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Uncertain and perplexed markets and …geopolitics

Uncertain and perplexed markets and …geopolitics
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 34 points and now reads 1,666; 44 points better off since last week’s 1,622 points. Volatility is here to stay and same together with perplexity applies for the messy Geopolitics; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly...
July 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market uncertainty drives down the BDI now at 1,555…

Market uncertainty drives down the BDI now at 1,555…
John Faraclas The BDI dropped further down earlier on today at 1,555 – minus 54 points amid a geopolitical mayhem! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI witnessed a three digit fall – 224 points and now stands at 2,792 points; CAUTION! If it wasn’t for the Panamaxes’ rise the BDI...
July 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Turbulent Markets; Turbulent Geopolitics…

Turbulent Markets; Turbulent Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI lost 13 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,609… The Geopolitics take a perplexed twist and turn and among other issues there has been major events in British Politics due to the ongoing BREXIT saga. A different wold since last Friday… John Faraclas’ brief recap: The...
July 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Rowing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

A Capes Market; caution!

A Capes Market; caution!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with 54 points plus since yesterday, – thanks to the Capes, and now stands at 1,476. Geopolitics still turbulent; John Faraclas brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI on an upwards …spree; the BCI gained 174 points and now stands...
July 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

LR takes over management of MoD owned Code for Steel Caissons

LR takes over management of MoD owned Code for Steel Caissons
LR certified caisson at the entrance to Naval Base 14 Dock in Portsmouth (Image courtesy of MoD) 03 July 2018 – Lloyd’s Register (LR) has taken over the management of UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) owned Code for Steel Caissons, providing a harmonised standard for new and existing caissons. LR has...
July 3rd, 2018 | Classification Societies, Military, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

The Women Who Flew for Hitler…

The Women Who Flew for Hitler…
Clare Mulley at Women In War Group event. The Women Who Flew for Hitler: Clare Mulley’s brilliant dual biography  By James Brewer  While some of their female contemporaries were beginning to enjoy new freedoms and to be dismissed by menfolk as flighty, two brilliant girls entering adulthood could...
June 28th, 2018 | Aviation, Books, Insight, Military, News | Read More

The BDI@1,323; is the fall here to stay?

The BDI@1,323; is the fall here to stay?
John Faraclas The (Baltic Dry Index) lost ten points earlier on today; Geopolitics are totally unsustainable. We live in chaos! John Faraclas brief report: All dry indices fell and let’s hear what the analysts and gurus have to say, as all things being equal, they missed in their assessments the tentative...
June 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mexican Navy and Damen cooperating in most technologically advanced naval ship in Latin America

Mexican Navy and Damen cooperating in most technologically advanced naval ship in Latin America
Damen and Mexican Navy cooperating on the modular construction of the combatant vessel Damen Shipyards Group and the Mexican Navy, via the Directorate General of Shipbuilding, are currently working together to build the Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA (from its initials in Spanish)), the most technologically...
June 26th, 2018 | Military, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

The Market dries up… Caution?

The Market dries up… Caution?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its downfall and earlier on today lost 26 points standing at 1,347. Geopolitics with trade wars beginning more than crucial… John Faraclas daily market brief: The Capes’ fall was reduced to 52 points (it was 97 yesterday) and the BCI now reads 2,038,...
June 21st, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Smooth sailing for Humber Electrical

Smooth sailing for Humber Electrical
… The Humber Electrical Engineering Company (heeco) has consolidated its marine presence and developed into new oil and gas markets. The Hull-based electrical manufacturing business has a globally renowned reputation for the design and build of switchboards, motor control centres (MCCs) and control...
June 20th, 2018 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military | Read More

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 23 points earlier on today as all dry indices – except the BSI fell. Geopolitics and its short term outcome – don’t ask for the medium or long term, are more than crucial. John Faraclas’ daily market and geopolitics recap: The...
June 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Damen and Saab announce partnership to participate on the tender for the Tamandaré Class Corvette

Damen and Saab announce partnership to participate on the tender for the Tamandaré Class Corvette
Damen and Saab announce partnership to participate on the tender for the Tamandaré Class Corvette In order to meet the needs of the Brazilian Navy, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and Saab come together to develop the project that will supply four Tamandaré Class corvettes. The companies are world-leading...
June 18th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Supras and Handies “keep” the BDI buoyant

Supras and Handies “keep” the BDI buoyant
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained three points and now stands at 1,390 thanks to the Supras and Handies. Geopolitical turbulences will re-appear in the Balkans and beyond; add the mess all over Planet Ocean and see what you might get – sooner or later… John Faraclas daily brief: The...
June 12th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,387: another volatile fall…

The BDI@1,387: another volatile fall…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell earlier on today four points “thanks” to the volatile Capes! The Geopolitics will take a harsh U-turn and  things might go off hand given the trade wars. The G7’s ending was expected with a schism; the USA vs. the …G6,...
June 11th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

The BHSI clinches a point; all other indices dive…

The BHSI clinches a point; all other indices dive…
John Faraclas The BDI fell eight points and now stands at 1,468; the Geopolitics will soon bring-in the worse tsunami never ever imagined in your wildest dreams. John Faraclas’ brief market and geopolitics recap: The  Capes’ BCI was down  33 points and now reads 2,602 points… Let’s see the...
May 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Civil Unrest, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tenders | Read More

And then come the …Capes, yet “again”…

And then come the …Capes, yet “again”…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today up, yes up 19 points at 1,472, thanks – once again, to the predictably unpredictable and volatile Capes. It was also up 92 points since the 4th of May (from 1,384). The Geopolitics, as we have warned you, get worse at a faster pace...
May 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Federico Martinengo FREMM Frigate delivered to Italian Navy; powered by GE LM2500+G4 Marine Gas Turbine Propulsion System

Federico Martinengo FREMM Frigate delivered to Italian Navy; powered by GE LM2500+G4 Marine Gas Turbine Propulsion System
Nave Federico Martinengo – courtesy of OCCAR EVENDALE, Ohio (May 11, 2018) – GE’s Marine Solutions reports that the seventh multi-purpose FREMM frigate Federico Martinengo, was recently delivered to the Italian Navy by shipyard Fincantieri. All of the Italian Navy’s new Carlos Bergamini-class...
May 11th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The Fall of Constantinople …err of the BDI@1,453…

The Fall of Constantinople …err of the BDI@1,453…
John Faraclas Coincidences have a significance, never ever forget this! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell for the first time since the 2nd of May; a dozen points after all …are 12 points… The volatile and predictably unpredictable Capes did it again. Amid a turbulent  Planet Ocean, the shipping...
May 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capes and oil rise but Peace is losing the chance…

Capes and oil rise but Peace is losing the chance…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 33 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,465 points… The Geopolitics lost the momentum and we warn you of sudden developments; John Faraclas’ brief mid-week recap: The Capes continued to “advance”...
May 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

GE Gas Turbines Power USS CINCINNATI Littoral Combat Ship; Christened by United States Navy

GE Gas Turbines Power USS CINCINNATI Littoral Combat Ship; Christened by United States Navy
USS Cincinnati photo courtesy of the US Navy EVENDALE, Ohio–(May 7, 2018) – GE Marine Solutions’ LM2500 marine engines now power the United States Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Cincinnati (LCS 20), which was recently christened at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.    “Our...
May 7th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Two weeks of Capes’ “dominating” the otherwise stagnant market…

Two weeks of Capes’ “dominating” the otherwise stagnant market…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just eight points since yesterday and now stands at 1,384 points. On a weekly basis it was up 23 points since Friday the 27th of April… (From 1,361). Geopolitics as usual, getting more than worse. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capes volatility...
May 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capers “distorting” the Markets…

Capers “distorting” the Markets…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 1,346 points – up 19 since yesterday, thanks to the Capers’ “monologue”… Geopolitics become crucial once again- don’t be naive as the quiet/downgraded so to speak news are just dust; the harsh reality is that we are at...
May 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Insight, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,327: Contained fall, still a fall…

The BDI@1,327: Contained fall, still a fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today 14 points as all dry indices fall. Geopolitics enigmatic and we suggest we should all be on guard as things can turn sour anytime now in many of Planet Ocean’s hot spots. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI  was down 37 points...
May 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Spetsiot Heroine Bouboulina’s posthumous award well deserved

Spetsiot Heroine Bouboulina’s posthumous award well deserved
.. It was about time – nearly two centuries, after 193 years  from her death, the Spetsiot heroine of the Greek War of Independence in 1821 to be awarded the rank of vice-admiral! John Faraclas writes: A very timely move by Greece’s ministry of National Defence  to honour the first Greek patriot...
April 28th, 2018 | Awards, Military, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI@1,375 amid further uncertainty and global mess

The BDI@1,375 amid further uncertainty and global mess
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended down one point since yesterday’s closing  for the first time after the Capers rally… Geopolitics of pathetic uncertainty when warmongers loom in the background and wish to turn Planet Ocean upside down; SHAME! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’...
April 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More