Archive for the ‘Containers’ Category

The BDI@1,207 with uncertain forthcoming trade rules

The BDI@1,207 with uncertain forthcoming trade rules
John Faraclas The BDI was up 38 points and now reads 1,207 thanks to the volatile Capers with yet another triple digit spike… The geopolitics will engage new trade rules for a multiple of reasons to benefit only the state and the very few; John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers’ BCI gained 169...
August 16th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Maersk back in black in Q2, but warns of USD300 million cyber attack losses Inbox x

Maersk back in black in Q2, but warns of USD300 million cyber attack losses  Inbox x
… From the Fairplay Daily Newswire: Maersk back in black in Q2, but warns of USD300 million cyber attack losses A steadily improving market has pushed Maersk Group to a profit in Q2, although a possible USD300 million loss from the cyber attack will dent earnings in the next quarter.   Read...
August 16th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Containers, Press and Media | Read More

The Pros and Cons of the BDI@1,092 amid Geopolitical uncertainty

The Pros and Cons of the BDI@1,092 amid Geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) – thanks to the Capers and partly to the Panamaxes, managed to gain 42 points and now reads 1,092… The Geopolitical uncertainty which seems a bit extended, as well as alarming, due to the North Korean palaver, might produce a bit of everything…and affect...
August 10th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

BISON C-Lift P32 Creates New Container Logistics Possibilities

BISON C-Lift P32 Creates New Container Logistics Possibilities
BISON, the container tech company, this week launched the C-Lift P32 – a portable container lift system that equips shipping, logistics and military operators to lift containers in any location. Recognising that conventional container handling equipment is typically big, heavy and expensive, BISON...
August 10th, 2017 | Containers, Logistics, Markets | Read More

Low Volatility is in the air for the Markets and Geopolitics…

Low Volatility is in the air for the Markets and Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The volatility returns in the most unusual way both for the shipping Markets and  their respective Indices as well as for the ever turbulent Geopolitics. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI was up 12 points at 1,050 “rising” expectations given the Capers’ and Panamaxes’...
August 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…
John Faraclas With only two points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,038 loses steam yet again and we reiterate the view that the need of an injection as we stressed yesterday, is a MUST. Geopolitics are so bad that the entire economy on Planet Ocean may actually collapse despite the figures you see...
August 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Immigration, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Carrier Transicold Sensor Calibration helps shippers of Pharmaceuticals

Carrier Transicold Sensor Calibration helps shippers of Pharmaceuticals
PrimeLINE with Calibration for GDP SINGAPORE, Aug. 7, 2017 – Compliance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines for the transport of pharmaceutical and biomedical products is improved with Carrier Transicold’s new temperature sensor calibration capability for its PrimeLINE® container...
August 7th, 2017 | Containers, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Reefer Containers, Technical, Technology | Read More

Diversity drives first-half growth at Marseille Fos

Diversity drives first-half growth at Marseille Fos
View of the Marseilles port passenger terminal Despite a dip in oil volumes, first-half cargo throughput at Marseille Fos rose 2% on January-June last year at 39.9 million tonnes, driven by growth in all three general cargo sectors – containers, ro-ro and conventional traffic.  Meanwhile passenger...
August 7th, 2017 | Automobiles, Car trade, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Gas, LNG, Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Market Volatility knocks (again); Geopolitical tempest ante portas

Market Volatility knocks (again); Geopolitical tempest ante portas
John Faraclas Approaching the 1,000 points threshold under normal circumstances could have been a blessing for the BDI; volatility is an anathema. In the geopolitical front skirmishes all over Planet Ocean escalate and an all-out war can erupt any time now as diplomacy spectacularly failed. Greediness...
August 2nd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. Announces Receipt of NASDAQ Notice

Diana Containerships Inc. Announces Receipt of NASDAQ Notice
ATHENS, GREECE, August 2, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that it has received written notification from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) dated July 31, 2017, indicating...
August 2nd, 2017 | Communication, Company Profiles, Containers, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Volatile Markets and Geopolitical uncertainty might trigger monumental mess

Volatile Markets and Geopolitical uncertainty might trigger monumental mess
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with just three point plus and now reads 980 following two business days of stagnation… The Geopolitics are as dodgy as ever; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers were up 50 points and the BCI now reads 1,221… The Panamaxes...
July 25th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Containerships reports financial results for the Q2 and six months ended June 30, 2017

Diana Containerships reports financial results for the Q2 and six months ended June 30, 2017
Diana Containerships Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2017 ATHENS, GREECE, July 25, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today reported net...
July 25th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Container shipping, Containers, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense

The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense
John Faraclas The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense … so be cautious and stay put.. The BDI (Baltic  Dry  Index) gained 33 points since yesterday and now stands at 977 – very close to the 1,000 point threshold. On a weekly basis the gains were good: 77 points – from 900...
July 21st, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greenock welcomes its largest ever container vessel

Greenock welcomes its largest ever container vessel
The “Pohorje” Scotland’s deepest container terminal last week welcomed the largest container vessel ever to berth at the port. Greenock Ocean Terminal hosted the 267m MSC POHORJE, which has a capacity of 4,045 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units), for 28 hours. The stopover saw the Clydeport...
July 21st, 2017 | Containers, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI@964; what’s next…

The BDI@964; what’s next…
John Faraclas Despite the single digits in all indices – except the volatile Capers,  the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) …scored a double digit number of 16 plus points and now stands at 964 points… The Geopolitics remain the same and caution is advised for all fronts; John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The...
July 20th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capital Ship Management Corp. is Selected as a Finalist for Four Categories at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2017

Capital Ship Management Corp. is Selected as a Finalist for Four Categories at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2017
… Athens, Greece, July 14, 2017. Capital Ship Management Corp. has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Lloyd’s List Global Awards for the following four categories: ‘Company of the Year’, ‘Class NK Tanker Operator of the Year’, ‘Containership Operator of the Year’ and ‘Dry Bulk...
July 14th, 2017 | Awards, Company Profiles, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, News, Shipmanagement, Tankers | Read More

Dry gains and Wet losses… be cautious !

Dry gains and Wet losses… be cautious !
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 29 points earlier on today and now stands at 888 points; the Wets though …decided to dive further. On the geopolitical aspects, as we have always advised you, things are getting sour no matter …the fake news, but the propaganda spreading bubbles...
July 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. fixes “Puelo” with Maersk and “Centaurus” with CMA CGM

Diana Containerships Inc. fixes “Puelo” with Maersk and “Centaurus” with CMA CGM
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Puelo with Maersk and Direct Continuation of Time Charter Contract for m/v Centaurus with CMA CGM ATHENS, GREECE, July 13, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in...
July 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Intermodal Europe 2017 – Forecast for 2018

Intermodal Europe 2017 – Forecast for 2018
Sophie Ahmed The Container Shipping Industry Gathers to Forecast for 2018 After a period of significant change, the container shipping industry is now moving towards a state of stability and growth. Although there are still some key challenges to be faced in the coming months, the industry is showing...
July 11th, 2017 | Associations, Automobiles, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell two points and now reads 820; the entire Geopolitical spectrum leads with mathematical accurancy to a modern and ultra-destructive Armageddon. John Faraclas’ daily report: With minimal and controlled losses the BDI now reads 820 points – a crucial point...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, European Union, Gas, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Organisations, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  10-Jul-2017 DREDGING AT NORTH-WESTERN CORNER OF KWAI TSING CONTAINER BASIN Hong Kong MARINE WORKS OFF WAN CHAI Hong Kong Dredging at north-western corner of Kwai Tsing Container Basin Monday, July 10, 2017, Hong Kong For approximately 2 months, dredging works will be carried...
July 10th, 2017 | Canals, Containers, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points earlier on today and now stands uncomfortably at 829 points; the Geopolitics inclusive of the  G20 forum taking place tomorrow in Hamburg will determine a great deal of future politics and trade AND possibly the environment. John Faraclas’...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, European Union, Food and Drink, IUA, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Agrees to a Loan of US$82.6 Million to Diana Containerships Inc.

Diana Shipping Inc. Agrees to a Loan of US$82.6 Million to Diana Containerships Inc.
ATHENS, GREECE, July 5, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has agreed to refinance its existing loan facility with Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), having an outstanding...
July 5th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Brexit Boosts Shipping Industry

Brexit Boosts Shipping Industry
Grace Garland Data released this week from one of the world’s leading international relocations shipping container comparison sites MoveHub.com shows that uncertainty around Brexit has triggered an huge increase in people wanting to relocate – bringing a surprise boost to the shipping industry...
June 27th, 2017 | Containers, HR, Logistics, News | Read More

BoxTech database reaches 5 million containers

BoxTech database reaches 5 million containers
The BoxTech database contains details of around 20% of the global container fleet – approximately 5 million containers Hundreds of shippers, forwarders, terminals and other organizations are moving towards digitalization with access to details of around 5 million containers through BoxTech, the database...
June 15th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Markets, News | Read More