Archive for the ‘Tankers’ Category

The BDI@1,043 whilst awaiting …Armageddon

The BDI@1,043 whilst awaiting …Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI@1,043 whilst awaiting …Armageddon The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its upwards mode and now reads 1,043 – plus 17 points since yesterday. The Geopolitics getting sour and BIMCO makes a splash at the Yacht Club of Greece. John Faraclas’ daily market brief recap: The Capes’...
May 14th, 2019 | Associations, BIMCO, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Gagarin Prospect named Ship of the Year

Gagarin Prospect named Ship of the Year
Igor Tonkovidov Gagarin Prospect named Ship of the Year Gagarin Prospect, the world’s first LNG-fuelled Aframax crude oil tanker which is owned and operated by Sovcomflot (SCF Group), has been awarded ‘Ship of the Year’ at the 2019 Marine Propulsion Awards. The award ceremony was held in Amsterdam...
May 14th, 2019 | Awards, Tankers | Read More

Baltic’s Dry and Wet Markets …“remain” buoyant

Baltic’s Dry and Wet Markets …“remain” buoyant
John Faraclas Baltic’s day and weekly Dry and Wet Markets …“remain” buoyant The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “managed” to capitulate on its volatile nature and succeed in going over and above the 1,000 points mark; at 1,013 looks better… plus 39 isn’t bad at all. The weekly gains were 28 points...
May 10th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market’s volatility continues…

Market’s volatility continues…
  John Faraclas Market’s volatility continues… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 34 points – now standing at 974, and looks likely that same might go over and above the 1,000 point threshold – the psychological four-digit barrier. Geopolitics continue to be messy and as we have warned: expect...
May 9th, 2019 | Chartering, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology | Read More

The BDI @940: volatility knocks …yet again!

The BDI @940: volatility knocks …yet again!
The BDI @940: volatility knocks …yet again! Strange “developments” with ups and downs for both the Dry and Wet Markets. Geopolitics hotting-up. John Faraclas brief recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained four points thanks mainly to the volatile Capes’ BCI which clinched forty points and now...
May 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The Markets: Dirty Capes have it; Geopolitics more than perplexed and Seatrade Awards spectacular change the mood!

The Markets: Dirty Capes have it; Geopolitics more than perplexed and Seatrade Awards spectacular change the mood!
John Faraclas The Markets: Dirty Capes have it; Geopolitics more than perplexed and Seatrade Awards spectacular change the mood! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 49 points – same more or less fall with last Friday’s the 3rd of May when it fall 47 points, and now stands at 936… The geopolitical uncertainty...
May 7th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

‘Chartering Manual’ makes a big splash

‘Chartering Manual’ makes a big splash
. ‘Chartering Manual’ makes a big splash By John Faraclas This specialist shipbroking book is now the fifth volume* residing on my bedside table! You all know how particular I become – and I am on many issues and in relation to the many books I read and then study – also for reviewing same...
May 5th, 2019 | Books, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Insight, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets: volatility rules the day

Markets: volatility rules the day
John Faraclas Markets: volatility rules the day Unprecedented ups and sudden downs brings the BDI to a triple digit level following the Capes’ “euphoria”. Geopolitics might turn, as we have warned you in writing, sour. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down...
May 3rd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Unsustainable markets?

Unsustainable markets?
John Faraclas Unsustainable markets? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched just a point and now reads 1,032. Geopolitics still messy. John Faraclas brief daily recap: The Capes’ surge was “halted” as the Dry Markets most volatile index gained 31 points and now stands at 1,420. We say “halted”...
May 2nd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Exhibitions, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capes’ Market mirage amid growing Geopolitical mess

Capes’ Market mirage amid growing Geopolitical mess
John Faraclas Capes’ Market mirage amid growing Geopolitical mess The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 20 points at 1,031 “thanks” to the unprecedented Capes’ surge. The Geopolitical situation contains to many dangerous issue which will soon prove detrimental for all; John Faraclas’ May Day Mayday...
May 1st, 2019 | BIMCO, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, International Chamber of Shipping, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI subjected to Capes’ volatility whilst everything else dives!

The BDI subjected to Capes’ volatility whilst everything else dives!
John Faraclas The BDI subjected to Capes’ volatility whilst everything else dives! The BDI might have gone over and above the 1,000 point threshold – being not just a psychological barrier but even beyond that, at the same time though proves all along our two-fold view that one size cannot and...
April 30th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A Capes “dominated” market… amid an imminent geopolitical episode

A Capes “dominated” market… amid an imminent geopolitical episode
John Faraclas Without Prejudice A Capes “dominated” market… amid an imminent geopolitical episode The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 20 points at 889 amid turbulent Geopolitics in this second pre-Easter week. John Faraclas daily, weekly and fortnight recaps: The BDI was also 99 points better...
April 26th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@869; not too much steam…

The BDI@869; not too much steam…
John Faraclas The BDI@869; not too much steam… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) despite gains remains a perplexed enigma given that we cannot verify- at least for the time being a sustainable future… Geopolitics becoming crucial given the presence of US Navy’s powerful force – two aircraft carriers...
April 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@850: expectations raised but reality bites…

The BDI@850: expectations raised but reality bites…
John Faraclas The BDI@850: expectations raised but reality bites… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 29 points – similar more or less as per yesterday’s closing but still here we are NOT convinced given the bankruptcy all over Planet Ocean and the unprecedented way Geopolitics will turn. John Faraclas...
April 24th, 2019 | Canals, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Inland Waterways, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

New ITOPF 2019 Handbook published

New ITOPF 2019 Handbook published
. New ITOPF Handbook 2019  published ITOPF has just published its annual Handbook for 2019/20. This contains a wealth of valuable information and guidance for those likely to be involved in spills of oil, chemicals or other substances from ships. This year’s edition has been fully revised with the...
April 24th, 2019 | Associations, Environment, Oil Spill, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@821: towards a Market “Resurrection”?

The BDI@821: towards a Market “Resurrection”?
John Faraclas The BDI@821: towards a Market “Resurrection”? The BDI (Baltic dry Index) gained 31 points earlier on today thanks, mainly, to the Capes; Geopolitics still perplexed and worrying in all fronts. John Faraclas’ brief post Easter recap: The Capes’ BCI was up82 points and now stands...
April 23rd, 2019 | Chartering, Energy, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@767: a pre-Easter Market “upturn”?

The BDI@767: a pre-Easter Market “upturn”?
John Faraclas The BDI@767: a pre-Easter Market “upturn”? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained a good 18 points earlier on today and slowly slowly begins to climb up from the very lows of the last two months… The Wets too are trying… Geopolitics look blur but nobody gives the pope attention until...
April 17th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@749… amid Geopolitical uncertainty…

The BDI@749… amid Geopolitical uncertainty…
John Faraclas The BDI@749… amid Geopolitical uncertainty… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 11 points earlier on today. The Geopolitical situation remains uncertain. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 14 points at 459… A good …“catch” for the Panamaxes’...
April 16th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection?

The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection?
John Faraclas The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 12 points and now stands at 38; a good start for the market’s resurrection… Geopolitics still might produce upheavals in all fronts… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up...
April 15th, 2019 | Breaking News, Chartering, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dirties, Capes and turmoil rule the day

Dirties, Capes and turmoil rule the day
John Faraclas Dirties, Capes and turmoil rule the day The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) Was down two points at 726 but gained 15 points since last Friday- 5th of April, 15 (from 711). The Geopolitical turmoil continues on all fronts. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: With the “exception” of the...
April 12th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Dirties have it…

Dirties have it…
John Faraclas Dirties have it… All Dry indices were down; the Wets saw the Cleans with losses and only the Dirties managed to clinch two points… Geopolitics are on the brink of a total recall with BREXIT becoming the pussy-cat so to speak but in a tough way… Aesop has always been revisited… my...
April 11th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@734 amid Geopolitical chaos…

The BDI@734 amid Geopolitical chaos…
John Faraclaseopolitics The BDI@734 amid Geopolitical chaos… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained nine points earlier on amid a very perplexed geopolitical environment given the EU’s important decision to grant an extension to UK on BREXIT and a bankrupt World. John Faraclas’ brief  recap: Since...
April 10th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI@725; a double digit rise but…

The BDI@725; a double digit rise but…
John Faraclas The BDI@725; a double digit rise but… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 11 points since yesterday amid a worsening geopolitical environment… John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: Wonder how you interpret Aristotle’s maxim: “Nothing matters much and very little mattes at all” under...
April 9th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIMCO: US seaborne crude oil exports hit record high for fifth month in a row

BIMCO: US seaborne crude oil exports hit record high for fifth month in a row
Peter Sand US seaborne crude oil exports hit record high for fifth month in a row US exports of crude oil have, since August 2018, continued to rise every month, with a new record high in January of 9.6 million tonnes. Exports rose in January on the back of increased sales to Europe, which rose from...
April 9th, 2019 | Associations, BIMCO, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@711 amid a mega Geopolitical mayhem…

The BDI@711 amid a mega Geopolitical mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI@711 amid a mega Geopolitical mayhem… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained a dozen points since yesterday and now stands at 711 points. Geopolitical Mayhem the name of the game. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The BDI managed to go over and above the 700 points threshold...
April 5th, 2019 | Chartering, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More