Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

Markets unsustainable yet again with the BDI@ 1,373…

Markets unsustainable yet again with the BDI@ 1,373…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today 46 points; Geopolitics coupled with the trade warring aspect of tariffs and other measures due, are already creating havoc, even among allies… John Faraclas brief midweek recap: The Capes lost nearly 100 points, to be precise 97 and the...
June 20th, 2018 | Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up with an extra dozen points since yesterday and now stands at 1,445 points. On a weekly basis the 54 points  – up from 1,391 points since last Friday the 8th of June, is something to build on… Geopolitics and trade wars do not leave room for experiments....
June 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UK Customs system set to move on

UK Customs system set to move on
Robert Keen Delegates at seminars held this week were told that whilst HMRC’s CHIEF computer system for submitting customs declarations in the UK has served the trade well in the quarter century since it was introduced in 1994, now is the time to move on. Speaking about its impending replacement, delegates...
June 14th, 2018 | Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Supras and Handies “keep” the BDI buoyant

Supras and Handies “keep” the BDI buoyant
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained three points and now stands at 1,390 thanks to the Supras and Handies. Geopolitical turbulences will re-appear in the Balkans and beyond; add the mess all over Planet Ocean and see what you might get – sooner or later… John Faraclas daily brief: The...
June 12th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Nawfal Al-Jourani live on DMC’s success and future development

Nawfal Al-Jourani live on DMC’s success and future development
Nawfal Al-Jourani talking to allaboutshipping’s John Faraclas What a great chance that was to have live on camera Nawfal Al-Jourani during the first day of the Posidonia 2018 exhibition not just promoting business for the Dubai Maritime City Authority and in particular for the Dubai Maritime ...
June 5th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Interviews, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market rebounds or this is just the norm volatility…?

Dry Market rebounds or this is just the norm volatility…?
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 37 points earlier on today and now reads 1,193 – a faction below the 1,200 point-threshold. Geopolitics as always chaotic and Posidonia is now in full swing; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 110 points...
June 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI’s fall raises many issues amid deteriorating Geopolitics

The BDI’s fall raises many issues amid deteriorating Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 34 points today and now reads 1,239 which is 1,008 points below the end of December 2013 closing; back to square one, unfortunately but expected. The Capes, the most volatile of all sizes id the culprit… Geopolitics might even get worse. As we have...
May 21st, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipping Market: a technical analysis

Shipping Market: a technical analysis
Constandinos Karikoglou In Wall street, traders will fight daily for new information to trade on. The traders who trade first on the new information are expected to make more on the long run, closing their positions happily, only little after the big crowds follow in to buy the stock. Information is...
May 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers “distorting” the Markets…

Capers “distorting” the Markets…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 1,346 points – up 19 since yesterday, thanks to the Capers’ “monologue”… Geopolitics become crucial once again- don’t be naive as the quiet/downgraded so to speak news are just dust; the harsh reality is that we are at...
May 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Insight, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA welcomes Transport Committee inquiry

BIFA welcomes Transport Committee inquiry
Robert Keen Yesterday saw the launch by the UK Parliamentary Transport Committee of an inquiry to examine the potential effects of Brexit on UK freight operations and assess the preparatory steps operators, their customers and the Government need to take. Robert Keen, the British International Freight...
April 27th, 2018 | Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,375 amid further uncertainty and global mess

The BDI@1,375 amid further uncertainty and global mess
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended down one point since yesterday’s closing  for the first time after the Capers rally… Geopolitics of pathetic uncertainty when warmongers loom in the background and wish to turn Planet Ocean upside down; SHAME! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’...
April 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volga Shipping opens navigation on Upper Volga

Volga Shipping opens navigation on Upper Volga
One of the four Volga-Don max ships Volga Shipping Company (part of UCL Holding) on Wednesday, April 25, held a ceremonial opening of the navigation season on the Upper Volga river. A convoy of four Volga-Don max ships and four pusher tugs towing deck cargo barges have transited the Gorodetsky hydrosystem...
April 25th, 2018 | Canals, Inland Waterways, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Davies Turner goes east with express China rail service

Davies Turner goes east with express China rail service
Philip Stephenson Davies Turner, the UK’s leading independent freight forwarding company, is adding an export LCL cargo service by rail from the UK to China one year after launching an import LCL and FCL rail service in the other direction. Consignments destined for China are consolidated through the...
April 25th, 2018 | Land Trasnport, Logistics, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 24 points and now stands at 1,330 – all thanks to the Capers who clinched  121 points keeping the market “buoyant”… The geopolitics as mentioned in previous...
April 25th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 72 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capers… The Geopolitical front could soon become not just uncertain, but an inferno. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI with these 72 points – as a result of the Capers’ sky...
April 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

European shipowners welcome the proposed EU trade agreements with Japan and Singapore

European shipowners welcome the proposed EU trade agreements with Japan and Singapore
Martin Dorsman The European Commission today presented trade agreements with Japan and Singapore to the Council to eventually be adopted. The European shipowners are very pleased that the first step towards the conclusion of these agreements has been taken. “With Japan and Singapore agreements Europe...
April 18th, 2018 | Associations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mersey maritime sector ready to lead UK’s industrial strategy, says industry heavyweight

Mersey maritime sector ready to lead UK’s industrial strategy, says industry heavyweight
Hydraulic Tower with dignitaries Liverpool city region’s £4bn powerhouse maritime sector will lead the UK’s industrial strategy in the coming decades – according to one of the country’s industry leaders. And David Dingle, who is both chairman of industry body Maritime UK and cruise giant...
April 17th, 2018 | Associations, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dachser’s growth gets a tail wind

Dachser’s growth gets a tail wind
… For the first time, the logistics provider achieves revenue of over EUR 6 billion with growth driven by strong export business in Europe and invigorated global trade Kempten, Munich. April 17, 2018. In the 2017 financial year, Dachser for the first time achieved revenue of over EUR 6 billion....
April 17th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Opsss, the BDI@1,014…

Opsss, the BDI@1,014…
John N. Faraclas Following a bad fortnight and the subsequent fall below the 1,000-point threshold, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “managed” a correction on the plus side and now owners can “breath…” Geopolitics though are not so good and we might see a domino effect in the warring front...
April 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Commonwealth sees $1trn trade on the near horizon

Commonwealth sees $1trn trade on the near horizon
Baroness Scotland. Commonwealth sees $1trn trade on the near horizon By James Brewer Trade and fresh investment within the 53-member Commonwealth is on track to exceed $1trn by 2020 — and could even climb to $1.5trn, new research has forecast. The growth trend was welcomed by the Rt Hon Patricia...
April 13th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Port of Antwerp sponsors the International Maritime Forum

Port of Antwerp sponsors the International Maritime Forum
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes LONDON: APRIL 13TH, 2018:  Shipping Innovation is delighted to welcome the Port of Antwerp as a Gold Sponsor of the International Maritime Forum which will be held in Liverpool on 21 June, 2018 as part of the International Business Festival (www.internationalbusinessfestival.com). The...
April 13th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained five points earlier on today – thanks once again to the Capers and a bit to the Panamaxes, and now stands at 979 points. Geopolitics and the Global Economy in total mess. John Faraclas’ brief Market recap: The Capers’ BCI clinched ten points –...
April 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Immigration, Insight, Marinas, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European bourses were firmer in early trade, US Treasuries weakened and safe-haven currencies lost some ground on somewhat easing market worries over an escalating US-China trade war. Speaking at the Bo’ao Forum for Asia, China’s...
April 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Capers try to “lift” the BDI but…

The Capers try to “lift” the BDI but…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) following an unprecedented fall over the last fortnight managed to clinch just four points earlier on today thanks to the Capers’ 30 points and at 952 takes …a deep breath… Geopolitics in this extended Easter...
April 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Grounded BDI@948 raises fears…

Grounded BDI@948 raises fears…
John Faraclas – picture credits Georgina Lazaridis The BDI ended up at 948 points – down five since yesterday, and 107 since Thursday the 29th of March when it stood at 1,055 – the point when we raised the alarm. The geopolitics are worsening and the trade wars add “substance” to the norm...
April 6th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More