Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…*

The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…*
John Faraclas The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…* The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) finally “did it”… surpassing the 2,000 points threshold and indeed under the circumstances is a milestone… Geopolitics still perplexed, explosive but very much interesting… John Faraclas’...
July 16th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1928 … the dragon* roars before the 2,000 point threshold!

The BDI@1928 … the dragon* roars before the 2,000 point threshold!
John Faraclas The BDI @1928 … the dragon* roars before the 2,000 point threshold! The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today at 1,928 points – up 63 and for sure is read to go over and above the 2,000 mark which we haven’t seen since the 3rd of January 2014. Geopolitics: explosive!!! John...
July 15th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Public and Legal Notices, Reports, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market surges into new heights whilst Geopolitics to new lows…

Market surges into new heights whilst Geopolitics to new lows…
John Faraclas Market surges into new heights whilst Geopolitics to new lows… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) got to yet another high: 1,865 points – up 49! It was also 125 points higher since last Friday the 5th of July when it stood at 1,740…Geopolitics too messy! John Faraclas’ brief daily and...
July 12th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Insight, Markets, News, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tenders, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,816 makes waves… but Geopolitical CAUTION is advised… whilst WISTA-UK celebrates its 45th Anniversary

The BDI@1,816 makes waves… but Geopolitical CAUTION is advised… whilst WISTA-UK celebrates its 45th Anniversary
John Faraclas The BDI@1,816 makes waves… but Geopolitical CAUTION is advised… whilst WISTA-UK celebrates its 45th Anniversary The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) reach new heights with the Panamaxes and Capes performing well despite international tension and rise of the WTI… WISTA’s UK  45th Anniversary...
July 11th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, HR, IMO, Markets, News, People and Places, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 10 July, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 10 July, 2019)
. Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 10 July, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  All eyes today are on the Fed Chairman who will deliver his semi-annual testimony before the House Financial Services Committee at 16:00 CET,  as...
July 10th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

RMT on “shameful” news that Grayling blew £85 million on Brexit ferry shambles

RMT on “shameful” news that Grayling blew £85 million on Brexit ferry shambles
Mick CashXIT RMT on “shameful” news that Grayling blew £85 million on Brexit ferry shambles   MARITIME UNION RMT repeats demand this morning for Grayling’s resignation as Public Accounts Committee reveals he blew £85 million on the Brexit ferries shambles. General Secretary Mick...
July 10th, 2019 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market Volatility continues amid Global uncertainty

Market Volatility continues amid Global uncertainty
John Faraclas Market Volatility continues amid Global uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 34 points earlier on today at 1,759. Geopolitical uncertainty the name of the game… John Faraclas brief daily recap: It was only yesterday that we witnessed the first hiccup following over weeks  of...
July 9th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Inland Waterways, Marinas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Volatile Capes do it again

Volatile Capes do it again
John Faraclas Volatile Capes do it again The volatile Capes fell 86 points earlier on today bringing the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) down to 1,725 points – down 15. Mitsotakis sworn in as Greece’s PM following a landslide victory. John Faraclas’ daily market brief: The Capes’ BCI was down 86 points...
July 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

What a Market Mayhem Week that was amid perplexed Geopolitics

What a Market Mayhem Week that was amid perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas What Market Mayhem Week that was amid perplexed Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 40 points and ended up at 1,740 points; on a weekly basis the BDI was up 386 points thanks to the Capes’ surge – last week (28/6) the BDI stood at 1,354 points. The Geopolitical situation...
July 5th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@ 1,700 amid a Geopolitical pandemonium…

The BDI@ 1,700 amid a Geopolitical pandemonium…
John Faraclas The BDI@ 1,700 amid a Geopolitical pandemonium… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 151 points earlier on today. Geopolitics on all five continents are messy and surely Shipping will one way or another be affected. John Faraclas brief daily recap: Having reached the 1,700 points threshold...
July 4th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,549; “resurrection”?

The BDI@1,549; “resurrection”?
John Faraclas The BDI@1,549; “resurrection”? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 103 points earlier on today with the Capes gaining 222 points! Geopolitics in limbo. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes surpassed the 2,900 point threshold with the BCI at 2,939 points… The Panamaxes BPI...
July 3rd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets surge further… amid uncertainty

Markets surge further… amid uncertainty
John Faraclas Markets surge further… amid uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 65 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,446; geopolitical uncertainty coupled with the US$ 250 (USDollarstwohundredandfifty) trillion debt being the stumbling block for Planet Ocean’s prosperity. John Faraclas...
July 2nd, 2019 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,381: plain sailing before the tempest arrives…

The BDI@1,381: plain sailing before the tempest arrives…
John Faraclas The BDI@1,381: plain sailing before the tempest arrives… The BDI  (Baltic dry Index)  gained 27 points as the month begins and now reads 1,381; Geopolitics as have stressed are in the worse state of affairs with contradictory news and reports flying around. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The...
July 1st, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA at Multimodal 2019

BIFA at Multimodal 2019
Robert Keen BIFA at Multimodal 2019 BIFA FOCUSES ON MULTIPLE ISSUES FACING FREIGHT FORWARDERS AT MULTIMODAL 2019 – uses the event to address and help resolve issues faced by the UK freight sector Tomorrow, the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event,...
July 1st, 2019 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Tonne miles from US crude oil exports drop dramatically in April

Tonne miles from US crude oil exports drop dramatically in April
Peter Sand Tonne miles from US crude oil exports drop dramatically in April April was a disappointing month for the crude oil shipping industry with a dramatic fall in US crude oil exports which caused tonne mile demand to fall disproportionally. This was because exports to Asia dropped to 3.7 million...
June 27th, 2019 | BIMCO, Oil Industry, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 27 June, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 27 June, 2019)
. Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, 27 June, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:   Taking their lead from modestly firmer Asian bourses today, European equity markets opened in positive territory on Thursday amid hopes that the meeting...
June 27th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Swiss-EU row offers a taste of Brexit, Ahead of the G20 podcast

Swiss-EU row offers a taste of Brexit, Ahead of the G20 podcast
 Swiss-EU row offers a taste of Brexit, Ahead of the G20 podcast Commentary: Swiss-EU row offers a taste of Brexit By Denis MacShane in London A stand-off between Switzerland and the European Union has left Swiss stock exchanges facing a shut-out from trading across Europe, a foretaste of what could befall...
June 27th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics

Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics   The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today at 1,317 points, which is a good 37 points plus since yesterday; the perplexed Geopolitics will turn sour for many; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes led the way with...
June 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Energy, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

G20 must adapt to new global reality, The next decade of finance

G20 must adapt to new global reality, The next decade of finance
… G20 must adapt to new global reality, The next decade of finance Commentary: G20 must adapt to new global reality By OMFIF Editors In anticipation of the 14th G20 summit on 28-29 June, to be hosted in Osaka by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, OMFIF US Chairman Mark Sobel asked a group of policy...
June 25th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dialogs and Debates, Finance, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panamaxes’ four aces lift the Market’s “spirit” further…

Panamaxes’ four aces lift the Market’s  “spirit” further…
John Faraclas Panamaxes’ four aces lift the Market’s  “spirit” further… The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today 19 points and now stands at 1,258!  Geopolitics deteriorating further in all fronts; John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes with a double digit rise following...
June 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIMCO: Crude oil tanker freight rates from the Arabian Gulf to China doubles on the back of tanker attacks

BIMCO: Crude oil tanker freight rates from the Arabian Gulf to China doubles on the back of tanker attacks
Peter Sand Crude oil tanker freight rates from the Arabian Gulf to China doubles on the back of tanker attacks VLCC spot freight rates between the Arabian Gulf and China rose 101% in the days between 13 June 2019 and 20 June 2019, in the aftermath of attacks on two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. Spot...
June 21st, 2019 | BIMCO, Canals, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes lift the BDI amid mega Geopolitical mayhem

Capes lift the BDI amid mega Geopolitical mayhem
John Faraclas Capes lift the BDI amid mega Geopolitical mayhem The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)   gained 44 points and now stands at 1,179; the Geopolitical mess continues. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI went over and above the 2,000 point threshold at 2,051, that’s a good plus...
June 19th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 19 June, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 19 June, 2019)
. Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, 19 June, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  Speaking at the ECB’s annual Forum on Central Banking in Sintra yesterday, President Mario Draghi adopted a more dovish stance compared to that at...
June 19th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatile Capes’ triple-digit surge “boosts” the dry market

Volatile Capes’ triple-digit surge “boosts” the dry market
John Faraclas Volatile Capes’ triple-digit surge “boosts” the dry market The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 42 points and now stands at 1,135 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capes… The Geopolitics remain more than crucial… with asymmetrical events to happen anytime now… John Faraclas’...
June 18th, 2019 | European Union, Insight, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,085; …Market rebound or what?

The BDI@1,085; …Market rebound or what?
John Faraclas The BDI@1,085; …Market rebound or what? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 23 points earlier on today, thanks mainly to the volatile Capes. The Geopolitics as we have verbatim predicted got more than perplexed and will end up more than sour in all fronts, repeat in all fronts. John Faraclas’...
June 14th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More