Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

Unsustainability and uncertainty brings the BDI down to 2,067 amid messy Geopolitics

Unsustainability and uncertainty brings the BDI down to 2,067 amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas Unsustainability and uncertainty brings the BDI down to 2,067 amid messy Geopolitics The BDI lost 21 points earlier on today and let’s hope the losses are contained tomorrow or that today wasn’t a “Dry day”… John Faraclas brief recap: The uncertainty was calculated in our last...
August 19th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market recovers but uncertainty remains ante portas

Dry Market recovers but uncertainty remains ante portas
John Faraclas Dry Market recovers but uncertainty remains ante portas Despite todays contained closing the Dry and Wet Markets performed well this week with the BDI 88 points above the 2,000 point threshold at 2,088 and only the Cleans fell. Geopolitics still perplexed and worrying as too many things...
August 16th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI recovers above the 2,000 point threshold

The BDI recovers above the 2,000  point threshold
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI recovers above the 2,000  point threshold The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  with 97 plus points and at 2,047 brings some hope… geopolitics still messy… John Faraclas’ brief recap: It might be the …full moon – a nature’s monthly...
August 15th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI approaches the 2,000 amid further global uncertainty

The BDI approaches the 2,000 amid further global uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI approaches the 2,000 amid further global uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 86 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,950 points. A bit of an odd situation given the fact that Planet Ocean is already in recession.  Geopolitics still getting sour.  John Faraclas’...
August 14th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

US soya bean exports, up or down?

US soya bean exports, up or down?
Peter Sand US soya bean exports, up or down? The trade war has brought increased attention to the soya bean trade between the US and China with 2019 offering conflicting narratives. On one hand, soya bean exports to China in the first six months of 2019 are up 10.9% compared with the first half of 2018,...
August 14th, 2019 | BIMCO, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market surge with the BDI@1,864…

Dry Market surge with the BDI@1,864…
John Faraclas Dry Market surge with the BDI@1,864… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 90 points in one of the worse days and periods amidst Geopolitical mayhem! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 188 points – a good triple digit surge and now at 3,454 brings some balance...
August 13th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market buoyant; Wets get dried out… and geopolitics on fire

Dry Market buoyant; Wets get dried out… and geopolitics on fire
John Faraclas Dry Market buoyant; Wets get dried out… and geopolitics on fire The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,774 points. Geopolitics in complete perplexed mess. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: All Dry Indices were on the plus; the Capes’ BCI ...
August 12th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.

Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.
John Faraclas Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.. The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 28 points and now stands at 1,748; on a weekly basis though same was down 4o points – from 1,788… Geopolitics continue to cause headaches and ultra CAUTION should be observed. John Faraclas’...
August 9th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Surprise surprise the BDI is on the up…

Surprise surprise the BDI is on the up…
John Faraclas Surprise surprise the BDI is on the up The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up eight point higher since yesterday and now stands at 1,720 points. Geopolitics as usual enigmatically perplexed might produce explosive situations from which Humanity will be greatly affected and conversely Shipping;...
August 8th, 2019 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Comment, Corruption, Environment, Immigration, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Wednesday, 7 August 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Wednesday, 7 August 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS August 7, 2019 Global markets Wall Street rebounded overnight with S&P 500 closing +1.30% higher, following comments from President Trump’s economic advisor Larry Kudlow that the US administration is planning to host a Chinese delegation for trade negotiations...
August 7th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

“Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics

“Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas “Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points and now stands at 1,774; the geopolitical situation has never been so tense and everything can be expected. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capes were down 12 points and the...
August 5th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets, the Bottom Line: the BDI down to 1,788 points.-

The Markets, the Bottom Line: the BDI down to 1,788 points.-
John Faraclas The Markets, the Bottom Line: the BDI down to 1,788 points.- Whatever you see, read, hear or imagine one thing is for sure: the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) is down 24 points today and 149 since last week’s closing of 1,937. Geopolitics in complete jeopardy; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly...
August 2nd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Global & Regional Daily (Friday, 2 August 2019)

Global & Regional Daily (Friday, 2 August 2019)
. Global & Regional Daily (Friday, 2 August 2019) HIGHLIGHTS August 2, 2019 Global markets Global equity indices traded lower on Friday, with investors moving into safe-haven assets, following US President Trump’s announcement that he will implement new tariffs of 10% on the remaining $300bn of...
August 2nd, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI losses deepen

BDI losses deepen
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 BDI losses deepen The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) losses continued following a bad ending in July and a bad start today the 1st of August amid turbulent Geopolitics. At 1,812 points the dry index sends a Mayday. Geopolitics too ae getting worse, possibly at its worse...
August 1st, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Accelerating Islamic finance growth, International capital markets conference

Accelerating Islamic finance growth, International capital markets conference
… Accelerating Islamic finance growth, International capital markets conference Commentary: Accelerating Islamic finance growth By Mohamed Damak in Dubai Total Islamic finance assets increased by only around 2% in 2018, compared with 10% in 2017. The market is unlikely to fare much better in the...
August 1st, 2019 | Banking, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Finance, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Davies Turner remains positive about Turkish trade

Davies Turner remains positive about Turkish trade
Philip Stephenson Davies Turner remains positive about Turkish trade Despite the ongoing economic uncertainties in the country, combined with currency volatility and inflation, Turkey remains one of Davies Turner’s most important trade lanes. The UK’s leading independent freight forwarder says that...
July 31st, 2019 | Land Trasnport, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Throughput of Taganrog sea commercial port in H1 2019

Throughput of Taganrog sea commercial port in H1 2019
Throughput of Taganrog sea commercial port in H1 2019 In the first half of 2019, Taganrog Sea Commercial Port JSC (TagSCP, a company of UCL Holding) handled 554,000 tonnes of cargo, down 11%, year-on-year. The decrease should be attributed to business decline in foreign trade market dealing with the...
July 31st, 2019 | News, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 31 July, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 31 July, 2019)
. Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 31 July, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of global equity markets traded in the red on Wednesday, following President Donald Trump’s complaints that China has not been “coming...
July 31st, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

On the road to a US-German trade war, Libor’s evolution, scandals and future

On the road to a US-German trade war, Libor’s evolution, scandals and future
US president Donald Trump with German Chancellor Angela Merkel On the road to a US-German trade war, Libor’s evolution, scandals and future Commentary: On the road to a US-German trade war By Desmond Lachman in Washington At around $300bn, Germany has the world’s largest external surplus....
July 31st, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

10th Hydra Shipping Conference – 14 Sept. 2019: The Controversy in Shipping – Is it Justifiable?

10th Hydra Shipping Conference – 14 Sept. 2019:  The Controversy in Shipping – Is it Justifiable?
. 10th Hydra Shipping Conference Saturday September 14th, 2019 Theme: The Controversy in Shipping – Is it Justifiable? Every September since 2009, the Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots organises the Hydra Shipping Conference in the historic island of Hydra. The gathering has become a tradition in...
July 27th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Trade and Commerce | Read More

What a week that was: Turbulent markets and perplexed geopolitics

What a week that was: Turbulent markets and perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas What a week that was: Turbulent markets and perplexed geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell ten points earlier on today and now stands at 1,937; it also fell 233 points since last week’s 2,170!!! That was a fall thanks to the Capes’ “performance”! The Geopolitical aspects...
July 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1947: the fall?

The BDI@1947: the fall?
John Faraclas The BDI@1947: the fall? The BDI lost 67 points earlier on today given that its two main drivers the Capes – mainly and to a lesser extent the Panamaxes fell. Above all the psychological threshold of 2,000 was lost! Geopolitics: still getting worse. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
July 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Weather | Read More

White Paper: Avoid In-Transit Loss

White Paper: Avoid In-Transit Loss
White Paper: Avoid In-Transit Loss Gain Competitive Edge with End-to-End Multimodal Supply Chain Visibility As supply chain networks feel the impact of things outside their control, such as consolidation, tightened capacity and rising carrier costs, shippers seek strategies to eke improvements where...
July 25th, 2019 | Communication, Logistics, Markets, Press and Media, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI

Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI
John Faraclas Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today 151 points and now dangerously approaches / dives towards the 2,000 point-threshold… Boris Johnson enters no. 10 Downing Street following an emotional but also unusual, odd day holding the keys of power…Can...
July 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 24 July, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 24 July, 2019)
. Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 24 July, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  As expected, Eurosceptic Boris Johnson was declared yesterday the winner of the Conservative leadership contest and consequently, the new UK’s Prime...
July 24th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More