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International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over developing situation in the Gulf of Hormuz

International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over developing situation in the Gulf of Hormuz
Guy Platten International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over developing situation in the Gulf of Hormuz The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is receiving reports that a British registered vessel – Stena Impero – has been diverted from its original course in the Strait of Hormuz...
July 19th, 2019 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping, Military, Tankers | Read More

The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics

The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 66 points and now stands at 2,130; Geopolitics are so perplexed with clever dicks doing everything possible to ruin Peace on Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily recap: Another boost from...
July 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…*

The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…*
John Faraclas The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…* The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) finally “did it”… surpassing the 2,000 points threshold and indeed under the circumstances is a milestone… Geopolitics still perplexed, explosive but very much interesting… John Faraclas’...
July 16th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1928 … the dragon* roars before the 2,000 point threshold!

The BDI@1928 … the dragon* roars before the 2,000 point threshold!
John Faraclas The BDI @1928 … the dragon* roars before the 2,000 point threshold! The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today at 1,928 points – up 63 and for sure is read to go over and above the 2,000 mark which we haven’t seen since the 3rd of January 2014. Geopolitics: explosive!!! John...
July 15th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Public and Legal Notices, Reports, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market Volatility continues amid Global uncertainty

Market Volatility continues amid Global uncertainty
John Faraclas Market Volatility continues amid Global uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 34 points earlier on today at 1,759. Geopolitical uncertainty the name of the game… John Faraclas brief daily recap: It was only yesterday that we witnessed the first hiccup following over weeks  of...
July 9th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Inland Waterways, Marinas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

The BDI@1,381: plain sailing before the tempest arrives…

The BDI@1,381: plain sailing before the tempest arrives…
John Faraclas The BDI@1,381: plain sailing before the tempest arrives… The BDI  (Baltic dry Index)  gained 27 points as the month begins and now reads 1,381; Geopolitics as have stressed are in the worse state of affairs with contradictory news and reports flying around. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The...
July 1st, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Two key IMarEST events – EAAW VIII and MECSS 2019 – open tomorrow in London

Two key IMarEST events – EAAW VIII and MECSS 2019 – open tomorrow in London
Two key IMarEST events – EAAW VIII and MECSS 2019 – open tomorrow in London Over 130 delegates from more than 50 organisations based in Germany, Greece, Japan, Singapore, the Netherlands, USA and UK will be in London this week (2 and 3 July) for two key Institute of Marine Engineering,...
July 1st, 2019 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Technical | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics

Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics   The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today at 1,317 points, which is a good 37 points plus since yesterday; the perplexed Geopolitics will turn sour for many; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes led the way with...
June 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Energy, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Panamaxes’ four aces lift the Market’s “spirit” further…

Panamaxes’ four aces lift the Market’s  “spirit” further…
John Faraclas Panamaxes’ four aces lift the Market’s  “spirit” further… The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today 19 points and now stands at 1,258!  Geopolitics deteriorating further in all fronts; John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes with a double digit rise following...
June 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A Capes’ market lifting the BDI@1,239

A Capes’ market lifting the BDI@1,239
John Faraclas A Capes’ market lifting the BDI@1,239 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 45 points earlier on today following a good triple-digit success by the Capes’ 198 and now stands at 1,239 points, over and above the 1,200 threshold. On a weekly basis the BDI was up 154 points – from 1,085 last...
June 21st, 2019 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sanctions | Read More

BIMCO: Crude oil tanker freight rates from the Arabian Gulf to China doubles on the back of tanker attacks

BIMCO: Crude oil tanker freight rates from the Arabian Gulf to China doubles on the back of tanker attacks
Peter Sand Crude oil tanker freight rates from the Arabian Gulf to China doubles on the back of tanker attacks VLCC spot freight rates between the Arabian Gulf and China rose 101% in the days between 13 June 2019 and 20 June 2019, in the aftermath of attacks on two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. Spot...
June 21st, 2019 | BIMCO, Canals, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panamaxes spoil the broth…

Panamaxes spoil the broth…
John Faraclas Panamaxes spoil the broth… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continue with its upwards mode and with 15 points plus now reads 1,194! Geopolitics more than crucial with to and fro actions and reactions; CAUTION! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI gained 29 points and now stands at...
June 20th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Volatile Capes’ triple-digit surge “boosts” the dry market

Volatile Capes’ triple-digit surge “boosts” the dry market
John Faraclas Volatile Capes’ triple-digit surge “boosts” the dry market The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 42 points and now stands at 1,135 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capes… The Geopolitics remain more than crucial… with asymmetrical events to happen anytime now… John Faraclas’...
June 18th, 2019 | European Union, Insight, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

DSME, NAPA, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, and AVL partner to develop digital ships

DSME, NAPA, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, and AVL partner to develop digital ships
l to r: Odin Kwon, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Deog Hee Doh, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Naoki Mizutani, NAPA and Marko Dekena, AVL LIST signing the co-operation agreement at Nor-Shipping 2019 exhibition in Oslo. DSME, NAPA, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, and AVL partner...
June 17th, 2019 | Academia, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,085; …Market rebound or what?

The BDI@1,085; …Market rebound or what?
John Faraclas The BDI@1,085; …Market rebound or what? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 23 points earlier on today, thanks mainly to the volatile Capes. The Geopolitics as we have verbatim predicted got more than perplexed and will end up more than sour in all fronts, repeat in all fronts. John Faraclas’...
June 14th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,080: the fall continues… amid geopolitical uncertainty

The BDI@1,080: the fall continues… amid geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI@1,080: the fall continues… amid geopolitical uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 25 points losing the 1,100 points threshold. The Geopolitical uncertainty might create chaos which eventually might affect shipping in its entirety. John Faraclas’ brief midweek recap: ...
June 12th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry indices: All in the red… Wets; that’s the wonder…

Dry indices: All in the red… Wets; that’s the wonder…
John Faraclas Dry indices: All in the red… Wets; that’s the wonder… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) following a stagnation during the last two days of the previous week, today lost 13 points and now stands at 1,125. Geopolitics still messy. CAUTION…. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The...
June 10th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

‘Gas & Gunboats in the Eastern Mediterranean’ – Demetrius A. Floudas — Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge – 10 June 2019, 17:30

‘Gas & Gunboats in the Eastern Mediterranean’ – Demetrius A. Floudas — Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge – 10 June 2019, 17:30
. ‘Gas & Gunboats in the Eastern Mediterranean’ – Demetrius A. Floudas — Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge – 10 June 2019, 17:30 Event to be held at the following time, date, and location: Monday, June 10, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (BST) Seminar Room B Hughes Hall University...
June 6th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Gas, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Politics and Government | Read More

What an odd Dry and Wet market-week that was…

What an odd Dry and Wet market-week that was…
John Faraclas What an odd Dry and Wet market-week that was… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended one point down at  1,096 points; on a weekly basis though same was up 30 points – from 1,066 (24/5). Geopolitics already make life uncomfortable all over Planet Ocean; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The...
May 31st, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Navy’s worst peacetime submarine disaster remembered 80 years on

Navy’s worst peacetime submarine disaster remembered 80 years on
Sailors’ Society’s acting CEO Sandra Welch lowers the charity’s flag in memory of those lost in the HMS Thetis tragedy Navy’s worst peacetime submarine disaster remembered 80 years on The 80th anniversary of one of the most controversial maritime disasters in recent British history...
May 31st, 2019 | Anniversaries, Maritime History and Museums, Military, Story of the Day | Read More

The BDI@1,068, messy geopolitics and WISTA-Med making the big splash!

The BDI@1,068, messy geopolitics and WISTA-Med making the big splash!
. The BDI@1,068, messy geopolitics and WISTA-Med making the big splash! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained nine points earlier on today keeping the upwards momentum “alive”. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 21 points at 1,558… The Panamaxes’ BPI was up 119 and now reads...
May 23rd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Food and Drink, Holidays, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI@1,059 …and the world goes round

The BDI@1,059 …and the world goes round
John Faraclas The BDI@1,059 …and the world goes round      The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained ten points earlier on today, thanks mainly to the Capes and to a lesser extent to the Panamaxes amid the approaching Armageddon in all fronts; John Faraclas’ midweek market brief: The Capes’ BCI gained...
May 22nd, 2019 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Markets, Military, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Still a Capes’ market amid unexpected geopolitical turmoil

Still a Capes’ market amid unexpected geopolitical turmoil
John Faraclas Still a Capes’ market amid unexpected geopolitical turmoil The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) maintained its upwards mode gaining eight points since yesterday and now stands at 1,040. Geopolitical turmoil though will turn things upside down; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI’s...
May 17th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,032; stagnation or lack of steam…

The BDI@1,032; stagnation or lack of steam…
John Faraclas The BDI@1,032; stagnation or lack of steam… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained strangely enough unchanged given the odd figures of all indices which doesn’t match-up as it should have been on the plus! Geopolitics enter a weird phase; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes were up...
May 16th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMDEX Asia hosts global navies and sets the stage for strategic exchanges for collaboration and innovation

IMDEX Asia hosts global navies and sets the stage for strategic exchanges for collaboration and innovation
IMDEX Asia hosts global navies and sets the stage for strategic exchanges for collaboration and innovation SINGAPORE, 13 May 2019 – IMDEX Asia 2019, the biennial international maritime defence event in Asia Pacific, plays host to 25 chiefs of defence forces and navies, vice chiefs, directors-general...
May 13th, 2019 | Military, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More