Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

The BDI on a slowing down mode amid Terrorism’s mess

The BDI on a slowing down mode amid Terrorism’s mess
John Faraclas The BDI managed to clinch just six points and now stands at 1,266; the Geopolitics with Terrorism on the rise “promise” to keep us busy and wondering. John Faraclas daily market briefing: The Capers’ BCI is definitely slowing down with only ten points plus since last Friday the 18th...
August 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Exhibitions, HR, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Markets Friday syndrome; geopolitics in disarray

Markets Friday syndrome; geopolitics in disarray
John Faraclas The BDI ended up at 1,260 – that is with 13 points plus since yesterday and 228 since last week’s closing – 1,032. On both occasions the Market’s and in particular the driving force – the volatile Capers managed 32 and 25 points plus respectively, losing steam… The Geopolitical...
August 18th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 40 points and now reads 1,247 – more or less 1,000 less from the end of December 2013 level. The Geopolitics following today’s atrocities in Barcelona, Spain, might take a big twist and turn. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers not only were on a …top up situ,...
August 17th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz takes part in a symbolic coin ceremony at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding

Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz takes part in a symbolic coin ceremony at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
Damen CEO Rene Berkvens with Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz presenting the coin during the keel-laying ceremony of the Mexican Navy’s Damen Sigma 10514 Damen Sigma 10514 integral part of Mexican Navy fleet modernisation project On Thursday 17th August, the Secretary of the Mexican Navy,...
August 17th, 2017 | Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Wets Dry out… and geopolitics ignite

Wets Dry out… and geopolitics ignite
John Faraclas It is always that we all go firstly for the Dry Markets and the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and on …second thoughts we refer and advise you on the Wets… as main news on the Markets which are edging towards the bottom lately… Geopolitics are about to ignite, delivering more and more mess!...
August 15th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI surges amid enigmatic Geopolitics

BDI surges amid enigmatic Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up at 1,138 points – plus 46 since yesterday and over one hundred since last Friday the 4th of August – to be precise it gained 106 points (from 1,032); The Geopolitics remain more than enigmatic and caution is advised… John Faraclas daily and weekly...
August 11th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Pros and Cons of the BDI@1,092 amid Geopolitical uncertainty

The Pros and Cons of the BDI@1,092 amid Geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) – thanks to the Capers and partly to the Panamaxes, managed to gain 42 points and now reads 1,092… The Geopolitical uncertainty which seems a bit extended, as well as alarming, due to the North Korean palaver, might produce a bit of everything…and affect...
August 10th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Low Volatility is in the air for the Markets and Geopolitics…

Low Volatility is in the air for the Markets and Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The volatility returns in the most unusual way both for the shipping Markets and  their respective Indices as well as for the ever turbulent Geopolitics. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI was up 12 points at 1,050 “rising” expectations given the Capers’ and Panamaxes’...
August 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI needs an injection and Geopolitics psychiatrists

The BDI needs an injection and Geopolitics psychiatrists
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) managed to clinch just four points since last Friday and at 1,036 looks a bit stranded… The Geopolitical issues indeed …“dictate” for the politicians to seek, with all due respect, for  psychiatrics. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The...
August 7th, 2017 | Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

The BDI makes it over the 1,000 but Geopolitics didn’t…

The BDI makes it over the 1,000 but Geopolitics didn’t…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – At 1,023 points the BDI, thanks primarily to the volatile Capers and then to the promising Panamaxes managed to gain thirty points; the Geopolitics just offer the worse possible example of how we might see the trade collapse....
August 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers …“save” the BDI; Geopolitics in turmoil…

Capers …“save” the BDI; Geopolitics in turmoil…
John Faraclas As Capers remained …”afloat” with 86 plus points, bringing the BCI up at 1,225 points; so does the BDI@946 – up 13 – for luck… per Agatha Cristies’ novel. The geopolitics are anytime now going to produce, as we have foreseen, a total mess. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
July 31st, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Royal New Zealand Navy value Lloyd’s Register’s safety and environment expertise…

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Royal New Zealand Navy value Lloyd’s Register’s safety and environment expertise…
Lloyd’s Register’s HQ’s Hyundai Heavy Industries and Royal New Zealand Navy value Lloyd’s Register’s safety and environment expertise to support their safety case preparation for the new MSC project in Korea Lloyd’s Register (LR), the leading provider of engineering and technology-centric...
July 31st, 2017 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Politics and Government, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

He gave his life that we might not starve

He gave his life that we might not starve
Two of the Belgian Prince survivors who were helped by Sailors’ Society Drowned crew of the SS Belgian Prince are commemorated 100 years on from one of the most heinous war crimes of World War 1 One hundred years ago today (July 31), one of the most heinous war crimes of World War One took place...
July 31st, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Clubs, HR, Maritime Accidents, Military, News | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 31, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 31, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of global equity indices traded higher on Monday, shrugging off North Korea’s latest missile test late on Friday and the US response...
July 31st, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Falling BDI@933 and Wets too; Geopolitical tremors are now felt…

Falling BDI@933 and Wets too; Geopolitical tremors are now felt…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell nine points earlier on today from yesterday’s 942 points and 44 points since last Friday the 21st of July when it stood at 977; a midsummers’ mess. Geopolitics are looking more than explosive in all fronts. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The...
July 28th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 942; the Geopolitics continue to shake the Globe to its foundations and expect a …tsunami, a business so to speak tsunami to strike soon. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI down 68 point...
July 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Headlines, Inland Waterways, Insight, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Watch the Falling Market*

Watch the Falling Market*
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was on a falling mode – down 12 points since yesterday and now stands at 968 points; the Geopolitics continue to build up a warring atmosphere despite what the mass media and its cronies say. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers were down 15 points with...
July 26th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

U.S. Defense Department confirms award to Crowley of $2.3 billion transportation contract

U.S. Defense Department confirms award to Crowley of $2.3 billion transportation contract
Crowley truck and container driving over a bridge. (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; July 26, 2017) ­– Following a series of protests and subsequent legal challenges, the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), a command of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), this week confirmed a large, multi-year contract...
July 26th, 2017 | Logistics, Military, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Fight against Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Given a Boost …

Fight against Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia  Given a Boost …
ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre Executive Director Masafumi Kuroki (L) andOCIMF Director Andrew Cassels affirm shared interest and collaboration with MOU Fight against Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia  Given a Boost with Cooperation between ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and OCIMF The...
July 25th, 2017 | Military, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipmanagement | Read More

The BDI stuck @977; geopolitics take unprecedented twists and turns

The BDI stuck @977; geopolitics take unprecedented twists and turns
John Faraclas Despite the fact that all dry indices were on an upwards mode, except the Panamaxes, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained stuck at 977 points raising too many eyebrows…Geopolitics are so crucial that it remind me the song of the Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Have you ever seen the rain”...
July 24th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIO-SEA soon to be in Austral territory on board the Astrolabe, from the National French Navy

BIO-SEA soon to be in Austral territory on board the Astrolabe, from the National French Navy
The Astrolabe The Astrolabe, 72 meters long and with a shifting of 2600 tons, is an icebreaker equipped with a BIO-SEA90 ballast water treatment system. The ship was baptized on July, 12th 2017, in Concarneau Piriou shipyards’ in attendance of Mrs Annick Girardin, the French overseas Minister. Built...
July 24th, 2017 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Pollution, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@948: asymmetrical rise amid Geopolitical uncertainty…

The BDI@948: asymmetrical rise amid Geopolitical uncertainty…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 16 points “offering” some short of breathing space but no one should be fooled. The Geopolitical mess is more serious than the hoi polloi think… John Faraclas’ daily report: The Capers gained 44 points and the BCI 2014 surpassed the 1,000...
July 19th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices | Read More

EAAW VII successfully demonstrated how problems have been solved

EAAW VII successfully demonstrated how problems have been solved
Cdr Ian Hassall RN J Over 120 delegates from Canada, The Netherlands, Poland, UK and USA attended the recent Engine As A Weapon International Symposium (EAAW VII) in Bristol (20 and 21 June at No.1 Brunel Square), with its topical theme ‘Combat Power at Sea’. Organised by FIGS Events Limited on behalf...
July 17th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST, Military, Technical, Technology | Read More

BDI@859; volatility knocks…again

BDI@859; volatility knocks…again
John N. Faraclas The BDI gained 29 points since yesterday –  thanks mainly to the Capers which clinched nearly 100 points with the BCI 2014 now reading 846 – plus 91 points, thus surpassing the 800 point threshold… Geopolitics getting worse; the daily briefing by John Faraclas: The Panamaxes...
July 12th, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  12-Jul-2017 LANE OUTAGES FOR MAINTENANCE WORK Panama Canal, Panama MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION OFF PAK KOK PIER, LAMMA ISLAND Hong Kong MARINE WORKS AT CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong NAVAL FORCES SAILING CUP Turkish Straits, Turkey Lane outages for maintenance work Wednesday,...
July 12th, 2017 | Canals, Military, Ports & Terminals, Sailing | Read More