Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 24 points and stands at 1,330 – all thanks to the Capers who clinched 121 points keeping the market “buoyant”… The geopolitics as mentioned in previous recaps,...
April 25th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 72 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capers… The Geopolitical front could soon become not just uncertain, but an inferno. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI with these 72 points – as a result of the Capers’ sky...
April 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

European shipowners welcome the proposed EU trade agreements with Japan and Singapore

European shipowners welcome the proposed EU trade agreements with Japan and Singapore
Martin Dorsman The European Commission today presented trade agreements with Japan and Singapore to the Council to eventually be adopted. The European shipowners are very pleased that the first step towards the conclusion of these agreements has been taken. “With Japan and Singapore agreements Europe...
April 18th, 2018 | Associations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mersey maritime sector ready to lead UK’s industrial strategy, says industry heavyweight

Mersey maritime sector ready to lead UK’s industrial strategy, says industry heavyweight
Hydraulic Tower with dignitaries Liverpool city region’s £4bn powerhouse maritime sector will lead the UK’s industrial strategy in the coming decades – according to one of the country’s industry leaders. And David Dingle, who is both chairman of industry body Maritime UK and cruise giant...
April 17th, 2018 | Associations, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dachser’s growth gets a tail wind

Dachser’s growth gets a tail wind
… For the first time, the logistics provider achieves revenue of over EUR 6 billion with growth driven by strong export business in Europe and invigorated global trade Kempten, Munich. April 17, 2018. In the 2017 financial year, Dachser for the first time achieved revenue of over EUR 6 billion....
April 17th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Opsss, the BDI@1,014…

Opsss, the BDI@1,014…
John N. Faraclas Following a bad fortnight and the subsequent fall below the 1,000-point threshold, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “managed” a correction on the plus side and now owners can “breath…” Geopolitics though are not so good and we might see a domino effect in the warring front...
April 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Commonwealth sees $1trn trade on the near horizon

Commonwealth sees $1trn trade on the near horizon
Baroness Scotland. Commonwealth sees $1trn trade on the near horizon By James Brewer Trade and fresh investment within the 53-member Commonwealth is on track to exceed $1trn by 2020 — and could even climb to $1.5trn, new research has forecast. The growth trend was welcomed by the Rt Hon Patricia...
April 13th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Port of Antwerp sponsors the International Maritime Forum

Port of Antwerp sponsors the International Maritime Forum
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes LONDON: APRIL 13TH, 2018:  Shipping Innovation is delighted to welcome the Port of Antwerp as a Gold Sponsor of the International Maritime Forum which will be held in Liverpool on 21 June, 2018 as part of the International Business Festival (www.internationalbusinessfestival.com). The...
April 13th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained five points earlier on today – thanks once again to the Capers and a bit to the Panamaxes, and now stands at 979 points. Geopolitics and the Global Economy in total mess. John Faraclas’ brief Market recap: The Capers’ BCI clinched ten points –...
April 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Immigration, Insight, Marinas, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European bourses were firmer in early trade, US Treasuries weakened and safe-haven currencies lost some ground on somewhat easing market worries over an escalating US-China trade war. Speaking at the Bo’ao Forum for Asia, China’s...
April 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Capers try to “lift” the BDI but…

The Capers try to “lift” the BDI but…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) following an unprecedented fall over the last fortnight managed to clinch just four points earlier on today thanks to the Capers’ 30 points and at 952 takes …a deep breath… Geopolitics in this extended Easter...
April 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Grounded BDI@948 raises fears…

Grounded BDI@948 raises fears…
John Faraclas – picture credits Georgina Lazaridis The BDI ended up at 948 points – down five since yesterday, and 107 since Thursday the 29th of March when it stood at 1,055 – the point when we raised the alarm. The geopolitics are worsening and the trade wars add “substance” to the norm...
April 6th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Will the extended Easter see the Rise of the BDI?

Will the extended Easter see the Rise of the BDI?
John Faraclas As expected the BDI has fallen to a dangerous level; at 1,015 pauses grave dangers. Geopolitics competes too in creating mess in the markets and Peace. Our title is on purpose a promising one, an optimistic so to speak, despite the harsh reality but there is hope, hope unfortunately for...
April 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

FEPORT Newsletter – March 2018

FEPORT Newsletter – March 2018
A fruitful Dialogue! Since January 2018, FEPORT has engaged with a number of like-minded organizations in a fruitful dialogue about two important topics: the upcoming revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive and the ongoing revision of the Combined Transport Directive. The outcome of these exchanges...
March 30th, 2018 | Associations, Canals, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,122: uncertainty rules the waves…

The BDI@1,122: uncertainty rules the waves…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week at 1,122 points – that’s plus five since yesterday but down 21 since last week’s 1,143 points. Geopolitics might completely rock Peace all over Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly briefing:ock The Capers managed to clinch...
March 23rd, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Tuapse port injects over $6M in production developement

Tuapse port injects over $6M in production developement
.. TUAPSE SEA COMMERCIAL PORT INJECTS $6M INTO PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT  In 2017, Tuapse Sea Commercial Port JSC (TSCP, a company of UCL Holding) invested RUB 350.4 million (USD 6.1 million) in the development of its port infrastructure, which represents a 32% year-on-year increase. In 2017, Tuapse Sea...
March 23rd, 2018 | Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana fixes cape “New Orleans” on period t/c with SwissMarine

Diana fixes cape “New Orleans” on period t/c with SwissMarine
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v New Orleans with SwissMarine ATHENS, GREECE, March 22, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned...
March 22nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Asian ports face US$49 billion climate adaptation costs

Asian ports face US$49 billion climate adaptation costs
.. Thursday 22 March, 2018: Protecting Asia-Pacific ports against climate change could cost up to US$49 billion, according to new research commissioned by HSBC from sustainability analysts Asia Research and Engagement (ARE). The report – Climate Costs for Asia Pacific Ports – evaluates...
March 21st, 2018 | Climate, Environment, News, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Russian T&EDC sign MoU to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports

Russian T&EDC sign MoU to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports
Abdulla Al Hameli and Dr. Igor Egorov, Russian Trade and Economic Development Council sign Memorandum of Understanding to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st March 2018: Abu Dhabi Ports and the Russian Trade and Economic Development Council signed...
March 21st, 2018 | News, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The mini freeze from the east …cools the Markets further

The mini freeze from the east …cools the Markets further
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day at 1,147 points – down seven since yesterday and 58 since last week’s closing of 1,201 points! Geopolitics in the coming hours, days and months might cause irreversible situations to the detriment of all, all over Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’...
March 16th, 2018 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

EFIP members meet in Seville (ES) and discuss the strength of seagoing inland ports

EFIP members meet in Seville (ES) and discuss the strength of seagoing inland ports
Roland Hörner, the EFIP President On 16 March 2018, EFIP members gathered in Seville (Spain) for their annual General Assembly meeting. The meeting was hosted by the Port of Seville, located in the heart of the metropolitan area of Seville. On the occasion of the event, Angel Pulido Hernández, the...
March 16th, 2018 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Europe’s largest transport research conference in April in Vienna

Europe’s largest transport research conference in April in Vienna
. Austria will be at the heart of future mobility from 16-19thApril The 7th edition of the “Transport Research Arena” (TRA 2018), the largest transport research conference in Europe, will be held on 16-19th April in Vienna. Around 3,000 experts from all over the world will be discussing...
March 16th, 2018 | Automobiles, Automobiles, Aviation, Canals, Car trade, Emissions, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market dives further; there is hope though for the very very very few…

Market dives further; there is hope though for the very very very few…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI was down ten points earlier on today at 1,169 posing dangers, but it is still good for the very very very few! Geopolitics going off hand and more trouble-spots and regions appear with any kind of problem you can imagine;...
March 14th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Immigration, Markets, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
14-Mar-2018 EX-TROPICAL CYCLONE LINDA Queensland, Australia SUSPENSION OF TRAFFIC Dardanelles, Turkey CIVIL UNREST, CURFEW IN FORCE Panama Ex-Tropical Cyclone Linda Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Queensland, Australia At 9am AEST today (Wednesday 14 March), Ex-Tropical Cyclone Linda was located in the Coral...
March 14th, 2018 | Canals, Civil Unrest, Health and Safety, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce, Weather | Read More

European Shipowners greatly concerned about the proposed US steel and aluminium tariffs

European Shipowners greatly concerned about the proposed US steel and aluminium tariffs
Martin Dorsman European shipowners disagree with the US President Trump’s decision to impose additional duties on imports of certain steel and aluminium products into the United States. “This protectionist decision of imposing 25% import duties on steel and 10% on aluminium will obviously have...
March 13th, 2018 | Associations, News, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More