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Visas of Life…

Visas of Life…
Seafarer heroes. Visas of Life: how Japanese diplomats and seafarers saved Jewish refugees By James Brewer Chiune Sugihara, a diplomat at the Japanese consulate in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1940, is greatly honoured in Japan. Flouting his government’s instructions and its alliance with Nazi Germany, he...
June 27th, 2017 | Featured, Military, Politics and Government, Religion | Read More

Australian Navy MATV arrives in home port of Sydney, Australia

Australian Navy MATV arrives in home port of Sydney, Australia
Australian Navy MATV arrives in Sydney 26 June 2017: Completing her maiden voyage, the Damen Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore arrived in Sydney harbour early on Monday morning. The 94-metre long vessel is now less than a month away from deployment as a versatile multi-role vessel...
June 27th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points earlier on today and now stands at 884. The Wets still low and Geops (Geopolitics) unpredictably predictable…lead to an all-out war!  John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers managed to clinch 18 points and the BCI 2014 managed to go over and...
June 26th, 2017 | Comment, Energy, Environment, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 15 points since yesterday and 19 since last week’s 851 points ending the week at 870; Geops (Geopolitics) simply sour. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capers lost another six points since yesterday and its respective BCI 2014 now stands at 987...
June 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panamaxes contain BDI loses

Panamaxes contain BDI loses
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points since last Friday the 16th of June, thanks to the Panamaxes who gained 20 points earlier on today; the Geopolitical issues have gone beyond control and soon it will be chaos with Armageddon arriving soon. Terrorism and revenge ante portas. John...
June 19th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Saab Seaeye – Royal Moroccan gendarmerie picks Falcon for emergencies

Saab Seaeye – Royal Moroccan gendarmerie picks Falcon for emergencies
For their search, rescue and recovery operations The Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie has chosen a Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle. They choose the Falcon as a small, yet powerful resource for rapid deployment from a small boat or RIB and which can accommodate an array of search and recovery...
June 19th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Safety and Security, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The BDI@855 might become …a liability; Geops too

The BDI@855 might become …a liability; Geops too
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another ten points since yesterday and now reads 855 becoming a liability for all stakeholders, despite the fact that in Feb’16 we have seen the BDI shrink  down to 290 points… The Geops are advancing fast towards a major collision between all despicable...
June 15th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

BDI stranded @870, Wets down, Geops in mess

BDI stranded @870, Wets down, Geops in mess
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost steam again; the Geopolitics messy as always and time is up for politicians worldwide. They are about to face earthquakes and tsunamis, and they …deserve it given their attitude in tackling issues! John Faraclas daily report: The BDI remained the same at...
June 13th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Gains for the BDI@849, Wets are down and Geopolitics more than messy

Gains for the BDI@849, Wets are down and Geopolitics more than messy
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 25 points since yesterday – now standing at 849, and 19 plus since last Friday the 2nd of June when the main index stood at 830 points. Every single plus point counts. Not the same situ though...
June 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

ABB to undertake major modernizations of Canadian Coast Guard ships

ABB to undertake major modernizations of Canadian Coast Guard ships
ABB will modernize 10 out of 14 Medium Icebreakers and High Endurance Multi Task Canadian Coast Guard ships to extend operational life of the vessels by another 20 years. These ships undertake major search and rescue operations and are instrumental in keeping northern Canadian shipping lanes ice free. “For...
June 8th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Ship Conversions, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@818: Mild losses but losses. Warring global concerns and election enigmas in the UK…

The BDI@818: Mild losses but losses. Warring global concerns and election enigmas in the UK…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down three points earlier on today standing at 818 points; contained losses due to the 13 plus points of the Capers – could it be   “..13 for luck” per Agatha Christie’s famous book… Wonder! The BCI 2014 at 1,336 – the 13 plus points mentioned...
June 6th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

London is alive and kicking; no fear!

London is alive and kicking; no fear!
The despicable atrocities by an organised group of Islamist terrorist cowards late last night here in London (22:08 BST), in one of Father Thames’ London bridges, the often crowded London Bridge and its adjacent popular area including the Borough Market, will NOT stop life going on, despite what these...
June 4th, 2017 | Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, Safety and Security, Tourism | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) lost six points given that there was a contained loss for both the Capers and Panamaxes; geopolitics are worsening and Terrorism of ANY kind must be curbed. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly report: The BDI was also down  44 points since last week’s closing...
May 26th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Climate, Container shipping, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Widen losses as the BDI@934 causes concerns; the wets balancing act…

Widen losses as the BDI@934 causes concerns; the wets balancing act…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  lost 15 points since yesterday and now stands at 934 thanks, once again, to the volatility of the Capers; Geopolitics continue their enigmatic course and development amid Terrorists mess. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 52 points...
May 24th, 2017 | Chartering, Comment, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Market tsunami; explosive geopolitics

Market tsunami; explosive geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  lost five points since yesterday and now stands at 949; the Wets gained a bit and Geopolitics become explosive. John Faraclas’ daily recap. The Capers’ BCI 2014 was up two points and at 1,706 loses steam.. The Panamaxes BPI lost four and now at 850  points...
May 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Two major sponsors at IMarEST’S EAAW Symposium to highlight virtual reality

Two major sponsors at  IMarEST’S EAAW Symposium to highlight virtual reality
BMT Defence Services and BAE Systems have joined the Babcock International Group as major sponsors of the 7thEngine As A Weapon International Symposium (EAAW VII) being held in Bristol, UK on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 June 2017, and will be featuring the power of virtual reality (VR) in both the conference...
May 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST, Military, Technical, Technology | Read More

UASUV 2017 Med – Opening ceremony

UASUV 2017 Med – Opening ceremony
… Under the Auspices HELLENIC MINISTRY OF DEFENCE General Directorate for Defence Investments & Armaments (GDDIA) Supporters Inaugural address...
May 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The BDI@956 struggles to survive; Geopolitics too…

The BDI@956 struggles to survive; Geopolitics too…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point today –  “thanks” to the Capers, and now reads 956 points; on a weekly basis though it lost 58 points since last week’s 1.014. CAUTION as geopolitics can be very explosive and in …return damage the markets further. John Faraclas’...
May 19th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Damen supports call for Dutch naval sector investment

Damen supports call for Dutch naval sector investment
he Dutch Minister of Defence, Mrs Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (right), receives the report ‘The Navy and the Netherlands Maritime Cluster – an ecosystem under pressure’ from Mrs Karla Peijs (left). Damen Shipyards Group supports the report ‘The Navy and the Netherlands Maritime Cluster – an...
May 18th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Nasty BDI and strange geopolitics govern the day…

Nasty BDI and strange geopolitics govern the day…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued to fall; Geopolitics crucial; John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI lost another 14 points and now stands at 980 points sending a strong message to all interested stakeholders! The Capers’ BCI 2014  lost 29 points and now reads 1,632.- The Panamaxes...
May 16th, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,005 – minus two is NOT the issue

The BDI@1,005 – minus two is NOT the issue
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points earlier on today and many analysts wonder why it’s minus as the other indices where…covering the difference – or is it a mathematical analysts’ index paradox…? The Geopolitics are more than messy and we insist for all to be on guard....
May 10th, 2017 | European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Struggling BDI clinches six points; Geopolitics getting sour…

Struggling BDI clinches six points; Geopolitics getting sour…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,007 points – thanks once again to the as ever volatile Capers, “managed” to maintain the psychological 1,000-point-threshold… The geopolitical situation gets day by day worse and it will only be that special momentum of explosion in a global scale…...
May 9th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GE LM2500 Marine Gas Turbines Power Japanese JS Kaga Helicopter-Carrying Destroyer

GE LM2500 Marine Gas Turbines Power Japanese JS Kaga Helicopter-Carrying Destroyer
JS Kaga (DDH 184) EVENDALE, OHIO (May 9, 2017) – GE’s Marine Solutions reports that the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its second Izumo-class helicopter-carrying destroyer. The new JS Kaga (DDH 184) is powered by four GE LM2500 marine gas turbines, and was commissioned...
May 9th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Capers …“correct” the Market…

Capers …“correct” the Market…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained, thanks to the Capers’ surge seven points and now at 1,001 makes all wonder what next; Geopolitics too interesting…. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers  surge was 91 plus points and the BCI 2014 ended the day at 1,571 bringing-in some more wondering… The...
May 8th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Golden Week’s BDI@994 is a reality…

Golden Week’s BDI@994 is a reality…
John Faraclas The BDI went under the 1,000 point threshold thanks to the Golden Week in the FarEast… The geopolitical events have deepened causing more concern. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI lost ten points since yesterday and now stands at 994; it lost 115 points since last week’s...
May 5th, 2017 | Banking, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Fixtures, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More