Archive for the ‘Shipping Indices’ Category

With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed…

With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed…
John Faraclas With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed… What an end of a weak week that was with the BDI losing 16 points and now standing at 415 amid dangerous and perplexed geopolitical issues? John Faraclas’ recap: The weekly losses of the BDI stood at 72 points – down from 487 recorded last...
February 7th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Awards, Chartering, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Fishing Trawlers, Fixtures, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Spill, Organisations, People and Places, Photography, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Midweek blues, …a lonely green, a birthday, and an acquittal (?)…

Midweek blues, …a lonely green, a birthday, and an acquittal (?)…
John Faraclas Midweek blues, …a lonely green, a birthday, and an acquittal (?)… The Dry and Wet Markets continued to fall with the exception of this lonely green, the Cleans. Geopolitics as messy, perplexed  and unprecedented as ever. John Faraclas extra midweek recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)...
February 5th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, European Union, Health and Safety, IMO, Markets, Medical, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capesize index plummets to -133, the first time ever in negative territory – is it all up from here?

Capesize index plummets to -133, the first time ever in negative territory – is it all up from here?
The BIMCO House Capesize index plummets to -133, the first time ever in negative territory – is it all up from here? The Baltic Exchange Capesize Index (BCI) dropped to -133 index points on 4 February 2020, turning negative for the first time ever on 31 January 2020. The composite BDI index (BDI),...
February 5th, 2020 | BIMCO, Breaking News, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too…

The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too…
John Faraclas The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too… The falling markets, an unprecedented for many development – although we have witnessed a BDI down to 290 points in Feb 10 2016 and the falling apart of the European Union with the United Kingdom’s BREXIT  is the...
January 31st, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, IMO, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Aces…

Aces…
John Faraclas Aces… Aces come in many forms and categories in all sectors of everyday life, be it business, sports – say tennis for example, negotiations – particularly on S&P, politics – to be impeached or not, in numerology, in card games we might hear the cry “Aces high.”  This is...
January 30th, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mid-Week Blues

Mid-Week Blues
John Faraclas Mid-Week Blues What a start and what developments are these today in all fronts? For …a start, on our part same where predicted. All Markets – Dry and Wet in red with an unprecedented collapse of the Capes. The geopolitical mess is beginning to reach the climax this side has predicted....
January 29th, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, Markets, Medical, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets dramatic fall

Markets dramatic fall
John Faraclas Markets dramatic fall The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 19 points earlier on today and now stands at 557 which is also 197 points down since last week’s 754 points. The Geopolitical perplexed mess continues with the Year of the Rat ante portas. All in all, as we have said last year, 2020...
January 24th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Flags, IMO, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Sanctions, Shipping Indices | Read More

Panamaxes “lift the BDI but… Geopolitics could turn Planet Ocean upside down

Panamaxes “lift the BDI but… Geopolitics could turn Planet Ocean upside down
John Faraclas Panamaxes “lift” the  BDI but… Geopolitics could turn Planet Ocean upside down The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained five vital points since yesterday but don’t count your eggs before they are hatched… In the Geopolitical front indeed we are at the cross roads were humanity meets...
January 15th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Minor BDI losses amid turbulent Geopolitics

Minor BDI losses amid turbulent Geopolitics
John Faraclas by GTP Minor BDI losses amid turbulent Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points earlier on today since yesterday and now stands at 763 – as we also stand on shifting sand given the geopolitical conundrum. CAUTION! John Faraclas’ daily brief: Let’s hope the Dry Markets’...
January 14th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

All in red amid explosive geopolitics

All in red amid explosive geopolitics
  John Faraclas by GTP All in red amid explosive geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and all its indices which comprise same, Dries and Wets, fell further amid a cocktail of explosive Geopolitics. The BDI stood at 765 – minus nine points; CAUTION. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: Its seems...
January 13th, 2020 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

An odd BDI@774 amid geopolitical uncertainty

An odd BDI@774 amid geopolitical uncertainty
  John Faraclas; picture by Niki Paterakis An odd BDI@774 amid geopolitical uncertainty The BDI gained earlier on today two points despite the fact that all indices are in red. On w weekly basis the BDI was down  133 points – from 907 last Friday the 3rd of January. In Geopolitics chaos and uncertainty...
January 10th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance…

The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance…
John Faraclas; photo by Niki Paterakis                           The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point since yesterday and now stands at 772 points. Geopolitically...
January 9th, 2020 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics

Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points since yesterday and now the situ becomes a bit critical with unknown repercussions.  The Geopolitical situation following an early morning Iranian ballistic attack against bases with possible...
January 8th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Is it the Bunker prices that floor-down the BDI now at 791… or what?

Is it the Bunker prices that floor-down the BDI now at 791… or what?
John Faraclas Is it the Bunker prices that floor-down the BDI now at 791… or what? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 53 points as well as the 800 point threshold. Geopolitics are expected to be explosive as ever… John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ once again on a triple-digit fall –...
January 7th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead…

The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead…
John Faraclas The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 63 points as well as the 900 points threshold thanks to yet another triple-digit fall of the Capes. Geopolitics on the edge… John Faraclas’ daily brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost...
January 6th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@907 amid fast worsening geopolitics

The BDI@907 amid fast worsening geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI@907 amid fast worsening geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 69 points since yesterday thanks mainly to the Capes and bunker prices pressing rates down. There will be corrections in …both directions so all stakeholders have to be ready for every eventuality. 2020...
January 3rd, 2020 | Chartering, Civil Unrest, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes’ triple-digit fall brings the BDI below the 1,000 point threshold!!

Capes’ triple-digit fall brings the BDI below the 1,000 point threshold!!
John Faraclas Capes’ triple-digit fall brings the BDI below the 1,000 point threshold!! Yesterday’s headline from this medium on the 2020 being an Annus Horribilis was spectacularly proven verbatim right today with the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) losing 114 points. At 976 sends the message: tough times...
January 2nd, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI dives further amid Geopolitical uncertainty

The BDI dives further amid Geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI dives further amid Geopolitical uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) dives further amid Geopolitical uncertainty; John Faraclas’ pre-Christmas recap: The BDI lost 13 points and now stands at 1,090 losing even the 1,100 points threshold… The Capes’ BCI loss was minimal; minus...
December 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,103: contained losses but losses…

The BDI@1,103: contained losses but losses…
John Faraclas The BDI@1,103:Contained losses but losses… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 20 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,103 points. Contained losses but still losses marking the Festive Season and as we mentioned a few days ago we are back to square one! Geopolitics crucial with the...
December 23rd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Another week when the BDI’s losses are hurting…

Another week when the BDI’s losses are hurting…
John Faraclas Another week when the BDI’s losses are hurting… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 28 points earlier on today and now at 1,123 points pauses a bit ugly. On a weekly basis the BDI was down 232 points – from 1,355 on the 13th of December… The main cause was once again the Capes… The...
December 20th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,151: CAUTION!

The BDI@1,151: CAUTION!
John Faraclas The BDI@1,151: CAUTION! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost ALSO its 1,200 points threshold – THANKS to the triple-digit Capes’ losses. Geopolitics a big “farce” given the inhumane business and political hooligans behaviour which will damage shipping in its entirety – and beyond…...
December 19th, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Falling BDI might be worse next week…

Falling BDI might be worse next week…
Falling BDI might be worse next week… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 33 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,355; on a weekly basis the BDI was down 203 points from last week’s (06/12) 1,558. So the 1,400 and 1,500 thresholds has …vanished. The main culprit being, one again, the Capes…...
December 13th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Logistics, Markets, Military, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Ship Agencies, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,460; geopolitics in turmoil and BV makes waves

The BDI@1,460; geopolitics in turmoil and BV makes waves
John Faraclas The BDI@1,460; geopolitics in turmoil and BV makes waves The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost its 1,500 points threshold by losing 68 points and now things, despite the volatile factor, might turn sour. The Geopolitics will bother us for a while with the addition of the outcome of the British...
December 11th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Uncertainty and volatility rule the Markets

Uncertainty and volatility rule the Markets
John Faraclas Uncertainty and volatility rule the Markets The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 17 points and now stands at 1,558 – on a weekly tough basis same was up 30 points from 1,528 (29/11). Geopolitics still sour. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The Capes’ BCI was down 52 points at 3,273...
December 6th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Awards, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Markets, Military, Pollution, Regulatory, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI in …red…despite all Dry Indices are on the plus!

The BDI in …red…despite all Dry Indices are on the plus!
John Faraclas The BDI in …red…despite all Dry Indices are on the plus! Strange things will always happen and the middleman in the street still questions odd things like today’s BDI (Baltic Dry Index) being down seven points at 1,599 whilst all Dry Indices are on the up, even a contained up with...
December 4th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More