Archive for the ‘Dry Bulkcarriers’ Category

The BDI falls; Geopolitics might rock the boat…

The BDI falls; Geopolitics might rock the boat…
John Faraclas It was about time to witness yet again one more result of an uncertain and unsustainable market despite the “rich” peaking of the last two weeks… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  fall, thanks once again to the as ever and predictably unpredictable Capes; we have hinted of this fall yesterday!...
July 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes upturn… Geopolitics blues…

Capes upturn… Geopolitics blues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up today with another 26 plus points and now stands at 1,741 points – thanks once again to the Capes; Geopolitics though might create tsunamis of incalculable levels. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes continued its unprecedented rise and the BCI...
July 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana signing and drawdown of US$ 75 mio term loan facility with BNP Paribas

Diana signing and drawdown of US$ 75 mio term loan facility with BNP Paribas
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES SIGNING AND DRAWDOWN OF A US$75 MILLION TERM LOAN FACILITY WITH BNP PARIBAS ATHENS, GREECE, July 16, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that on July...
July 16th, 2018 | Banking, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Uncertain and perplexed markets and …geopolitics

Uncertain and perplexed markets and …geopolitics
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 34 points and now reads 1,666; 44 points better off since last week’s 1,622 points. Volatility is here to stay and same together with perplexity applies for the messy Geopolitics; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly...
July 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market Volatility and Geopolitics Mayhem

Dry Market Volatility and Geopolitics Mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Dry Baltic Index) despite gaining 31 points since yesterday , looks volatile and vulnerable; geopolitics might redraw European and World order. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The BDI now stands at 1,586 points thanks to the Panamaxes’ maintained low-level surge – 64 points...
July 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market uncertainty drives down the BDI now at 1,555…

Market uncertainty drives down the BDI now at 1,555…
John Faraclas The BDI dropped further down earlier on today at 1,555 – minus 54 points amid a geopolitical mayhem! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI witnessed a three digit fall – 224 points and now stands at 2,792 points; CAUTION! If it wasn’t for the Panamaxes’ rise the BDI...
July 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana fixes panamax bulker “Maera” on period

Diana fixes panamax bulker “Maera” on period
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V MAERA WITH ST SHIPPING ATHENS, GREECE, July 10, 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...
July 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Turbulent Markets; Turbulent Geopolitics…

Turbulent Markets; Turbulent Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI lost 13 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,609… The Geopolitics take a perplexed twist and turn and among other issues there has been major events in British Politics due to the ongoing BREXIT saga. A different wold since last Friday… John Faraclas’ brief recap: The...
July 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Rowing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Capes unprecedented volatility might cause unprecedented mess…

Capes unprecedented volatility might cause unprecedented mess…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up today with a contained rise, just ten points and  a 237 plus points since last Friday… Too good to be true, or what…? The geopolitics more than messy. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: At 1,622 points the BDI holds – for the time being,...
July 6th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

What’s up with the Capes and its latest spike?

What’s up with the Capes and its latest spike?
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 45 points earlier on today and now reads 1,612 points – over and above the 1,600 point-threshold,  thanks to the unprecedented Capes skyrise! Geopolitics messy as ever. John Faraclas brief note before the main report: The Capes’ BCI for...
July 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Volatile Capes rule the day, but…

Volatile Capes rule the day, but…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) went over and above the 1,500 point threshold… geopolitics and in particular the addition of Trade Wars will spill over badly! John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The BDI was up 91 points and at 1,567 creates another momentum, may I say a chilly one as nothing should...
July 4th, 2018 | Academia, Art and auctions, Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, Education and Training, Fashion, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

A Capes Market; caution!

A Capes Market; caution!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with 54 points plus since yesterday, – thanks to the Capes, and now stands at 1,476. Geopolitics still turbulent; John Faraclas brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI on an upwards …spree; the BCI gained 174 points and now stands...
July 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

A Capes market? Caution as the boat touched bottom…

A Capes market? Caution as the boat touched bottom…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 37 points earlier today and now stands at 1,422; Geopolitics as explosive as ever in all fronts! John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Markets and in particular the Dry ones are grounded; end of the story! The only exemption being the Capes’ BCI which had...
July 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana fixes post-panamax “Polymnia” on period to Cargill

Diana fixes post-panamax “Polymnia” on period to Cargill
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V POLYMNIA WITH CARGILL ATHENS, GREECE, July 2, 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...
July 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Capes keep the BDI afloat…

Capes keep the BDI afloat…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “thanks” to the Capes remained “afloat”. At 1,385 points remains in good levels taking on to account what is going on lately and in particular the last three years, as well as the Geopolitical aspects. The 56 plus points today promises a good weekend…...
June 29th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,309 – approaching a dangerous zone…

The BDI@1,309 – approaching a dangerous zone…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points earlier on today with more Geopolitical chaos dangerously accumulating. John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: Let us hope the fall will soon be contained as otherwise be prepared for major market hiccups… The Capes’ BCI lost 44 points and now stands...
June 27th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,323; is the fall here to stay?

The BDI@1,323; is the fall here to stay?
John Faraclas The (Baltic Dry Index) lost ten points earlier on today; Geopolitics are totally unsustainable. We live in chaos! John Faraclas brief report: All dry indices fell and let’s hear what the analysts and gurus have to say, as all things being equal, they missed in their assessments the tentative...
June 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,333 – ultra caution!

The BDI@1,333 – ultra caution!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its fall and today another eight points were lost… Geopolitics as we have long ago warned get now off hand… John faraclas’ daily brief recap: The Capes’ BCI  lost ten points and now stands at 2,001 – just above the 2,000 point threshold; let’s...
June 25th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Summer blues with the BDI@1,341…

Summer blues with the BDI@1,341…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fall further earlier on today losing six points and on a weekly count 104 points – 1,341 from 1,445 points… Geopolitics are as crucial as ever and be prepared soon for the inevitable as things continue to deteriorate. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly brief...
June 22nd, 2018 | Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Oslo Børs: Star Bulk Carriers approved for listing

Oslo Børs: Star Bulk Carriers approved for listing
22/06/2018 Oslo Stock Exchange has resolved to admit the shares in Star Bulk Carriers Corp. to listing on Oslo Børs. It is stipulated that the company prior to the first day of listing must satisfy the listing requirements on Oslo Børs. The Chief Executive Officer of the Oslo Stock Exchange determines...
June 22nd, 2018 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The Market dries up… Caution?

The Market dries up… Caution?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its downfall and earlier on today lost 26 points standing at 1,347. Geopolitics with trade wars beginning more than crucial… John Faraclas daily market brief: The Capes’ fall was reduced to 52 points (it was 97 yesterday) and the BCI now reads 2,038,...
June 21st, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

US China Trade War: A Shipper’s Guide

US China Trade War: A Shipper’s Guide
Court Smith VV Analyst Court Smith, discusses what’s next for the shipping industry if possible tarrifs are put in place by the US against China. Tankers The restriction on US crude exports was lifted in December of 2015, removing a market distortion that reduced the value of US crude oil relative...
June 21st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 21, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 21, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Eurozone government bonds retained a firm tone in European trade on Thursday supported by lingering concerns over an escalating trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies, the ECB’s new dovish rate forward guidance...
June 21st, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 23 points earlier on today as all dry indices – except the BSI fell. Geopolitics and its short term outcome – don’t ask for the medium or long term, are more than crucial. John Faraclas’ daily market and geopolitics recap: The...
June 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI fells; Geopolitics muddy

The BDI fells; Geopolitics muddy
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points since last Friday and now stands at 1,442. Geopolitics muddy as usual and caution should be observed. John Faraclas’ brief market recap:the fall The Capes managed to gain five points with the BCI reading 2,228 points...
June 18th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Weather | Read More