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Markets Friday syndrome; geopolitics in disarray

Markets Friday syndrome; geopolitics in disarray
John Faraclas The BDI ended up at 1,260 – that is with 13 points plus since yesterday and 228 since last week’s closing – 1,032. On both occasions the Market’s and in particular the driving force – the volatile Capers managed 32 and 25 points plus respectively, losing steam… The Geopolitical...
August 18th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 40 points and now reads 1,247 – more or less 1,000 less from the end of December 2013 level. The Geopolitics following today’s atrocities in Barcelona, Spain, might take a big twist and turn. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers not only were on a …top up situ,...
August 17th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Wets Dry out… and geopolitics ignite

Wets Dry out… and geopolitics ignite
John Faraclas It is always that we all go firstly for the Dry Markets and the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and on …second thoughts we refer and advise you on the Wets… as main news on the Markets which are edging towards the bottom lately… Geopolitics are about to ignite, delivering more and more mess!...
August 15th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight forwarders want more detail on Customs proposals

Freight forwarders want more detail on Customs proposals
Robert Keen Commenting on the first of what is likely to be a number of papers issued by the UK Government over the next few days outlining its ambitions for Brexit, the UK trade association that represents freight forwarding and logistics companies says that it is no surprise that the paper is all about...
August 15th, 2017 | Associations, Logistics, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets “enjoy” …the uplift; not though Geopolitics…

Markets “enjoy” …the uplift; not though Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 17 points since last Friday the 11th of August and now stands at 1,155,  thanks to the Capers and partially to the Panamaxes; the Geopolitical issues and news are very disturbing… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers saw the BCI up 80 points...
August 14th, 2017 | Chartering, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Davies Turner strengthens North American freight services

Davies Turner strengthens North American freight services
Davies Turner has added a new oceanfreight service from the UK to the USA and appointed a new partner in Canada as part of a strengthening of its transatlantic freight and logistics operations. The UK’s leading independent freight forwarding company has launched a fast oceanfreight service from...
August 13th, 2017 | Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI surges amid enigmatic Geopolitics

BDI surges amid enigmatic Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up at 1,138 points – plus 46 since yesterday and over one hundred since last Friday the 4th of August – to be precise it gained 106 points (from 1,032); The Geopolitics remain more than enigmatic and caution is advised… John Faraclas daily and weekly...
August 11th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Low Volatility is in the air for the Markets and Geopolitics…

Low Volatility is in the air for the Markets and Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The volatility returns in the most unusual way both for the shipping Markets and  their respective Indices as well as for the ever turbulent Geopolitics. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI was up 12 points at 1,050 “rising” expectations given the Capers’ and Panamaxes’...
August 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…
John Faraclas With only two points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,038 loses steam yet again and we reiterate the view that the need of an injection as we stressed yesterday, is a MUST. Geopolitics are so bad that the entire economy on Planet Ocean may actually collapse despite the figures you see...
August 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Immigration, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

No steam for the BDI? Geopolitics’ mess looms…

No steam for the BDI?  Geopolitics’ mess looms…
John Faraclas The BDI (Dry Baltic Index) closed earlier on today at 1,032 points which is 9 (nine) points up since yesterday and 99 (ninety-nine) since last Friday the 28th of July when it stood at 933 points. Geopolitics are sending a strong message that the going gets tough. The BDI is minus 1215 points...
August 4th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI makes it over the 1,000 but Geopolitics didn’t…

The BDI makes it over the 1,000 but Geopolitics didn’t…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – At 1,023 points the BDI, thanks primarily to the volatile Capers and then to the promising Panamaxes managed to gain thirty points; the Geopolitics just offer the worse possible example of how we might see the trade collapse....
August 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI@933 and Wets too; Geopolitical tremors are now felt…

Falling BDI@933 and Wets too; Geopolitical tremors are now felt…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell nine points earlier on today from yesterday’s 942 points and 44 points since last Friday the 21st of July when it stood at 977; a midsummers’ mess. Geopolitics are looking more than explosive in all fronts. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The...
July 28th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 942; the Geopolitics continue to shake the Globe to its foundations and expect a …tsunami, a business so to speak tsunami to strike soon. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI down 68 point...
July 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Headlines, Inland Waterways, Insight, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

New speakers for Cool Logistics Asia Seminars, 6-8 September, 2017

New speakers for Cool Logistics Asia Seminars, 6-8 September, 2017
Alex von Stempel HONG KONG, 27.07.2017 – Angelina Lei, Customer Service Director at Hongkong International Terminals; Tarun Arora, Director, Finance and Operations, IG International; and Natasha Solano, Global Business Development Manager Perishables Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel N.V. will join the...
July 27th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Logistics, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Watch the Falling Market*

Watch the Falling Market*
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was on a falling mode – down 12 points since yesterday and now stands at 968 points; the Geopolitics continue to build up a warring atmosphere despite what the mass media and its cronies say. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers were down 15 points with...
July 26th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

U.S. Defense Department confirms award to Crowley of $2.3 billion transportation contract

U.S. Defense Department confirms award to Crowley of $2.3 billion transportation contract
Crowley truck and container driving over a bridge. (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; July 26, 2017) ­– Following a series of protests and subsequent legal challenges, the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), a command of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), this week confirmed a large, multi-year contract...
July 26th, 2017 | Logistics, Military, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatile Markets and Geopolitical uncertainty might trigger monumental mess

Volatile Markets and Geopolitical uncertainty might trigger monumental mess
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with just three point plus and now reads 980 following two business days of stagnation… The Geopolitics are as dodgy as ever; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers were up 50 points and the BCI now reads 1,221… The Panamaxes...
July 25th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI stuck @977; geopolitics take unprecedented twists and turns

The BDI stuck @977; geopolitics take unprecedented twists and turns
John Faraclas Despite the fact that all dry indices were on an upwards mode, except the Panamaxes, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained stuck at 977 points raising too many eyebrows…Geopolitics are so crucial that it remind me the song of the Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Have you ever seen the rain”...
July 24th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Davies Turner doubles its Cumbernauld capacity

Davies Turner doubles its Cumbernauld capacity
Philip Stephenson Scottish shippers now have even more reason to choose the freight forwarding and logistics services offered by Davies Turner, as the UK’s leading independent freight forwarder has completed the expansion of its regional distribution centre at Cumbernauld. The development of an additional...
July 24th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense

The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense
John Faraclas The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense … so be cautious and stay put.. The BDI (Baltic  Dry  Index) gained 33 points since yesterday and now stands at 977 – very close to the 1,000 point threshold. On a weekly basis the gains were good: 77 points – from 900...
July 21st, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers losing steam and geopolitics continue being messy…

Capers losing steam and geopolitics continue being messy…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with a dozen plus points at 912; the Geopolitics might produce trouble; John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers are losing steam with no change for the BCI 2014 stuck at 933 since last Friday. The Panamaxes were up 29 points and the...
July 17th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Re-positioning Greece as a global maritime capital

Re-positioning Greece as a global maritime capital
Greece’s position is ideal to all intents and purposes for conducting  hipping business. Today, we are pleased to share with you a new, insightful EY study, titled “Re-positioning Greece as a global maritime capital”*. In this report, EY examines the role of Greece as a global shipping...
July 14th, 2017 | Accountancy, News, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Strengthening of trade ties between Duisburg and Yiwu

Strengthening of trade ties between Duisburg and Yiwu
Chinese partners open up branch office Strengthening of trade ties between Duisburg and Yiwu The freight traffic between Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) and the Chinese trading metropolis of Yiwu is being intensified.  The Chinese operator company of the freight train YXE International Container Train,...
July 14th, 2017 | Associations, Canals, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry gains and Wet losses… be cautious !

Dry gains and Wet losses… be cautious !
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 29 points earlier on today and now stands at 888 points; the Wets though …decided to dive further. On the geopolitical aspects, as we have always advised you, things are getting sour no matter …the fake news, but the propaganda spreading bubbles...
July 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI@859; volatility knocks…again

BDI@859; volatility knocks…again
John N. Faraclas The BDI gained 29 points since yesterday –  thanks mainly to the Capers which clinched nearly 100 points with the BCI 2014 now reading 846 – plus 91 points, thus surpassing the 800 point threshold… Geopolitics getting worse; the daily briefing by John Faraclas: The Panamaxes...
July 12th, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More