Archive for the ‘Dry Bulkcarriers’ Category

The BDI@1,031: between Scylla and Charybdis…

The BDI@1,031: between Scylla and Charybdis…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched another 11 points (like yesterday…) but remains down once again on a weekly basis. Geopolitics: between the devil and the deep blue sea… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The weekly loss of the BDI was 116 points – down from 1,147 recorded...
November 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Reports, Sanctions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes’ odd rise distorts the Markets

Capes’ odd rise distorts the Markets
  John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 11 points and now reads 1,020 thanks to the odd Capes’ rise. Geopolitics are getting sour with BREXIT becoming a far more than a perplexed play – Tragedy? Comedy? With a bit of Byzantine ..flavour, Italy creating further issues in the EU –...
November 15th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Fixtures, Markets, Military, People and Places, Photography, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana fixes panamax bulker “Thetis” on period to Hudson

Diana fixes panamax bulker “Thetis” on period to Hudson
ATHENS, GREECE, November 15, 2018 – 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 Hudson Shipping Lines...
November 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,009: truth is stranger than fiction…

The BDI@1,009: truth is stranger than fiction…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day with yet another fall; at 1,009 – minus 55 might soon create one of the biggest disasters in shipping’s recent history if it goes below the 1,000 point-threshold, something though more than possible… We have seen...
November 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,064: …the plot thickens…

The BDI@1,064: …the plot thickens…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 61 points earlier on today sending alarms around as the Capes … “returned” to triple digit losses. Geopolitics still critical and everything in the Mighty Continent “shifts” to BREXIT and the Italian Budget… whilst all other crucial issues remain...
November 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana fixes on period t/c m/v Maia with Glencore

Diana fixes on period t/c m/v Maia with Glencore
ATHENS, GREECE, November 13, 2018 – 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 Glencore Agriculture...
November 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Plummeting Markets thanks to the Capes …et al…

Plummeting Markets thanks to the Capes …et al…
John Faraclas – photo by Theo Kapetanakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 84 points and now stands at 1,147 points; Geopolitics still in disarray and IBIA dominated the week with its 2018 Convention in Copenhagen. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The Greeks, as I have mentioned in similar...
November 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,231 …medieval figures that hurt

The BDI@1,231 …medieval figures that hurt
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) is now 1,016 points below the figure as of the end of December 2013 when it stood at 2,247 points. Geopolitics with all types of wars dangerously spreading; IBIA’s 2018 Convention finale more than a cause to celebrate! John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI by...
November 8th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Gas, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Pollution, Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,304: November blues… or…

The BDI@1,304: November blues… or…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 91 points earlier on today “thanks”   to the collapse – lets hope temporarily- of the Capes; Geopolitics will take some unprecedented twists and turns and IBIA’s 2018 Convention is on! John Faraclas daily briefing: What a fall was that of the Capes?...
November 7th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Reports | Read More

Diana announces the sale of a panamax dry bulk vessel, the m/v Triton

Diana announces the sale of a panamax dry bulk vessel, the m/v Triton
ATHENS, GREECE, November 7, 2018 – 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, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated...
November 7th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Sales and Purchases, Stock Markets | Read More

Capes “sink” the BDI at 1,395…

Capes “sink” the BDI at 1,395…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 33 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,395; Geopolitics still messy and IBIA’s Annual Convention makes waves. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The  volatile Capes’ BCI three-digit loss of 101 points bringing down this index at 2,296 points was...
November 6th, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Chartering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@1,457: a contained fall amid Geopolitical chaos… or what?

The BDI@1,457: a contained fall amid Geopolitical chaos… or what?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 13 points losing the 1,500-point base of last week when it stood at 1,519 points – down 62! Geopolitics are not only perplexed they are dubious and the outcome on many global issues remains totally uncertain and this in turn will affect shipping – in...
November 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI’s contained fall at 1,470; Wets ’R fine and Geopolitics with corruption et al rule the day…

BDI’s contained fall at 1,470; Wets ’R fine and Geopolitics with corruption et al rule the day…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 20 points at 1,470  earlier on today – a contained fall so to speak… Geopolitics though and the  issue of corruption remains the name of the game… For the sake of Art though the day ended more than harmoniously at the After Nyne Gallery in...
November 1st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Finance, Markets, Oil Industry, Paintings and Sculpture, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BCI’s 23 plus points not enough for falling BDI

BCI’s 23 plus points not enough for falling BDI
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points earlier on today and now reads 1,513 – too close to the 1,500 points threshold and the market losses steam… hopefully. The Geopolitics continue to be as ever  perplexed and expect Yellowstone-style “explosions”… John Faraclas’ daily...
October 30th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana completes redemption of its 8.50% senior notes due 2020

Diana completes redemption of its 8.50% senior notes due 2020
DIANA SHIPPING INC. COMPLETES REDEMPTION OF ITS 8.50% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2020 ATHENS, GREECE, October 30, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that on October 29, 2018, it completed the...
October 30th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Stock Markets | Read More

A “sustained” fall with the BDI@1,577 …and WISTA 2018 event gets under way!

A “sustained” fall with the BDI@1,577  …and WISTA 2018  event gets under way!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points – an expected scenario so to speak – see our yesterday’s hint, and all things being equal expect the unexpected… Geopolitics with the fall of oil and other hiccups become interesting whilst the WISTA International AGM and Conference begins...
October 23rd, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

No sustainability for the BDI@1579…

No sustainability for the BDI@1579…
John Faraclas The BDI clinched just three points earlier on today and look vulnerable for an imminent fall; geopolitics continue to be messy. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI gained 66 points keeping the BDI afloat and now stands at 2,296; CAUTION! Losses for the Panamaxes’ BPI  now...
October 22nd, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Stranded BDI@1,576… Mixed Wets and Messy Geopolitics

Stranded BDI@1,576… Mixed Wets and Messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 11 points up since yesterday at 1,576 which is though minus three points down since last week’s 1,579 points! Mixed Wets with the Dirties improving… Geopolitics a liability for all in a bankrupt Planet Ocean – most issues which...
October 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 19, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 19, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: German government bonds were firmer in early European trade on Friday and the EUR/USD came under renewed pressure amid mounting worries over a possible rise in tensions between the Italian government and the EU Commission. In the first...
October 19th, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…
John Faraclas With 11 plus points, thanks to the volatility of the Capes – down 58 yesterday and plus 70 today,  the BDI …floats “safely”… Geopolitics messy as ever… John Faraclas’ daily Markets and Geopolitics briefing: The Capes’ BCI  with its 70 points plus now reads 2,176 points… Minus...
October 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Legal, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI@1,554 creates uneasiness; wets upwards and stable…

Falling BDI@1,554 creates uneasiness; wets upwards and stable…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 24 points earlier on today raising eyebrows. Geopolitics continue to be dodgy… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI fall of 58 points brought the respective index down at 2,106 points; once again: CAUTION! The  Panamaxes’ BPI managed to...
October 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana extends Kamsarmax “Astarte’s” period charter to Glencore

Diana extends Kamsarmax “Astarte’s” period charter to Glencore
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V ASTARTE WITH GLENCORE ATHENS, GREECE, October 17, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through...
October 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,578: an expected volatility and contained fall…

The BDI@1,578: an expected volatility and contained fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost six points thanks to the Capes’ fall… Geopolitics as crucial as ever… particularly on the platoon and financial sector… John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI was down 25 points at 2,164 – …the classic volatile size… Panamaxes were...
October 16th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Intermanager, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Military, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI still “stranded”

The BDI still “stranded”
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) although was up five points standing at 1,584 points in reality same is stranded! Geopolitics and in particular the Trade Wars and Bankruptcy will turn things sour. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI gained 20 points and now reads 2,189; the only...
October 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Regulatory, Reports, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Gains for the BDI and the Wets amid mini financial hiccups…

Gains for the BDI and the Wets amid mini financial hiccups…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week with 64 points plus since yesterday at 1,579 and 43 since last week’s 1,536 points… The Geopolitics and in particular the financial situation on Planet Ocean remains enigmatic. John Faraclas’ brief daily and weekly recap: A good triple rise...
October 12th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More