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BIMCO: Phase one deal will deliver both trade creation and trade diversion (CNBC 02:39)

BIMCO: Phase one deal will deliver both trade creation and trade diversion (CNBC 02:39)
. BIMCO: Phase one deal will deliver both trade creation and trade diversion (CNBC 02:39) BIMCO: The “Phase one deal” delivers a mixed bag for the global shipping industry. But overall positive to see the first non-escalation of the trade war. Oil tankers are likely to benefit, dry bulkers...
January 17th, 2020 | BIMCO, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Minor BDI losses amid turbulent Geopolitics

Minor BDI losses amid turbulent Geopolitics
John Faraclas by GTP Minor BDI losses amid turbulent Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points earlier on today since yesterday and now stands at 763 – as we also stand on shifting sand given the geopolitical conundrum. CAUTION! John Faraclas’ daily brief: Let’s hope the Dry Markets’...
January 14th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

All in red amid explosive geopolitics

All in red amid explosive geopolitics
  John Faraclas by GTP All in red amid explosive geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and all its indices which comprise same, Dries and Wets, fell further amid a cocktail of explosive Geopolitics. The BDI stood at 765 – minus nine points; CAUTION. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: Its seems...
January 13th, 2020 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

An odd BDI@774 amid geopolitical uncertainty

An odd BDI@774 amid geopolitical uncertainty
  John Faraclas; picture by Niki Paterakis An odd BDI@774 amid geopolitical uncertainty The BDI gained earlier on today two points despite the fact that all indices are in red. On w weekly basis the BDI was down  133 points – from 907 last Friday the 3rd of January. In Geopolitics chaos and uncertainty...
January 10th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics

Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points since yesterday and now the situ becomes a bit critical with unknown repercussions.  The Geopolitical situation following an early morning Iranian ballistic attack against bases with possible...
January 8th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Is it the Bunker prices that floor-down the BDI now at 791… or what?

Is it the Bunker prices that floor-down the BDI now at 791… or what?
John Faraclas Is it the Bunker prices that floor-down the BDI now at 791… or what? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 53 points as well as the 800 point threshold. Geopolitics are expected to be explosive as ever… John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ once again on a triple-digit fall –...
January 7th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead…

The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead…
John Faraclas The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 63 points as well as the 900 points threshold thanks to yet another triple-digit fall of the Capes. Geopolitics on the edge… John Faraclas’ daily brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost...
January 6th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@907 amid fast worsening geopolitics

The BDI@907 amid fast worsening geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI@907 amid fast worsening geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 69 points since yesterday thanks mainly to the Capes and bunker prices pressing rates down. There will be corrections in …both directions so all stakeholders have to be ready for every eventuality. 2020...
January 3rd, 2020 | Chartering, Civil Unrest, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI dives further amid Geopolitical uncertainty

The BDI dives further amid Geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI dives further amid Geopolitical uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) dives further amid Geopolitical uncertainty; John Faraclas’ pre-Christmas recap: The BDI lost 13 points and now stands at 1,090 losing even the 1,100 points threshold… The Capes’ BCI loss was minimal; minus...
December 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,103: contained losses but losses…

The BDI@1,103: contained losses but losses…
John Faraclas The BDI@1,103:Contained losses but losses… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 20 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,103 points. Contained losses but still losses marking the Festive Season and as we mentioned a few days ago we are back to square one! Geopolitics crucial with the...
December 23rd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Another week when the BDI’s losses are hurting…

Another week when the BDI’s losses are hurting…
John Faraclas Another week when the BDI’s losses are hurting… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 28 points earlier on today and now at 1,123 points pauses a bit ugly. On a weekly basis the BDI was down 232 points – from 1,355 on the 13th of December… The main cause was once again the Capes… The...
December 20th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI might be worse next week…

Falling BDI might be worse next week…
Falling BDI might be worse next week… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 33 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,355; on a weekly basis the BDI was down 203 points from last week’s (06/12) 1,558. So the 1,400 and 1,500 thresholds has …vanished. The main culprit being, one again, the Capes…...
December 13th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Logistics, Markets, Military, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Ship Agencies, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises

Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises
Robert Keen Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises Commenting on the results of yesterday’s general election in the UK, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that members of his trade association will be looking...
December 13th, 2019 | Associations, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,460; geopolitics in turmoil and BV makes waves

The BDI@1,460; geopolitics in turmoil and BV makes waves
John Faraclas The BDI@1,460; geopolitics in turmoil and BV makes waves The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost its 1,500 points threshold by losing 68 points and now things, despite the volatile factor, might turn sour. The Geopolitics will bother us for a while with the addition of the outcome of the British...
December 11th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Uncertainty and volatility rule the Markets

Uncertainty and volatility rule the Markets
John Faraclas Uncertainty and volatility rule the Markets The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 17 points and now stands at 1,558 – on a weekly tough basis same was up 30 points from 1,528 (29/11). Geopolitics still sour. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The Capes’ BCI was down 52 points at 3,273...
December 6th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Awards, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Markets, Military, Pollution, Regulatory, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIMCO Shipping number of the week: 0.0%, no change in US imports of steel goods from Brazil despite quota

BIMCO Shipping number of the week: 0.0%, no change in US imports of steel goods from Brazil despite quota
The BIMCO House 0.0%, no change in US imports of steel goods from Brazil despite quota In the first ten months of the year, the US imported 3.9 million tonnes of steel goods from Brazil, the same as was imported in the first ten months of 2017, despite the US putting in place quotas which was supposed...
December 6th, 2019 | Associations, BIMCO, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI in …red…despite all Dry Indices are on the plus!

The BDI in …red…despite all Dry Indices are on the plus!
John Faraclas The BDI in …red…despite all Dry Indices are on the plus! Strange things will always happen and the middleman in the street still questions odd things like today’s BDI (Baltic Dry Index) being down seven points at 1,599 whilst all Dry Indices are on the up, even a contained up with...
December 4th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Giving Credit (Literally) Where Credit is Due

Giving Credit (Literally) Where Credit is Due
Carleen-Lyden-Walker Giving Credit (Literally) Where Credit is Due The chart below is from Splash, the maritime daily news outlet headed by Sam Chambers and Grant Rowles.  Taken from a survey they conducted, it illuminates the impact that China has had on shipping, with environmental issues right...
December 4th, 2019 | Environment, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,606 amid total geopolitical turmoil and a perplexed London NATO “summit”…

The BDI@1,606 amid total geopolitical turmoil and a perplexed London NATO “summit”…
John Faraclas   The BDI@1,606 amid total geopolitical turmoil and a perplexed London NATO “summit”… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 38 points thanks once again to the volatile Capes and to a lesser extend to the rising Panamaxes… Good to see same above the 1,600 point threshold! Twists...
December 3rd, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Marine Insurance, Markets, Military, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Consolidation remains high on the boardroom agenda in the UK & Ireland logistics & supply chain management sector

Consolidation remains high on the boardroom agenda in the UK & Ireland logistics & supply chain management sector
Jason Whitworth Consolidation remains high on the boardroom agenda in the UK & Ireland logistics & supply chain management sector With EU-related uncertainty unresolved, domestic transactions are dominating the market UK transaction volumes in the logistics & supply chain management industry...
December 3rd, 2019 | Logistics, Mergers and Acquisitions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI improves further whilst the Wets fall continue amid geopolitical perplexed uncertainty

The BDI improves further whilst the Wets fall continue amid geopolitical perplexed uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI improves further whilst the Wets fall continue amid geopolitical perplexed uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 40 points thanks to the triple-digit Capes rise and now stands at 1,568 points; wonder what’s up with the falling Wets. Geopolitics will surprise many in all...
December 2nd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

U-Freight takes e+Solutions to Malaysia

U-Freight takes e+Solutions to Malaysia
A U-Freight’s e+Solutions team giving the thumbs up to the e-commerce logistics hub that has been set up in Penang. U-Freight takes e+Solutions to Malaysia Just six months after its launch in Hong Kong, the U-Freight Group is taking e+Solutions, its logistics product designed for e-commerce start-ups,...
December 2nd, 2019 | Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market maintains its …“momentum”; the Wets falling…

Dry Market maintains its …“momentum”; the Wets falling…
John Faraclas Dry Market maintains its …“momentum”; the Wets falling… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 27 points and now stands at 1,467; Geopolitics still sour. John Faraclas brief daily recap: The Capes a whisker close to 3,000 points; the flirting continues and looks like tomorrow this threshold...
November 28th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes volatility keeps the Dry market “buoyant”…

Capes volatility keeps the Dry market “buoyant”…
John Faraclas Capes volatility keeps the Dry market “buoyant”… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 75 points at 1,426… Geopolitics still sour. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The BDI is now over and above the 1,400 points; cross your fingers and don’t complain! The Capes’ three digit  plus figure...
November 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Press and Media, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

India hands economic reins to China, Boris Johnson on the campaign trail, and more

India hands economic reins to China, Boris Johnson on the campaign trail, and more
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi India hands economic reins to China, Boris Johnson on the campaign trail, and more 18-22 November 2019, Vol.10 Ed.47 THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world Most-Read Commentary India hands reins to China: Amid ongoing tensions...
November 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More