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Transmar Corporation, a Carrier Focused on the Middle East and Africa, Joins INTTRA’s Network

Transmar Corporation, a Carrier Focused on the Middle East and Africa, Joins INTTRA’s Network
Parsippany, N.J., and New Cairo, Egypt, October 23, 2017– INTTRA, the ocean container shipping industry’s largest neutral network, and Transmar Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IACC Holdings and a leading carrier, today announced a new relationship for electronic booking and shipping...
October 23rd, 2017 | Containers, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,552: still cruel to be kind…

The BDI@1,552: still cruel to be kind…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 29 points since yesterday thanks mainly to the Capers and to a leaser extend to all the other dry indices. Geopolitics still very perplexed. John Faraclas’ market briefing: The Capers gained another 100 points – to be precise 99 points and now...
October 17th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hapag-Lloyd is the First Ocean Carrier in the UK to Offer Avantida’s reUse Container Management Services

Hapag-Lloyd is the First Ocean Carrier in the UK to Offer Avantida’s reUse Container Management Services
Antwerp, Belgium and the United Kingdom, October 17, 2017–Avantida has announced that Hapag-Lloyd has become the first ocean carrier in the United Kingdom to offer its reUse container management services through the Avantida platform. The application allows the re-use of import containers for...
October 17th, 2017 | Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,405: a controlled correction…?

The BDI@1,405: a controlled correction…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and in general the markets do not surprise us at all with their performance and behaviour so far needless to say their volatility; the Geopolitics are so perplexed and enigmatic that either you consult …the oracle or use your own shipping business intuition...
October 6th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. announces agreement to sell up to seven vessels

Diana Containerships Inc. announces agreement to sell up to seven vessels
ATHENS, GREECE, October 5, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell up to seven of its containership vessels for an aggregate purchase...
October 5th, 2017 | Containers, Sales and Purchases, Stock Markets | Read More

Africa Express Line advances energy efficiency with new order for Star Cool containers

Africa Express Line advances energy efficiency with new order for Star Cool containers
Star Cool Controlled Atmosphere offers high energy efficiency and effective care of perishables The shipping line aims to reduce operating costs and meet sustainability objectives through energy efficiency, effective cargo control and cold chain transparency. Africa Express Line Ltd (AEL) is expanding...
October 3rd, 2017 | Containers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, News, Reefer Containers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 28 points since last Friday and now stands at 1,328 points; Geopolitics continue to get sour on all fronts everywhere on Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers lost 67 points with the BCI now reading 2,671 points… The Panamaxes’...
October 2nd, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Banking, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, European Union, Gas, Insight, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Let’s be blunt: the markets and geopolitics are in trouble

Let’s be blunt: the markets and geopolitics are in trouble
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down earlier on today at 1,356 points – 35 points down since yesterday and 146 since last Friday’s closing when the general index stood at 1,502 points. Geopolitics might become a times two Armageddon.  John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: Whatever...
September 29th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. announces one-for-three reverse stock split

Diana Containerships Inc. announces one-for-three reverse stock split
ATHENS, GREECE, September 22, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has determined to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s...
September 22nd, 2017 | Company Profiles, Containers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

CSSF grows by two further members and prepares for the next meeting in Asia

CSSF grows by two further members and prepares for the next meeting in Asia
Hamburg, 20 September 2017. Piraeus (Greece) based shipping company Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd. joined the Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) in July 2017 and Nav-Tech B.V., the newly formed in-house ship management entity of Samskip from Rotterdam (The Netherlands), has been welcomed in the forum as...
September 20th, 2017 | Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Capers volatility lift the BDI and Wets too amid nature’s tempest…

Capers volatility lift the BDI and Wets too amid nature’s tempest…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 36 points earlier on and now reads 1,332; on a weekly basis it was up 150 points raising hopes but we want you all to stay put until the BDI goes over and above the  2,200 points – the December 2013 level! The Wets were also up but with very...
September 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Capers “lift” the BDI whilst Wets fell sharply

Capers “lift” the BDI whilst Wets fell sharply
  John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 46 points and now stands at 1,296 – nearly 1,000 points below December’s 2013 closing. The Wets fell sharply and Geopolitics as we have predicted are about to create millions of MIGRANTS, more Terrorists and total chaos will be the name of the...
September 7th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Dry …“bounces” back; wets …“messy” and Geopolitics in chaos…

Dry …“bounces” back; wets …“messy” and Geopolitics in chaos…
  John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on at 1,250 points – that’s 35 points plus since yesterday… The Wets with more than mixed feeling following the …departure of Hurricane Harvey, and Irma’s passage right now… The Geopolitical spectrum, couldn’t be worse… John Faraclas’...
September 6th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

MSC maiden call at the Genoa IMT Terminal (Messina Group)

MSC maiden call at the Genoa IMT Terminal (Messina Group)
Vessel sharing agreement MAF1 Mediterranean -West Africa between Messina, MSC and Cosco. The Msc “Songa Alya”, a 3,100 teu (2480 @ 14t) container vessel, will stregthen the collaboration between the Genoese group Messina and the Geneva based company; this ship will call at the Genoa IMT terminal...
September 6th, 2017 | Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Dry Market stagnation continues and Wets rise …to the circumstances

Dry Market stagnation continues and Wets rise …to the circumstances
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just four points earlier on and now reads 1,187 points! Wets get better all the time and Geopolitics are a tinder box ready to go off with incalculable repercussions for all; John Faraclas’ daily report: The Capers lost 21 points since last Friday the...
September 5th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI reality @1,181; wets: buoyant

The BDI reality @1,181; wets: buoyant
John Faraclas stressing the importance for safe navigation in hte world’s dire straits- picture credits LISW2015 FLICKR The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 22 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,181… The wets are coming up due to other unexpected reason – situ in the US Gulf following...
August 30th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers “rebound” fail to stop the falling BDI…

Capers “rebound” fail to stop the falling BDI…
John Faraclas With  nine points plus since yesterday standing now at 1,209 points and minus 51  from the 1,260 points of last week’s closing, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today sending respective messages to all for all intents and purposes in a very enigmatic, as we have branded...
August 25th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

Wärtsilä to supply extensive scope of solutions for 6 + 6 new container feeder ships

Wärtsilä to supply extensive scope of solutions for 6 + 6 new container feeder ships
Wärtsilä will supply an extensive range of products and solutions for six new 1160TEU container feeder vessels to be built at the Fujian Mawei shipyard in China. Wärtsilä Corporation,  25 August 2017 at 10 am EET The technology group Wärtsilä will supply an extensive range of products and solutions...
August 25th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

DIANA Containerships announces one-for-seven reverse stock split

DIANA Containerships announces one-for-seven reverse stock split
ATHENS, GREECE, August 23, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has determined to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s...
August 23rd, 2017 | Company Profiles, Containers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana Containers fixes “Pamina” to OOCL on period

Diana Containers fixes “Pamina” to OOCL on period
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Reactivation and the Time Charter Contract for m/v Pamina with OOCL ATHENS, GREECE, August 21, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that...
August 21st, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Fixtures, Markets | Read More

Diana Containerships charters “Domingo” on period with CMA CGM

Diana Containerships charters “Domingo” on period with CMA CGM
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Domingo with CMA CGM ATHENS, GREECE, August 18, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that, through a separate...
August 18th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Markets | Read More

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 40 points and now reads 1,247 – more or less 1,000 less from the end of December 2013 level. The Geopolitics following today’s atrocities in Barcelona, Spain, might take a big twist and turn. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers not only were on a …top up situ,...
August 17th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

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