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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, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Geopolitical Developments: Risks and Opportunities at the Piraeus Marine Club

Geopolitical Developments: Risks and Opportunities at the Piraeus Marine Club
Champagne toast from the President of Piraeus Marine Club Ms. Irene S. Daifas at the beginning of the event The Piraeus Marine Club Enhances Its Role as a Center for Regional Intelligence for its Membership On Monday April 23rd, 2017 the Piraeus Marine Club featured a talk as a part of its series of...
April 26th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Military | Read More

At the end of the day the Capers’ surge is normal…

At the end of the day the Capers’ surge is normal…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 46 points higher since yesterday and now reads 1,376. Geopolitics getting not just worse, they are so perplexed, worse than Ariadne’s Thread! John Faraclas’ daily market and Geopolitics recap: No one should be surprised from the surge of the Cape-size...
April 25th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 24 points and now stands at 1,330 – all thanks to the Capers who clinched  121 points keeping the market “buoyant”… The geopolitics as mentioned in previous...
April 25th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets slow down with the BDI now@1,306…

Markets slow down with the BDI now@1,306…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 25 points earlier on today surpassing the 1,300-point mark; the Geopolitics deteriorate more than ever before. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The good thing is that both the BDI and BCI went over and above the 1,300 and 2,000 points respectively,...
April 23rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The UGS visits Washington DC for talks

The UGS visits Washington DC for talks
The UGS delegation with Mrs. E. Chao, US Secretary of Transportation A high-level delegation of the Union of Greek Shipowners headed by its President, Mr. Theodore Veniamis, completed one of its most successful regular visits to Washington DC from 16th to 20th April 2018. The delegation additionally...
April 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Military, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps
John Faraclas The euphoria – a better word than spree, of the Capers gaining 877 points since last Friday the 13th of April, must be seen as a good sign, despite what is coming up next,  given the geopolitical, environmental, technical advancements et al surrounding the shipping industry. The BDI...
April 20th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, IMO, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Volatile Capers keep the BDI above the 1,000 point…

Volatile Capers keep the BDI above the 1,000 point…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 27 points earlier on today thanks to the Capers and now stands at 1,052 points. All other Dry Indices fell or remain low… Geopolitics more than perplexed; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI gained 91 points and now stands at 1,152; what a...
April 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Opsss, the BDI@1,014…

Opsss, the BDI@1,014…
John N. Faraclas Following a bad fortnight and the subsequent fall below the 1,000-point threshold, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “managed” a correction on the plus side and now owners can “breath…” Geopolitics though are not so good and we might see a domino effect in the warring front...
April 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained five points earlier on today – thanks once again to the Capers and a bit to the Panamaxes, and now stands at 979 points. Geopolitics and the Global Economy in total mess. John Faraclas’ brief Market recap: The Capers’ BCI clinched ten points –...
April 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Immigration, Insight, Marinas, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Not long to wait for the INEC 2018 and iSCSS technical programmes

Not long to wait for the INEC 2018 and iSCSS  technical programmes
… Major sponsors announced for duo of naval events in Glasgow 100+ technical presentations by authors from 19 countries With just under six months to go before the 14th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC 2018); which incorporates the long-established International...
April 10th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Technical, Technology | Read More

Pirate attacks worsen in Gulf of Guinea

Pirate attacks worsen in Gulf of Guinea
Captain Pottengal Mukundan. London and Kuala Lumpur, 10 April 2018 – A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea, warns the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB’s Piracy...
April 10th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

The Capers try to “lift” the BDI but…

The Capers try to “lift” the BDI but…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) following an unprecedented fall over the last fortnight managed to clinch just four points earlier on today thanks to the Capers’ 30 points and at 952 takes …a deep breath… Geopolitics in this extended Easter...
April 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GE LM2500 Module Testing; GE Gas Turbines for United States Navy FFG(X) Frigates

GE LM2500 Module Testing; GE Gas Turbines for United States Navy FFG(X) Frigates
GE LM2500 marine gas turbine NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND (April 9, 2018) – GE’s Marine Solutions announces it has successfully completed the acoustic attenuation and weight comparison testing between its new lightweight composite LM2500 gas turbine module and the steel enclosure. The results verified...
April 9th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Technical, Technology | Read More

Grounded BDI@948 raises fears…

Grounded BDI@948 raises fears…
John Faraclas – picture credits Georgina Lazaridis The BDI ended up at 948 points – down five since yesterday, and 107 since Thursday the 29th of March when it stood at 1,055 – the point when we raised the alarm. The geopolitics are worsening and the trade wars add “substance” to the norm...
April 6th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@953; the fall continues amid a fragile “peace”…

The BDI@953; the fall continues amid a fragile “peace”…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) earlier on today lost 24 points and things, as we have predicted, might lead – hopefully NOT, to a point of no return. World Peace is at stake. John Faraclas’ daily recap: Today’s Market fall for both Dry and...
April 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@977; the Dog isn’t barking…

The BDI@977; the Dog isn’t barking…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 39 points since yesterday and the three-digit number , as well as the fact that all indices  – Dry and Wets, are in red might be the preamble of a yet another summer of discontent… The Geopolitical environment with the economic and trade...
April 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Will the extended Easter see the Rise of the BDI?

Will the extended Easter see the Rise of the BDI?
John Faraclas As expected the BDI has fallen to a dangerous level; at 1,015 pauses grave dangers. Geopolitics competes too in creating mess in the markets and Peace. Our title is on purpose a promising one, an optimistic so to speak, despite the harsh reality but there is hope, hope unfortunately for...
April 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,117: uncertainty, volatility, shock and awe… on the way

The BDI@1,117: uncertainty, volatility, shock and awe… on the way
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points earlier on today  and now reads 1,117 points amid an approaching shock and awe in the markets and geopolitics; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers lost six points with the BCI standing at 1,191 points… The Panamaxes’ BPI from the 40...
March 27th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,126 amid worsening Geopolitics

The BDI@1,126 amid worsening Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained four vital points earlier on today thanks to the Capes mini surge. Geopolitics have already rocked the boat. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The BDI gained four points but in general remains grounded. The Capers’ BCI was up 40 points at 1,197… Losses...
March 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

“In a fierce forward Dash” – History and Art leading to Greece’s Freedom

“In a fierce forward Dash” – History and Art leading to Greece’s Freedom
The Mayor of Paleon Faliron, Radm (HN) Dionissis Hatzidakis, introducing the event; next to him is Commodore (HN) Leonidas Tsiantoulas, head of the Naval History Agency of the Hellenic Navy A very unique exhibition relating to the history of the Hellenic Navy  – between the years 1821 to 1945,...
March 24th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums, Military, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

BDI@1,117: Caution but “recovery” might be on the way…

BDI@1,117: Caution but “recovery” might be on the way…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost five points yesterday but as we foresee there might soon be an upwards “trend” despite the pessimistic views from others. As said in previous reports we live in a very certain uncertain situation where everything is possible and Markets becomes gradually...
March 21st, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism | Read More

The mini freeze from the east …cools the Markets further

The mini freeze from the east …cools the Markets further
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day at 1,147 points – down seven since yesterday and 58 since last week’s closing of 1,201 points! Geopolitics in the coming hours, days and months might cause irreversible situations to the detriment of all, all over Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’...
March 16th, 2018 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,150: the fall continues amid dramatic twist in Geopolitics…

The BDI@1,150: the fall continues amid dramatic twist in Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 19 points earlier on today and uncertainty is the name of the game. Geopolitics remain crucial and as said in previous reports, we are now in the phase “hostilities” of a multiple kind. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers widened their losses and...
March 15th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Falling BDI@1,192 as Capers dive again…

Falling BDI@1,192 as Capers dive again…
John Faraclas Both Dry and Wet markets look unsustainable no matter how optimists we stand and no matter what sort of projections many believe they have; the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points and going under the 1,200 threshold posses dangers… CAUTION as the geopolitical situation – for which...
March 12th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More