Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 50 (indeed you read correct, fifty) points plus and now stands at 856 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics and in general the masses all over Planet Ocean are in a very uneasy situation. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’...
February 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI@806 just pays the OPEX; Geopolitics turbulent

The BDI@806 just pays the OPEX; Geopolitics turbulent
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained a hefty 28 points surpassing the 800 point mark and now stands at 806 points, …“enough” to pay the OPEX but not a nickel of the Capital and Interest – and if you are heavily indebted, your lenders might call it a day. The Geopolitical environment...
February 22nd, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA welcomes entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

BIFA welcomes entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Robert Keen On behalf of its members, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed the entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. The trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies notes that the ratifications by Chad, Jordan, Oman and Rwanda today...
February 22nd, 2017 | Logistics, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mixed Market Results and worsening Geopolitics

Mixed Market Results and worsening Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 16 points since last Friday and now stands at 757 points; the Geopolitical issues are dangerously worsening. John Faraclas daily recap: It sounds lately as if you are reading the types of passenger aircrafts and particularly that of Boeing with the figures...
February 20th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UK ferry freight boosted by recovering economy – up by 3.5% in 2016

UK ferry freight boosted by recovering economy – up by 3.5% in 2016
Ferry freight boosted by recovering economy Traffic rises 3.5 per cent in 2016 and for fifth consecutive year Ferry freight carried on UK ferries rose by 3.5 per cent in 2016 as an indicator of a recovering economy in the UK and Ireland, according to annual figures published today by the ferry industry. Some...
February 20th, 2017 | Markets, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@688 and Geopolitics; an enigma…

The BDI@688 and Geopolitics; an enigma…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained three points since yesterday – being those lost yesterday, and at 688 fights for survival. The Geopolitical front will soon produce a mega mayhem; it might be a good bye to Peace. John Faraclas’ daily report: The Capers and the Panamaxes lost 11...
February 15th, 2017 | Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
14-Feb-2017 RISE IN FREIGHT VOLUMES Gothenburg, Sweden Rise in freight volumes Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden Freight volumes at the Port of Gothenburg rose by almost three million tonnes in 2016 – up from 38.2 million tonnes in 2015 to 40.9 million tonnes...
February 14th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@685 and Geopolitics: face the facts

The BDI@685 and Geopolitics: face the facts
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down three points since yesterday at 685; Geopolitics are far worse than yesterday with uncertainty ready to trigger wars… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 42 points...
February 14th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Support CETA to boost trade

Support CETA to boost trade
Patrick Verhoeven The EU-Canada Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) should facilitate and boost trade between Canada and the EU, eliminating many trade barriers and offering access to new markets. Shipping takes care of around 80 percent of global trade. It hence stands to benefit from...
February 14th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

‘Avoid UK investments’: Daily Wealth Letter

‘Avoid UK investments’: Daily Wealth Letter
Ian Brodie Daily Wealth Letter a daily synopsis of the wealth news that’s most relevant, timely and dependable Compiled and edited by Ian Brodie of The Wealth Forums (www.thewealthforums.com) NEXT WEALTH FORUME NEXT WEALTH FORUM EVENT: Monaco Wealth Forum, March 15, Cafe de Paris, Monte-Carlo (visit...
February 13th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Tough times for the BDI and Geopolitics

Tough times for the BDI and Geopolitics
John Faraclas No steam left for the BDI which closed down at 702 points and very worrying Geopolitics all over Planet Ocean; John Faraclas’ weekly report: The BDI lost five points since yesterday and at 702 – just two points away from the 700 point-threshold creates uneasiness… It was also 50 (fifty)...
February 10th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMCA welcomes extra 60 days for public comment on Jones Act

IMCA welcomes extra 60 days for public comment on Jones Act
Allen Leatt The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and their members with vessels active in US waters have welcomed news that the period for public consultation and comment has been extended by an additional 60 days. “This means that we, and others, including our members, and their...
February 10th, 2017 | Associations, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI@707; reversing the tide? Geopolitics more than turbulent though!

BDI@707; reversing the tide? Geopolitics more than turbulent though!
John Faraclas Now this is …headlines: the BDI is up, yes up, plus FIVE POINTS and the 9th of the moth per the Greek saying is reversed and …valid! Let us hope things will improve, even at the last moment given the awful geopolitical tragedies we live and we are about, unfortunately, to witness. John...
February 9th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

VesselsValue: Australia moves up to 2nd place in global Panamax Bulk Trade

VesselsValue: Australia moves up to 2nd place in global Panamax Bulk Trade
Australia moves up to 2nd place in global Panamax Bulk Trade. Knowing which trade routes are growing in demand and which are shrinking is key for optimising which sectors ship owners should specialise in. The evolution of the top 5 trade routes for Panamax bulkers can be measured through the billons...
February 7th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight association urges caution when seeking Brexit advice

Freight association urges caution when seeking Brexit advice
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to carefully consider the options when seeking advice on the likely implications to their business and services of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Director General, Robert Keen says: “There has been a huge...
February 7th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets: shall we …blame the Rooster? Geopolitics: Enigmatic!

Markets: shall we …blame the Rooster? Geopolitics: Enigmatic!
John Faraclas With another fall, basically “credited” to the Capers, the BDI “must” blame the Roosters’ Chinese celebrations which by now come to an end and let’s hope there will be a reverse or else… The Geopolitical conundrum is more than enigmatic; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The...
February 6th, 2017 | Corruption, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA names new board member

BIFA names new board member
Rachel Morley The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has announced that Rachel Morley has joined its Board of Directors, replacing Carson McMullan who has stepped down having been on the Board since 2009. Rachel is general manager for operations at BIFA member company, Spatial Global based...
February 6th, 2017 | Associations, Logistics, Markets, Person Profiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Port of London trade jumps more than 10% to 50 million tonnes

Port of London trade jumps more than 10% to 50 million tonnes
Port of London – Container terminal Trade in the Port of London in 2016 reached the highest this decade, rising 10% to top 50 million tonnes for the first time since 2008. The strong performance reflects continued growth at terminals along the Thames.  The volumes of oil, containers and building...
February 5th, 2017 | Markets, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets all in Red; geopolitics bleak!

Markets all in Red; geopolitics bleak!
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – Let’s see if the Year of the Rooster turns the Markets upside down and the BDI makes waves; the Geopolitical front now turns bleak, not just sour. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another...
February 3rd, 2017 | Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Crowley, Customized Brokers & MIA Facilitate Florida’s First Ocean-to-Air Perishables Shipment

Crowley, Customized Brokers & MIA Facilitate Florida’s First Ocean-to-Air Perishables Shipment
… (MIAMI.; Feb. 3, 2017) ­– Crowley and its subsidiary Customized Brokers, in cooperation with Miami International Airport (MIA), have facilitated Florida’s first-ever ocean-to-air perishables transshipment from Guatemala to Amsterdam.   The first transshipment included nearly 10 tons of...
February 3rd, 2017 | Aviation, Logistics, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@770 has no case to answer; Geopolitics in dire straits…

The BDI@770 has no case to answer; Geopolitics in dire straits…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – At 770 points the BDI has entered once again the dangerous zone and everything can happen. The geopolitics are also going to bother the markets in an unprecedented way. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)...
February 2nd, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

No BREXIT blues for UK/Turkey trade says Davies Turner

No BREXIT blues for UK/Turkey trade says Davies Turner
Philip Stephenson Despite Sterling’s volatility, trade volumes on its UK/Turkey services continue to grow, says leading British freight forwarder Davies Turner. Turkey is expanding  both as a market for British products and a major supplier to the UK regardless of the uncertainties brought about...
February 1st, 2017 | European Union, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

No mercy for the falling markets; geopolitics crucial…

No mercy for the falling markets; geopolitics crucial…
John Faraclas All main indices, both in dry and wets cargoes fall further spoiling the Chinese New celebrations; geopolitical melt down approaches. John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 11 points since last Friday and now reads 816… The Capers BCI 2014 lost 34 points –...
January 30th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW Briefing: Enforcement against foreign states – new rules on immunity following the Loi Sapin 2

HFW Briefing: Enforcement against foreign states – new rules on immunity following the Loi Sapin 2
Enforcement against foreign states – new rules on immunity following the Loi Sapin 2 The Loi Sapin 2 has amended the rules on the immunity of foreign States by creating new conditions for the obtaining...
January 27th, 2017 | Legal, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Whatever happened to the Dry Markets and geopolitics…

Whatever happened to the Dry Markets and geopolitics…
John Faraclas Another falling day for the BDI and hiccups from geopolitics; John Faraclas’ brief daily assessment: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 22 points since yesterday  and now stands at 840; one wonders when this falling will end, as if it goes beyond the 700 points level, things can...
January 26th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More