Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

Whither container shipping? IMIF is told of “reasons to be cheerful”

Whither container shipping? IMIF is told of “reasons to be cheerful”
Ian Webber delivering his slides speech Emerging trends in the benighted container shipping sector offer some grounds for optimism, the International Maritime Industries Forum heard at its latest meeting. Ian Webber, chief executive of Global Ship Lease Inc, discerned what he called some “reasons to...
January 18th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight is none the wiser on how Brexit will affect its operations following May’s speech

Freight is none the wiser on how Brexit will affect its operations following May’s speech
  Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that whilst Prime Minister Theresa May’s much anticipated speech today has delivered some clarity on the UK’s plans to leave the European Union’s single market, it remains short on the details that will assist its members...
January 17th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system

IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim Including international shipping in European system could undermine global efforts IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expressing his concern that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS)...
January 9th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Building industry momentum at Intermodal Asia 2017

Building industry momentum at Intermodal Asia 2017
Sophie Ahmed There have been unprecedented changes and challenges within the industry over the last few years but the new year brings with it fresh hopes for recovery. With the global container fleet market forecast to grow 3.19% between 2017-2021, the need for companies to develop strategies to help...
January 9th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Logistics, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

RWE and duisport are trend-setters in the use of LNG

RWE and duisport are trend-setters in the use of LNG
The first step consists of the planned installation of a mobile fueling station, which can be relocated quickly and easily if required. During the initial phase this facility will be used to supply LNG to port vehicles like reach stackers and terminal tractors as well as the trucks of local freight forwarders....
January 4th, 2017 | Associations, Bunkering, Canals, Inland Waterways, LNG, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI at the crossroads; Geopolitics too…

The BDI at the crossroads; Geopolitics too…
John Faraclas The BDI drops further despite the Capers upwards rally; Geopolitics are a major concern given last year’s mess. John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another eight points since the 23rd of December 2016 and now stands at 953 points thanks to the volatile Capers...
January 3rd, 2017 | Markets, News, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets and Geopolitics: volatility returns…

Markets and Geopolitics: volatility returns…
John Faraclas Markets and Geopolitics: volatility returns yet again; challenges at the low end… As said numerous times in the past, one size cannot dictate the Markets and one nation cannot anymore dominate the affairs on Planet Ocean; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly report: The BDI (Baltic Dry...
December 23rd, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@946, a foregone conclusion…

The BDI@946, a foregone conclusion…
John Faraclas Another day and week of falling Dry Market and Geopolitical chaos engulfing us all; few had got the message right. John Faraclas’ weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down today at 946 points, down 20 since yesterday and 144 since last Friday the 9th of December –  a...
December 16th, 2016 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, European Union, HR, LNG, LPG, Markets, Military, News, Reefer Containers, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI: The Fall; Geopolitics to follow suit…

BDI: The Fall; Geopolitics to follow suit…
John Faraclas At 966 the BDI rewrites history and Geopolitics being closely interwoven with trade, conversely with the market, will also suffer in its entirety! John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 37 points since yesterday and now reads 966 – below the 1,000 points threshold....
December 15th, 2016 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Join Global Shipping Industry Leaders at European Shipping Week 2017

Join Global Shipping Industry Leaders at European Shipping Week 2017
  Shipping industry leaders from Europe and around the world will descend on Brussels to meet and network with top legislators from the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. The week‐long series of high level events will bring together the major players...
December 15th, 2016 | Associations, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, Organisations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Med ports unite on ‘southern gateway’ alternative

Med ports unite on ‘southern gateway’ alternative
Christine Cabau Woehrel Ports from around the Mediterranean coast have agreed to form a specific organisation to promote the region’s role in global maritime trade and to cooperate on issues including security, the environment and supply chain innovation.      The decision follows the inaugural...
December 14th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

First meeting of Northern Powerhouse partnership held at Port of Liverpool

First meeting of Northern Powerhouse partnership held at Port of Liverpool
Mark Whitworth (left) and Andrew Percy MP Peel Ports has hosted the inaugural meeting of the Northern Powerhouse partnership at the Port of Liverpool today (8 December). The initiative is creating a new network to help grow the Northern economy and aims to champion the area’s strengths and promote...
December 8th, 2016 | Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling Markets and Failing Geopolitics

Falling Markets and Failing Geopolitics
John Faraclas The Dry Market, “thanks” to the Capers’ fall creates shocks and Geopolitical mess brings in total failure; John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 24 points and now reads 1,162… The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 132 points – soon many will need …a triplex...
December 7th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets losing steam and Geopolitics flare up…

Markets losing steam and Geopolitics flare up…
John Faraclas The Dropping Markets are becoming an issue of major concern and with Geopolitical flair-up things go sour; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down ten points since yesterday at 1,186 thanks to the falling Capers and on the other hand the steady “fighters”,...
December 6th, 2016 | Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

U-Freight recognises the threats and opportunities from new e-business models

U-Freight recognises the threats and opportunities from new e-business models
Reacting to a recent report from international business consultancy Drewry, The U-Freight Group (UFL) says that any enterprise looking to capitalise on the opportunities presented by new e-business models and innovative online platforms needs to recognise the challenges they also pose. As the new e-business...
December 6th, 2016 | Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Caution as the Markets drop and Europe trembles…

Caution as the Markets drop and Europe trembles…
John Faraclas The BDI was down  earlier on today sending shivering messages and Geopolitics are now an accident waiting to happen: John Faraclas daily assessment: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell just two points  since last Friday the 2 Dec 2016 at 1,196, thanks to the Capers’ BCI 2014 losses of 56...
December 5th, 2016 | Associations, Awards, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Crowley Puerto Rico Services Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay® Partnership

Crowley Puerto Rico Services Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay® Partnership
(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Dec. 2, 2016) ­– Continuing its longtime commitment to eco-friendly practices, Crowley’s Puerto Rico liner services group has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides...
December 2nd, 2016 | Environment, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Three years of low Markets

Three years of low Markets
John Faraclas The BDI looks downwards and peace on earth too given the three years worsening of the situation in both fronts; John Faraclas’ daily report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down eight points since yesterday at 1,196 points, four points below the 1,200 threshold that many believed to...
December 1st, 2016 | Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets and Geopolitics: not a pretty picture…

The Markets and Geopolitics: not a pretty picture…
John Faraclas A dropping BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and uncertainty on geopolitics create the worse ever picture since the end of the Vietnam War; John Faraclas weekly recap: The BDI lost 20 points since yesterday standing at 1,181 and 76 since last week’s 1,257 points sending shivering and multiple messages...
November 25th, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Moore Stephens says Autumn Statement bodes well for UK business stability

Moore Stephens says Autumn Statement bodes well for UK business stability
Gill Smith International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the Autumn Statement from the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer should provide stability for UK businesses. Moore Stephens tax partner Sue Bill says, “While there are no new developments relating specifically to the shipping...
November 23rd, 2016 | Accountancy, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipmanagement, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipping can’t afford to ignore the biggest event of the 21st Century …

Shipping can’t afford to ignore the biggest event of the 21st Century …
David Beaves, Senior Partner, Ince & Co, Hong Kong Shipping can’t afford to ignore the biggest event of the 21st Century on China’s One Belt One Road policy, says Ince & Co Maritime infrastructure investment set to radically shift world trade, unlocking commercial opportunities along with...
November 15th, 2016 | Legal, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index Forecasts a 20 Percent Increase in Volume by 2018

Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index Forecasts a 20 Percent Increase in Volume by 2018
Lila Snyder New Index Reveals 2.9 Percent Growth in Parcel Shipping U.K., November 15, 2016 — Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI), a global technology company that provides products and solutions that power commerce, today unveiled the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index, an annual report that measures...
November 15th, 2016 | Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Cargo Shipping Transport Market is projected to grow…

The Cargo Shipping Transport Market is projected to grow…
The Cargo Shipping Transport Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.50% from 2016 to 2021 The Middle Eastern and African region has a highest growth potential in the next five years (2016-2021). The developing economies in Africa and oil exports by the Middle Eastern countries are the key contributor’s...
November 11th, 2016 | Books, Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI: every plus point matters in this geopolitical chaos…

The BDI: every plus point matters in this geopolitical chaos…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed six points higher since yesterday at 855 , the Geopolitical Chaos though goes from strength to strength and wonder if there is any Deus ex machina to save the day… John Faraclas weekly recap: At least the BDI gained 21 points since last week’s 834 points,...
November 4th, 2016 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets and Geopolitics twists and turns…

Markets and Geopolitics twists and turns…
John Faraclas Another day in the history of Market volatility to remember; another day of Geopolitical mess too… John Faraclas’ daily report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 15 points since yesterday at 849 thanks to the as ever volatile Capers who gained nearly 100 points – they ended at...
November 3rd, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More