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Still caution on both the Markets and Geopolitics

Still caution on both the Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today on a positive tone at 1,240 points; geopolitics though were far worse than last week. John Faraclas’ weekly recap: The BDI gained 44 points since yesterday as well as from last week’s 1,196 points and managed to end the week in a positive...
March 24th, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Eight Damen Interceptors for Panama

Eight Damen Interceptors for Panama
Juan Carlos Varela (President of Panama), Pieter Becker (Sales Manager Americas, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem) Ultra-fast vessels to be part of anti-drug trafficking operations in Caribbean The National Air and Naval Service of Panama (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval – SENAN) has taken delivery of four...
March 23rd, 2017 | Canals, Military, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MAN 48/60CR engines selected for New US Navy Tanker Series

MAN 48/60CR engines selected for New US Navy Tanker Series
The FM-MAN 14V48/60CR engine (T-AOX will use 2 x 12V46/60CR Engines) Fairbanks Morse to build 34 × 12V48/60CR engines for TAO-205 programme The US Navy has chosen the Fairbanks Morse MAN 12V48/60CR engine as main propulsion for a new series of 17 ships as it begins plans to phase out its existing tanker...
March 20th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | Read More

Additional FCS 3307 Patrol vessel ordered by Homeland

Additional FCS 3307 Patrol vessel ordered by Homeland
  Damen FCS 3307 Patrol “Guardian 3” Just over a year after it took delivery of the second of two FCS 3307 Patrol vessels, Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited (Homeland) of Nigeria has ordered one more of the same class with an option on a second, to be named Guardian 3 and...
March 17th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Continued Capers volatility with Geopolitical Economic uncertainty

Continued Capers volatility with Geopolitical Economic uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day with 35 points plus standing at 1,147, thanks to the excellent but also volatile “performance” of the Capesize tonnage. The Geopolitical situation, as expected and as things prove becomes more and more uncertain. John Faraclas’ midweek report: The...
March 15th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

USCGC KIMBALL christened; GE Marine Gas Turbines provide power

USCGC KIMBALL christened; GE Marine Gas Turbines provide power
The USCGC KIMBALL at christening EVENDALE, Ohio (March 15, 2017) – GE’s Marine Solutions announced that the United States Coast Guard’s seventh new National Security Cutter, Kimball (WMSL 756), was christened on March 4. The ceremony was held at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division...
March 15th, 2017 | Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

A Capers “market” with consequences; geopolitics a concern…

A Capers “market” with consequences; geopolitics a concern…
John Faraclas The BDI was up 13 points at 1,112 with the “support” from the Capers. The wets in the …dry…  Geopolitics are a major concern. John Faraclas’ daily report: The Capers’ BCI 2014 continue to rise; this time at 1,929 – up 86 points, in a very asymmetrical sequence. Time will...
March 14th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Festina lente for the Markets and Geopolitics

Festina lente for the Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI ended the week at 1,086 points, nearly 150 points plus since last week, but make haste slowly given that many believe the days of bad markets and geopolitical uncertainty are over; John Faraclas’ weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 22 points since yesterday – now...
March 10th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Military, Music, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI@1,045: controlled and contained rise; Geopolitics getting sour…

BDI@1,045: controlled and contained rise; Geopolitics getting sour…
John Faraclas With …Modesty Blaise in my mind, Modesty is the best charisma we should all possess… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained a dozen points since yesterday but all in all the dry market indices rise has been considerably low, following the previous days’ good pickings. The Geopolitics...
March 8th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Press and Media, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event
Ken McLean, vice-president of the Port of London chapter of the New York-based Propeller Club and John Faraclas Geopolitics and the shipping market: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event by James Brewer Hidden currents – that is, hidden to the general public and even to some in...
March 7th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Canals, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Flags, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Messy and uncertain Markets; Bubble geopolitics…

Messy and uncertain Markets; Bubble geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 12 points thanks to the Panamaxes for a …change; the geopolitical bubble sooner or latter will burst. John Faraclas midweek recap: The Capers dropped below the 1,000-point threshold and the BCI 2014 now stands at 994 given the minus 27 points… The Panamaxes,...
March 1st, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Intertanko, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Who isn’t afraid of volatility; fighting the geopolitical jargon

Who isn’t afraid of volatility; fighting the geopolitical jargon
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) as we have warned run out of steam… Volatility is more than dangerous and is here to stay… In the Geopolitical front the fight begins for carving yet another new world and “order”.  Not just new World Order… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With the...
February 28th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 50 (indeed you read correct, fifty) points plus and now stands at 856 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics and in general the masses all over Planet Ocean are in a very uneasy situation. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’...
February 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI@806 just pays the OPEX; Geopolitics turbulent

The BDI@806 just pays the OPEX; Geopolitics turbulent
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained a hefty 28 points surpassing the 800 point mark and now stands at 806 points, …“enough” to pay the OPEX but not a nickel of the Capital and Interest – and if you are heavily indebted, your lenders might call it a day. The Geopolitical environment...
February 22nd, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mixed Market Results and worsening Geopolitics

Mixed Market Results and worsening Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 16 points since last Friday and now stands at 757 points; the Geopolitical issues are dangerously worsening. John Faraclas daily recap: It sounds lately as if you are reading the types of passenger aircrafts and particularly that of Boeing with the figures...
February 20th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
20-Feb-2017 PORT DUES SUBSIDY WITHDRAWN Saudi Arabia SHOALING ALERTS Delaware River, USA CITY IN TOTAL BLACKOUT Aden, Yemen Port dues subsidy withdrawn Monday, February 20, 2017, Saudi Arabia Saudi Ports Authority has withdrawn the subsidy on port dues, effective from 11...
February 20th, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

The BDI’s “recovery”, has a long way to go… so does Geopolitics

The BDI’s “recovery”, has a long way to go… so does Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI’s (Baltic Dry Index) “recovery”, if it happens, has a long way to go; indeed, coupled with certain Geopolitical uncertainties will create a new shipping, trade and logistics order – part of the Planet Ocean’s Transport Chain. John Faraclas assesses the Markets and Geopolitics...
February 17th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Hot port News from GAC

Hot port News from GAC
17-Feb-2017 NAVAL FIRING PRACTICE Mumbai, India QUARANTINE NON-DECLARED PORT (SSCC/SSCEC) Eden, Australia TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY AT JUNK BAY Hong Kong TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY OFF CHA KWO LING Hong Kong Naval firing practice Friday, February 17, 2017, Mumbai, India The...
February 17th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI@710 – take it easy…

The BDI@710 – take it easy…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 22 points since yesterday at 710, offering a breathing space after weeks of falling and failing results and also surpassing the 700 points threshold! The Geopolitics though are getting far worse and will definitely influence the Markets – both Dry...
February 16th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Tough times for the BDI and Geopolitics

Tough times for the BDI and Geopolitics
John Faraclas No steam left for the BDI which closed down at 702 points and very worrying Geopolitics all over Planet Ocean; John Faraclas’ weekly report: The BDI lost five points since yesterday and at 702 – just two points away from the 700 point-threshold creates uneasiness… It was also 50 (fifty)...
February 10th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets and Geopolitics : flotsam and jetsam

The Markets and Geopolitics : flotsam and jetsam
John Faraclas The BDI’s fall continued despite the fact that there were some minimal gains from the Panamaxes, Supras and Handies which didn’t manage to contain the fall,  given the Capers 78 points loss; geopolitics too in a similar scene. John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: The BDI lost 12 points...
February 8th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

Markets: shall we …blame the Rooster? Geopolitics: Enigmatic!

Markets: shall we …blame the Rooster? Geopolitics: Enigmatic!
John Faraclas With another fall, basically “credited” to the Capers, the BDI “must” blame the Roosters’ Chinese celebrations which by now come to an end and let’s hope there will be a reverse or else… The Geopolitical conundrum is more than enigmatic; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The...
February 6th, 2017 | Corruption, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets all in Red; geopolitics bleak!

Markets all in Red; geopolitics bleak!
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – Let’s see if the Year of the Rooster turns the Markets upside down and the BDI makes waves; the Geopolitical front now turns bleak, not just sour. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another...
February 3rd, 2017 | Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
03-Feb-2017 YEMENI PORT STATUS UPDATE – 3 FEBRUARY 2017 Yemen PORT OPERATIONS STILL SUSPENDED DUE TO BAD WEATHER Jubail, Saudi Arabia LOCK CHAMBER CLOSURE Kiel Canal, Germany Yemeni port status update – 3 February 2017 Friday, February 3, 2017, Yemen In anticipation of...
February 3rd, 2017 | Canals, Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@770 has no case to answer; Geopolitics in dire straits…

The BDI@770 has no case to answer; Geopolitics in dire straits…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – At 770 points the BDI has entered once again the dangerous zone and everything can happen. The geopolitics are also going to bother the markets in an unprecedented way. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)...
February 2nd, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More