Archive for the ‘Containers’ Category

Diana Containerships fixes “Sagitta” on period to Hapag-Lloyd AG

Diana Containerships fixes “Sagitta” on period to Hapag-Lloyd AG
DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V SAGITTA WITH HAPAG-LLOYD         ATHENS, GREECE, April 28, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that,...
April 28th, 2017 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Containers, Markets | Read More

The falling Markets are here to stay unless…

The falling Markets are here to stay unless…
John Faraclas Another falling day AND week when the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and the Wets too lost steam… Geopolitics are now in point of NO return; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap …all in one: The BDI lost 25 points and now reads 1,109; on a weekly basis it lost 86 points – from last week’s...
April 28th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Falling Markets and dangerous Geopolitics

Falling Markets and dangerous Geopolitics
John Faraclas The fall continued today both for the Dry and the Wets; the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points and now stands at 1,134. On the Geopolitical front things are getting all over Planet Ocean sour and let’s hope diplomacy is resurrected. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers were the...
April 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,195: what next…

The BDI@1,195: what next…
John Faraclas Time and again we have warned that the markets – both dry and wets, are more than volatile and uncertain and numerous times we have expressed concerns, due to the volatility and uncertainty, on the issue of valuations. How can we get it right and avoid this time the second biggest coming...
April 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Rickmer’s Group worth USD 740 million

Rickmer’s Group worth USD 740 million
Yesterday (2017-04-19) Rickmers Holding AG released a statement that an understanding had been reached regarding restructuring of the Rickmers Group. This follows on from news in that last month that Singapore Based Rickmers Maritime Trust is to be wound-up. It is understood that the sole shareholder,...
April 20th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Containers, Markets, Shipfinance | Read More

Market drops amid falling Tomahawk…

Market drops amid falling Tomahawk…
John Faraclas The Dry and Wet Market fell further on a turbulent week; Geopolitics might get sour. John Faraclas’ weekly recap: Thanks to the Panamaxes – our favourite size (and most versatile size and type of vessel so far) which clinched 40 points since yesterday,  the BDI closed up eight points...
April 7th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, LNG, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,215 – survival under the 2,000 points…

The BDI@1,215 – survival under the 2,000 points…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on eight points down since yesterday  at 1,215 – five consecutive days of falling… Geopolitics flair up…. John Faraclas brief daily report: The Capers lost 45 points and the BCI 2014 reads 2,184 points. The Panamaxes’ BPI gained 16 points...
April 6th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Salerno Container Terminal – Maiden voyage for three new services

Salerno Container Terminal – Maiden voyage for three new services
The Italian container terminal, Salerno Container Terminal (SCT),  controlled by the Gallozzi group, has attracted three of the world’s leading container players. In a week’s time, the terminal located in Southern Italy, in the Naples region, will see the debut of three container services that will...
April 6th, 2017 | Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Maersk Container Industry launches enhanced reefer container system…

Maersk Container Industry launches enhanced reefer container system…
Maersk Container Industry reefer container with CATM (Controlled Atmosphere) Maersk Container Industry launches enhanced reefer container system for cost-effective ocean transport of high-value fresh produce Star Cool CA+™ builds on MCI’s leading controlled atmosphere technology to open up a cost-effective...
March 23rd, 2017 | Containers, Reefer Containers | Read More

New CSSF Member; positive CIC results; upcoming meeting in Dubai

New CSSF Member; positive CIC results; upcoming meeting in Dubai
Hamburg, 23 March 2017. With Singapore based Eastern Pacific Shipping Pte. Ltd. another major ship management company has joined the Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) in early 2017. This brings the number of members in the Forum to fifteen. The CSSF feels very positive about the Concentrated Inspection...
March 23rd, 2017 | Containers, Regulatory | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. announces up to US$150 million securities offering

Diana Containerships Inc. announces up to US$150 million securities offering
ATHENS, GREECE, March 22, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, announced today that the Company has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with Kalani Investments Limited, an entity organized...
March 22nd, 2017 | Containers, Markets, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

New Container Service between Cork and Liverpool

New Container Service between Cork and Liverpool
BG Freight Line, a fully-owned subsidiary of Peel Ports Group, is introducing a new weekly container service between Cork and Liverpool. This is the first time the two ports have been connected directly, with the service starting on Monday 27 March. It is intended that the new route will offer greater...
March 22nd, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Capers rising, but uncertainty coupled with Geopolitical mess looms in the background…

Capers rising, but uncertainty coupled with Geopolitical mess looms in the background…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  was up just nine points, thanks to the Capers as all other dry sizes are on a low modus; Geopolitics are getting sour and CAUTION should be observed. The architects and planners of the New World order have strange designs; brace for the inevitable ! John Faraclas’...
March 20th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

ISS and Maersk Line add direct calls to Madang and Wewak in Papua New Guinea

ISS and Maersk Line add direct calls to Madang and Wewak in Papua New Guinea
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider, and Maersk Line has expanded their coverage in Papua New Guinea by adding new ports of call in Madang and Wewak. Both ports complement the existing coverage provided at Port Moresby and Lae.     MCC Sandiwa...
March 16th, 2017 | Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Ship Agencies | Read More

Brexit is around the corner and the cold chain must be ready

Brexit is around the corner and the cold chain must be ready
Brexit bill paves the way for EU, UK negotiation Yesterday, the British government passed the Brexit bill by 274 votes to 118. With negotiations expected at the end of the month, the time has come for all industries likely to be affected to begin putting plans in place. In two weeks time, the perishable...
March 14th, 2017 | Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships | Read More

Diana Containerships reactivates “Pucon” on period fixture with OOCL

Diana Containerships reactivates “Pucon” on period fixture with OOCL
DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES THE REACTIVATION AND  THE TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V PUCON WITH OOCL ATHENS, GREECE, March 13, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that...
March 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Markets | Read More

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 19 points at 1,064; the geopolitical chaos in all fronts creates more upheaval. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI 2014 gained 100 points, 78 points plus from yesterday’s rise – 22 points, and now reads 1,678! Despite this, owners...
March 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Country Profiles, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, LNG, LPG, Markets, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Maersk Line Orders Carrier NaturaLINE Container Refrigeration Units

Maersk Line Orders Carrier NaturaLINE Container Refrigeration Units
Maersk Line advances its sustainability initiatives with natural-refrigerant based NaturaLINE units from Carrier Transicold. 100 NaturaLINE® units ordered for operational testing SINGAPORE, March 8, 2017 – Striving to further reduce the environmental impact of its global shipping operations, Maersk...
March 8th, 2017 | Containers, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships | Read More

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event
Ken McLean, vice-president of the Port of London chapter of the New York-based Propeller Club and John Faraclas Geopolitics and the shipping market: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event by James Brewer Hidden currents – that is, hidden to the general public and even to some in...
March 7th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Canals, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Flags, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Port of Liverpool welcomes largest containership to date

Port of Liverpool welcomes largest containership to date
HS Paris berthed at L2 terminal The largest containership to ever call at the Port of Liverpool arrived yesterday [Monday 6 March]. The 6,552 TEU ‘HS Paris’ berthed at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal at 04:30. Previously, the Port of Liverpool’s existing container terminal could only...
March 7th, 2017 | Containers, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Messy and uncertain Markets; Bubble geopolitics…

Messy and uncertain Markets; Bubble geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 12 points thanks to the Panamaxes for a …change; the geopolitical bubble sooner or latter will burst. John Faraclas midweek recap: The Capers dropped below the 1,000-point threshold and the BCI 2014 now stands at 994 given the minus 27 points… The Panamaxes,...
March 1st, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Intertanko, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capers’ volatility brings the BDI@875; Yellowstone Geopolitics ante portas…

Capers’ volatility brings the BDI@875; Yellowstone Geopolitics ante portas…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 19 points since yesterday at 875 and 134 since last week’s 741 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers, “inducing” also all the other sizes, both on a daily and weekly basis. The Geopolitical mayhem continues and not only we are witnessing,...
February 24th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Containers, Energy, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

INTTRA container orders grew by 16% in 2016 – More than 5x Industry Rate

INTTRA container orders grew by 16% in 2016 – More than 5x Industry Rate
Parsippany, NJ, February 7, 2017 – INTTRA, the world’s ocean shipping marketplace, announced that it generated 16% growth in 2016 over 2015 in container orders, which include bookings, shipping instructions and shipping orders. The company processed 38.5 million container orders on its...
February 7th, 2017 | Containers, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets | Read More

Port of Beira Container Terminal prepares for future of shipping with Navis N4 implementation

Port of Beira Container Terminal prepares for future of shipping with Navis N4 implementation
Terminal Cites Navis’ Proven Experience & Implementation Excellence as Reasons for System Selection; Seamless Go-Live  Oakland, CA—February 2, 2017—Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency...
February 2nd, 2017 | Containers, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology | Read More

Whither container shipping? IMIF is told of “reasons to be cheerful”

Whither container shipping? IMIF is told of “reasons to be cheerful”
Ian Webber delivering his slides speech Emerging trends in the benighted container shipping sector offer some grounds for optimism, the International Maritime Industries Forum heard at its latest meeting. Ian Webber, chief executive of Global Ship Lease Inc, discerned what he called some “reasons to...
January 18th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More