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Falling Markets and dangerous Geopolitics

Falling Markets and dangerous Geopolitics
John Faraclas The fall continued today both for the Dry and the Wets; the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points and now stands at 1,134. On the Geopolitical front things are getting all over Planet Ocean sour and let’s hope diplomacy is resurrected. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers were the...
April 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, April 26, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, April 26, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Fixed-income safe havens remained under pressure in European trade on Wednesday weighed down by the improved tone of global equity markets. The 10-yr...
April 26th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The fall continues; the BDI@1,154…

The fall continues; the BDI@1,154…
John Faraclas Another drop in the markets, both dry and wet amid continued geopolitical chaos and uncertainty; John Faraclas’ daily report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 16 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,154 points; a bit of a …contained fall. The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost...
April 25th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 24, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 24, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron won with 23.9% the first round of the French presidential elections that were held on Sunday April 23rd and qualified...
April 24th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,195: what next…

The BDI@1,195: what next…
John Faraclas Time and again we have warned that the markets – both dry and wets, are more than volatile and uncertain and numerous times we have expressed concerns, due to the volatility and uncertainty, on the issue of valuations. How can we get it right and avoid this time the second biggest coming...
April 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers and Panamaxes “lift” the markets amid another Geopolitical turmoil

Capers and Panamaxes “lift” the markets amid another Geopolitical turmoil
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 20 points since yesterday and now stands at 1,282 – minus 1,000 points though from the levels creating sustainable and real breakeven, that is to say the level of December 2013! Until then don’t count your eggs… The Geopolitics hour by hour continue...
April 12th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market drops amid falling Tomahawk…

Market drops amid falling Tomahawk…
John Faraclas The Dry and Wet Market fell further on a turbulent week; Geopolitics might get sour. John Faraclas’ weekly recap: Thanks to the Panamaxes – our favourite size (and most versatile size and type of vessel so far) which clinched 40 points since yesterday,  the BDI closed up eight points...
April 7th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, LNG, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 04, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 04, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: The Greek Ministers of Finance and Labour as well as the Alternate Minister of Finance are currently in Brussels for another round of talks with the institutions...
April 4th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Post-Brexit trigger – what exporters need to know

Post-Brexit trigger – what exporters need to know
Arne Mielken With Article 50 now invoked, the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) is urging exporters to stay up-to-date on Brexit negotiations so that they can plan ahead. Key issues for businesses involved in international trade include the unpredictability and complexity of...
April 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Another volatile week – thanks to the Capers and Panamaxes

Another volatile week – thanks to the Capers and Panamaxes
John Faraclas Despite losing 27 points the BDI maintained its weekly plus modus; Geopolitics and reality will soon create havoc. John Faraclas brief weekly report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  lost 27 points since yesterday and now stands at 1,297 points but managed to remain on a weekly basis on plus...
March 31st, 2017 | Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets drop and Geopolitics are a major liability…

Markets drop and Geopolitics are a major liability…
John Faraclas The BDI’s fall continues, thanks to the Capers. The Global situation turns sour. John Faraclas daily report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points and now stands at 1,324. No steam left as sustainability evaporates yet again… The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 65 points and now stands...
March 30th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Survey reveals exporters’ optimism for global trade prospects

Survey reveals exporters’ optimism for global trade prospects
Global confidence: Institute of Export & International Trade Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE. Ninety seven per cent of exporters questioned in a survey said they were optimistic about growing their businesses through international trade.   Spearheaded by the Institute of Export & International...
March 21st, 2017 | Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA focuses on multiple issues facing freight forwarders at MULTIMODAL 2017

BIFA focuses on multiple issues facing freight forwarders at MULTIMODAL 2017
Robert Keen Once again, BIFA – the British International Freight Association – will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Multimodal 2017 exhibition and conference and will use the event to outline some of the work it is doing on behalf of its members that are facing significant challenges to the provision...
March 16th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Logistics, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Cool markets and exciting geopolitics with BREXIT

Cool markets and exciting geopolitics with BREXIT
John Faraclas The BDI was modestly up and Geopolitics get the impulse of BREXIT – to be triggered anytime now; John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 13 points at 1,099, thanks once again to the Capers, as all other sizes where on a single-digit plus or minus modus. The...
March 13th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Markets, News, Religion, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BREXIT: The Legal “Shock”

BREXIT: The Legal “Shock”
George Dimaras* THE INFLUENCE ON CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES, BREXIT ALTERNATIVES AND CORRESPONDING LEGAL CONSEQUENCES The British vote to leave the EU in the referendum of summer 2016 was a shock to all European countries. This result shock was not particularly expected so it created an unexpected situation...
March 13th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Legal, Markets, Person Profiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Cyprus’ president Nicos Anastasiades to deliver keynote address at Capital Link’s New York forum

Cyprus’ president Nicos Anastasiades to deliver keynote address at Capital Link’s New York forum
New York – picture credits Anny Zade H.E. NICOS ANASTASIADES, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS IN PERSON  AT CAPITAL LINK INVEST IN CYPRUS FORUM, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017 IN NYC NEW YORK, NY, March 13, 2017 – Capital Link is privileged to welcome President Anastasiades...
March 13th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Festina lente for the Markets and Geopolitics

Festina lente for the Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI ended the week at 1,086 points, nearly 150 points plus since last week, but make haste slowly given that many believe the days of bad markets and geopolitical uncertainty are over; John Faraclas’ weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 22 points since yesterday – now...
March 10th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Military, Music, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Port of Immingham welcomes A2B’s latest chartered vessel

Port of Immingham welcomes A2B’s latest chartered vessel
Port Manager for Grimsby and Immingham, Mark Frith and Commercial Manager, Chris Vause welcomes Chief Officer of the MS Vanquish into the Immingham Container Terminal (image courtesy of David Lee Photography Ltd / ABP) ABP’s Immingham Container Terminal (ICT) welcomed the MS Vanquish into the port...
March 10th, 2017 | Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event
Ken McLean, vice-president of the Port of London chapter of the New York-based Propeller Club and John Faraclas Geopolitics and the shipping market: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event by James Brewer Hidden currents – that is, hidden to the general public and even to some in...
March 7th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Canals, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Flags, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Port of Liverpool welcomes largest containership to date

Port of Liverpool welcomes largest containership to date
HS Paris berthed at L2 terminal The largest containership to ever call at the Port of Liverpool arrived yesterday [Monday 6 March]. The 6,552 TEU ‘HS Paris’ berthed at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal at 04:30. Previously, the Port of Liverpool’s existing container terminal could only...
March 7th, 2017 | Containers, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Egyptian Maritime Cluster – A concrete plan for the future

The Egyptian Maritime Cluster – A concrete plan for the future
Jacob Faber Silén, First Secretary, Deputy Head of Mission, The Danish Embassy/Cairo (co-initiator of the EMC idea together with Alexandria Chamber of Shipping) and Helle Gleie, CEO, ITOLEAD Consulting – Hand over of the EMC Report. A report concluding on half a year’s work and three maritime workshops...
March 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Canals, Inland Waterways, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Shipping markets “resurface”(?); too messy geopolitics to sustain peace

The Shipping markets “resurface”(?); too messy geopolitics to sustain peace
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 939 points leaving a happy note for the weekend; Geopolitics though continue to get sour. John Faraclas weekly recap: The BDI gained 35 points today and 64 since last week (875), bringing some air of euphoria, but we still insist caution....
March 3rd, 2017 | Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Intertanko chairman Nikos Tsakos addresses IMIF on state of the tanker sector

Intertanko chairman Nikos Tsakos addresses IMIF on state of the tanker sector
Dr Nikos P. Tsakos Operators of the global fleet of tankers have grounds for market optimism – although they should restrain any impulse to order more tonnage. This was the message from Nikos Tsakos, chairman of Intertanko, when he addressed a meeting of the International Maritime Industries Forum...
March 1st, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, IMIF, IMO, Intertanko, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 50 (indeed you read correct, fifty) points plus and now stands at 856 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics and in general the masses all over Planet Ocean are in a very uneasy situation. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’...
February 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI@806 just pays the OPEX; Geopolitics turbulent

The BDI@806 just pays the OPEX; Geopolitics turbulent
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained a hefty 28 points surpassing the 800 point mark and now stands at 806 points, …“enough” to pay the OPEX but not a nickel of the Capital and Interest – and if you are heavily indebted, your lenders might call it a day. The Geopolitical environment...
February 22nd, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More