Archive for the ‘Dry Bulkcarriers’ Category

BDI’s summer blues at 1,199 !!!!

John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 40 points earlier on today and things might become nasty for the hoi polloi! Geopolitics are already creating chaos and we might see this time the famous point of no return. John Faraclas’ daily recap: Just below the 1,200 point threshold the BDI...
May 22nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana fixes cape bulker “P.S.Palios” on period charter to Koch

Diana fixes cape bulker “P.S.Palios” on period charter to Koch
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V P. S. PALIOS WITH KOCH ATHENS, GREECE, May 22, 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...
May 22nd, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI’s fall raises many issues amid deteriorating Geopolitics

The BDI’s fall raises many issues amid deteriorating Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 34 points today and now reads 1,239 which is 1,008 points below the end of December 2013 closing; back to square one, unfortunately but expected. The Capes, the most volatile of all sizes id the culprit… Geopolitics might even get worse. As we have...
May 21st, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@ 1,273… Geopolitics going bung…

The BDI@ 1,273… Geopolitics going bung…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 32 points since yesterday and 199 since the 11 of May. CAUTION.  John Faraclas’ market briefing: The Capes lost 53 points with the BCI now at 2,053 – might go even below the 2,000 point threshold. On a weekly basis the loss was even worse: 577 points! The...
May 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Oil Industry, P and I Clubs, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Eniram signs MoU to participate in Project Forward for developing new generation of bulk carriers

Eniram signs MoU to participate in Project Forward for developing new generation of bulk carriers
New generation of bulk carriers developed by Project Forward. Wärtsilä Corporation, 18 May 2018 at 10 am EET – Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Athens-based Arista Shipping to participate in the Project Forward initiative, which is led by Arista....
May 18th, 2018 | Bunkering, Dry Bulkcarriers, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Diving BDI or another “correction”… wonder?

Diving BDI or another “correction”… wonder?
John Faraclas The BDI had one of its most unexpected falls since the beginning of the year; at minus 65 points it now stands at 1,403 and about to go even below, given the Capes triple digit collapse… Geopolitics take a dive too… John Faraclas’ brief mid-week recap: The Capes lost 195 point and...
May 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BHSI clinches a point; all other indices dive…

The BHSI clinches a point; all other indices dive…
John Faraclas The BDI fell eight points and now stands at 1,468; the Geopolitics will soon bring-in the worse tsunami never ever imagined in your wildest dreams. John Faraclas’ brief market and geopolitics recap: The  Capes’ BCI was down  33 points and now reads 2,602 points… Let’s see the...
May 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Civil Unrest, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tenders | Read More

Low, unsustainable and volatile markets …and Peace lost the chance

Low, unsustainable and volatile markets …and Peace lost the chance
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “managed” to clinch just four points since yesterday and now reads 1,496… The Geopolitical situation and conversely Peace – given what happened in the Middle East and particularly in the borders of Israel and Gaza, has spectacularly failed, “thanks”...
May 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Civil Unrest, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Tenders | Read More

And then come the …Capes, yet “again”…

And then come the …Capes, yet “again”…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today up, yes up 19 points at 1,472, thanks – once again, to the predictably unpredictable and volatile Capes. It was also up 92 points since the 4th of May (from 1,384). The Geopolitics, as we have warned you, get worse at a faster pace...
May 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The Fall of Constantinople …err of the BDI@1,453…

The Fall of Constantinople …err of the BDI@1,453…
John Faraclas Coincidences have a significance, never ever forget this! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell for the first time since the 2nd of May; a dozen points after all …are 12 points… The volatile and predictably unpredictable Capes did it again. Amid a turbulent  Planet Ocean, the shipping...
May 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana fixes m/v San Francisco on period charter with Koch

Diana fixes m/v San Francisco on period charter with Koch
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v San Francisco with Koch ATHENS, GREECE, May 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...
May 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News | Read More

Capes and oil rise but Peace is losing the chance…

Capes and oil rise but Peace is losing the chance…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 33 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,465 points… The Geopolitics lost the momentum and we warn you of sudden developments; John Faraclas’ brief mid-week recap: The Capes continued to “advance”...
May 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Another Capes’ spike with the BDI@1,432 …and the War IS on…

Another Capes’ spike with the BDI@1,432 …and the War IS on…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended earlier on today at 1,432 points – that’s 48 points higher since last Friday the 4th of May, thanks to the as ever volatile Capes which produced another spike… Wold Peace is in disarray as Geopolitics as we expected and stated in writing –  after...
May 8th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Story of the Month, Tankers | Read More

Diana fixes cape bulker “Houston” on period with SwissMarine

Diana fixes cape bulker “Houston” on period with SwissMarine
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Houston with SwissMarine ATHENS, GREECE, May 7, 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...
May 7th, 2018 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Two weeks of Capes’ “dominating” the otherwise stagnant market…

Two weeks of Capes’ “dominating” the otherwise stagnant market…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just eight points since yesterday and now stands at 1,384 points. On a weekly basis it was up 23 points since Friday the 27th of April… (From 1,361). Geopolitics as usual, getting more than worse. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capes volatility...
May 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Shipping Market: a technical analysis

Shipping Market: a technical analysis
Constandinos Karikoglou In Wall street, traders will fight daily for new information to trade on. The traders who trade first on the new information are expected to make more on the long run, closing their positions happily, only little after the big crowds follow in to buy the stock. Information is...
May 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers “distorting” the Markets…

Capers “distorting” the Markets…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 1,346 points – up 19 since yesterday, thanks to the Capers’ “monologue”… Geopolitics become crucial once again- don’t be naive as the quiet/downgraded so to speak news are just dust; the harsh reality is that we are at...
May 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Insight, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,327: Contained fall, still a fall…

The BDI@1,327: Contained fall, still a fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today 14 points as all dry indices fall. Geopolitics enigmatic and we suggest we should all be on guard as things can turn sour anytime now in many of Planet Ocean’s hot spots. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI  was down 37 points...
May 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI down@1,341; “thanks” to the Capers…

The BDI down@1,341; “thanks” to the Capers…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its fall. Today 20 points were lost as the volatility of the Capers …pays-off. Geopolitics still dangerous and enigmatic. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capers BCI lost 78 points earlier on today and now reads 2,173 points… The Panamaxes’ BPI clinched...
April 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Diana fixes Caper “Salt Lake City” on period to Cargill

Diana fixes Caper “Salt Lake City” on period to Cargill
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V SALT LAKE CITY WITH CARGILL ATHENS, GREECE, April 30, 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...
April 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,361; what’s next..?

The BDI@1,361; what’s next..?
John Faraclas The BDI ended the day with minus 14 points; on a weekly basis it was an 80 points plus (from 1,281 on 20/4)… The Capers just returned where they were; that’s all about the Capers’ surge. Geopolitics are preparing us for stage three, that is to say survival as the storm approaches....
April 27th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,375 amid further uncertainty and global mess

The BDI@1,375 amid further uncertainty and global mess
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended down one point since yesterday’s closing  for the first time after the Capers rally… Geopolitics of pathetic uncertainty when warmongers loom in the background and wish to turn Planet Ocean upside down; SHAME! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’...
April 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Baltic Exchange Panellist Brokers enter into charterparty management discussions

Baltic Exchange Panellist Brokers enter into charterparty management discussions
Mark Jackson The Baltic Exchange has entered into discussions with a group of Dry Panellist Brokers with the aim of jointly developing a charterparty and recap tool for the dry bulk market.  The goal is for the Baltic Exchange and Panellists to work together and produce an industry standardised recap...
April 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets | Read More

At the end of the day the Capers’ surge is normal…

At the end of the day the Capers’ surge is normal…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 46 points higher since yesterday and now reads 1,376. Geopolitics getting not just worse, they are so perplexed, worse than Ariadne’s Thread! John Faraclas’ daily market and Geopolitics recap: No one should be surprised from the surge of the Cape-size...
April 25th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 24 points and now stands at 1,330 – all thanks to the Capers who clinched  121 points keeping the market “buoyant”… The geopolitics as mentioned in previous...
April 25th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More