Archive for the ‘Tankers’ Category

Falling BDI and squeezed Wets raises eyebrows…

Falling BDI and squeezed Wets raises eyebrows…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another dozen of points earlier on today and now stands at 1,534 points. Geopolitics remain crucial in all fronts; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI was down three points at 3,217… The Panamaxes lost 19 with the BPI now reads 1,498… The...
October 30th, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Falling Dry Markets; Wets still …“buoyant…”

Falling Dry Markets; Wets still …“buoyant…”
John Faraclas So what’s next for the Dry Markets now that that BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell both on a daily and weekly basis despite otherwise being thought through wrong messages from those who like to dictate the markets? Geopolitics have now become more than dodgy and messy; be cautious and on guard....
October 27th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

MISC wins tanker operator Lloyd’s List 2017 Asia Pacific Awards

MISC wins tanker operator Lloyd’s List 2017 Asia Pacific Awards
Mr. W. M. Zulhilme B W M Noor, Eaglestar’s Fleet Director (LNG & Products) represented MISC Group in accepting the Lloyd’s List Tanker Operator of the Year Award from Captain Rachit Jain, Managing Director, Safe Lanes, who sponsored the award. MISC Group (MISC) won the Tanker Operator...
October 27th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Events, People and Places, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,555…

The BDI@1,555…
John Faraclas Correction, loss of steam, uncertainty, volatility, you name it..? To “entertain” your wonder and possibly your curiosity, the reply is simply: “oh well, all in one; a bit of everything”. The BDI’s (Baltic Dry Index) recovery from the 10th of February 2016 – when it clocked...
October 26th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Tanker conference focuses on environmental and human capital challenges and growth opportunities

Tanker conference focuses on environmental and human capital challenges and growth opportunities
Image Caption; see at the end of this news* The second The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai, on 24th October, underlined the potential that exists for growth and development within the region’s tanker sector. To achieve this, however, speakers...
October 25th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?
John Faraclas With eight points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) opened this week’s dry market …deliberations, thanks to the Capers as all the other dry sizes remained more or less stagnant… The Geopolitical situation smells of more gun powder… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI was...
October 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Tanker sector looks beyond hurricane season to firmer Q4 fundamentals

Tanker sector looks beyond hurricane season to firmer Q4 fundamentals
Some very physical disruption is causing short-term volatility in Atlantic markets but the recent rally is supported by stronger fundamentals  London, 19 October, 2017. An unusually high level of disruption from the hurricane season in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico has shaken up the tanker market,...
October 19th, 2017 | Reports, Tankers | Read More

Volatility and loss of steam keeps the BDI@1,566…

Volatility and loss of steam keeps the BDI@1,566…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 14 points up since yesterday given the marginal minus losses of the Panamaxes. Geopolitics are getting worse all over Planet Ocean; CAUTION. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers produced only 55 points plus, nearly half since the...
October 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Caution with the BDI and Geopolitics…

Caution with the BDI and Geopolitics…
John Faraclas Caution with the BDI@1,523… and geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 38 points higher since last Friday and  now reads 1,523 points – one of the best ever for many months now… Geopolitics as per our feelings – in writing as you can read all our previous...
October 16th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

An enigmatic BDI should not fool us..

An enigmatic BDI should not fool us..
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 1,458, that is 25 points plus since yesterday thanks mainly to the Panamaxes and hooray hooray to the Supras. The Geopolitical crisis deepens in all fronts. John Faraclas’ recap: The Capers continued to fall; today they lost another...
October 12th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capers drop further but other sizes …do “well”…

Capers drop further but other sizes …do “well”…
John Faraclas Volatility, uncertainty and enigmatic Dry AND Wet Markets rule the day. Geopolitics and in general World Peace at stake – and it’s NOT the economy stupid; it’s figures; John Faraclas’ midweek recap: With the BDI@1,433 points – up 15 since yesterday owners defying logic believe...
October 11th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Maritime Cyprus 2017: Highlights from speeches and panel sessions on the third day

Maritime Cyprus 2017: Highlights from speeches and panel sessions on the third day
.. Shipping Heavyweights congregate in Limassol for Maritime Cyprus 2017  Highlights from speeches and panel sessions on the third day of the conference  Today’s deliberations commenced with an address delivered by the Mayor of Limassol, Mr. Nicos Nicolaides, on the theme “Limassol as a maritime...
October 11th, 2017 | Drill ships, Energy, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capers down; Panamaxes up: a balancing act in an unending crisis…?

Capers down; Panamaxes up: a balancing act in an unending crisis…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up just six point today at 1,411 proving once again our views AND not our fears – to make things clear, on how uncertain and without steam the Markets stand. Geopolitics on par with our past reporting: simply getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
October 9th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,405: a controlled correction…?

The BDI@1,405: a controlled correction…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and in general the markets do not surprise us at all with their performance and behaviour so far needless to say their volatility; the Geopolitics are so perplexed and enigmatic that either you consult …the oracle or use your own shipping business intuition...
October 6th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Countering Volatility with the BDI@1,382

Countering Volatility with the BDI@1,382
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained an unprecedented – for the period and time we go through, 62 points plus and now reads 1,382 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers who managed to …sky-rock today with 221 points. Geopolitics continue to deteriorate and as many ostracize,...
October 5th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Markets, News, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI in search for survival…

The BDI in search for survival…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  with a dozen points plus fights for survival; but everything is possible. Geopolitics are on the worse ever point and for sure will affect the Markets, Dry and Wets. John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: With a dozen points at 1,320, following the recent 200 point...
October 4th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Reality bites with the BDI@1,308…

Reality bites with the BDI@1,308…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its free fall losing another 20 points earlier on today and now reads 1,308 …and the Wets fall too… Geopolitics create a very dangerous environment from which only the very well placed nations, companies and individuals might survive. An Armageddon...
October 3rd, 2017 | Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Fixtures, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Falling Dry Markets; Wets still …“buoyant…”

John Faraclas So what’s next for the Dry Markets now that that BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell both on a daily and weekly basis despite otherwise being thought through wrong messages from those who like to dictate the markets? Geopolitics have now become more than dodgy and messy; be cautious and on guard....
October 2nd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 28 points since last Friday and now stands at 1,328 points; Geopolitics continue to get sour on all fronts everywhere on Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers lost 67 points with the BCI now reading 2,671 points… The Panamaxes’...
October 2nd, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Banking, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, European Union, Gas, Insight, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Whatever happened to the BDI…

John Faraclas The BDI’s (Baltic Dry Index) fall continuous amid BREXIT’s mayhem and Geopolitical uncertainty… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With minus 38 points the BDI went under the 1,400 points and now reads 1,391… The Capers’ dive of 118 points must worry us or keep us “indifferent”;...
September 28th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,429: The storm before the storm?

The BDI@1,429: The storm before the storm?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 47 points and now stands at 1,429 points thanks mainly to the as ever volatile Capers; the Geopolitical situation becomes messy given the multiple of provocations… John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: The Capers lost 159 points and the BCI now stands...
September 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Sovcomflot to operate new Rosneft large-capacity oil tankers built at Zvezda shipyard

Sovcomflot to operate new Rosneft large-capacity oil tankers built at Zvezda shipyard
From the signing ceremony* PAO Sovcomflot (“SCF Group”), Rosneft, the State Transport Leasing Company (“STLC”), and Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex have signed a set of agreements that entail the construction of five Aframax tankers to enable export shipments of crude oil and oil products. The 114,000...
September 26th, 2017 | News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Tankers, Technical, Technology | Read More

Markets upwards trend should be countered with caution

Markets upwards trend should be countered with caution
John Faraclas The BDI gained another 17 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,415 points. Geopolitics continue to be more than messy, enigmatic and soon will surprise all. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers clinched 42 points and now the BDI reads 2,723 points. The Panamaxes slow down with...
September 19th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Supras and Handies “surge” …

Supras and Handies “surge” …
John Faraclas “13 for Luck” was one of Agatha Cristie’s best novels with a unique plot  and for those who have read and studied same they can understand the significance of the book and its plot with what takes place in the Dry and Wet markets since 2004 to to date, add the 13 points plus the...
September 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,385 amid uncertainty and terror all over…

The BDI@1,385 amid uncertainty and terror all over…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 24 points higher than yesterday at 1,385 and 53 since last Friday the 8th of September when it stood at 1,332 points. Geopolitics remain at the lowest level and terror re-asserts itself… John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capers volatility makes...
September 15th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More