Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

The BDI@1,476: when the balloon goes up…

The BDI@1,476: when the balloon goes up…
John Faraclas The Markets lacks sustainability and hope the winter climate reverses the current downfall although the fall doesn’t correlates with the freight earnings for both  Dries and Wets. Geopolitics as you possible notice become day by day more than crucial and all governments must put their...
November 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Uncertain dry and wet markets

Uncertain dry and wet markets
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell further earlier on today by 26 points and now reads 1,496… Expect tsunamis in Geopolitics… John Faraclas midweek market recap: The BDI lost its 1,500 base threshold given the loss of 82 points in the Capers and the BCI now reads 3,137 points. The Panamaxes’...
November 1st, 2017 | Associations, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Time to end congestion at Heathrow’s cargo centre

Time to end congestion at Heathrow’s cargo centre
Robert Keen Ever increasing air cargo volumes at Heathrow are only exacerbating age-old problems for companies that have to use the airport’s cargo centre, widely known as the horseshoe, says the head of the UK’s trade association for freight forwarders. Robert Keen, the British International Freight...
November 1st, 2017 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,522: controlled fall amid geopolitical chaos

The BDI@1,522: controlled fall amid geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another dozen points earlier on today, but still the situ is controlled. John Faraclas’ market briefing amid the coming Geopolitical Chaos The Capers’ BCI gained two points – the only size with “gains” and now at 3,219 expects the volatile certain...
October 31st, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

New zinc-lead project beckons in historical mining area of Serbia

New zinc-lead project beckons in historical mining area of Serbia
Rad Vukcevic (left) and Aly Nazerali. New zinc-lead project beckons in historical mining area of Serbia By James Brewer Plans to revive operations in one of the oldest mining regions in Europe are gearing up, encouraged by a bull market in non-ferrous metals. The renewed focus is on Serbia, and the spotlight...
October 30th, 2017 | Markets, Mining, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA reveals freight service awards shortlist

BIFA reveals freight service awards shortlist
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is pleased to reveal the finalists of its 29th BIFA Freight Service Awards 2017 with a late flurry of entries resulting in a near record number of entrants. Those short-listed in the various categories are as follows: Air Cargo Services...
October 27th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, HR, Logistics, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?
John Faraclas With eight points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) opened this week’s dry market …deliberations, thanks to the Capers as all the other dry sizes remained more or less stagnant… The Geopolitical situation smells of more gun powder… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI was...
October 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Transmar Corporation, a Carrier Focused on the Middle East and Africa, Joins INTTRA’s Network

Transmar Corporation, a Carrier Focused on the Middle East and Africa, Joins INTTRA’s Network
Parsippany, N.J., and New Cairo, Egypt, October 23, 2017– INTTRA, the ocean container shipping industry’s largest neutral network, and Transmar Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IACC Holdings and a leading carrier, today announced a new relationship for electronic booking and shipping...
October 23rd, 2017 | Containers, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,552: still cruel to be kind…

The BDI@1,552: still cruel to be kind…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 29 points since yesterday thanks mainly to the Capers and to a leaser extend to all the other dry indices. Geopolitics still very perplexed. John Faraclas’ market briefing: The Capers gained another 100 points – to be precise 99 points and now...
October 17th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Caution with the BDI and Geopolitics…

Caution with the BDI and Geopolitics…
John Faraclas Caution with the BDI@1,523… and geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 38 points higher since last Friday and  now reads 1,523 points – one of the best ever for many months now… Geopolitics as per our feelings – in writing as you can read all our previous...
October 16th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight forwarders urged to comment on likely post-Brexit skills gaps

Freight forwarders urged to comment on likely post-Brexit skills gaps
Robert Keen Members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) are being urged to take part in a short survey designed to gain a better understanding of the scale of potential Customs procedure training that will be required post-Brexit within the freight forwarding sector. A big concern...
October 12th, 2017 | Associations, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Abu Dhabi Ports reveals new investment opportunities in KIZAD at UAE-Saudi Business Forum 2017

Abu Dhabi Ports reveals new investment opportunities in KIZAD at UAE-Saudi Business Forum 2017
… Abu Dhabi-UAE: 12 October 2017 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, as well as Fujairah Terminals and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), announced new special terms for Saudi nationals looking...
October 12th, 2017 | Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

FIATA Announce Winner of Young Forwarder Award

FIATA Announce Winner of Young Forwarder Award
(l-r) Michael Yarwood, TT Club; Thomas Sim, Chairman of FIATA’s Advisory Board Vocational Training; Award Winner Bradley Davis; Hu Xiang Zhao, President of FIATA The 2017 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year (YIFFY) Award has been presented to Bradley Davis of Canada at the FIATA annual...
October 10th, 2017 | Awards, Events, HR, Logistics, Markets, P and I Clubs, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers down; Panamaxes up: a balancing act in an unending crisis…?

Capers down; Panamaxes up: a balancing act in an unending crisis…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up just six point today at 1,411 proving once again our views AND not our fears – to make things clear, on how uncertain and without steam the Markets stand. Geopolitics on par with our past reporting: simply getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
October 9th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,405: a controlled correction…?

The BDI@1,405: a controlled correction…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and in general the markets do not surprise us at all with their performance and behaviour so far needless to say their volatility; the Geopolitics are so perplexed and enigmatic that either you consult …the oracle or use your own shipping business intuition...
October 6th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

St Helena Line to withdraw RMS St Helena from service and seeks buyer for vessel

St Helena Line to withdraw RMS St Helena from service and seeks buyer for vessel
The RMS “St Helena” St Helena Line has announced today, (Thursday 5th October 2017), that it is to withdraw the Passenger Cargo Royal Mail Ship St Helena (RMS) from service in February 2018 and has appointed London ship broker CW Kellock & Co Ltd to handle her sale. Operated...
October 5th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Sales and Purchases, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Africa Express Line advances energy efficiency with new order for Star Cool containers

Africa Express Line advances energy efficiency with new order for Star Cool containers
Star Cool Controlled Atmosphere offers high energy efficiency and effective care of perishables The shipping line aims to reduce operating costs and meet sustainability objectives through energy efficiency, effective cargo control and cold chain transparency. Africa Express Line Ltd (AEL) is expanding...
October 3rd, 2017 | Containers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, News, Reefer Containers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling Dry Markets; Wets still …“buoyant…”

John Faraclas So what’s next for the Dry Markets now that that BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell both on a daily and weekly basis despite otherwise being thought through wrong messages from those who like to dictate the markets? Geopolitics have now become more than dodgy and messy; be cautious and on guard....
October 2nd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 28 points since last Friday and now stands at 1,328 points; Geopolitics continue to get sour on all fronts everywhere on Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers lost 67 points with the BCI now reading 2,671 points… The Panamaxes’...
October 2nd, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Banking, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, European Union, Gas, Insight, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Let’s be blunt: the markets and geopolitics are in trouble

Let’s be blunt: the markets and geopolitics are in trouble
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down earlier on today at 1,356 points – 35 points down since yesterday and 146 since last Friday’s closing when the general index stood at 1,502 points. Geopolitics might become a times two Armageddon.  John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: Whatever...
September 29th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Stena Line to strengthen freight network on the North Sea…

Stena Line to strengthen freight network on the North Sea…
Stena Line to strengthen freight network on the North Sea between Rotterdam and the UK by adding further capacity London, 28 September 2017 – Earlier this year Stena Line announced the increase to their freight capacity on the route Rotterdam (Europoort) to Harwich January 2018 by replacing the current...
September 28th, 2017 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IUA member survey reveals business priorities for London company market

IUA member survey reveals business priorities for London company market
Dave Matcham The top three challenges facing London market companies are the soft market, Brexit and regulatory compliance, according to a survey of International Underwriting Association members. In an online questionnaire, members also cited the IT/cyber revolution, the challenge of innovating new...
September 28th, 2017 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,429: The storm before the storm?

The BDI@1,429: The storm before the storm?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 47 points and now stands at 1,429 points thanks mainly to the as ever volatile Capers; the Geopolitical situation becomes messy given the multiple of provocations… John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: The Capers lost 159 points and the BCI now stands...
September 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipping confidence continues to edge upwards –

Shipping confidence continues to edge upwards –
Richard Greiner Shipping confidence reached its highest rating in the past three years in the three months to end-August 2017, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. The average confidence level expressed by respondents to...
September 25th, 2017 | Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 25, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 25, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Angela Merkel won a fourth term as German chancellor in Sunday’s federal election, in line with expectations. Yet, Angela Markel’s...
September 25th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More