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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

The BDI losing steam… @690

The BDI losing steam… @690
John Faraclas Is it an early summer and the market is losing steam? John Faraclas reports: With only two points plus the BDI closed earlier on today at 690, proving two things, which we have numerous times stressed in the past: Unsustainability and Uncertainty! The Capers were only two points up at 1,...
April 25th, 2016 | Breaking News, European Union, Organisations, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Technology | Read More

Capers’ volatility adds to the BDI’s and market’s suspense…

Capers’ volatility adds to the BDI’s and market’s suspense…
John Faraclas The BDI close today at 688 points – that is an 18 points plus, but… as John Faraclas explains, things are getting off-hand! The Capers’ BCI 2014 was 81 points up at 1, 085, …”mirroring” the 18 points down of yesterday  and with the 18 points up of the BDI makes it an...
April 22nd, 2016 | Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

La Collectivité Territoriale de St. Pierre et Miquelon selects Damen for two Fast Ferries

La Collectivité Territoriale de St. Pierre et Miquelon selects Damen for two Fast Ferries
Monsieur Stéphane Artano (Président de la Collectivité de St Pierre et Miquelon), Reinier van Herel (Sales Manager, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem) New RoPax vessels will open geographical and economical access, improving inter-island passenger and cargo movement In 2015 Collectivité de Saint Pierre et...
April 18th, 2016 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Capers volatility brings the BDI@597

Capers volatility brings the BDI@597
John Faraclas With 30 points plus the BDI closed earlier on today at 597; a turning point? A seasonal rise or what… John Faraclas writes: The Capers and its respective BCI 2014 with an 87 points plus, now standing at 831, was the talk of the Square Mile echoing the “hidden” optimism down town Akti...
April 14th, 2016 | Corruption, Immigration, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

Difficult days, months and possible years ahead for the BDI…

Difficult days, months and possible years ahead for the BDI…
John Faraclas With five points plus since yesterday the BDI at 414 freezes everything for until 2020! This is a very extreme, but orthologistic projection, given the current state of global affairs, be it financial chaos and uncertainty to all levels in shipping, or wars which  coupled with uncertain...
March 30th, 2016 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Only at 2, 000 plus points the BDI(and Shipping) will make sense…

Only at 2, 000 plus points the BDI(and Shipping)  will make sense…
John Faraclas Whilst the BDI is…approaching the 400 points threshold, in reality and despite what the media and analysts report, as well as what the owners and managers want – needless to say the expectations from the stock markets for the listed companies and the financiers’ interest, given...
March 21st, 2016 | Chartering, Civil Unrest, Containers, Corruption, Disputes, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Gas, Health and Safety, Immigration, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Sanctions, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Sovcomflot success at 2015 Marine Money awards

Sovcomflot success at 2015 Marine Money awards
Nikolay Kolesnikov – Executive Vice-President of PAO Sovcomflot, Chief Financial Officer Marine Money, an international ship financing publication, has awarded PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) two of its annual industry awards for 2015: Nikolay Kolesnikov, Executive Vice President & CFO of Sovcomflot,...
March 14th, 2016 | Awards, Ship Finance | Read More

Volatility knocks as Capers drop…

Volatility knocks as Capers drop…
John Faraclas With the BDI at 376, that’s ten points plus since yesterday, but with the Capers as volatile as ever dropping at 178 – minus two points since yesterday the markets continue to be an enigma; John Faraclas reports: The Panamaxes our favourite size and its respective index the BPI gained...
March 9th, 2016 | Associations, Comment, Markets, News, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Deep down @ 325 the BDI continues to be attractive… but geopolitics are scary!

Deep down @ 325 the BDI continues to be attractive… but geopolitics are scary!
John Faraclas Once again the low levels and uncertainty prevails with the BDI“gaining” three points thanks to the Supras’ 11 points plus …AND the Handies’  three points! John Faraclas happily writes: The Capers lost four points, now standing at 182 and the Panamaxes remained flat with the...
February 25th, 2016 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Energy, Markets, Oil Industry, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Dry Market @ 313…

The Dry Market @ 313…
John Faraclas The Dry Market @ 313… John Faraclas reports on the oddest market the international shipping fraternity was ever faced with: This is a market for very  strong nerves, a market that only the very brave and well organised will go through – but not unscathed, a market that needs to have...
February 18th, 2016 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Gas, LNG, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mid-week BDI blues @ 290…

Mid-week BDI blues @ 290…
John Faraclas Mid-week BDI blues @ 290… and Geopolitics blues; John Faraclas special midweek report: Drop, …Drop, ..Drop; where’s the stop? With minus one point the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) stood at 290 earlier on this afternoon. It seems that this is natural given the global situation and the festivities...
February 10th, 2016 | Banking, Energy, Immigration, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A sea change…for the BDI @325…

A sea change…for the BDI @325…
John Faraclas Another 12 points down, another all times low record… making the BDI’s history more than interesting!  The John Faraclas daily market commentary: The Capes minus 19 points at 216 approaching the 200 barrier yet again. The Panamaxes’ BDI down 10 at 293 points; the Supras’ BSI...
January 28th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Comment, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Gas Carriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Oil Industry, Reefer ships, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI at 354: “thanks” for the capers; it could have been worse…

The BDI at 354: “thanks” for the capers; it could have been worse…
What a finale that was this Friday ending a nine days plus continuous skyfall of the indices! John Faraclas comments on the third ALLABOUTSHIPPING wekly reporting tonight the 22nd of January 2016: The BDI closed down just one point, “thanks” as the title “implies”  for the Capes’ two days...
January 22nd, 2016 | Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The Trumpet from VesselsValue Newsletter 20 Jan. 2016

The Trumpet from VesselsValue Newsletter 20 Jan. 2016
Wednesday 20 January 2016                           ...
January 20th, 2016 | Chartering, Markets, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Statistics | Read More

The BDI at 402: between the devil and the deep blue sea…

The BDI at 402: between the devil and the deep blue sea…
John Faraclas Time and again we have warned all those with vested interest in the shipping adventure to take cover; from what we can see,   very few did; the results are now publicly known… John Faraclas comments on the state of the shipping markets and geopolitics affecting same: The BDI closed down...
January 12th, 2016 | Breaking News, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More