Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises

Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises
Robert Keen Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises Commenting on the results of yesterday’s general election in the UK, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that members of his trade association will be looking...
December 13th, 2019 | Associations, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,460; geopolitics in turmoil and BV makes waves

The BDI@1,460; geopolitics in turmoil and BV makes waves
John Faraclas The BDI@1,460; geopolitics in turmoil and BV makes waves The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost its 1,500 points threshold by losing 68 points and now things, despite the volatile factor, might turn sour. The Geopolitics will bother us for a while with the addition of the outcome of the British...
December 11th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Uncertainty and volatility rule the Markets

Uncertainty and volatility rule the Markets
John Faraclas Uncertainty and volatility rule the Markets The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 17 points and now stands at 1,558 – on a weekly tough basis same was up 30 points from 1,528 (29/11). Geopolitics still sour. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The Capes’ BCI was down 52 points at 3,273...
December 6th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Awards, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Markets, Military, Pollution, Regulatory, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIMCO Shipping number of the week: 0.0%, no change in US imports of steel goods from Brazil despite quota

BIMCO Shipping number of the week: 0.0%, no change in US imports of steel goods from Brazil despite quota
The BIMCO House 0.0%, no change in US imports of steel goods from Brazil despite quota In the first ten months of the year, the US imported 3.9 million tonnes of steel goods from Brazil, the same as was imported in the first ten months of 2017, despite the US putting in place quotas which was supposed...
December 6th, 2019 | Associations, BIMCO, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI in …red…despite all Dry Indices are on the plus!

The BDI in …red…despite all Dry Indices are on the plus!
John Faraclas The BDI in …red…despite all Dry Indices are on the plus! Strange things will always happen and the middleman in the street still questions odd things like today’s BDI (Baltic Dry Index) being down seven points at 1,599 whilst all Dry Indices are on the up, even a contained up with...
December 4th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Giving Credit (Literally) Where Credit is Due

Giving Credit (Literally) Where Credit is Due
Carleen-Lyden-Walker Giving Credit (Literally) Where Credit is Due The chart below is from Splash, the maritime daily news outlet headed by Sam Chambers and Grant Rowles.  Taken from a survey they conducted, it illuminates the impact that China has had on shipping, with environmental issues right...
December 4th, 2019 | Environment, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,606 amid total geopolitical turmoil and a perplexed London NATO “summit”…

The BDI@1,606 amid total geopolitical turmoil and a perplexed London NATO “summit”…
John Faraclas   The BDI@1,606 amid total geopolitical turmoil and a perplexed London NATO “summit”… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 38 points thanks once again to the volatile Capes and to a lesser extend to the rising Panamaxes… Good to see same above the 1,600 point threshold! Twists...
December 3rd, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Marine Insurance, Markets, Military, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Consolidation remains high on the boardroom agenda in the UK & Ireland logistics & supply chain management sector

Consolidation remains high on the boardroom agenda in the UK & Ireland logistics & supply chain management sector
Jason Whitworth Consolidation remains high on the boardroom agenda in the UK & Ireland logistics & supply chain management sector With EU-related uncertainty unresolved, domestic transactions are dominating the market UK transaction volumes in the logistics & supply chain management industry...
December 3rd, 2019 | Logistics, Mergers and Acquisitions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI improves further whilst the Wets fall continue amid geopolitical perplexed uncertainty

The BDI improves further whilst the Wets fall continue amid geopolitical perplexed uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI improves further whilst the Wets fall continue amid geopolitical perplexed uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 40 points thanks to the triple-digit Capes rise and now stands at 1,568 points; wonder what’s up with the falling Wets. Geopolitics will surprise many in all...
December 2nd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

U-Freight takes e+Solutions to Malaysia

U-Freight takes e+Solutions to Malaysia
A U-Freight’s e+Solutions team giving the thumbs up to the e-commerce logistics hub that has been set up in Penang. U-Freight takes e+Solutions to Malaysia Just six months after its launch in Hong Kong, the U-Freight Group is taking e+Solutions, its logistics product designed for e-commerce start-ups,...
December 2nd, 2019 | Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market maintains its …“momentum”; the Wets falling…

Dry Market maintains its …“momentum”; the Wets falling…
John Faraclas Dry Market maintains its …“momentum”; the Wets falling… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 27 points and now stands at 1,467; Geopolitics still sour. John Faraclas brief daily recap: The Capes a whisker close to 3,000 points; the flirting continues and looks like tomorrow this threshold...
November 28th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes volatility keeps the Dry market “buoyant”…

Capes volatility keeps the Dry market “buoyant”…
John Faraclas Capes volatility keeps the Dry market “buoyant”… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 75 points at 1,426… Geopolitics still sour. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The BDI is now over and above the 1,400 points; cross your fingers and don’t complain! The Capes’ three digit  plus figure...
November 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Press and Media, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

India hands economic reins to China, Boris Johnson on the campaign trail, and more

India hands economic reins to China, Boris Johnson on the campaign trail, and more
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi India hands economic reins to China, Boris Johnson on the campaign trail, and more 18-22 November 2019, Vol.10 Ed.47 THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world Most-Read Commentary India hands reins to China: Amid ongoing tensions...
November 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Dry Market might turn a liability for all, unless…

The Dry Market might turn a liability for all, unless…
John Faraclas The Dry Market might turn a liability for all, unless… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 29 points since yesterday and now stands at 1,284! One a weekly though basis the BDI was down 73 points! Geopolitics in jeopardy…  John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The Capes did it...
November 22nd, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Civil Unrest, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Music, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Contained dry fall and continued wet surge

Contained dry fall and continued wet surge
John Faraclas Contained Dry fall and continued Wet surge The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell five points and now stands at 1,255. The Wets’ surge and will continue to surge. Geopolitics for strong nerves with the Migrants creating havoc in South Europe. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was...
November 21st, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Wanted: A Glimpse of the Ship of the Future. . . Headlines of the Week- November 20, 2019

Wanted: A Glimpse of the Ship of the Future. . .  Headlines of the Week- November 20, 2019
Wanted: A Glimpse of the Ship of the Future. . .  Headlines of the Week- November 20, 2019  The analysts’ numbers for shipyard productivity are in—and they are down.  Who can blame a shipowner for hesitating to commit to a starting point of $50 million per ship for a vessel whose requirements...
November 21st, 2019 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI amid Planet Ocean’s Geopolitical mess…

Falling BDI amid Planet Ocean’s Geopolitical mess…
John Faraclas Falling BDI amid Planet Ocean’s Geopolitical mess… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 44  points earlier on today and now stands at 1,260. With the geopolitical issues having no end, things can get sour all over. John Faraclas’ brief midweek recap: The Capes’ BCI loss was a triple...
November 20th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Skyfall …err Dryfall continues with the BDI@1,304; Wets …“surge”

Skyfall …err Dryfall continues with the BDI@1,304; Wets …“surge”
John Faraclas Skyfall …err Dryfall continues with the BDI@1,304; Wets …“surge” The Dry Market ‘s fall continued with the only excemption that of the Panamax which surprise surprise gained four points! The Wets on the up and Geopolitics as usual continue to deteriorate sending hint-alarms but...
November 19th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,338… CAUTION!

The BDI@1,338… CAUTION!
John Faraclas The BDI@1,338… CAUTION! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 19 points since last Friday the 15th of November and makes things more uncertain as it’s a bad start for this week, given that  Geopolitics are being governed by the few who don’t care at all how the 7.7 billion people on...
November 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Report Published: Mapping Shipping Cargo Value

Report Published: Mapping Shipping Cargo Value
Image © ABPmer, 2019 Report Published: Mapping Shipping Cargo Value  The results of a project undertaken by marine consultancy ABPmer, to develop a method to assign values to shipping cargo has been published by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO).   The resulting mapping and information will...
November 18th, 2019 | Ports & Terminals, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market’s contained fall amid perplexed Geopolitics and Global Debt continues…

Dry Market’s contained fall amid perplexed Geopolitics and Global Debt continues…
John Faraclas Dry Market’s contained fall amid perplexed Geopolitics and Global Debt continues… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down earlier on today seven points to 1,357 and on a weekly basis 21 – from 1,378 points (08 Nov.2019). A contained fall with only the Capes being on a slight upwards...
November 15th, 2019 | Awards, Books, Chartering, Civil Unrest, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday 15, November 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday 15, November 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Friday 15, November 2019) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS November 15, 2019 Global Markets Market hopes for a preliminary US/China trade deal in the not too distant future were revived late yesterday following comments by White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow...
November 15th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Unsustainable Volatile Markets with the BDI down at 1,364

Unsustainable Volatile Markets with the BDI down at 1,364
John Faraclas Unsustainable Volatile Markets with the BDI down at 1,364 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell just a point earlier on today despite the Capes’ “surge”. Geopolitics still perplexed and any time we might feel the tsunamis. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 58 points...
November 14th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatile Capes’ slight “rebound” but all other dry indices falling; the Wets balancing…

Volatile Capes’ slight “rebound” but all other dry indices falling; the Wets balancing…
John Faraclas Volatile Capes’ slight “rebound” but all other dry indices falling; the Wets balancing… The BDI was up 11 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,365… Messy Geopolitics might as numerous times have stressed turn Planet Ocean upside down! John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
November 13th, 2019 | Associations, Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Food and Drink, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Pinch me, the BDI is up nine points amid geopolitical mess

Pinch me, the BDI is up nine points amid geopolitical mess
John Faraclas Pinch me, the BDI is up nine points amid geopolitical mess The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) …”hit” back today and a …record of plus nine points was observed bringing same up to 1,354 points. The Geopolitics cannot be followed anymore and be prepared for everything… John...
November 12th, 2019 | Banking, Books, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Finance, Markets, Military, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More