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BDI: another dangerous fall amid Geopolitical chaos

BDI: another dangerous fall amid Geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas BDI: another dangerous fall amid Geopolitical chaos The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 61 points earlier on today and 181 since last Friday the 13th of September (when it stood at 2,312 points) and now stands at 2,131 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capes. Geopolitics are so dodgy with...
September 20th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry falls further and Wets look peculiar; the drums of war can be heard…

Dry falls further and Wets look peculiar; the drums of war can be heard…
John Faraclas Dry falls further and Wets look peculiar; the drums of war can be heard… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 17 points and now stands at 2,266; the Dirties are gaining momentum. The Drums of War can be heard. John Faraclas brief mid-week recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 62 points and now reds...
September 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling Dry Markets and rising Wets an issue…

Falling Dry Markets and rising Wets an issue…
John Faraclas Falling Dry Markets and rising Wets an issue… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 28 points earlier on today and now stands at 2,283. Geopolitics messy and perplexed as ever. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was down 82 points and now reads 4,456… The Panamaxes BPI lost a...
September 17th, 2019 | Banking, Breaking News, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes euphoria lifts the BDI@2,518; Geopolitics totally perplexed and BREXIT turning sour

Capes euphoria lifts the BDI@2,518; Geopolitics totally perplexed and BREXIT turning sour
John Faraclas Capes euphoria lifts the BDI@2,518; Geopolitics totally perplexed and BREXIT turning sour The Capes continued with a triple digit rise and now the BCI reads 5,043 points; what a performance! All other indices either dropping or on a minimal plus change. The Geopolitical situation points...
September 4th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes lead the way to Dry Market success

Capes lead the way to Dry Market success
John Faraclas Capes lead the way to Dry Market success The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 59 points and now stands at 2,501 thanks to the Capes surge; Geopolitics more than enigmatically perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 203 points and now reads 4,862… The Panamaxes’...
September 3rd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Weather | Read More

Dry Market surge with the BDI@1,864…

Dry Market surge with the BDI@1,864…
John Faraclas Dry Market surge with the BDI@1,864… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 90 points in one of the worse days and periods amidst Geopolitical mayhem! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 188 points – a good triple digit surge and now at 3,454 brings some balance...
August 13th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.

Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.
John Faraclas Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.. The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 28 points and now stands at 1,748; on a weekly basis though same was down 4o points – from 1,788… Geopolitics continue to cause headaches and ultra CAUTION should be observed. John Faraclas’...
August 9th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Surprise surprise the BDI is on the up…

Surprise surprise the BDI is on the up…
John Faraclas Surprise surprise the BDI is on the up The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up eight point higher since yesterday and now stands at 1,720 points. Geopolitics as usual enigmatically perplexed might produce explosive situations from which Humanity will be greatly affected and conversely Shipping;...
August 8th, 2019 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Comment, Corruption, Environment, Immigration, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 08-Aug-2019 FIVE-DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY Turkey BAD WEATHER/STRONG WIND WARNINGS Brazil PORT STILL OPERATING DESPITE CLASHES Aden, Yemen ONE-WAY TRAFFIC RECOMMENDED FOR STONE PLACEMENT WORKS Lower Mississippi River, United States Five-day public holiday Thursday, August 8, 2019, Turkey All...
August 8th, 2019 | Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

“Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics

“Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas “Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points and now stands at 1,774; the geopolitical situation has never been so tense and everything can be expected. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capes were down 12 points and the...
August 5th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

What a week that was: Turbulent markets and perplexed geopolitics

What a week that was: Turbulent markets and perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas What a week that was: Turbulent markets and perplexed geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell ten points earlier on today and now stands at 1,937; it also fell 233 points since last week’s 2,170!!! That was a fall thanks to the Capes’ “performance”! The Geopolitical aspects...
July 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BMT awarded ELMS2 contract to support Royal Canadian Navy

BMT awarded ELMS2 contract to support Royal Canadian Navy
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto departs Halifax, Nova Scotia for a 6 month deployment on Operation REASSURANCE, January 19, 2019. Photo: Mona Ghiz, MARLANT PA, HS88-2019-0033-096 BMT awarded ELMS2 contract to support Royal Canadian Navy Department of National Defence turns to BMT to provide...
July 25th, 2019 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military | Read More

RMT writes to Government to demand urgent meeting over Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay dispute as it increases deployment in the Gulf

RMT writes to Government to demand urgent meeting over Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay dispute as it increases deployment in the Gulf
Mick Cash RMT writes to Government to demand urgent meeting over Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay dispute as it increases deployment in the Gulf Maritime union RMT today wrote to Government minister Tobias Ellwood demanding an urgent meeting over the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) pay dispute after it was confirmed...
July 24th, 2019 | Labour Disputes, Military | Read More

Capes blues …as Boris wins leadership and premiership

Capes blues …as Boris wins leadership and premiership
John Faraclas   Capes blues …as Boris wins leadership and premiership The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 2,165 points increasing the gap to 82 points from that as of end of December 2013 (2,247) thanks to the Capes’ fall. Geopolitics remain more than crucial....
July 23rd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Food and Drink, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Two more Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited of Nigeria

Two more Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited of Nigeria
Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessel Guardian 9 Two more Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited of Nigeria Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two additional Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3307 vessels configured as patrol boats to leading West African offshore services...
July 23rd, 2019 | Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M

The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M
John Faraclas The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M The BDI is just 56 points apart as of the end of Dec 2013 when the BDI stood at 2,247… Geopolitics being conspicuously “silent” might turn explosive to a degree of no return. John Faraclas’ daily recap: With only 56 points...
July 22nd, 2019 | Bunkering, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Sanctions, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over developing situation in the Gulf of Hormuz

International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over developing situation in the Gulf of Hormuz
Guy Platten International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over developing situation in the Gulf of Hormuz The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is receiving reports that a British registered vessel – Stena Impero – has been diverted from its original course in the Strait of Hormuz...
July 19th, 2019 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping, Military, Tankers | Read More

The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics

The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 66 points and now stands at 2,130; Geopolitics are so perplexed with clever dicks doing everything possible to ruin Peace on Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily recap: Another boost from...
July 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

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 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

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

Two key IMarEST events – EAAW VIII and MECSS 2019 – open tomorrow in London

Two key IMarEST events – EAAW VIII and MECSS 2019 – open tomorrow in London
Two key IMarEST events – EAAW VIII and MECSS 2019 – open tomorrow in London Over 130 delegates from more than 50 organisations based in Germany, Greece, Japan, Singapore, the Netherlands, USA and UK will be in London this week (2 and 3 July) for two key Institute of Marine Engineering,...
July 1st, 2019 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Technical | 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

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