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FONASBA Announces Winner of the 2016 Young Ship Agent or Broker Award

FONASBA Announces Winner of the 2016 Young Ship Agent or Broker Award
Tim Polson FONASBA is very pleased to announce that the winner of its Young Ship Agent or Broker Award for 2016 is Tim Polson of Asiaworld Shipping of Australia. The Award was introduced in 2015 with the aim of encouraging members of the ship agency and ship broking profession aged 40 or younger to...
August 17th, 2016 | Associations, Chartering, Sales and Purchases, Ship Agencies | Read More

After all it’s summer, so “don’t you worry” with the BDI@631…

After all it’s summer, so “don’t you worry” with the BDI@631…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index), following three days of stagnation at 636, lost five points today and now stands at 631! The Geopolitics is entering a very delicate and “dubious” period where everything is possible to happen. John Faraclas’ daily market recap: The Capers’ BCI 2014...
August 9th, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

The BDI stranded at 636 points…

The BDI stranded at 636 points…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remains for a third time at 636 points; no change losing steam, or summer blues? Geopolitical freak-waves are more than dangerous. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BCI 2014 was the only size to gain points, today was up seven at 777 points. It is always the...
August 8th, 2016 | Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

The Markets losing further ground and Geopolitics are as explosive as ever…

The Markets losing further ground and Geopolitics are as explosive as ever…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained the same since yesterday at 636 points, but lost 20 points since last Friday’s 656 points. Geopolitics are freezing the peace process and becoming the real stumbling bloc in halting business...
August 5th, 2016 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Weakening BDI and geopolitical turmoil…

Weakening BDI and geopolitical turmoil…
John Faraclas The Markets lost steam and Geopolitics are a burden; John Faraclas’ weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points since yesterday standing now at 656 points which is 62 points down since last week’s 718. The 700 points barrier is now causing problems. The Capers and its...
July 29th, 2016 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Missing the BDI@666 is a “blessing”…

Missing the BDI@666 is a “blessing”…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points  today  standing at 665 –  a point below the most sacred number of numerology… so the curse has gone… Geopolitics are increasingly worrying even for the warring ones; John Faraclas daily recap: The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 23 points...
July 28th, 2016 | Accountancy, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GMS announces growth of its Green Team

GMS announces growth of its Green Team
Dr. Anand Hiremath working at Alang GMS announces growth of its Green Team with the addition of a 4th PhD professional Anand M. Hiremath receives his Doctorate in best practices in green ship recycling adding value to the GMS‘Green Team of PhD professionals JULY 26, 2016 – GMS, the world’s largest...
July 26th, 2016 | Company Profiles, Education and Training, Environment, HR, Markets, Person Profiles, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Chaos is ante portas: Dropping BDI and worsening geopolitics…

Chaos is ante portas: Dropping BDI and worsening geopolitics…
John Faraclas It seems that we are heading for both a low market as well as a dangerous geopolitics period which unfortunately will last for the foreseeable future; unless…;  John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost ten points today closing at 736 amid rumours of a break-up...
July 20th, 2016 | Civil Unrest, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Sales and Purchases, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, UN | Read More

With the Supras@666* the BDI makes …waves

With the Supras@666* the BDI makes …waves
John Faraclas After a long time, the Supras and its respective BSI index gained a double digit plus, 15 (fifteen) points lifting also the BDI at 711; John Faraclas’ daily Market and Geopolitics recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up seven points since yesterday standing now at 711 – seven eleven...
July 12th, 2016 | Banking, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, European Union, Finance, Fixtures, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@699 – thanks to the Panamaxes…

The BDI@699 – thanks to the Panamaxes…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) close earlier on this afternoon at 699 points – up five since yesterday, thanks to the Panamaxes,   which “countered” to the second consecutive major fall of the volatile Capers. John Faraclas’ daily market and Geopolitics briefing: The Capers lost...
July 7th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Clubs, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

@688… the BDI is at least on the plus…

@688… the BDI is at least on the plus…
John Faraclas The Dry markets are getting slowly but steadily slightly better, in contrast with muddy Geopolitics; John Faraclas daily briefing: With 11 points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) changes the otherwise bleak mood, given the worsening geopolitics… Both the Capes and Panamaxes respective...
July 4th, 2016 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Oil Industry, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Latitude Brokers launches Singapore operation

Latitude Brokers launches Singapore operation
l to r: Andrew Brooker, Vanessa Toucas, Tom Fulford-Smith and Charles D’Alton  Hong Kong,  29 June 2016 – Latitude Brokers, the Hong Kong-based marine insurance specialist, have opened an office in Singapore, their second in Asia. With the continued growth of the marine markets in Singapore...
June 29th, 2016 | Company Profiles, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions | Read More

The BDI@627 fuels uncertainty…

The BDI@627 fuels uncertainty…
John Faraclas Despite the fact that lately all dry indices are on a plus modus, this fuels uncertainty with global implications and might create more problems than initially envisaged; John Faraclas’ daily Market and Geopolitics briefing: With 11 points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fuels uncertainty...
June 28th, 2016 | Associations, European Union, Insight, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Keeping your cards close to your chest

Keeping your cards close to your chest
The panel Keeping your cards close to your chest; this is the message I’ve got earlier on tonight following the great debate – as you might have seen same uploaded in the social media and probably in the news. It was a debate only between the panellists, given just three questions aired from...
June 5th, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Chartering, Company Profiles, Consulting, Consumers Market, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Gas, LNG, LPG, Markets, Oil Industry, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology | Read More

BDI gains from Capers, but otherwise markets deep to the abyss

BDI gains from Capers, but otherwise markets deep to the abyss
John Faraclas The BDI@610 is preparing all stakeholders for possible hiccups; John Faraclas’ weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just four points since yesterday and four since last week’s 606 points, thanks to the volatility of the Capers. All other sizes are in limbo… The Capers and...
June 3rd, 2016 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Is the End Nigh with the BDI@601 ?

Is the End Nigh with the BDI@601 ?
John Faraclas Approaching summer indeed has its blues particularly as it happens with the shipping markets; John Faraclas’ daily briefing…: With minus four points the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) stood at 601 points earlier on this afternoon and the situation might become as close to the all times record...
May 26th, 2016 | Markets, News, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

VesselsValue launches Offshore Valuations and GIS Mapping

VesselsValue launches Offshore Valuations and GIS Mapping
Craig Jallal, VV’s Senior Data Editor Craig Jallal writes on VesselsValue launching its Offshore Valuations and GIS Mapping: When the original VesselsValue service was launched in May 2011, the shipping industry was still coming to terms with its rapid and painful descent into the trough phase...
May 19th, 2016 | Markets, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions | Read More

VesselsValue: We now cover Offshore Support Vessels

VesselsValue: We now cover Offshore Support Vessels
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May 18th, 2016 | Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Five Years of VesselsValue

Five Years of VesselsValue
Five years ago, ship brokers were introduced to a scary new phrase, which was to forever disrupt the cozy and somewhat Delphic world of desktop ship valuations. That phrase was “quantitative analyst1”, which first appeared in a Tradewinds article describing the launch of the mapping, ship search...
May 12th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Events, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics | Read More

With the BDI@579 it’s the best time to buy

With the BDI@579 it’s the best time to buy
John Faraclas Dropping Indices favour buying spree; John Faraclas insists… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 15 points and at 579 “invites” cash-strong players for a buying spree… The Capers and its BCI 2014 lost 39 points – now standing at 713 and if things continue the BCI might drop...
May 11th, 2016 | Comment, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices | Read More

Diana’s takes dely of panamax “Maera” and signs a US$ 13, 51 mio loan facility with IBC

Diana’s takes dely of panamax “Maera” and signs a US$ 13, 51 mio loan facility with IBC
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES DELIVERY OF THE PANAMAX DRY BULK VESSEL M/V MAERA SIGNING AND DRAWDOWN OF A US$13, 510, 000 TERM LOAN FACILITY WITH THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF CHINA  ATHENS, GREECE, May 11, 2016 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing...
May 11th, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Sales and Purchases, Shipfinance | Read More

A Cock-up with the BDI down at 703, or what…?

A Cock-up with the BDI down at 703, or what…?
John Faraclas The BDI ended the week down seven points since yesterday at 703 “reassuring” of tough times ahead; John Faraclas on the latest market …”twists and turns”: So, for a second day in row the BDI dropped enhancing our prediction for tough times ahead, but more importantly strengthening...
April 29th, 2016 | Banking, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mid-week weak Market blues…

Mid-week weak Market blues…
John Faraclas We do not hold any crystal ball when we write on the shipping markets; no one does! We try to be as pragmatic as we can; John Faraclas assesses today’s BDI’s 710 points: At 710 points the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is down five points, thanks to the Capers’ BCI 2014 23 points drop followed...
April 28th, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

The BDI’s uncertainty above 700…

The BDI’s uncertainty above 700…
John Faraclas – picture credits LISW2015 FLICKR Well then, let’s how many will stay put  this time and learn that no one can walk on water; John Faraclas exercises caution as the world economic climate means we are going to face a new tempest… Thanks to the volatile Capers the BDI broke the...
April 26th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, Comment, Markets, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Technical, Technology | Read More

Is the sale of a 14-year old Post-Panamax Containership for Scrap a New Trend?

Is the sale of a 14-year old Post-Panamax Containership for Scrap a New Trend?
Graig Jallal Craig Jallal, Senior Data Editor of mapping, ship search and valuation service VesselsValue, examines if the sale of a 14-year old Containership is the start of a new trend. To set the sale in context, the average age of all sizes of Containerships sold for scrap in 2014 and 2015, was around...
April 26th, 2016 | Containers, Markets, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Statistics | Read More