Archive for the ‘Dry Bulkcarriers’ Category

Volatility and loss of steam keeps the BDI@1,566…

Volatility and loss of steam keeps the BDI@1,566…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 14 points up since yesterday given the marginal minus losses of the Panamaxes. Geopolitics are getting worse all over Planet Ocean; CAUTION. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers produced only 55 points plus, nearly half since the...
October 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | 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

Caution with the BDI and Geopolitics…

Caution with the BDI and Geopolitics…
John Faraclas Caution with the BDI@1,523… and geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 38 points higher since last Friday and  now reads 1,523 points – one of the best ever for many months now… Geopolitics as per our feelings – in writing as you can read all our previous...
October 16th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI “reasserts” itself…

The BDI “reasserts” itself…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up today with 27 points plus and now reads 1,487 which is also 82 points plus since last week’s 1,405 points… Geopolitics have turned sour and it is only a matter of when the drums of war will be heard… John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capers,...
October 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

An enigmatic BDI should not fool us..

An enigmatic BDI should not fool us..
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 1,458, that is 25 points plus since yesterday thanks mainly to the Panamaxes and hooray hooray to the Supras. The Geopolitical crisis deepens in all fronts. John Faraclas’ recap: The Capers continued to fall; today they lost another...
October 12th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

DIANA announces sale of panamax “Melite”

DIANA announces sale of panamax “Melite”
ATHENS, GREECE, October 12, 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 signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary (the “Owners”), a Memorandum of Agreement to sell...
October 12th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Capers drop further but other sizes …do “well”…

Capers drop further but other sizes …do “well”…
John Faraclas Volatility, uncertainty and enigmatic Dry AND Wet Markets rule the day. Geopolitics and in general World Peace at stake – and it’s NOT the economy stupid; it’s figures; John Faraclas’ midweek recap: With the BDI@1,433 points – up 15 since yesterday owners defying logic believe...
October 11th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Capers down; Panamaxes up: a balancing act in an unending crisis…?

Capers down; Panamaxes up: a balancing act in an unending crisis…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up just six point today at 1,411 proving once again our views AND not our fears – to make things clear, on how uncertain and without steam the Markets stand. Geopolitics on par with our past reporting: simply getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
October 9th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | 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

Thome Wins Dry Bulk Operator Award

Thome Wins Dry Bulk Operator Award
l to r: Sverre Ditlev Simonsen, Director, Business Development, and Sean Hutchings, Chief Technical Officer for the Thome Group The Thome Group is proud to announce that it has won the dry bulk operator award at an event organised by Safety4Sea on 3rd October 2017. The award went to the ship operator...
October 6th, 2017 | Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Countering Volatility with the BDI@1,382

Countering Volatility with the BDI@1,382
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained an unprecedented – for the period and time we go through, 62 points plus and now reads 1,382 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers who managed to …sky-rock today with 221 points. Geopolitics continue to deteriorate and as many ostracize,...
October 5th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Markets, News, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI in search for survival…

The BDI in search for survival…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  with a dozen points plus fights for survival; but everything is possible. Geopolitics are on the worse ever point and for sure will affect the Markets, Dry and Wets. John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: With a dozen points at 1,320, following the recent 200 point...
October 4th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Reality bites with the BDI@1,308…

Reality bites with the BDI@1,308…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its free fall losing another 20 points earlier on today and now reads 1,308 …and the Wets fall too… Geopolitics create a very dangerous environment from which only the very well placed nations, companies and individuals might survive. An Armageddon...
October 3rd, 2017 | Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Fixtures, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Diana fixes ice class panamax “Crystalia” on period with Glencore

Diana fixes ice class panamax “Crystalia” on period with Glencore
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Crystalia with Glencore ATHENS, GREECE, October 3, 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...
October 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets | 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

Whatever happened to the BDI…

John Faraclas The BDI’s (Baltic Dry Index) fall continuous amid BREXIT’s mayhem and Geopolitical uncertainty… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With minus 38 points the BDI went under the 1,400 points and now reads 1,391… The Capers’ dive of 118 points must worry us or keep us “indifferent”;...
September 28th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,429: The storm before the storm?

The BDI@1,429: The storm before the storm?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 47 points and now stands at 1,429 points thanks mainly to the as ever volatile Capers; the Geopolitical situation becomes messy given the multiple of provocations… John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: The Capers lost 159 points and the BCI now stands...
September 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets upwards trend should be countered with caution

Markets upwards trend should be countered with caution
John Faraclas The BDI gained another 17 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,415 points. Geopolitics continue to be more than messy, enigmatic and soon will surprise all. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers clinched 42 points and now the BDI reads 2,723 points. The Panamaxes slow down with...
September 19th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Supras and Handies “surge” …

Supras and Handies “surge” …
John Faraclas “13 for Luck” was one of Agatha Cristie’s best novels with a unique plot  and for those who have read and studied same they can understand the significance of the book and its plot with what takes place in the Dry and Wet markets since 2004 to to date, add the 13 points plus the...
September 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana fixes panamax “Maera” on period to Unico

Diana fixes panamax “Maera” on period to Unico
ATHENS, GREECE, September 18, 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 subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Unico Logistics...
September 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,385 amid uncertainty and terror all over…

The BDI@1,385 amid uncertainty and terror all over…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 24 points higher than yesterday at 1,385 and 53 since last Friday the 8th of September when it stood at 1,332 points. Geopolitics remain at the lowest level and terror re-asserts itself… John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capers volatility makes...
September 15th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers’ volatility continues as the BDI falls. @1,344 caution is the only remedy…

Capers’ volatility continues as the BDI falls. @1,344 caution is the only remedy…
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) fell 11 points since yesterday, thanks to the counter form the Panamaxes, otherwise the losses were going to be bigger. Geopolitics turn sour… and London International Shipping Week rewrites Shipping Business History: London will continue to call the shots;...
September 12th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,355, Wets unstable amid messy Geopolitics

The BDI@1,355, Wets unstable amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas The  BDI (Baltic Dry Index) begins  the week with gains; 23 points plus since last Friday the 8th of September, and at 1,355 points “makes” a bit of better sense… The Wets with mixed feelings and the Geopolitics messy as ever. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
September 11th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | 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