Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

BIFA welcomes news of progress in Brexit negotiations

BIFA welcomes news of progress in Brexit negotiations
Robert Keen Commenting on the European Commission’s announcement this morning that it has recommended to the European Council to conclude that sufficient progress has been made in the first phase of the negotiations with the UK, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association...
December 8th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Markets, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 08, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 08, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD extended its recent gains against the majority of its currency peers amid increased optimism that tax reform legislation could become law...
December 8th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Eight Abu Dhabi government entities join KIZAD’s Business Centre

Eight Abu Dhabi government entities join KIZAD’s Business Centre
Eight government entities sign MoUs with Abu Dhabi Ports  Abu Dhabi Ports signs MOUs with government entities to bolster joint cooperation and streamline services for customers and investors- Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 November 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial...
November 26th, 2017 | Associations, Logistics, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Is the BDI about to lift off…?

Is the BDI about to lift off…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up the day with a dozen points plus and now stands safely above the 1,400 threshold; Geopolitics become crucial. John Faraclas’ midweek market briefing: The BDI, thanks to all its indices – except the Handies ended  up at 1,413 points today – a good...
November 22nd, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight forwarders call for investment

Freight forwarders call for investment
Robert Keen Ahead of today’s UK Budget, leading trade association, the British International Freight Association [www.bifa.org], is calling on the Chancellor to do more for the UK’s freight and logistics sector. Robert Keen, BIFA’s Director General says: “The economic outlook in the run...
November 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Logistics, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Despite BDI’s plus symbol the Markets are uncertain

Despite BDI’s plus symbol the Markets are uncertain
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  gained 11 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,396 – about to go, hopefully, over and above the 1,400 threshold and give some hope to interested parties… The Geopolitics are turning once again sour. John Faraclas’ Market briefing: The Capers managed...
November 21st, 2017 | News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Uncertainty for both Dry and Wet Markets

Uncertainty for both Dry and Wet Markets
John Faraclas The BDI ended up earlier on today at 1,385 points – plus 14 since last Friday’s 1,371 points, thanks mainly to the Capers and to a lesser extent the Supras… The Geopolitics still in limbo. John Faraclas’ brief market note: The Capers’ BCI was up 61 points at 3,214...
November 20th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,371: volatility and uncertainty at its best…

The BDI@1,371: volatility and uncertainty at its best…
John Faraclas The BDI managed ten points plus since yesterday thanks to the volatile Capers as all other Dry Indices dive! The wets with mixed feelings in an overall downwards week with plentiful of Geopolitical mess… John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The BDI as said in the preamble gained ten...
November 17th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

“K” Line Group introduces new Total Auto-Logistics Business in Chile

“K” Line Group introduces new Total Auto-Logistics Business in Chile
KAR Logistics S.A. (hereinafter shown as KAR*), Joint Venture Company between “K” Line and Agencias Universales S.A.(AGUNSA), which handles Total Logistics Services in Chile and other South and Latin American, has started Auto-Logistics service in Santiago, Chile from Aug, 2017. Customer requirements...
November 17th, 2017 | Automobiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

New legal commentary on CMR uncovers Danish and international jurisprudence

New legal commentary on CMR uncovers Danish and international jurisprudence
Ulla Fabricius The inclusion of additional protocols to the CMR Convention in Danish legislation gave access to the possibility of establishing electronic freight agreements and communications for international road transport in Denmark. Lawyer and partner Ulla Fabricius has prepared a new legal commentary...
November 16th, 2017 | Insight, Land Trasnport, Legal, Logistics, Person Profiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

INTTRA unveils a new suite of applications boosting operational effectiveness

INTTRA unveils a new suite of applications boosting operational effectiveness
John Fay New INTTRA C-FAST reduces manual effort by up to 40% Parsippany, N.J., and Singapore, November 15, 2017– INTTRA, the largest neutral electronic transaction platform, software and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry, today announced two new cloud-based...
November 15th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers’ fall bring the BDI@1,405… Geopolitics a burden for all…

Capers’ fall bring the BDI@1,405… Geopolitics a burden for all…
John Faraclas The BDI lost another 40 points earlier on today and Geopolitics might make the world collapse earlier than anticipated. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers loss today was a three-digit figure; 142 points down with the BCI now standing at 3,209 points… The Panamaxes were also down;...
November 14th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA shares Parliament’s concerns over Customs plans post-Brexit

BIFA shares Parliament’s concerns over Customs plans post-Brexit
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee is right to have concerns over the government and HMRC’s plans for Customs procedures post-Brexit. Commenting after the publication of a report by the Committee, the trade association...
November 14th, 2017 | Associations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greek business leaders are urged to step up cooperation with Bahrain

Greek business leaders are urged to step up cooperation with Bahrain
L to r: Osama Mohamed al Arrayed (secretary for industry affairs), Christos Kopelouzos, Nicholas Vafias, MPs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis and Adonis Georgiadis of ND, Paris Kalitzantzis, Sheik Salman bin Khalifa, Harry Vafias, Tuwfic Khoury, Terry Andis, George Koutsolioutsos and two secretaries of the Kingdom...
November 14th, 2017 | Events, Mergers and Acquisitions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 10, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 10, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their cue from Wall Street’s modest losses overnight, major European bourses opened lower on Friday on the back of increased...
November 10th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Grammenos’ Cass 4th Athens Triennial Meeting…

Grammenos’ Cass 4th Athens Triennial Meeting…
Anthony Papadimitriou at the podium; to his right the panel Picture by iris D. Liaskonis …is as you read these lines enfolding at the Onassis Cultural Centre (STEGI) in Athens, Greece and continues tomorrow with nearly 1,000 registrations… The Grammenos Brigade as we call it! Iris Liaskonis is...
November 10th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Markets, Military, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets: …did I hear you uncertainty..?

The Markets: …did I hear you uncertainty..?
John Faraclas The Greeks have a …cliché, not just a word for today: “…And it’s the 9th day of the month…” with respect odd situation in life. The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost five points earlier on today and now reads 1,481 – that’s 766 points below the 31st of Dec 2013 reading/level!!!...
November 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Ekol France development

Ekol France development
… Ekol France has opened two new branches. With the constant growth of the company in France since August 2016 and the strategic position in Ekol’s development, the two new branches will cover most of the activities in the logistical environment. “One branch is in Paris where we will mostly...
November 9th, 2017 | Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,477 – a bit of …“breathing” space amid global uncertainty

The BDI@1,477 – a bit of …“breathing” space amid global uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  finally gained four points and this breathing space might, repeat, might prove vital… but still we are far away from the 2,247 points of  of 31 Dec 2017, still a 770 points gap. Geopolitics might get sour as beyond the “usual” war between blocks and alliances...
November 7th, 2017 | Books, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,476: when the balloon goes up…

The BDI@1,476: when the balloon goes up…
John Faraclas The Markets lacks sustainability and hope the winter climate reverses the current downfall although the fall doesn’t correlates with the freight earnings for both  Dries and Wets. Geopolitics as you possible notice become day by day more than crucial and all governments must put their...
November 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Uncertain dry and wet markets

Uncertain dry and wet markets
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell further earlier on today by 26 points and now reads 1,496… Expect tsunamis in Geopolitics… John Faraclas midweek market recap: The BDI lost its 1,500 base threshold given the loss of 82 points in the Capers and the BCI now reads 3,137 points. The Panamaxes’...
November 1st, 2017 | Associations, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Time to end congestion at Heathrow’s cargo centre

Time to end congestion at Heathrow’s cargo centre
Robert Keen Ever increasing air cargo volumes at Heathrow are only exacerbating age-old problems for companies that have to use the airport’s cargo centre, widely known as the horseshoe, says the head of the UK’s trade association for freight forwarders. Robert Keen, the British International Freight...
November 1st, 2017 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,522: controlled fall amid geopolitical chaos

The BDI@1,522: controlled fall amid geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another dozen points earlier on today, but still the situ is controlled. John Faraclas’ market briefing amid the coming Geopolitical Chaos The Capers’ BCI gained two points – the only size with “gains” and now at 3,219 expects the volatile certain...
October 31st, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

New zinc-lead project beckons in historical mining area of Serbia

New zinc-lead project beckons in historical mining area of Serbia
Rad Vukcevic (left) and Aly Nazerali. New zinc-lead project beckons in historical mining area of Serbia By James Brewer Plans to revive operations in one of the oldest mining regions in Europe are gearing up, encouraged by a bull market in non-ferrous metals. The renewed focus is on Serbia, and the spotlight...
October 30th, 2017 | Markets, Mining, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA reveals freight service awards shortlist

BIFA reveals freight service awards shortlist
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is pleased to reveal the finalists of its 29th BIFA Freight Service Awards 2017 with a late flurry of entries resulting in a near record number of entrants. Those short-listed in the various categories are as follows: Air Cargo Services...
October 27th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, HR, Logistics, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More