Archive for the ‘Chartering’ Category

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

Diana fixes on period Newcastlemax with Koch

Diana fixes on period Newcastlemax with Koch
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V SAN FRANCISCO WITH KOCH  ATHENS, GREECE, December 9, 2016 – 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...
December 9th, 2016 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News | Read More

Diana fixes “New Orleans” and “Melite” on period with Koch and Uniper respectively

Diana fixes “New Orleans” and “Melite” on period with Koch and Uniper respectively
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACTS FOR M/V NEW ORLEANS WITH KOCH AND M/V MELITE WITH UNIPER  ATHENS, GREECE, December 1, 2016 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that,...
December 1st, 2016 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

ITIC warning on the price to be paid for misreading tariffs

ITIC warning on the price to be paid for misreading tariffs
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says the misreading of tariffs in shipping documentation is a common cause of costly claims. ITIC cites the case of a South American port agent asked by the owners of a vessel to provide a quote for the costs of discharging a shipment of project cargo....
November 21st, 2016 | Chartering, P and I Clubs, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

HFW Briefing – Calcium hypochlorite : it’s back and hiding in plain sight

HFW Briefing – Calcium hypochlorite : it’s back and hiding in plain sight
Rory Butler, partner HFW The often dramatic risks associated with transporting calcium hypochlorite first came to light in the 1970s in a series of serious incidents involving US and Japanese producers. Casualties in the 1990s including (it has been suggested) “CONTSHIP FRANCE”, “DG HARMONY”,...
November 3rd, 2016 | Chartering, Health and Safety, Insight, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

HSH Nordbank arranges new charter for six Hanjin ships ─ Maersk new operator

HSH Nordbank arranges new charter for six Hanjin ships ─ Maersk new operator
Ulrik Lackschewitz, Chief Risk Officer of HSH Nordbank. • HSH CRO Lackschewitz: “Global market leader Maersk Line provides long-term perspective for these container ships“ HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank is arranging a new long-term charter for six container ships of the insolvent South Korean shipping...
October 27th, 2016 | Chartering, Containers, Markets, Shipfinance | Read More

CAUTION: Markets drop further; geopolitics in jeopardy…

CAUTION: Markets drop further; geopolitics in jeopardy…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 11 points since last Friday the 21st of October and now stands at 831 points “thanks” to the Capers; Geopolitical uncertainty and the Middle East’s further escalation must be viewed with extreme caution. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: So...
October 24th, 2016 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market get the blues, Wets …still “sustainable” and Geopolitics trigger wars.-

Dry Market get the blues, Wets …still “sustainable” and Geopolitics trigger wars.-
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost fifty points since last Friday the 14 of October and now stands at 842 thanks to the Panamaxes who …saved the day. On the Geopolitics coming to head. John Faraclas weekly recap: So the BDI continued its losses; it was earlier on seven points down since...
October 21st, 2016 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Fall’s Market and Geopolitical blues…

Fall’s Market and Geopolitical blues…
John Faraclas Minus 18 points for the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) earlier on today, which now stands at 872; imminent world conflagration in all fronts… John Faraclas’ mid-week recap: The Capers widen their losses with the BCI 2014 going down 124 points and now reads 1,826 points; wonder what the market...
October 19th, 2016 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

New Marsh report: Switching From Paper to Electronic Bills of Lading

New Marsh report: Switching From Paper to Electronic Bills of Lading
Gordon Street London, 14 October, 2016 — Attached is Marsh’s latest report, “Switching From Paper to Electronic Bills of Lading”, which looks at bills of lading (BOL) fraud in the maritime and marine industries. The report covers: ·         How, as paper-based BOLs are replaced by...
October 14th, 2016 | Chartering, Claims, Corruption, Fixtures, IT and Communications, Maritime Fraud, Markets, P and I Clubs, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More