Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

The BDI@1,087: still expecting the Chinese Dog to bark..

The BDI@1,087: still expecting the Chinese Dog to bark..
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) …kept its “pace” thanks to the rising Panamaxes trying to balance the continuous Capers fall. Geopolitics as expected and warned you already, entered the point of no return. John Faraclas’ daily markets and geopolitics briefing: The BDI clinched three...
February 19th, 2018 | Banking, Energy, Environment, Finance, Military, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices | Read More

Capers begin to dive; give peace another chance!

Capers begin to dive; give peace another chance!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 19 points earlier on today and now reads 1,095…. Geopolitics puts Peace on the shelf so we urge all to Give Peace ANOTHER chance! John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers begun to dive again; today the loss was 72 points with the BCI standing at 1,721...
February 14th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Dropping BDI@1,114; the world at War…

Dropping BDI@1,114; the world at War…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points earlier on today; all other dry indices ended with losses. The Geopolitical  situation gets franticly worse and the drums of war can be heard; S H A M E! John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Capers lost 31 points and now the BCI reads 1,793… The...
February 13th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

Unsustainable BDI; messy Geopolitics…

Unsustainable BDI; messy Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended its upwards “rally” with a minus two point loss; Geopolitics are getting more than perplexed. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI now stands at 1,123 points  – once again thanks to the Capers which managed to clinched another 34 points –...
February 12th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI @ 1,097: the fall continues..

The BDI @ 1,097: the fall continues..
John Faraclas The BDI gained  two points and sends alarms as the only size on the up was the Capers… “lifting” the market… Geopolitics in real turmoil… John Faraclas briefing: The Capers were up 59 points; the only size in the dry market sawing its teeth. At 1,578 points the BCI...
February 7th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,095: nothing matters much and very little mattes at all…

The BDI@1,095: nothing matters much and very little mattes at all…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 19 points earlier on today and with a triple-digit fall of 124 points since last week (1,219) , brings-in the Aristotelian maxim as the title of today’s weekly report; try to interpret this and see what you get, not just for the shipping markets but for...
February 2nd, 2018 | Academia, Anniversaries, Chartering, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Food and Drink, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,152: perplexed projections and expectations…

The BDI@1,152: perplexed projections and expectations…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 39 points since yesterday thanks to the as ever volatile Capers as well as to all other main indicised sizes… John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers on a triple digit downfall saw the BCI down 135 points and now at 1,613 pause a threat, needless to say...
January 31st, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, International Chamber of Shipping, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Markets dive including the BDI@1,191

Markets dive including the BDI@1,191
John Faraclas The BDI as expected yesterday, given our title of our daily report, lost 23 points and went below the 1,200 point threshold; Geopolitics slide too… John Faraclas daily recap: The Capers BCI lost 36 points and now stand at 1,748… The Panamaxes BPI lost 35 and now read 1,450 points… The...
January 30th, 2018 | Events, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Unsustainable BDI or what?

Unsustainable BDI or what?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day by losing five points and now stands at 1,214; not a good start for the week. Geopolitics are getting all over Planet Ocean more perplexed than ever. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI “reduced” its rise to a dozen point and now...
January 29th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry and Wet volatility are here to stay…

Dry and Wet volatility are here to stay…
John Faraclas Once again the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) is running out steam and at best might create further shocks; Geopolitics still getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI ended the day at 1,219 points – just two higher since yesterday and 94 since last Friday the 19 of...
January 26th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  23-Jan-2018 PORTS OPEN FOR ANOTHER 30 DAYS Hodeidah/Saleef, Yemen Ports open for another 30 days Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Hodeidah/Saleef, Yemen The Saudi-led Coalition announced yesterday (22 January) that the Yemeni ports of Hodeidah and Saleef will remain open to aid and...
January 23rd, 2018 | Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Is BDI’s fall here to stay..?

Is BDI’s fall here to stay..?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its downfall as did Geopolitics and things are getting more than sour every single hour; we are living in interesting times. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With minus 25 points the BDI now stands at 1,139 thanks to the as ever volatile and enigmatic...
January 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Families meet to commemorate wartime British seamen lost on HMS Narwhal

Families meet to commemorate wartime British seamen lost on HMS Narwhal
WWII submarine HMS Narwhal. Families meet to commemorate wartime British seamen lost on HMS Narwhal By Piotr Michalik A group of intrepid Polish divers were in London for an emotional meeting on January 12, 2018, with relatives of the brave seamen who served on HMS Narwhal, a British submarine sunk...
January 17th, 2018 | Military, News | Read More

CAUTION for the BDI@1,279

CAUTION for the BDI@1,279
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its twists and turns and let’s see how the hoi polloi respond as well as how the capable ones react to this downfall… Geopolitical turmoil at its… best. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly brief recap: With a loss of 24 points today and 92 since...
January 12th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Fixtures, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Fourth Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services

Fourth Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services
FCS 3307 Guardian Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, has taken delivery of another Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel for operations in the offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Guinea. This takes the total delivered vessels/Guardians since the first arrived in early 2014 to four....
January 11th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Dry and Wet Market Blues…

Dry and Wet Market Blues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index), thanks to the Capers, following yesterdays major losses, managed to gain 32 points and now stands at 1,262 points; the Wets collapsed and all of us must consider the geopolitical effects. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Volatiles, …err the Capers clinched...
January 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hospital ship sunk in Bristol Channel a century ago

Hospital ship sunk in Bristol Channel a century ago
Image of HMHS Rewa from online – this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less. One hundred years ago today (January 4) the sinking of a hospital ship by an infamous German U-boat...
January 3rd, 2018 | Anniversaries, Maritime History and Museums, Military | Read More

FUGRO’S data brings successful close to the search for lost Sub AE1

FUGRO’S data brings successful close to the search for lost Sub AE1
Fugro’s underwater technology helped to locate the lost WWI submarine Fugro’s role in the expedition to find HMAS AE1 has helped to solve Australia’s oldest naval mystery, 103 years after the First World War Australian submarine vanished off Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.  In waters over 300...
December 22nd, 2017 | Military, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The BDI@1,619: nosedive, correction or market reality blues…?

The BDI@1,619: nosedive, correction or market reality blues…?
John Faraclas Falling Markets at the end of the day is nothing to be afraid of or being a bad thing so to speak, as it separates the wheat from the chaff, particularly as many failed to use the appropriate mechanisms with their risk assessment tools available and contain at worse this eight year old...
December 15th, 2017 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Books, Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Communication, Education and Training, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, HR, Jobs, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oil Spill, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, WISTA - Women in Shipping, Yachting | Read More

FUGRO to bring survey expertise to the search for lost WWI submarine

FUGRO to bring survey expertise to the search for lost WWI submarine
… Fugro is to join a campaign to find the First World War Australian submarine, HMAS AE1. From its advanced survey vessel, the Fugro Equator, skilled survey personnel from Fugro will use a state-of-the-art multibeam echosounder to conduct a bathymetric survey and a sophisticated autonomous underwater...
November 28th, 2017 | Military, News, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Finnish Defence Forces select Lloyd’s Register to class new surface combatants

Finnish Defence Forces select Lloyd’s Register to class new surface combatants
Lloyd’s Register’s HQ’s 28 November 2017 – The Finnish Defence Forces has chosen Lloyd’s Register (LR) to class four new surface combatants for the Finnish Navy. The vessels are part of the Finnish Defence Forces’ strategic project Squadron 2020, of which the goal is to replace...
November 28th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Military | Read More

Market volatility remains…

Market volatility remains…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) luckily enough gained 13 points – Agatha Christie’s book !13 for Luck” couldn’t be more than appropriate in this case to read…, and now stands at 1,458 points which is also 87 point plus since last Friday the 17th of November closing. The geopolitical...
November 24th, 2017 | Awards, Events, Markets, Military, News, Reports | Read More

Annual Meeting HELMEPA – USCG

Annual Meeting HELMEPA – USCG
… On Tuesday 21 November 2017, the 5th consecutive annual meeting of HELMEPA Member Companies’ representatives and the United States Coast Guard took place at their Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The meeting was hosted by RADM John P. Nadeau, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, who...
November 24th, 2017 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Military, People and Places | Read More

The BDI@1,371: volatility and uncertainty at its best…

The BDI@1,371: volatility and uncertainty at its best…
John Faraclas The BDI managed ten points plus since yesterday thanks to the volatile Capers as all other Dry Indices dive! The wets with mixed feelings in an overall downwards week with plentiful of Geopolitical mess… John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The BDI as said in the preamble gained ten...
November 17th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,361: further, but milder fall

The BDI@1,361: further, but milder fall
John Faraclas The BDI fell another 13 points earlier on today, a bit of  a milder fall as the losses for both Capers and Panamaxes as well as for the Supras have been halved. Geopolitics still an issue, greatly affecting the trade and, coupled with a real credit crunch, might lead to disasters. John...
November 16th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More