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The BDI@643: struggling…

The BDI@643: struggling…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up four points earlier on today but also left too many questions… Geopolitics now prove and confirm our worries. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 14 points and now stands at 714 points; many thought that last Friday’s fall off of just...
February 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

“Boosted” by St. Valentine’s the BDI stands at 628!

“Boosted” by St. Valentine’s the BDI stands at 628!
John Faraclas* “Boosted” by St. Valentine’s the BDI now stands at 628! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 20 points earlier on today and many can take a deep breath yet again after a considerable time in wilderness. Geopolitics crates havoc all over Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
February 14th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Food and Drink, Holidays, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@608: Revival?

The BDI@608: Revival?
John Faraclas For a second day the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) saw a light improvement  since yesterday despite the continue fall of the Capes. Developments in Geopolitics must be watched as they might produce unwanted detrimental situations… John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: These 10 points today was...
February 13th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Holidays, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The port of Marseille-Fos sets the path towards the maritime data-hub concept…

The port of Marseille-Fos sets the path towards the maritime data-hub concept…
  The port of Marseille-Fos sets the path towards the maritime data-hub concept: a global digital gateway offering smart and reliable landing infrastructure for subsea cables Globalization does not simply mean more ships; it also means more information flows. No wonder that data traffic is predicted...
February 13th, 2019 | Construction, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@598: as “odd” as it gets…

The BDI@598: as “odd” as it gets…
John Faraclas Finally a day, after quite a while we see the BDI on the plus, even three points make a big difference. In Geopolitics we see that aggression is there to stay. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Cape’s BCI approached dangerous level after losing another 25 points and now stands at...
February 12th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@595: loud and clear!

The BDI@595: loud and clear!
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) lost, thanks to Posidon, just six points since last Friday the  8th of February, and let’s hope this disastrous skyfall will end soon. Geopolitics getting off hand. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes still the big looser...
February 11th, 2019 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Piraeus and the Ports of Venice and Chioggia to strengthen the cargo flows.

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Piraeus and the Ports of Venice and Chioggia to strengthen the cargo flows.
Pino Musolino, president of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority and Captain Fu Chengqiu, CEO of Piraeus Port Authority S.A. The CEO of the Port Authority of Piraeus, Captain Fu Chengqiu and the President of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, Pino Musolino, during a meeting held at the PPA headquarters,...
February 11th, 2019 | Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Box traffic at Container Terminal St.Petersburg in 2018 rose 12%

Box traffic at Container Terminal St.Petersburg in 2018 rose 12%
.. CONTAINER THROUGHPUT OF CTSP IN 2018 GREW BY 12%  In 2018, Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg CJSC (CTSP, member of UCL Holding) handled 722,000 TEUs, 12% more than in 2017. In the reporting period, exports totaled 373,600 TEUs, a 5-percent gain on 2017 figures. Imports grew by 21% y-o-y to 348,500...
February 11th, 2019 | Containers, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@601; enough to buy a pair of jeans…

The BDI@601; enough to buy a pair of jeans…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week down to 601 points – minus nine points since yesterday and 44 since last week’s closing when the BDI stood at 645 points. Geopolitics in total disarray. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The Capes despite a “stabilization” continue...
February 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@610: enter the abyss?

The BDI@610: enter the abyss?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 19 points mainly due to another asymmetrical fall of the Capes. Geopolitics maintain its momentum and we warn for dangers ahead; John Faraclas daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was a bit upsetting at 846 – minus 83 points as the 900 points-threshold has...
February 7th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Central banks take on climate change, Hard currencies outlook – part one

Central banks take on climate change, Hard currencies outlook – part one
. Commentary: Central banks take on climate change By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Davos As 1,500 private jets flew into Davos to talk about climate change, the Central Banks’ and Supervisors’ Network for Greening the Financial System was holding its latest steering committee meeting in Mexico. The...
February 6th, 2019 | Associations, Banking, Climate, Comment, Environment, Finance, Markets, Reports, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hooray hooray, the Panamaxes clinched a point…

Hooray hooray, the Panamaxes clinched a point…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just five points earlier on today and now stands at 629; Geopolitics still sour and the London Yacht Show makes waves. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ BCI  lost 12 points and now stands at 972… The Panamaxes,  even with just one...
February 5th, 2019 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UK Government to support safe maritime trade and economic growth across overseas territories

UK Government to support safe maritime trade and economic growth across overseas territories
UKHO staff with seminar delegates from overseas territories UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), with support from Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), work with representatives from 10 overseas territories to support maritime trade across the world’s oceans TAUNTON, 05 FEBRUARY, 2019 – The UKHydrographic ...
February 5th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@634: tough times never last, but tough shipowners do

The BDI@634: tough times never last, but tough shipowners do
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) losses were very much contained and let’s hope the reversal might come soon although the damage has been done… Geopolitics not just perplexed but explosive. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capes’ BCI although it lost the 1,000 points threshold – an expected ...
February 4th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@645; without frills…

The BDI@645; without frills…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) loss was a bit contained today, just 23 points but on a weekly basis the loss was a triple-digit one: 260 points from 905 of last Friday the 25th of January. Geopolitics still in disarray. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The Capes’ BCI was down...
February 1st, 2019 | Academia, Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Midweek blues with the BDI@721…

Midweek blues with the BDI@721…
John Faraclas The entire Market – both Dry and Wet was down today and I guess you must be very affluent this time to avoid even more losses… Let’s see how many can sail through… Geopolitics in total mess affecting the entire shipping industy. John Faraclas’ midweek note: The BDI (Baltic...
January 30th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Obituaries, Reports, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Truth: the BDI@797

The Truth: the BDI@797
John Faraclas “ ‘Tis strange- but true; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction !” Lord Byron was absolutely right… So here we go with yet another Market total fall; The BDI lost 55 points and things are getting sour but cool; cheer up the worse is yet to come. The geopolitics still...
January 29th, 2019 | Academia, Art and auctions, Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Exhibitions, Fashion, Headlines, Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@ 852: the effect is shuttering

The BDI@ 852: the effect is shuttering
John Faraclas The BDI ended with another loss making day, minus 53 points; Geopolitics become more than weird. John Faraclas daily briefing: An expected fall as the Dry Market begins to dry out! The Capes’ BCI lost nearly 100 points – 99 to be precise! At 1,631 and with the 1,700 point-base lost...
January 28th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Crowley continues strong start to 2019 with arrival of 1,500 new containers

Crowley continues strong start to 2019 with arrival of 1,500 new containers
  Crowley’s containers (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Jan 28, 2019) ­– To better serve its diverse customer base, Crowley Logisticshas invested almost $30 million in new cargo carrying equipment over the last year. The latest arrivals under this acquisition include 1,500, 45-foot (102-inch wide) dry...
January 28th, 2019 | Containers, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

B&M increases imports through the Port of Liverpool

B&M increases imports through the Port of Liverpool
A Maersk Line vessel docking at the Port of Liverpool B&M, one of the UK’s leading variety retailers, has announced it is increasing its cargo into the Port of Liverpool by 30 per cent following frustrations with delay-struck southern ports. After completing a successful trial at the port, the...
January 28th, 2019 | Consumers Market, Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Jittery Markets with the BDI@905…

Jittery Markets with the BDI@905…
John Faraclas – picture credits Kenny Hickey The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell substantially from what one proportionally can calculate – do please the analysis and see the fall percentage-wise as well as historically-wise… Triple-digit losses the name of the game… The Geopolitical issues...
January 25th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Religion, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@939: brace!

The BDI@939: brace!
John Faraclas – picture credits Kenny Hickey The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 43 points earlier on today –  better than yesterday when the loss was 54 points and let’s hope that things change. The Geopolitics are now entering the worse stage; it will be the beginning of the end… Globalisation...
January 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Strong year confirms Marseille Fos growth trend

Strong year confirms Marseille Fos growth trend
Marseille Volumes last year in key areas of activity confirmed Marseille Fos as the leading French cargo and cruise port – a result matched by dynamic progress at its logistics and industrial sites.     Total cargo throughput improved 1% on 2017 to 81 million tonnes.  Standout performances included...
January 24th, 2019 | Markets, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shiprepair, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@982: a disaster waiting to happen

The BDI@982: a disaster waiting to happen
John Faraclas – picture credits Kenny Hickey The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell below the 1,000 points psychological threshold; an expected fall and now reads 982 – minus 54 points. Geopolitics continue to deteriorate all over Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily markets briefing: The Capes’ triple-digit...
January 24th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Finance, HR, Markets, Oceanology, Pollution, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diving BDI@1,036: it’s the bankrupt global economy stupid…

Diving BDI@1,036: it’s the bankrupt global economy stupid…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 56 points earlier on today and approaches the dangerous zone – which already has each twice within the last two months… Geopolitics despicable; John Faraclas brief daily recap: The Capes … are “back” with a triple-digit figure loss 132 points and...
January 22nd, 2019 | Chartering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More