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Annual Meeting HELMEPA – USCG

Annual Meeting HELMEPA – USCG
… On Tuesday 21 November 2017, the 5th consecutive annual meeting of HELMEPA Member Companies’ representatives and the United States Coast Guard took place at their Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The meeting was hosted by RADM John P. Nadeau, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, who...
November 24th, 2017 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Military, People and Places | Read More

The BDI@1,371: volatility and uncertainty at its best…

The BDI@1,371: volatility and uncertainty at its best…
John Faraclas The BDI managed ten points plus since yesterday thanks to the volatile Capers as all other Dry Indices dive! The wets with mixed feelings in an overall downwards week with plentiful of Geopolitical mess… John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The BDI as said in the preamble gained ten...
November 17th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,361: further, but milder fall

The BDI@1,361: further, but milder fall
John Faraclas The BDI fell another 13 points earlier on today, a bit of  a milder fall as the losses for both Capers and Panamaxes as well as for the Supras have been halved. Geopolitics still an issue, greatly affecting the trade and, coupled with a real credit crunch, might lead to disasters. John...
November 16th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capers’ fall bring the BDI@1,405… Geopolitics a burden for all…

Capers’ fall bring the BDI@1,405… Geopolitics a burden for all…
John Faraclas The BDI lost another 40 points earlier on today and Geopolitics might make the world collapse earlier than anticipated. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers loss today was a three-digit figure; 142 points down with the BCI now standing at 3,209 points… The Panamaxes were also down;...
November 14th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI@1,455: the fall continues; “gains” for the Wets

BDI@1,455: the fall continues; “gains” for the Wets
John Faraclas Another bad start for the Dry Markets amid another upcoming Geopolitical turmoil… John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI lost 19 points earlier on today with all dry indices falling… the Gap widens now at 792 points from the 2,247 points as of 31 Dec. 2013… The Capers lost nine points,...
November 13th, 2017 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Minnie Churchill: my grandfather-in-law Sir Winston’s passion for painting

Minnie Churchill: my grandfather-in-law Sir Winston’s passion for painting
Minnie Churchill and Simon Bird. Minnie Churchill: my grandfather-in-law Sir Winston’s passion for painting By James Brewer Winston Churchill, “the British bulldog,” regularly packed paintbrushes and palette on his visits overseas. He even set to painting straight after a summit in Morocco with...
November 13th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Military, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Grammenos’ Cass 4th Athens Triennial Meeting…

Grammenos’ Cass 4th Athens Triennial Meeting…
Anthony Papadimitriou at the podium; to his right the panel Picture by iris D. Liaskonis …is as you read these lines enfolding at the Onassis Cultural Centre (STEGI) in Athens, Greece and continues tomorrow with nearly 1,000 registrations… The Grammenos Brigade as we call it! Iris Liaskonis is...
November 10th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Markets, Military, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets: …did I hear you uncertainty..?

The Markets: …did I hear you uncertainty..?
John Faraclas The Greeks have a …cliché, not just a word for today: “…And it’s the 9th day of the month…” with respect odd situation in life. The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost five points earlier on today and now reads 1,481 – that’s 766 points below the 31st of Dec 2013 reading/level!!!...
November 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Wärtsilä modernising vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard to provide reliability in demanding conditions

Wärtsilä modernising vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard to provide reliability in demanding conditions
The Canadian Coast Guard’s vessel Ann Harvey will be equipped with new propulsion generators, which will contribute to the vessel’s reliability for many years to come. Wärtsilä Corporation, 9 September 2017 at 10 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä will support the 1100 Class High Endurance...
November 9th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,477 – a bit of …“breathing” space amid global uncertainty

The BDI@1,477 – a bit of …“breathing” space amid global uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  finally gained four points and this breathing space might, repeat, might prove vital… but still we are far away from the 2,247 points of  of 31 Dec 2017, still a 770 points gap. Geopolitics might get sour as beyond the “usual” war between blocks and alliances...
November 7th, 2017 | Books, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market hiccups continue amid geopolitical – including economic, chaos

Market hiccups continue amid geopolitical – including economic, chaos
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost ground with a further 14 points being …evaporated and now at 1,482 points enters a crucial point; geopolitics and in particular economic issues are crucial but the public lives in hibernation… John Faraclas daily recap: The Capers’ BCI dive continued;...
November 2nd, 2017 | Awards, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices | Read More

Uncertain dry and wet markets

Uncertain dry and wet markets
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell further earlier on today by 26 points and now reads 1,496… Expect tsunamis in Geopolitics… John Faraclas midweek market recap: The BDI lost its 1,500 base threshold given the loss of 82 points in the Capers and the BCI now reads 3,137 points. The Panamaxes’...
November 1st, 2017 | Associations, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,555…

The BDI@1,555…
John Faraclas Correction, loss of steam, uncertainty, volatility, you name it..? To “entertain” your wonder and possibly your curiosity, the reply is simply: “oh well, all in one; a bit of everything”. The BDI’s (Baltic Dry Index) recovery from the 10th of February 2016 – when it clocked...
October 26th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Maritime security for sustainable development

Maritime security for sustainable development
IMO’s Chris Trelawny outlined the current trans-national threats to shipping, A gathering of navy chiefs from around the world have heard how effective, joined-up and forward-looking maritime security can be key to an efficient maritime sector, and, therefore, national and regional economic development....
October 26th, 2017 | Associations, Military, Safety and Security | Read More

Are the shipping markets losing steam or what…?

Are the shipping markets losing steam or what…?
John Faraclas With the BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,588 points, plus two it seems that we are in an odd market. Geopolitics are so perplexed and you must have magic, superior qualities to know and understand of is yet to come. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The volatile Capers’ BCI gained 15...
October 24th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?
John Faraclas With eight points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) opened this week’s dry market …deliberations, thanks to the Capers as all the other dry sizes remained more or less stagnant… The Geopolitical situation smells of more gun powder… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI was...
October 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report
Captain P. Mukundan London, 17 October 2017 – A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on maritime...
October 17th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Caution with the BDI and Geopolitics…

Caution with the BDI and Geopolitics…
John Faraclas Caution with the BDI@1,523… and geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 38 points higher since last Friday and  now reads 1,523 points – one of the best ever for many months now… Geopolitics as per our feelings – in writing as you can read all our previous...
October 16th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMO regional centre assists in Agia Zoni II clean up

IMO regional centre assists in Agia Zoni II clean up
… 10/10/2017  – ​The IMO-administered Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) is providing technical expertise to help clean up beaches in Greece affected by an oil spill. Two experts are in Greece (8 to 14 October) to give technical support...
October 10th, 2017 | Environment, HR, IMO, Military, News, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Capers down; Panamaxes up: a balancing act in an unending crisis…?

Capers down; Panamaxes up: a balancing act in an unending crisis…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up just six point today at 1,411 proving once again our views AND not our fears – to make things clear, on how uncertain and without steam the Markets stand. Geopolitics on par with our past reporting: simply getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
October 9th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,405: a controlled correction…?

The BDI@1,405: a controlled correction…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and in general the markets do not surprise us at all with their performance and behaviour so far needless to say their volatility; the Geopolitics are so perplexed and enigmatic that either you consult …the oracle or use your own shipping business intuition...
October 6th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

MAN 12V 175D Navy Gensets Delivered to Fincantieri for First PPA vessel

MAN 12V 175D Navy Gensets Delivered to Fincantieri for First PPA vessel
The MAN 175D engine Following order won in October 2016, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE delivers gensets for first new Italian Navy OPV and secures order for second shipset After the successful FAT, held in July 2017 and witnessed by a delegation from the Italian Navy, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE has delivered...
October 4th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Technical, Technology | Read More

Falling Dry Markets; Wets still …“buoyant…”

John Faraclas So what’s next for the Dry Markets now that that BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell both on a daily and weekly basis despite otherwise being thought through wrong messages from those who like to dictate the markets? Geopolitics have now become more than dodgy and messy; be cautious and on guard....
October 2nd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Let’s be blunt: the markets and geopolitics are in trouble

Let’s be blunt: the markets and geopolitics are in trouble
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down earlier on today at 1,356 points – 35 points down since yesterday and 146 since last Friday’s closing when the general index stood at 1,502 points. Geopolitics might become a times two Armageddon.  John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: Whatever...
September 29th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatility continues with the Capers raising the BDI@1,449

Volatility continues with the Capers raising the BDI@1,449
John Faraclas …seaborne on Superfast XI The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 34 points since yesterday, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers – it now reads 1,449; Geopolitics continue to be dodgy… John Faraclas’ midweek report: The Capers “back” on truck with a triple-digit uplift; the...
September 20th, 2017 | Environment, European Union, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More