strengthens Dry Bulk Team With New Dubai Office

Simpson Spence Young Strengthens Dry Bulk Team With New Dubai Office
Simpson Spence Young Strengthens Dry Bulk Team With New Dubai Office Simpson Spence Young (SSY), the world’s largest independent shipbroker, has today (7 October 2019) announced it will open a new office in Dubai in early November. Led by Manish Pamecha, the team will focus on dry bulk chartering. “Opening...
October 7th, 2019 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Person Profiles, Sales and Purchases | Read More

Dry Market loses the 1,800 points threshold

Dry Market loses the 1,800 points threshold
Dry Market loses the 1,800 points threshold The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 46 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,757 points losing the 1,800 point threshold thanks to the triple digit Capes’ fall. Geopolitics still getting more than sour. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’...
October 3rd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,803; market correction? Volatility or what…?

The BDI@1,803; market correction? Volatility or what…?
The BDI@1,803; market correction? Volatility or what…? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost six points amid Geopolitical uncertainty and Environmental hype… John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ BCI was down just a point at 3,231 Hooray Hooray! The Panamaxes’ fall continues with the BPI...
October 2nd, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Markets, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

September ends with the BDI down @1,823 points; Geopolitics still perplexed!

September ends with the BDI down @1,823 points; Geopolitics still perplexed!
John Faraclas September ends with the BDI down @1,823 points; Geopolitics still perplexed! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 34 points and now stands at 1,823… The Geopolitical situation all over Planet Ocean gets worse. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was down 69 points and now reads 3,269… The...
September 30th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, News, Ship Agencies, Ship Supplies, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

S&P Global Platts Launches world’s first weighted average Capesize TCE Index

S&P Global Platts Launches world’s first weighted average Capesize TCE Index
S&P Global Platts Launches world’s first weighted average Capesize TCE Index Brings transparency to dry bulk shipping market London and Singapore (September 30, 2019) – S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy...
September 30th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipping Indices | Read More

The BDI@1,857: an expected fall amid the geopolitical mega mayhem…

The BDI@1,857: an expected fall amid the geopolitical mega mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI@1,857: an expected fall amid the geopolitical mega mayhem… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) seems to lose its “credibility” as the latest fall during this morning of 106 points and 274 since last week – when it stood at 2,131 points proves our prediction when same went over the...
September 27th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..?

Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..?
John Faraclas Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..? Per our upload earlier on today the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) went on a free fall headed by the triple digit fall of the Capes. Geopolitics still getting sour. John Faraclas end of the day recap: The BDI lost 90 points thanks...
September 26th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, IMO, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

McQuilling and IFCHOR form Latin American JV

McQuilling and IFCHOR form Latin American JV
McQuilling and IFCHOR form Latin American JV New York/Lausanne – 26 September 2019 – Leading independent shipbrokers McQuilling Partners, Inc. and IFCHOR are pleased to announce the formation of McQ-IFCHOR SA, a joint venture focused on the Latin American dry bulk chartering and advisory...
September 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets | Read More

BDI falls below 2,000!!!!!

BDI falls below 2,000!!!!!
The Baltic Exchange BDI falls below 2,000!!!!! The (Baltic Dry Index) fell 90 points and now reads 1,963 points amid dramas in Politics and Geopolitics all over Planet Ocean. More news in tonight’s Market and Geopolitics recap by John Faraclas; watch this space!
September 26th, 2019 | Breaking News, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Thursday, 26 September 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Thursday, 26 September 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Thursday, 26 September 2019) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS September 26, 2019 Global Markets USTs were firmer on the day as the latest mixed signals from US President Donald Trump dented market optimism for an imminent resolution to the US/China trade dispute....
September 26th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatility knocks with Capes’ fall

Volatility knocks with Capes’ fall
John Faraclas Volatility knocks with Capes’ fall The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 63 points earlier on today “thanks” to the as ever volatile Capes who lost 153 points. Geopolitics continue to deteriorate… John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The BDI was down at 2,053 points and if same goes below...
September 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Markets, Military, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes “did it” again

Capes “did it” again
John Faraclas Capes “did it” again – in a positive way though but still we fear of minor volatility and uncertainty amid a Geopolitical perplexed mayhem… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained eight points earlier on today and now stands at 2,116 “thanks” to the volatile Capes. Geopolitics...
September 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Baltic Exchange Risk Forum: 17 October 2019, Hamburg

Baltic Exchange Risk Forum: 17 October 2019, Hamburg
. Baltic Exchange Risk Forum: 17 October 2019, Hamburg Freight & Commodities Forum, Hamburg 17 October 2019 We are delighted to invite you to register for the Freight & Commodities Forum in Hamburg. Featuring industry discussion and first class analytical insight on commodity flows, vessel supply,...
September 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI falls in Fall …but

The BDI falls in Fall …but
John Faraclas The BDI falls in Fall …but The BDI’s fall continued in this peculiar season-wise Fall but wait… The 23 points lost brought down the main index to 2,108 points… but not to worry! Geopolitics might become challenging with the challenges that Climate Change and issues brought...
September 23rd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI: another dangerous fall amid Geopolitical chaos

BDI: another dangerous fall amid Geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas BDI: another dangerous fall amid Geopolitical chaos The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 61 points earlier on today and 181 since last Friday the 13th of September (when it stood at 2,312 points) and now stands at 2,131 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capes. Geopolitics are so dodgy with...
September 20th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Are Capes about to floor-down the Dry Market…?

Are Capes about to floor-down the Dry Market…?
John Faraclas Are Capes about to floor-down the Dry Market…? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 74 points earlier on today and now stands at 2,192 points – for a second day below the “famous threshold” as of the end of Dec 2013 when it stood at 2,247 points. Geopolitics in uncharted waters. John...
September 19th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Climate, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Finance, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry falls further and Wets look peculiar; the drums of war can be heard…

Dry falls further and Wets look peculiar; the drums of war can be heard…
John Faraclas Dry falls further and Wets look peculiar; the drums of war can be heard… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 17 points and now stands at 2,266; the Dirties are gaining momentum. The Drums of War can be heard. John Faraclas brief mid-week recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 62 points and now reds...
September 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More