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The BDI@1,023: still unsustainable amid Geopolitical turmoil

The BDI@1,023: still unsustainable amid Geopolitical turmoil
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost eight points earlier on today with all other dry indices in red… Geopolitics more than crucial given the MIGRANTS, BREXIT, Italy et al… John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Capes’ BCI  lost seven and now stand at 1,050 points… A double digit loss for...
November 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Photography, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Capes’ odd rise distorts the Markets

Capes’ odd rise distorts the Markets
  John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 11 points and now reads 1,020 thanks to the odd Capes’ rise. Geopolitics are getting sour with BREXIT becoming a far more than a perplexed play – Tragedy? Comedy? With a bit of Byzantine ..flavour, Italy creating further issues in the EU –...
November 15th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Fixtures, Markets, Military, People and Places, Photography, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,009: truth is stranger than fiction…

The BDI@1,009: truth is stranger than fiction…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day with yet another fall; at 1,009 – minus 55 might soon create one of the biggest disasters in shipping’s recent history if it goes below the 1,000 point-threshold, something though more than possible… We have seen...
November 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,064: …the plot thickens…

The BDI@1,064: …the plot thickens…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 61 points earlier on today sending alarms around as the Capes … “returned” to triple digit losses. Geopolitics still critical and everything in the Mighty Continent “shifts” to BREXIT and the Italian Budget… whilst all other crucial issues remain...
November 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A Remembrance Day to remember

A Remembrance Day to remember
From the service This year’s Remembrance Day was beyond the usual one which we normally attend, write or simply think of… This year marks a century since the Armistice, when the guns fell silent at 11:00 GMT, hence its special significance, bringing the end of the war, the end of The Great War...
November 11th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, Maritime History and Museums, Military, News, Story of the Year | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
09-Nov-2018 AROUND THE ISLAND YACHT RACE Hong Kong RECORD ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE IN FISCAL YEAR 2018 Panama Canal, Panama SECURITY ZONE ESTABLISHED AROUND GROUNDED FRIGATE Bergen, Norway Around the Island Yacht Race Friday, November 9, 2018, Hong Kong A large-scale yacht race will take place around Hong...
November 9th, 2018 | Canals, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

The forgotten flag and Remembrance Day

The forgotten flag and Remembrance Day
The Cenotaph in Whitehall will be the focal point of remembrance across the UK and for so many around the world on Sunday 11th November, the centenary of the Armistice. Of the six flags displayed on the Cenotaph, the overlooked one is the Red Ensign, that of what was the Mercantile Marine in the First...
November 7th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Associations, Maritime History and Museums, Military | Read More

Bureau Veritas, Naval Group and Dassault Systèmes Deliver First 3D Classification Process for a Significant Vessel Project

Bureau Veritas, Naval Group and Dassault Systèmes Deliver First 3D Classification Process for a Significant Vessel Project
Matthieu de Tugny, Chief Operations Officer, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Collaborative project uses 3DEXPERIENCE platform to create 3D model of new Naval Group frigate  Digital continuity and real-time collaborative 3D design review integrates ship design and classification verification,...
November 6th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,428: remember remember remember the 5th of November

The BDI@1,428: remember remember remember the 5th of November
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 29 points and now stands at 1,428… Geopolitics in jeopardy as the banking system needs trillions of US Dollars …just to breath. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The volatile Capes lost the 2,500 points threshold with a small bang by losing 105 point;...
November 5th, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
05-Nov-2018 COALITION FORCES CLOSE TO PORT, OPERATIONS CONTINUING Hodeidah, Yemen Coalition forces close to port, operations continuing Monday, November 5, 2018, Hodeidah, Yemen Over the past two days, military forces backed by the SL Coalition have intensified their offensive on rebels in Hodeidah. According...
November 5th, 2018 | Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Record‐low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea, shows latest global piracy report

Record‐low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea, shows latest global piracy report
Captain P. Mukundan A total of 156 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) in the first nine months of 2018 compared to 121 for the same period in 2017. The 2018 figure is broken down as 107 vessels...
October 29th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

A “sustained” fall with the BDI@1,577 …and WISTA 2018 event gets under way!

A “sustained” fall with the BDI@1,577  …and WISTA 2018  event gets under way!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points – an expected scenario so to speak – see our yesterday’s hint, and all things being equal expect the unexpected… Geopolitics with the fall of oil and other hiccups become interesting whilst the WISTA International AGM and Conference begins...
October 23rd, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

No sustainability for the BDI@1579…

No sustainability for the BDI@1579…
John Faraclas The BDI clinched just three points earlier on today and look vulnerable for an imminent fall; geopolitics continue to be messy. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI gained 66 points keeping the BDI afloat and now stands at 2,296; CAUTION! Losses for the Panamaxes’ BPI  now...
October 22nd, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Stranded BDI@1,576… Mixed Wets and Messy Geopolitics

Stranded BDI@1,576… Mixed Wets and Messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 11 points up since yesterday at 1,576 which is though minus three points down since last week’s 1,579 points! Mixed Wets with the Dirties improving… Geopolitics a liability for all in a bankrupt Planet Ocean – most issues which...
October 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…
John Faraclas With 11 plus points, thanks to the volatility of the Capes – down 58 yesterday and plus 70 today,  the BDI …floats “safely”… Geopolitics messy as ever… John Faraclas’ daily Markets and Geopolitics briefing: The Capes’ BCI  with its 70 points plus now reads 2,176 points… Minus...
October 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Legal, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HMS Queen Elizabeth showcases the best of British engineering

HMS Queen Elizabeth showcases the best of British engineering
F-35 BF-4, BF-5, and Jaguar on the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth – Picture credits: Lockheed Martin Fast jets might be stealing all the headlines as aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth conducts trials of the F-35 Lightning II off the east coast of the USA, but British engineering has also...
October 18th, 2018 | Automobiles, Aviation, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,578: an expected volatility and contained fall…

The BDI@1,578: an expected volatility and contained fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost six points thanks to the Capes’ fall… Geopolitics as crucial as ever… particularly on the platoon and financial sector… John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI was down 25 points at 2,164 – …the classic volatile size… Panamaxes were...
October 16th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Intermanager, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Military, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GAC Laser appointed as exclusive onsite freight agent for AAD2018 expo

GAC Laser appointed as exclusive onsite freight agent for AAD2018 expo
Paramount’s FLASH helicopter on display at the AAD2018 expo. Entrusted with expert handling of sensitive cargo for defence gathering Pretoria, South Africa, 11 October 2018 – GAC Laser Specialised Logistics pulled out all the stops to ensure smooth handling of dangerous goods and other defence-related...
October 11th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Logistics, Military, Ship Agencies | Read More

Turnchapel Wharf: changing the way maritime autonomy is developed over the next decade

Turnchapel Wharf: changing the way maritime autonomy is developed over the next decade
The shape of things to come – This shows Halcyon (grey roof) and Zero One (black roof) coming into Plymouth for the first time with a Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship in the background. Picture copyright of Shaun Roster Photography Plymouth, UK – Thursday 11th October, 2018 – Digital transformation...
October 11th, 2018 | Military, Technology | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@1,493

Contained losses with the BDI@1,493
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another ten points losing the threshold of the 1,500 points but doesn’t look  too worrying unless… The Geopolitics on the same level as yesterday with the Economic mess ready to engulf Planet Ocean and make the World suffer for another ten years. John...
October 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,536: you cannot fight against the future*

The BDI@1,536: you cannot fight against the future*
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week with minus 18 points, another double digit loss following yesterday’s minus 20 points… It was down four points since last Friday the 28th of September when the BDI stood at 1,540… A bit of odd figures as you will read herebelow; they don’t...
October 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes’ contained rise and perplexed figures rule the day… plus the 2020 saga

Capes’ contained rise and perplexed figures rule the day… plus the 2020 saga
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained four points and now stands at 1,574; Geopolitics in total mess and the Environment another issue to be appropriately tackled… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 51 points and now stands at 2,199… Are the capes sustainable or just...
October 3rd, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, IMO, Intercargo, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI@1,434 …do you have a moonraker…

The BDI@1,434 …do you have a moonraker…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 21 points earlier on today and at 1,434 we must admit this is a good restart and hope same lasts for the benefit of all as otherwise with the messy Geopolitics things will continue to be uncertain and sour. John Faraclas’ daily market and Geopolitics...
September 24th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets “swing” back to black, but…

Dry and Wet Markets “swing” back to black, but…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 17 points earlier on today and now reads 1,413; on a weekly basis same was up 47 points (from 1,366) thanks mainly  to the Supras and Handies which “kept” the pace up… Geopolitics are marred with all the issues we have extensively covered all these last six  years....
September 21st, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capes fall further with …“rich” pickings for BDI; CAUTION!

Capes fall further with …“rich” pickings for BDI; CAUTION!
John Faraclas The BDI gained 23 points and now stands at 1,396 trying to go over and above the 1,400 point threshold. Geopolitics full of sins govern the day yet again. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes lost another 27 points and the BCI now stands 1,838 points; ultra-caution should be observed...
September 20th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More