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The BDI@1,727: Capes tumble; Geopolitics “await” the tsunami…

The BDI@1,727: Capes tumble; Geopolitics “await” the tsunami…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Exchange Dry Index) clinched two points and now reads 1,727 amid an uncertain global political, economic and waring future. John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: The Capes’ BCI lost 27 points and now stands at 3,560 points… Good news for the...
August 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@ 1,725 amid an upcoming geopolitical chaos

The BDI@ 1,725 amid an upcoming geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 16 points earlier on today; Geopolitics still chaotically messy! John Faraclas’ market briefing: The Capes still the main driver for the dry cargoes saw the BCIp up 51 points at 3,587. The Panamaxes managed...
August 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI …“resurfaces” above the 1,700 point mark; Geopolitics chaotic…

BDI …“resurfaces” above the 1,700 point mark; Geopolitics chaotic…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 Thanks to the volatile Capes, the BDI begun the week on a positive note amid an alarming geopolitical environment given the Turkish despicable behaviour with the USA and others. John Faraclas’ brief market and geopolitics recap: The BDI gained 18 points...
August 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,694; what next…

The BDI@1,694; what next…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 10 points as well as the 1,700 points threshold as the main indices fell except the BSI and BHSI. Geopolitics still in tatters… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 11 points and now reads 3,472… The Panamaxes’ BPI lost 16 and now reads...
August 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI@1,704: Mid-week Dry Market blues?

BDI@1,704: Mid-week Dry Market blues?
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI ended up earlier on today at 1,702 –  down 28 points since yesterday; Geopolitics and in particular the Trade Wars continue. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: An unsustainable Dry Market with the Supras …”leading” the way… with...
August 8th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Execution of Taganrog Sea Commercial Port’s Development Programme in H1 2018

Execution of Taganrog Sea Commercial Port’s Development Programme in H1 2018
T In the first six months of 2018, Taganrog Sea Commercial Port (TagSCP, part of UCL Holding) invested USD 2 million in the port infrastructure expansion programme, which represents a year-on-year 11-percent growth. Bulk of this amount was spent on the acquisition of a pair of rail-mounted slewing...
August 8th, 2018 | News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market hiccups with the BDI down at 1,732…

Dry Market hiccups with the BDI down at 1,732…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 41 points and now thanks to the volatile Capes, reads 1,732. Geopolitics getting more perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes back again to volatility – 104 points were wiped-off earlier on from the BCI which now stands at 3,550 points. The...
August 7th, 2018 | Chartering, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,773; a breath of sea-breeze…

The BDI@1,773; a breath of sea-breeze…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 17 points  plus since yesterday and 101 since last Friday the 27th of July 2018 – from 1,672. Geopolitics more than crucial. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capes both on a daily and weekly basis did well; the BCI gained 98 points earlier...
August 3rd, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Oppps !!! Falling Panamaxes brings down the BDI…

Oppps !!! Falling Panamaxes brings down the BDI…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost four points earlier on today and now reads 1,756 points. Geopolitics still messy. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes were also a bit down despite its BCI increase of 19 points – now reading 3,534 points.  Still...
August 2nd, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tenders, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Sea Port of St. Petersburg H1 cargo throughput rises 5 percent

Sea Port of St. Petersburg H1 cargo throughput rises 5 percent
Sea Port of St. Petersburg In the first half of 2018, AO Sea Port of St. Petersburg (SP SPb, a company of UCL Holding) handled over 3.8 million tonnes, which represents a 5% growth on the same period a year earlier.   The growth was driven primarily by increased handling of metal scrap, mineral fertilizers...
August 1st, 2018 | Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BREXIT benefits on horizon in Great Yarmouth

BREXIT benefits on horizon in Great Yarmouth
… Great Yarmouth’s prime position to provide supply chain solutions for post-Brexit challenges is set to be discussed at a roundtable event later today. Featuring local businesses and senior government ministers, and hosted at the Port of Great Yarmouth by Peel Ports, the debate will consider...
July 27th, 2018 | Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market’s twists and turns

Dry Market’s twists and turns
John Faraclas It was a bit odd yesterday to witness the figures of all the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) indices. Geopolitics still messy. John Faraclas’ brief market report: The BDI lost 64 points and now reads 1,708… The Capes’ BCI lost 159 points re-confirming once again how volatile this size is....
July 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

What an odd figure for the BDI@1,772…

What an odd figure for the BDI@1,772…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points earlier on today amid odd figures… Geopolitics as messy as ever and the Inferno in Greece – Attica region in particular is more than shameful; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BSI is reported as going up even though the time-charter...
July 25th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,774; messy geopolitics and the Greek inferno… continues

The BDI@1,774; messy geopolitics and the Greek inferno… continues
Fire Smog still covers the plain of Athens The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 56 points earlier on today giving, still, some hope, but: one size cannot dictate the market, nor it constitutes one! John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI with 56 points plus now since yesterday stands at 1,774 points, the closest...
July 24th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A perplexed BDI@1,689 and turbulent Geopolitics…

A perplexed BDI@1,689 and turbulent Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up “strangely” enough at 1,689 – 32 points plus since yesterday lifting the hopes… Geopolitics are becoming so crucial, enigmatic and indeed perplexed prompting us to warn you to be on guard 24/7 as things might turn sour. John Faraclas’ daily...
July 20th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Crowley Takes Delivery of First LNG-Powered ConRo Ship Serving Puerto Rico

Crowley Takes Delivery of First LNG-Powered ConRo Ship Serving Puerto Rico
The “El Coqui” (PASCAGOULA, Miss.; July 20, 2018) ­– Crowley Maritime Corp. announced today that it has taken delivery of El Coquí, one of the world’s first combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine...
July 20th, 2018 | Containers, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI’s fall continues

The BDI’s fall continues
John Faraclas Another day of losses in nearly all sectors of the Dr and Wet Markets. Geopolitics are warming up for an all-out war. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: Minus  31 points for the BDI now standing at 1,657 points. The Capes’ BCI on yet another three-digit losses – now at 3,130 points;...
July 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI falls; Geopolitics might rock the boat…

The BDI falls; Geopolitics might rock the boat…
John Faraclas It was about time to witness yet again one more result of an uncertain and unsustainable market despite the “rich” peaking of the last two weeks… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  fall, thanks once again to the as ever and predictably unpredictable Capes; we have hinted of this fall yesterday!...
July 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,695 holds well…

The BDI@1,695 holds well…
John Faraclas Once again the Capes managed to keep the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) afloat reviving the hopes of the industry, but once again: one size doesn’t make a market, so caution for all as Geopolitics are still very perplexed and we wonder what next. John Faraclas’ brief market: The BDI gained...
July 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Uncertain and perplexed markets and …geopolitics

Uncertain and perplexed markets and …geopolitics
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 34 points and now reads 1,666; 44 points better off since last week’s 1,622 points. Volatility is here to stay and same together with perplexity applies for the messy Geopolitics; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly...
July 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UK freight forwarders association expresses mixed feelings on Brexit White Paper

UK freight forwarders association expresses mixed feelings on Brexit White Paper
Robert Keen Responding to yesterday’s White Paper outlining the UK Government’s proposed future relationship between the UK and European Union after Brexit, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) expressed mixed feelings about its contents. “The...
July 13th, 2018 | Comment, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

TOC Europe 2018 hits record attendance with focus on smart, collaborative future

TOC Europe 2018 hits record attendance with focus on smart, collaborative future
From the latest TOC London, 12 July 2018 – TOC Europe, the world’s leading exhibition and conference hub for global port and terminal operators, container supply chain professionals and technology providers, welcomed close to 4,000 industry executives at its 43rd edition in Rotterdam this June. The...
July 12th, 2018 | Automobiles, Canals, Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market Volatility and Geopolitics Mayhem

Dry Market Volatility and Geopolitics Mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Dry Baltic Index) despite gaining 31 points since yesterday , looks volatile and vulnerable; geopolitics might redraw European and World order. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The BDI now stands at 1,586 points thanks to the Panamaxes’ maintained low-level surge – 64 points...
July 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market uncertainty drives down the BDI now at 1,555…

Market uncertainty drives down the BDI now at 1,555…
John Faraclas The BDI dropped further down earlier on today at 1,555 – minus 54 points amid a geopolitical mayhem! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI witnessed a three digit fall – 224 points and now stands at 2,792 points; CAUTION! If it wasn’t for the Panamaxes’ rise the BDI...
July 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A Capes market? Caution as the boat touched bottom…

A Capes market? Caution as the boat touched bottom…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 37 points earlier today and now stands at 1,422; Geopolitics as explosive as ever in all fronts! John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Markets and in particular the Dry ones are grounded; end of the story! The only exemption being the Capes’ BCI which had...
July 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More