Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

Uncertainty Rules the Markets, Geopolitics AND Coronavirus

Uncertainty Rules the Markets, Geopolitics AND Coronavirus
John Faraclas by GTP Uncertainty Rules the Markets, Geopolitics AND Coronavirus The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 11 points earlier on today and now stands at 607, regaining the 600 point threshold; Geopolitics might develop total mess all over Planet Ocean and Coronavirus, this unprecedented anathema,...
April 8th, 2020 | Chartering, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Stena Line plans to close the Trelleborg-Sassnitz route

Stena Line plans to close the Trelleborg-Sassnitz route
Sassnitz Stena Line plans to close the Trelleborg-Sassnitz route  On Saturday 14 March Stena Line suspended the operation of the ferry route between Trelleborg in Sweden and Sassnitz in Germany until further notice. Today, 8 April, the Company announced plans for the permanent closure of the route,...
April 8th, 2020 | HR, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UK Chamber of Shipping calls for immediate support to keep freight flowing

UK Chamber of Shipping calls for immediate support to keep freight flowing
Bob Sangunetti UK Chamber of Shipping calls for immediate support to keep freight flowing The UK Chamber of Shipping, the trade association with nearly 200 members, has called for immediate support from the UK government to ensure freight continues to flow into the country. UK Chamber Chief Executive...
April 5th, 2020 | Associations, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

What a week* that was with the Markets, Geopolitics and Coronavirus…

What a week* that was with the Markets, Geopolitics and Coronavirus…
John Faraclas What a week* that was with the Markets, Geopolitics and Coronavirus… Lack of steam is this week’s market is the main characteristic for both the Dry and Wet Markets; Geopolitics seem on hold but this is the biggest bluff; Coronavirus raises the stakes for what is yet to come. John Faraclas’...
April 3rd, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

PEMA makes information papers and industry surveys free to access

PEMA makes information papers and industry surveys free to access
PEMA makes information papers and industry surveys free to access In support of the global ports and terminals sector, as it adjusts to the impact of Covoid-19, the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has made its extensive catalogue of information papers, industry research, and best practice...
April 3rd, 2020 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMCA actively participates in COVID-19 pandemic industry group

IMCA actively participates in COVID-19 pandemic industry group
Margaret Fitzgerald, Head of Marine Policy & Regulatory Affairs at IMCA IMCA actively participates in COVID-19 pandemic industry group The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is part of a COVID-19 Industry Group which has collaborated with the International Maritime Organization...
April 2nd, 2020 | Associations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market midweek blues, Wets thrive and the Coronavirus anathema “remains” an enigma…

Dry Market midweek blues, Wets thrive and the Coronavirus anathema “remains” an enigma…
John Faraclas Dry Market midweek blues, Wets thrive and the Coronavirus anathema “remains” an enigma… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) following a “surge” due to the volatile Capes was down two points since yesterday and now reads 624… The VLCC’s and ULCC’s witnessed another unprecedented rise...
April 1st, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, HR, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UK freight association encourages sign up for its online Customs declaration training; grant funding still available

UK freight association encourages sign up for its online Customs declaration training; grant funding still available
Robert Keen UK freight association encourages sign up for its online Customs declaration training, with grant funding still available from government The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has reminded its members and any company involved in international trade that its online training...
March 31st, 2020 | Associations, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling Markets, global Recession and the Coronavirus effect

Falling Markets, global Recession and the Coronavirus effect
John Faraclas Falling Markets, global Recession and the Coronavirus effect Another interesting week and brace for more difficulties in all fronts. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points and now stands  at 556; on a weekly basis same was down 69 points –...
March 27th, 2020 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Thursday 26, March 2020)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Thursday 26, March 2020)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Thursday 26, March 2020) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS March 26, 2020 Global Markets Global equities resumed their downtrend earlier today on market uncertainty whether the US $2trn stimulus package that the Senate approved yesterday would be enough to mitigate...
March 26th, 2020 | Banking, Finance, Health and Safety, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Midweek Dry Market blues, Wets “thrive” and Coronavirus begins to devastate Planet Ocean

Midweek Dry Market blues, Wets “thrive” and Coronavirus begins to devastate Planet Ocean
John Faraclas Midweek Dry Market blues, Wets “thrive” and Coronavirus begins to devastate Planet Ocean The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 21 points and now stands at 582; the Geopolitics remain sour as something is about to happen due to the Coronavirus effect as well as with the existing Recession...
March 25th, 2020 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Refusing to ask for an extension of Brexit transition amid coronavirus crisis would be ‘irresponsible’, say freight forwarding chief

Refusing to ask for an extension of Brexit transition amid coronavirus crisis would be ‘irresponsible’, say freight forwarding chief
Robert Keen Refusing to ask for an extension of Brexit transition amid coronavirus crisis would be ‘irresponsible’, say freight forwarding chief The director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that it in light of the massive disruption to supply chains being caused...
March 25th, 2020 | Associations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Windward to offer open access to shipping insights to help fight coronavirus

Windward to offer open access to shipping insights to help fight coronavirus
.. Windward to offer open access to shipping insights to help fight coronavirus New live map enables users to understand global shipping activity, see where vessels are coming and going, and assess the impact of COVID-19 on trade over time March 24, 2020: Joining the global fight against COVID-19, Windward,...
March 25th, 2020 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UGS: Aid of the shipping industry in the battle against the pandemic

UGS: Aid of the shipping industry in the battle against the pandemic
Theodore El. Veniamis, Aid of the shipping industry in the battle against the pandemic During these unprecedented trying times that our country is going through along with the entire planet, suffering from the Coronavirus pandemic, the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), through its collective body, the...
March 24th, 2020 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 22-Mar-2020 QUARANTINE FOR CARGO VESSELS India DOMESTIC LOGISTICS, INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDING & CUSTOMS Philippines COMPLETE CLOSURE OF AIRPORT Trinidad & Tobago DENIAL OF PERMISSION TO LAND Japan LIBYA, QATAR & RUSSIA LISTED AS RESTRICTED COUNTRIES Turkey ADDITIONAL...
March 22nd, 2020 | Health and Safety, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW: COVID-19 Briefing on Business Interuption Issues

HFW: COVID-19 Briefing on Business Interuption Issues
COVID-19 Briefing on Business Interuption Issues As COVID-19’s grip across the globe continues to tighten, we have already seen business interruption coverage proceedings commenced in Louisiana this week following the closure of a fish restaurant due to COVID-19 virus contamination. Insurers are busy...
March 20th, 2020 | Health and Safety, Insight, Legal, Markets, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets, Coronavirus et al: mind the …”gap”*…

The Markets, Coronavirus et al: mind the …”gap”*…
John Faraclas The Markets, Coronavirus et al: mind the …”gap”*… Is there any inasmuch proviso to solve the perplexed Dry and Wet Markets or the Coronavirus – this unprecedented story engulfing everything all over Planet Ocean, or anything else the Business Hooligans of the Universe have...
March 19th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

COVID-19 ETF responds to the outcome of Council of Transport Ministers Meeting

COVID-19 ETF responds to the outcome of Council of Transport Ministers Meeting
COVID-19 ETF responds to the outcome of Council of Transport Ministers Meeting Thursday, March 19 – Brussels – In the wake of the informal meeting of the Council of Transport Ministers, the ETF has once again sent a letter to Commissioner Vălean. The ETF waited for the outcome of this...
March 19th, 2020 | Associations, Automobiles, Health and Safety, HR, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

In A Time of Crisis – Could a Jones Act Waiver be on the Way?

In A Time of Crisis – Could a Jones Act Waiver be on the Way?
.. In a Time of Crisis – Could a Jones Act Waiver be on the Way? On Wednesday March 18, 2020, crude prices fell to their lowest levels in 18 years. As companies and industries around the world are bracing for an unknown global economic slowdown brought on by COVID-19, domestic oil companies and others...
March 19th, 2020 | Markets, Oil Industry, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The impact of COVID-19 (and the global response to it) on international trade (part 1)

The impact of COVID-19 (and the global response to it) on international trade (part 1)
Elizabeth Farrell Partner, London The impact of COVID-19 (and the global response to it) on international trade (part 1) At a Glance… The impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on all our lives – professional and personal – is changing day-by-day, if not hour-by-hour. It is hard to predict...
March 18th, 2020 | Health and Safety, Legal, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

COVID-19: Europe’s ports call on EU and Member States to keep goods moving in the EU

COVID-19: Europe’s ports call on EU and Member States to keep goods moving in the EU
(c) Piet Vandenkerkhove MBZ COVID-19: Europe’s ports call on EU and Member States to keep goods moving in the EU 18 March 2020 As main players in the supply of essential goods and materials to European citizens, Europe’s ports are doing everything possible to ensure and guarantee the continuity...
March 18th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UK budget is all spin and noise if borrowing and spending plans are not delivered, says UK freight association head

UK budget is all spin and noise if borrowing and spending plans are not delivered, says UK freight association head
Robert Keen UK budget is all spin and noise if borrowing and spending plans are not delivered, says UK freight association head Robert Keen, speaking as Director General on behalf of the trade association that represents the UK’s freight forwarding companies and logistics service providers says...
March 11th, 2020 | Associations, Finance, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets fall, messy Geopolitics and Coronavirus shakes Planet Ocean

Markets fall, messy Geopolitics and Coronavirus shakes Planet Ocean
John N. Faraclas Markets fall, messy Geopolitics and Coronavirus shakes Planet Ocean The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost a point and now stands at 616; messy and perplexed Geopolitics coupled with chaotic Coronavirus advances brings down Planet Ocean’s economy. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes,...
March 9th, 2020 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

U-Freight sees opportunities of an E-commerce logistics market predicted to exceed EUR500 billion by 2024

U-Freight sees opportunities of an E-commerce logistics market predicted to exceed EUR500 billion by 2024
U-Freight sees opportunities of an E-commerce logistics market predicted to exceed EUR500 billion by 2024 Commenting on a recent report that suggests the global e-commerce logistics market is likely to exceed EUR500 billion by 2024, Simon Wong CEO of the U-Freight Group says his company is ready...
March 9th, 2020 | Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Japan’s austerity lessons, Gender Balance Index 2020 and more

Japan’s austerity lessons, Gender Balance Index 2020 and more
Japan’s austerity lessons, Gender Balance Index 2020 and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW  Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world  2-6 March 2020, Vol.11 Ed.8 Most-Read Commentary Japan’s austerity lessons: They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting...
March 7th, 2020 | Banking, HR, Jobs, Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More