Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

The BDI@1,552: still cruel to be kind…

The BDI@1,552: still cruel to be kind…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 29 points since yesterday thanks mainly to the Capers and to a leaser extend to all the other dry indices. Geopolitics still very perplexed. John Faraclas’ market briefing: The Capers gained another 100 points – to be precise 99 points and now...
October 17th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | 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

Freight forwarders urged to comment on likely post-Brexit skills gaps

Freight forwarders urged to comment on likely post-Brexit skills gaps
Robert Keen Members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) are being urged to take part in a short survey designed to gain a better understanding of the scale of potential Customs procedure training that will be required post-Brexit within the freight forwarding sector. A big concern...
October 12th, 2017 | Associations, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Abu Dhabi Ports reveals new investment opportunities in KIZAD at UAE-Saudi Business Forum 2017

Abu Dhabi Ports reveals new investment opportunities in KIZAD at UAE-Saudi Business Forum 2017
… Abu Dhabi-UAE: 12 October 2017 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, as well as Fujairah Terminals and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), announced new special terms for Saudi nationals looking...
October 12th, 2017 | Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

FIATA Announce Winner of Young Forwarder Award

FIATA Announce Winner of Young Forwarder Award
(l-r) Michael Yarwood, TT Club; Thomas Sim, Chairman of FIATA’s Advisory Board Vocational Training; Award Winner Bradley Davis; Hu Xiang Zhao, President of FIATA The 2017 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year (YIFFY) Award has been presented to Bradley Davis of Canada at the FIATA annual...
October 10th, 2017 | Awards, Events, HR, Logistics, Markets, P and I Clubs, Trade and Commerce | 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

St Helena Line to withdraw RMS St Helena from service and seeks buyer for vessel

St Helena Line to withdraw RMS St Helena from service and seeks buyer for vessel
The RMS “St Helena” St Helena Line has announced today, (Thursday 5th October 2017), that it is to withdraw the Passenger Cargo Royal Mail Ship St Helena (RMS) from service in February 2018 and has appointed London ship broker CW Kellock & Co Ltd to handle her sale. Operated...
October 5th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Sales and Purchases, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Africa Express Line advances energy efficiency with new order for Star Cool containers

Africa Express Line advances energy efficiency with new order for Star Cool containers
Star Cool Controlled Atmosphere offers high energy efficiency and effective care of perishables The shipping line aims to reduce operating costs and meet sustainability objectives through energy efficiency, effective cargo control and cold chain transparency. Africa Express Line Ltd (AEL) is expanding...
October 3rd, 2017 | Containers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, News, Reefer Containers, 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

Let’s be blunt: the markets and geopolitics are in trouble

Let’s be blunt: the markets and geopolitics are in trouble
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down earlier on today at 1,356 points – 35 points down since yesterday and 146 since last Friday’s closing when the general index stood at 1,502 points. Geopolitics might become a times two Armageddon.  John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: Whatever...
September 29th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Stena Line to strengthen freight network on the North Sea…

Stena Line to strengthen freight network on the North Sea…
Stena Line to strengthen freight network on the North Sea between Rotterdam and the UK by adding further capacity London, 28 September 2017 – Earlier this year Stena Line announced the increase to their freight capacity on the route Rotterdam (Europoort) to Harwich January 2018 by replacing the current...
September 28th, 2017 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IUA member survey reveals business priorities for London company market

IUA member survey reveals business priorities for London company market
Dave Matcham The top three challenges facing London market companies are the soft market, Brexit and regulatory compliance, according to a survey of International Underwriting Association members. In an online questionnaire, members also cited the IT/cyber revolution, the challenge of innovating new...
September 28th, 2017 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Trade and Commerce | 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

Shipping confidence continues to edge upwards –

Shipping confidence continues to edge upwards –
Richard Greiner Shipping confidence reached its highest rating in the past three years in the three months to end-August 2017, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. The average confidence level expressed by respondents to...
September 25th, 2017 | Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 25, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 25, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Angela Merkel won a fourth term as German chancellor in Sunday’s federal election, in line with expectations. Yet, Angela Markel’s...
September 25th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Premier, Minister meet New York business execs on BDA trip

Premier, Minister meet New York business execs on BDA trip
At Oliver Wyman Group, from left, BDA’s Sean Moran; Michael Zeltkevic, Partner and Head of Americas, Financial Services; Premier Burt;Michael Moloney, Partner and Head of Americas, Insurance; Minister Simmons; Rick Chavez, Partner and Americas Head of Digital Strategy Acceleration Hamilton, Bermuda,...
September 22nd, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Trade and Commerce | 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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 15, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 15, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European equity indices opened lower on Friday, following a rather mixed picture in Asian equity markets, after North Korea fired...
September 15th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Davies Turner is getting ship shape in Bristol

Davies Turner is getting ship shape in Bristol
Philip Stephenson Davies Turner is making excellent progress with its multimillion pound investment at Central Park at Avonmouth, Bristol where its new Distribution Centre (DC) is taking shape and is on course to open next month. Following the purchase of its second freehold site in Avonmouth last June,...
September 15th, 2017 | Associations, Logistics, News, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The dangers of Volatility in the Markets and Geopolitics

The dangers of Volatility in the Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas As predicted yesterday the market “improved” today following its midweek fall, an easy job to do being familiarised with volatility which enable us to foresee the asymmetrical behaviour of the indices. Geopolitics continue an erratic course. John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI gained...
September 14th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Major Port Group Warns UK Businesses Against ‘Brexit Blinkers’

Major Port Group Warns UK Businesses Against ‘Brexit Blinkers’
Theresa May visiting Teesport earlier this month EXPORTERS URGED TO EXPLORE EMERGING MARKETS AS INDUSTRY UNITES FOR LONDON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WEEK. In the week that global maritime leaders gave the UK a vote of confidence, naming it one of the world’s leading maritime centres, PD Ports is urging...
September 14th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mid-week market and geopolitical blues…

Mid-week market and geopolitical blues…
John Faraclas The Capers continue to be damaging for the Dry Markets; the Wets with mixed feelings and Geopolitics… John Faraclas’ brief midweek recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost seven points and now reads 1,337 points thanks to the Panamaxes, the salvor of the day… The volatile Capers were...
September 13th, 2017 | Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Braemar gives LNG Shipping Market analysis at LISW2017

Braemar gives LNG Shipping Market analysis at LISW2017
Jordan neil Experts from Braemar LNG Group gave a full audience a truncated overview relating the technical, commercial and market trends of the often very complex world of LNG shipping. Andy Bright, Director, (Braemar Engineering) concentrated on the advanced technology and very precise engineering...
September 13th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, LNG, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,355, Wets unstable amid messy Geopolitics

The BDI@1,355, Wets unstable amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas The  BDI (Baltic Dry Index) begins  the week with gains; 23 points plus since last Friday the 8th of September, and at 1,355 points “makes” a bit of better sense… The Wets with mixed feelings and the Geopolitics messy as ever. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
September 11th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More