Archive for the ‘Dry Bulkcarriers’ Category

An upwards surge of the BDI but also a fall in the Wets…

An upwards surge of the BDI but also a fall in the Wets…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up the day at 1,702 points bringing a ray (?) of hope but also controlled caution, as volatility is the name of the game given the messy geopolitics; the Wets on a falling modus… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly market briefing: The BDI was up 23 points...
December 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,477: Dry Volatility continues… Wets: another enigma…

The BDI@1,477: Dry Volatility continues… Wets: another enigma…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 1,477 points, up 19… The Geopolitical situation remind us of a Yellowstone situ…. WISTA-Hellas’ Annual Forum at the Athenaeum InterContinental more than a great success, as did the Chios Village Ladies’ Friends at their annual...
November 27th, 2017 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Banking, Charity, Chartering, Climate, Clubs, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Containers, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Fashion, Film Industry, HR, Immigration, Jewelry, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, People and Places, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2017: The Winners

Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2017: The Winners
All the Winners on stage! Marinakis, Ioannidis, Radziwill and Martinos win awards  in front of 1,200 at annual shipping gala – Maran Tankers, Carras (Hellas), Golden Star Ferries, Aspida and Naftika Chronika among others honoured SHIPOWNER Evangelos M. Marinakis was named Greek Shipping Personality...
November 27th, 2017 | Awards, Banking, Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipfinance, Tankers | Read More

Iron ore drives bulker rally but spot market could be set for New Year fall

Iron ore drives bulker rally but spot market could be set for New Year fall
A New Year bulge in deliveries could take the shine off recent improvements as the market digests the impact of China’s strategy to cut pollution London, 27 November, 2017. The dry bulk market shrugged off Chinese government-enforced cuts in steel production to post more positive freight rates in...
November 27th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets | Read More

Diana fixes Caper m/v Norfolk with Swissmarine for two years

Diana fixes Caper m/v Norfolk with Swissmarine for two years
ATHENS, GREECE, November 24, 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 SwissMarine Services...
November 24th, 2017 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Is the BDI about to lift off…?

Is the BDI about to lift off…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up the day with a dozen points plus and now stands safely above the 1,400 threshold; Geopolitics become crucial. John Faraclas’ midweek market briefing: The BDI, thanks to all its indices – except the Handies ended  up at 1,413 points today – a good...
November 22nd, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana reports financial results for Q3 and nine months ended September 30, 2017

Diana reports financial results for Q3 and nine months ended September 30, 2017
Diana Shipping Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017 ATHENS, GREECE, November 21, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today reported a net loss...
November 21st, 2017 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipmanagement, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Uncertainty for both Dry and Wet Markets

Uncertainty for both Dry and Wet Markets
John Faraclas The BDI ended up earlier on today at 1,385 points – plus 14 since last Friday’s 1,371 points, thanks mainly to the Capers and to a lesser extent the Supras… The Geopolitics still in limbo. John Faraclas’ brief market note: The Capers’ BCI was up 61 points at 3,214...
November 20th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,371: volatility and uncertainty at its best…

The BDI@1,371: volatility and uncertainty at its best…
John Faraclas The BDI managed ten points plus since yesterday thanks to the volatile Capers as all other Dry Indices dive! The wets with mixed feelings in an overall downwards week with plentiful of Geopolitical mess… John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The BDI as said in the preamble gained ten...
November 17th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,361: further, but milder fall

The BDI@1,361: further, but milder fall
John Faraclas The BDI fell another 13 points earlier on today, a bit of  a milder fall as the losses for both Capers and Panamaxes as well as for the Supras have been halved. Geopolitics still an issue, greatly affecting the trade and, coupled with a real credit crunch, might lead to disasters. John...
November 16th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana fixes m/v Naias on period t/c with Phaethon

Diana fixes m/v Naias on period t/c with Phaethon
ATHENS, GREECE, November 16, 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 Phaethon International...
November 16th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Falling BDI@1,374 raises concerns…

Falling BDI@1,374 raises concerns…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 31 points earlier on today, thanks merely to the Capers losing 101 points – another triple-digit loss… The Geopolitical situation is more than grave; John Faraclas’ brief midweek recap: So what’s up with the Dry Market? The GAP widens now with 873...
November 15th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capers’ fall bring the BDI@1,405… Geopolitics a burden for all…

Capers’ fall bring the BDI@1,405… Geopolitics a burden for all…
John Faraclas The BDI lost another 40 points earlier on today and Geopolitics might make the world collapse earlier than anticipated. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers loss today was a three-digit figure; 142 points down with the BCI now standing at 3,209 points… The Panamaxes were also down;...
November 14th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Uncertainty? Volatility? Anyway, the BDI and the Markets are down…

Uncertainty? Volatility? Anyway, the BDI and the Markets are down…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 17 points since yesterday and now reads 1,464; it also lost 12 points since last week’s 1,476 points… Geopolitics become everyday more and more enigmatic… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The Capers as volatile as ever managed to retain the...
November 10th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

The Markets: …did I hear you uncertainty..?

The Markets: …did I hear you uncertainty..?
John Faraclas The Greeks have a …cliché, not just a word for today: “…And it’s the 9th day of the month…” with respect odd situation in life. The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost five points earlier on today and now reads 1,481 – that’s 766 points below the 31st of Dec 2013 reading/level!!!...
November 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

All indices fell except the BCI…

All indices fell except the BCI…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was for a second day slightly up thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics continue to be sour… John Faraclas’ midweek brief recap: The BDI ended the day at 1,486 points – nine more since yesterday… The Capers’ BCI gained 158 points driving...
November 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@1,477 – a bit of …“breathing” space amid global uncertainty

The BDI@1,477 – a bit of …“breathing” space amid global uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  finally gained four points and this breathing space might, repeat, might prove vital… but still we are far away from the 2,247 points of  of 31 Dec 2017, still a 770 points gap. Geopolitics might get sour as beyond the “usual” war between blocks and alliances...
November 7th, 2017 | Books, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,476: when the balloon goes up…

The BDI@1,476: when the balloon goes up…
John Faraclas The Markets lacks sustainability and hope the winter climate reverses the current downfall although the fall doesn’t correlates with the freight earnings for both  Dries and Wets. Geopolitics as you possible notice become day by day more than crucial and all governments must put their...
November 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market hiccups continue amid geopolitical – including economic, chaos

Market hiccups continue amid geopolitical – including economic, chaos
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost ground with a further 14 points being …evaporated and now at 1,482 points enters a crucial point; geopolitics and in particular economic issues are crucial but the public lives in hibernation… John Faraclas daily recap: The Capers’ BCI dive continued;...
November 2nd, 2017 | Awards, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices | Read More

The BDI@1,522: controlled fall amid geopolitical chaos

The BDI@1,522: controlled fall amid geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another dozen points earlier on today, but still the situ is controlled. John Faraclas’ market briefing amid the coming Geopolitical Chaos The Capers’ BCI gained two points – the only size with “gains” and now at 3,219 expects the volatile certain...
October 31st, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI and squeezed Wets raises eyebrows…

Falling BDI and squeezed Wets raises eyebrows…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another dozen of points earlier on today and now stands at 1,534 points. Geopolitics remain crucial in all fronts; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI was down three points at 3,217… The Panamaxes lost 19 with the BPI now reads 1,498… The...
October 30th, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Falling Dry Markets; Wets still …“buoyant…”

Falling Dry Markets; Wets still …“buoyant…”
John Faraclas So what’s next for the Dry Markets now that that BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell both on a daily and weekly basis despite otherwise being thought through wrong messages from those who like to dictate the markets? Geopolitics have now become more than dodgy and messy; be cautious and on guard....
October 27th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,555…

The BDI@1,555…
John Faraclas Correction, loss of steam, uncertainty, volatility, you name it..? To “entertain” your wonder and possibly your curiosity, the reply is simply: “oh well, all in one; a bit of everything”. The BDI’s (Baltic Dry Index) recovery from the 10th of February 2016 – when it clocked...
October 26th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Are the shipping markets losing steam or what…?

Are the shipping markets losing steam or what…?
John Faraclas With the BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,588 points, plus two it seems that we are in an odd market. Geopolitics are so perplexed and you must have magic, superior qualities to know and understand of is yet to come. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The volatile Capers’ BCI gained 15...
October 24th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?
John Faraclas With eight points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) opened this week’s dry market …deliberations, thanks to the Capers as all the other dry sizes remained more or less stagnant… The Geopolitical situation smells of more gun powder… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI was...
October 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More