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Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points earlier on today and now stands at 884. The Wets still low and Geops (Geopolitics) unpredictably predictable…lead to an all-out war!  John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers managed to clinch 18 points and the BCI 2014 managed to go over and...
June 26th, 2017 | Comment, Energy, Environment, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 15 points since yesterday and 19 since last week’s 851 points ending the week at 870; Geops (Geopolitics) simply sour. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capers lost another six points since yesterday and its respective BCI 2014 now stands at 987...
June 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panamaxes, Supras …and Handies …“lift” the BDI

Panamaxes, Supras …and Handies …“lift” the BDI
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 11 points since yesterday at 855 – a kiss of life. Geopolitics more than messy. John Faraclas daily briefing: Bad news for the Capers’ BCI 2014 which fall below the 1,000 point threshold at 993 – minus 27! Ultra Caution! The Panamaxes gained 39 and...
June 22nd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

British Marine comments on General Election and Brexit negotiations

British Marine comments on General Election and Brexit negotiations
British Marine’s Senior External Relations Executive, Andrew Harries, provides an update on the General Election result, the Queen’s Speech and the start of the Brexit negotiations. Two weeks on from a rather staggering General Election result, the UK has started Brexit negotiations with the EU,...
June 22nd, 2017 | Jobs, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GSCC’s Annual Report 2016-2017

GSCC’s Annual Report 2016-2017
The Baltic Exchange where the GSCC offices Viewers can find herebelow the link for the Annual Report 2016-2017 of the G.S.C.C., which is prefaced by the Chairman, Mr. Haralambos J. Fafalios. The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 22nd June 2017, at the Baltic Exchange. From the Chairman: Dear...
June 21st, 2017 | Associations, Environment, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panamaxes contain BDI loses

Panamaxes contain BDI loses
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points since last Friday the 16th of June, thanks to the Panamaxes who gained 20 points earlier on today; the Geopolitical issues have gone beyond control and soon it will be chaos with Armageddon arriving soon. Terrorism and revenge ante portas. John...
June 19th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Facing Brexit, the UK’s ‘island nation’ dependence on shipping and seafarers is set to grow

Facing Brexit, the UK’s ‘island nation’ dependence on shipping and seafarers is set to grow
Commodore Barry Bryant CVO RN, Director General, Seafarers UK As the UK finally embarks on Brexit negotiations, our island nation’s attention is being focused on the vital role our ports, harbours and seafarers will have to play in the future. Increased world trade will likely increase the 95% of imports...
June 19th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, HR, Jobs, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Don’t let Brexit uncertainties delay key logistics infrastructure decisions, says freight association

Don’t let Brexit uncertainties delay key logistics infrastructure decisions, says freight association
Robert Keen Commenting ahead of news about whether there will be a Queen’s Speech and start of Brexit negotiations next Monday, British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general, Robert Keen says: “The goalposts may well have moved since the results of the general election, but the...
June 14th, 2017 | Associations, Markets, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Maersk Container Industry launches energy meter to power cold chain transparency in Star Cool containers

Maersk Container Industry launches energy meter to power cold chain transparency in Star Cool containers
Catja Hjorth Rasmussen Star Cool™ refrigerated containers are now fitted with a new embedded digital feature that offers visibility and precise knowledge of actual energy consumption. To provide transparency into actual energy consumption throughout the transportation window, over land and sea, Maersk...
June 13th, 2017 | Consumers Market, Containers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Reefer Containers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Close cooperation between Trieste and Duisburg for the Chinese trade

Close cooperation between Trieste and Duisburg for the Chinese trade
Zeno D’Agostino, Presidente de porto Trieste, and Erich Staake, duisport’s Chief Executive Officer signing a strategic cooperation agreement in Duisburg.© duisport/krischerfotografie Strategic partnership for new Silk Road Duisburg, 08.06.2017 – Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) and the northern...
June 8th, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Time for new UK government to make some big decisions says freight forwarding body

Time for new UK government to make some big decisions says freight forwarding body
Robert Keen Commenting ahead of the results of today’s UK general election, British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general, Robert Keen says: “In the year since the Brexit vote, the UK has been in a period of great uncertainty on the political front and we hope that the new government...
June 8th, 2017 | Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI …“gains” amid geopolitical losses and terrorism’s mess

BDI …“gains” amid geopolitical losses and terrorism’s mess
John Faraclas Market intuition is what counts most, given that “news is what they don’t tell us” and the fact that nobody will really tell you  where the market is heading, you must rely in your business shipping intuition and geopolitical knowledge… John Faraclas’ daily recap…: Yesterday...
June 7th, 2017 | Associations, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@818: Mild losses but losses. Warring global concerns and election enigmas in the UK…

The BDI@818: Mild losses but losses. Warring global concerns and election enigmas in the UK…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down three points earlier on today standing at 818 points; contained losses due to the 13 plus points of the Capers – could it be   “..13 for luck” per Agatha Christie’s famous book… Wonder! The BCI 2014 at 1,336 – the 13 plus points mentioned...
June 6th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Descartes acquires PCSTrac business

Descartes acquires PCSTrac business
Expands Community and Extends Technology Platform for Pool Distribution and Carton-Level Tracking WATERLOO, Ontario, June 2, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce via the Global Logistics...
June 2nd, 2017 | Consumers Market, Logistics, Mergers and Acquisitions, Shopping, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@850; widened losses whilst Geopolitics are dodgy

The BDI@850; widened losses whilst Geopolitics are dodgy
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 28 points earlier on and things are only rosy for the very powerful few! Geopolitics in total disarray with …NO Climate Change. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: So, what can save the markets,...
June 1st, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce, UN, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) lost six points given that there was a contained loss for both the Capers and Panamaxes; geopolitics are worsening and Terrorism of ANY kind must be curbed. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly report: The BDI was also down  44 points since last week’s closing...
May 26th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Climate, Container shipping, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

The Markets dive, the geopolitics are messy, terrorism must be smashed here and now!

The Markets dive, the geopolitics are messy, terrorism must be smashed here and now!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 16 points at 918, Geopolitics continue to be messy all over, and Terrorism must be smashed here and now as excuses are, at best, SILLY! John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI approaches the 900 point mark and if same is broken then you better dive in an...
May 25th, 2017 | Breaking News, Markets, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Now Launching Pathfinder Multi-Sector Trade Mission to Kuwait in September 2017

Now Launching Pathfinder Multi-Sector Trade Mission to Kuwait in September 2017
Pathfinder Trade & Invest are delighted to return to Kuwait with a further Multi-Sector Trade Mission in September 2017 following up from the recent successful Mission with was accompanied by Baroness Morris, the PM’s special trade envoy to Kuwait. Michael Thomas, Mission Leader, states “There...
May 25th, 2017 | Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMCA aims to set the Jones Act record straight

IMCA aims to set the Jones Act record straight
Allen Leatt On May 10, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Customs Bulletin & Decisions, Vol. 51, No. 19, ‘Withdrawal of Proposed Modification and Revocation of Ruling Letters Relating to Customs Application of the Jones Act to the Transportation of Certain Merchandise and Equipment...
May 25th, 2017 | Associations, Energy, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market Summer Blues or…

Market Summer Blues or…
The BDI drops further, a bit contained though as Capers are in demand. Geopolitics will prove detrimental for all; John Faraclas’ daily recap: John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points and now reads 954 sending alarms… The Capers’ BCI 2014 gained 26 points and now stands at 1,704....
May 22nd, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@956 struggles to survive; Geopolitics too…

The BDI@956 struggles to survive; Geopolitics too…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point today –  “thanks” to the Capers, and now reads 956 points; on a weekly basis though it lost 58 points since last week’s 1.014. CAUTION as geopolitics can be very explosive and in …return damage the markets further. John Faraclas’...
May 19th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Contained loses with the BDI@957 points

Contained loses with the BDI@957 points
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day at 957 points, that’s down three, thanks to the volatile  Capers which where strengthened with 48 plus points and the BCI 2014 is now standing at 1,638 points; Geopolitics take more than ten twists and turns… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
May 18th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@960 …drawn your sorrows

The BDI@960  …drawn your sorrows
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost twenty points earlier on today and at 960 creates a critical dry market. John Faraclas’ briefing: The Capers down 42 points saw the BCI 2014 at 1,590… The Panamaxes BPI down 31 at 925 The Supras’ BSI down seven points at 771 and The Handies’ BHSI...
May 17th, 2017 | Chartering, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fishing Trawlers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA names policy and compliance officer for customs issues

BIFA names policy and compliance officer for customs issues
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has confirmed the appointment of Pawel Jarza as policy and compliance advisor with responsibility for issues concerning Customs. This role will involve working with the trade, HMRC and other bodies to ensure customs processes and policies...
May 17th, 2017 | Associations, Person Profiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UNCTAD signs MOU with MarineTraffic

UNCTAD signs MOU with MarineTraffic
Argyris Stasinakis (Partner, MarineTraffic) and Shamika Sirimane (Director of UNCTAD’s Division on Technology & Logistics) Leading global ship tracking intelligence company MarineTraffic and the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) have yesterday (16 May 2017) signed a...
May 17th, 2017 | Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More