Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

Falling BDI@933 and Wets too; Geopolitical tremors are now felt…

Falling BDI@933 and Wets too; Geopolitical tremors are now felt…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell nine points earlier on today from yesterday’s 942 points and 44 points since last Friday the 21st of July when it stood at 977; a midsummers’ mess. Geopolitics are looking more than explosive in all fronts. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The...
July 28th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 942; the Geopolitics continue to shake the Globe to its foundations and expect a …tsunami, a business so to speak tsunami to strike soon. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI down 68 point...
July 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Headlines, Inland Waterways, Insight, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

New speakers for Cool Logistics Asia Seminars, 6-8 September, 2017

New speakers for Cool Logistics Asia Seminars, 6-8 September, 2017
Alex von Stempel HONG KONG, 27.07.2017 – Angelina Lei, Customer Service Director at Hongkong International Terminals; Tarun Arora, Director, Finance and Operations, IG International; and Natasha Solano, Global Business Development Manager Perishables Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel N.V. will join the...
July 27th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Logistics, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Watch the Falling Market*

Watch the Falling Market*
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was on a falling mode – down 12 points since yesterday and now stands at 968 points; the Geopolitics continue to build up a warring atmosphere despite what the mass media and its cronies say. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers were down 15 points with...
July 26th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

U.S. Defense Department confirms award to Crowley of $2.3 billion transportation contract

U.S. Defense Department confirms award to Crowley of $2.3 billion transportation contract
Crowley truck and container driving over a bridge. (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; July 26, 2017) ­– Following a series of protests and subsequent legal challenges, the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), a command of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), this week confirmed a large, multi-year contract...
July 26th, 2017 | Logistics, Military, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatile Markets and Geopolitical uncertainty might trigger monumental mess

Volatile Markets and Geopolitical uncertainty might trigger monumental mess
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with just three point plus and now reads 980 following two business days of stagnation… The Geopolitics are as dodgy as ever; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers were up 50 points and the BCI now reads 1,221… The Panamaxes...
July 25th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI stuck @977; geopolitics take unprecedented twists and turns

The BDI stuck @977; geopolitics take unprecedented twists and turns
John Faraclas Despite the fact that all dry indices were on an upwards mode, except the Panamaxes, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained stuck at 977 points raising too many eyebrows…Geopolitics are so crucial that it remind me the song of the Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Have you ever seen the rain”...
July 24th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Davies Turner doubles its Cumbernauld capacity

Davies Turner doubles its Cumbernauld capacity
Philip Stephenson Scottish shippers now have even more reason to choose the freight forwarding and logistics services offered by Davies Turner, as the UK’s leading independent freight forwarder has completed the expansion of its regional distribution centre at Cumbernauld. The development of an additional...
July 24th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense

The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense
John Faraclas The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense … so be cautious and stay put.. The BDI (Baltic  Dry  Index) gained 33 points since yesterday and now stands at 977 – very close to the 1,000 point threshold. On a weekly basis the gains were good: 77 points – from 900...
July 21st, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers losing steam and geopolitics continue being messy…

Capers losing steam and geopolitics continue being messy…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with a dozen plus points at 912; the Geopolitics might produce trouble; John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers are losing steam with no change for the BCI 2014 stuck at 933 since last Friday. The Panamaxes were up 29 points and the...
July 17th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Re-positioning Greece as a global maritime capital

Re-positioning Greece as a global maritime capital
Greece’s position is ideal to all intents and purposes for conducting  hipping business. Today, we are pleased to share with you a new, insightful EY study, titled “Re-positioning Greece as a global maritime capital”*. In this report, EY examines the role of Greece as a global shipping...
July 14th, 2017 | Accountancy, News, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Strengthening of trade ties between Duisburg and Yiwu

Strengthening of trade ties between Duisburg and Yiwu
Chinese partners open up branch office Strengthening of trade ties between Duisburg and Yiwu The freight traffic between Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) and the Chinese trading metropolis of Yiwu is being intensified.  The Chinese operator company of the freight train YXE International Container Train,...
July 14th, 2017 | Associations, Canals, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry gains and Wet losses… be cautious !

Dry gains and Wet losses… be cautious !
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 29 points earlier on today and now stands at 888 points; the Wets though …decided to dive further. On the geopolitical aspects, as we have always advised you, things are getting sour no matter …the fake news, but the propaganda spreading bubbles...
July 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI@859; volatility knocks…again

BDI@859; volatility knocks…again
John N. Faraclas The BDI gained 29 points since yesterday –  thanks mainly to the Capers which clinched nearly 100 points with the BCI 2014 now reading 846 – plus 91 points, thus surpassing the 800 point threshold… Geopolitics getting worse; the daily briefing by John Faraclas: The Panamaxes...
July 12th, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market gains ten points; so what!

Dry Market gains ten points; so what!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained hooray hooray ten points earlier on today and now reads 830; the Geopolitics continue to be in a mess; John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: Yesterday we hinted that we might see the market going for an upwards mode and it did happened… The Capers lead...
July 11th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Communication, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Intermodal Europe 2017 – Forecast for 2018

Intermodal Europe 2017 – Forecast for 2018
Sophie Ahmed The Container Shipping Industry Gathers to Forecast for 2018 After a period of significant change, the container shipping industry is now moving towards a state of stability and growth. Although there are still some key challenges to be faced in the coming months, the industry is showing...
July 11th, 2017 | Associations, Automobiles, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell two points and now reads 820; the entire Geopolitical spectrum leads with mathematical accurancy to a modern and ultra-destructive Armageddon. John Faraclas’ daily report: With minimal and controlled losses the BDI now reads 820 points – a crucial point...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, European Union, Gas, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Organisations, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points earlier on today and now stands uncomfortably at 829 points; the Geopolitics inclusive of the  G20 forum taking place tomorrow in Hamburg will determine a great deal of future politics and trade AND possibly the environment. John Faraclas’...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, European Union, Food and Drink, IUA, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UK freight forwarders welcome Customs fallback system

UK freight forwarders welcome Customs fallback system
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association has welcomed the news that an electronic back up system that would prevent the catastrophic impact of a systems failure by the HMRC CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight) system has received formal approval from the UK Government.  BIFA...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Logistics, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greece: January – May 2017 State Budget Execution & May 2017 General Government Arrears

Greece: January – May 2017 State Budget Execution & May 2017 General Government Arrears
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Wednesday , July 5 2017) Greece: January – May 2017 State Budget Execution & May 2017 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – May 2017, the budget balance recorded a deficit of ca €1.24...
July 6th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets are volatile and uncertain

Markets are volatile and uncertain
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 19 points at 901 points; Geopolitics continue to be dodgy. John Faraclas daily and weekly report: So the BDI dropped further and whatever more or less was gained during the week is now lost. The weekly though overall situ was better and the index gained...
June 30th, 2017 | Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@920: Volatile and Uncertain Markets

The BDI@920: Volatile and Uncertain Markets
John N. Faraclas The BDI lost nine points since yesterday as the upwards trend of the markets evaporated… Our feeling come out to be more than accurate; geopolitics are still very dodgy and expect, soon, total mess. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers although yesterday  gained 104 points, today...
June 29th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

TT Club’s Specialised Cover for China-Europe Rail Link

TT Club’s Specialised Cover for China-Europe Rail Link
Phillip Emmanouel Leading international freight transport insurer, TT Club is ensuring that its Members utilising the burgeoning Asia-Europe rail corridor for container traffic are adequately protected regarding liability exposures. London, Hong Kong & Shanghai, 29 June 2017 Chinese Government investment...
June 29th, 2017 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Commonwealth trade advantage conference on 13 July 2017

Commonwealth trade advantage conference on 13 July 2017
Harnessing the Commonwealth Advantage in International Trade  – 13th July 2017 Event Venue: 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London, EC2A 4ES Commonwealth members already enjoy a trade advantage without any formal collaboration. We tend to trade on average around 20% more compared to other partners...
June 28th, 2017 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points earlier on today and now stands at 884. The Wets still low and Geops (Geopolitics) unpredictably predictable…lead to an all-out war!  John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers managed to clinch 18 points and the BCI 2014 managed to go over and...
June 26th, 2017 | Comment, Energy, Environment, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More