Archive for the ‘Ship Finance’ Category

Be cautious with the BDI and Geopolitics

Be cautious with the BDI and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “raises” hopes given its 20 plus points rise, but be cautious as things are not that promising and in any case we are far apart the December 2013 level of 2,277 points – 1,345 points down! Geopolitics are not just an enigma, they are a harsh reality and...
July 18th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Safety and Security, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices | Read More

The Markets; a fool’s paradise?

The Markets; a fool’s paradise?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point earlier on today, thanks to the Panamaxes, Supras and Handies …”balancing” the Capers’ fall; Geops (Geopolitics) will soon cause a …geopolitical inferno of incalculable dimensions. It will be both a Tsunami and a …forest fire on...
June 20th, 2017 | Banking, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Maritime Fraud, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The Markets dive, the geopolitics are messy, terrorism must be smashed here and now!

The Markets dive, the geopolitics are messy, terrorism must be smashed here and now!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 16 points at 918, Geopolitics continue to be messy all over, and Terrorism must be smashed here and now as excuses are, at best, SILLY! John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI approaches the 900 point mark and if same is broken then you better dive in an...
May 25th, 2017 | Breaking News, Markets, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling Markets and dangerous Geopolitics

Falling Markets and dangerous Geopolitics
John Faraclas The fall continued today both for the Dry and the Wets; the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points and now stands at 1,134. On the Geopolitical front things are getting all over Planet Ocean sour and let’s hope diplomacy is resurrected. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers were the...
April 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A Capers “market” with consequences; geopolitics a concern…

A Capers “market” with consequences; geopolitics a concern…
John Faraclas The BDI was up 13 points at 1,112 with the “support” from the Capers. The wets in the …dry…  Geopolitics are a major concern. John Faraclas’ daily report: The Capers’ BCI 2014 continue to rise; this time at 1,929 – up 86 points, in a very asymmetrical sequence. Time will...
March 14th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Intertanko chairman Nikos Tsakos addresses IMIF on state of the tanker sector

Intertanko chairman Nikos Tsakos addresses IMIF on state of the tanker sector
Dr Nikos P. Tsakos Operators of the global fleet of tankers have grounds for market optimism – although they should restrain any impulse to order more tonnage. This was the message from Nikos Tsakos, chairman of Intertanko, when he addressed a meeting of the International Maritime Industries Forum...
March 1st, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, IMIF, IMO, Intertanko, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capital Link’s Cyprus Shipping Forum 9th Feb 2017

Capital Link’s Cyprus Shipping Forum 9th Feb 2017
Capital Link’s Nicolas Bornozis The inaugural “Capital Link Cyprus Shipping Forum” will take place in Limassol on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at the Columbia Plaza, under the Auspices of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works. Capital Link intends to organize this event in Cyprus...
January 19th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Logistics, Markets, Ship Finance, Shipmanagement | Read More

Whither container shipping? IMIF is told of “reasons to be cheerful”

Whither container shipping? IMIF is told of “reasons to be cheerful”
Ian Webber delivering his slides speech Emerging trends in the benighted container shipping sector offer some grounds for optimism, the International Maritime Industries Forum heard at its latest meeting. Ian Webber, chief executive of Global Ship Lease Inc, discerned what he called some “reasons to...
January 18th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Book for 2017 and beyond given the scarcity to fund Shipping

The Book for 2017 and beyond given the scarcity to fund Shipping
THE INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF SHIPPING FINANCE Edited by Manolis G. Kavussanos & Ilias D. Visvikis The International Handbook of Shipping Finance is a one-stop resource, offering comprehensive reference to theory and practice in the area of shipping finance. In the multi billion dollar international...
January 3rd, 2017 | Books, Insight, Markets, Ship Finance | Read More

BDI: The Fall; Geopolitics to follow suit…

BDI: The Fall; Geopolitics to follow suit…
John Faraclas At 966 the BDI rewrites history and Geopolitics being closely interwoven with trade, conversely with the market, will also suffer in its entirety! John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 37 points since yesterday and now reads 966 – below the 1,000 points threshold....
December 15th, 2016 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI: every plus point matters in this geopolitical chaos…

The BDI: every plus point matters in this geopolitical chaos…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed six points higher since yesterday at 855 , the Geopolitical Chaos though goes from strength to strength and wonder if there is any Deus ex machina to save the day… John Faraclas weekly recap: At least the BDI gained 21 points since last week’s 834 points,...
November 4th, 2016 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Don’t count on Capers “euphoria”…

Don’t count on Capers “euphoria”…
John Faraclas With another 111 points plus the Capers “boosted” the BDI with 29 plus points; explosive Geopolitics can cause major tsunamis….John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 29 points and now stands at 865 thanks to the Capers’ BCI 2014 which gained 111 points and...
September 20th, 2016 | Comment, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets and Geopolitics: blessing in disguise…

The Markets and Geopolitics: blessing in disguise…
John Faraclas Another Skyfall of the markets continued today and coupled with the geopolitical uncertainty due to the many unsettled issues around Planet Ocean – as a result of the inability of our politicians and diplomats, make us say: ain’t seen nothing yet! John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The...
September 14th, 2016 | Civil Unrest, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Events, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Register Now for The New York Maritime Forum – Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in New York City

Register Now for The New York Maritime Forum – Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in New York City
LAST CHANCE – Attendance is free of charge for qualified delegates REGISTER FOR THE NEW YORK MARITIME FORUM – THE CAPITAL FOR SHIPPING Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – Metropolitan Club   The New York Maritime Forum (NYMF) is both an investment and an industry conference with a double...
September 9th, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Energy, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets: knowing when and how to use cut and run*…

The Markets: knowing when and how to use cut and run*…
John Faraclas The seasonal surge for iron ore in reality means nothing for a sustainable market that all stakeholders look for, whether dry or wet; geopolitics and economic catastrophes for not having a risk assessment plan will soon become cataclysmic. John Faraclas’ weekly market and Geopolitics...
September 9th, 2016 | European Union, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, 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

BDI’s “controlled” fall @641…

BDI’s “controlled” fall @641…
John Faraclas BDI’s “controlled” fall @641, but uncontrolable Geopolitics… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just four points earlier on today; the Geopolitics though with alarming Terrorism precautions are more than serious. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: So the BDI@641 points look likely...
August 3rd, 2016 | Breaking News, Markets, Reports, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Summer of Markets discontent amid Geopolitical turmoil…

Summer of Markets discontent amid Geopolitical turmoil…
John Faraclas Falling indices and bankruptcies as well as extraordinary Geopolitical events call for cautious navigation in turbulent waters; John Faraclas’ Daily Recap: The BDI lost another nine points earlier on today and now stands at 560 points. The Capers’ BCI 2014  lost 11 and at 757 it seems...
August 1st, 2016 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Holidays, Immigration, Markets, News, Religion, Reports, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | 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

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

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

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

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

Uncertainty continues in the Shipping Markets; Geopolitics in a total mess

Uncertainty continues in the Shipping Markets; Geopolitics in a total mess
John Faraclas The BDI closed earlier on today at 715 points – that is 11 points up since yesterday, thanks to the Capers’ 25 plus points, bringing the BCI 2014 at 1, 160 points. John Faraclas’ briefing: Indeed one size cannot create a market; we have constantly repeat this! The Capers have...
April 27th, 2016 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More