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Falling BDI@1,169: not yet a disaster…

Falling BDI@1,169: not yet a disaster…
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nearly 100 points on a weekly basis and now stands at 1,169; Geopolitics in jeopardy… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI was down 20 points earlier on today and now reads 1,169 and was exactly 91 points down...
January 11th, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Music, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI@1,189: Liabilities ante portas

Falling BDI@1,189: Liabilities ante portas
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 49 points earlier on today and  given that all indices are in red, the situation in the Dry and Wet Markets turns to a major liability for all stakeholders – and looks likely tomorrow the Markets will be on a falling...
January 10th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Back to pre-1914 Fortress America, Fed Talk: 2018 overview and 2019 outlook

Back to pre-1914 Fortress America, Fed Talk: 2018 overview and 2019 outlook
. Commentary: Back to pre-1914 Fortress America By Meghnad Desai in New Delhi President Donald Trump has redefined the aims of US foreign policy. We are back to pre-1914 ‘Fortress America’. The US entered the first world war only because of the German U-boat sinking of the RMS Lusitania....
January 9th, 2019 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Finance, Military, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Markets in despair but hope and success is there only for the adventurous risk-takers…

Markets in despair but hope and success is there only for the adventurous risk-takers…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fall was very much contained, thanks once again to the volatile Capes. The New Year as we believe might begin when the Far East and mainly Japan begin to kick-off. Geopolitics as ever messy. John Faraclas’  daily and …Festive Season’s recaps: The...
January 4th, 2019 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

It’s the Capes stupid

It’s the Capes stupid
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) gained 11 points and now stands at 1,282 thanks to the as ever volatile Capes… Looks a “positive” start for the New Year but reality bites as all other indices – Dry and Wet are in red! Geopolitics as expected turn sour; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The...
January 2nd, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes triple-digit losses brings down the BDI@1,318…

Capes triple-digit losses brings down the BDI@1,318…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 60 (sixty) points earlier on today – once again thanks to the volatile Capes. Geopolitics on the edge… Christmas parties to the fore! John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 193 points and now reads 2,071 points and for sure...
December 20th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

2018: The year we see HMS Queen Elizabeth officially enter into LR Class

2018: The year we see HMS Queen Elizabeth officially enter into LR Class
Nick Brown, LR Marine & Offshore Director, handing over the class certificates to HMS Queen Elizabeth’s Commanding Officer, Captain Kyd 17 December 2018 – The largest warship to be built in Britain, the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, was officially welcomed into Lloyd’s...
December 17th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Military, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

ECSA welcomes the extension of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia

ECSA welcomes the extension of  the EU capacity building mission in Somalia
Martin Dorsman The European shipowners are pleased with the Council’s decision to extent the mandate of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) until 31 December 2020. ‘The EU’s engagement in Somalia and the efforts the EU is deploying in this region has contributed to the...
December 11th, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Searchers for lost Polish submarine image sunken Royal Navy sub

Searchers for lost Polish submarine image sunken Royal Navy sub
Wreck of HMS Tarpon. The Santi Find the Eagle project has made renewed progress with its fifth expedition after being hit by adverse weather in September 2018. The team’s quest is for the wreck of the Polish submarine ORP Orzeł which patrolled under Royal Navy command during the Second World War. Unrelenting...
December 8th, 2018 | Maritime History and Museums, Military, News, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The BDI on an upwards but still on a volatile and enigmatic mode…

The BDI on an upwards but still on a volatile and enigmatic mode…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on 33 points and now stands at 1,372 points – thanks mainly to the Capes’ triple-digit daily and weekly gains. Geopolitics still perplexed! Air-Travel schedules still an issue… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly brief recap: The weekly BDI’s...
December 7th, 2018 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Awards, Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, People and Places, Press and Media, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

LR becomes first class society to be assigned RO status by Canadian Department of National Defence

LR becomes first class society to be assigned RO status by Canadian Department of National Defence
From the signing ceremony between LR and the Canadian Department of National Defence  (John Hicks and Captain (Navy) Jacques Olivier pictured center) 04 December 2018 – On 15 November 2018, Lloyd’s Register (LR) became the first classification society to be assigned RO (Recognised Organisation)...
December 4th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Military, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 50 points and now stands at 1,231 points. Geopolitics are about to bring a Shakespearean Tempest revisited; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: On a weekly basis the BDI was up 138 points – from 1,093, thanks to the Capes’ erroneous skyrocking earlier...
November 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,281: think the unthinkable

The BDI@1,281: think the unthinkable
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 49 points earlier on today “thanks” to the Capes, the culprits of the Dry Market. Geopolitics couldn’t be more perplexed; John Faraclas’ daily recap: Another triple-digit loss for the Capes with the BCI down at 1,950 points – down 171 point losing...
November 29th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Chartering, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Fixtures, Markets, Military, News, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Forty GE LM2500 Marine Gas Turbines to Power 10 Arleigh Burke-Class DDG51 Destroyers for United States Navy

Forty GE LM2500 Marine Gas Turbines to Power 10 Arleigh Burke-Class DDG51 Destroyers for United States Navy
EVENDALE, OHIO (November 29, 2018) – GE’s Marine Solutions announces that 40 LM2500 marine gas turbines will power the United States Navy’s next-generation of DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The U.S. Navy awarded firm construction contracts to Huntington Ingalls Industries (six ships)...
November 29th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 27, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 27, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US-China trade conflict remains one of the major market themes with investors eagerly awaiting the planned meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina...
November 27th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

… one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”…

… one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”…
John Faraclas … one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”… In continuation of yesterday’s title – Capes “fight” back to keep the pace, but…” we feel obliged to remind you that one size not only doesn’t fits all but more importantly same doesn’t constitute a market....
November 23rd, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Banking, Chartering, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Headlines, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes “fight” back to keep the pace, but…

Capes “fight” back to keep the pace, but…
  John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained ten points earlier on today and now stands at 1,018, thanks to the mild rise of the Capes; Geopolitics still messy. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 33 points and now stands at 1,089 points, a bit of a less than yesterday’s gains… The...
November 22nd, 2018 | Anniversaries, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI almost under 1,000…

The BDI almost under 1,000…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) almost made it; keep your breath though… Geopolitics and in particular the Economy …stupid…in disarray. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The fall of the BDI at 1,003 points – minus 20!!! is more than substantial and let’s hope for a mild situation...
November 20th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,023: still unsustainable amid Geopolitical turmoil

The BDI@1,023: still unsustainable amid Geopolitical turmoil
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost eight points earlier on today with all other dry indices in red… Geopolitics more than crucial given the MIGRANTS, BREXIT, Italy et al… John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Capes’ BCI  lost seven and now stand at 1,050 points… A double digit loss for...
November 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Photography, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Capes’ odd rise distorts the Markets

Capes’ odd rise distorts the Markets
  John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 11 points and now reads 1,020 thanks to the odd Capes’ rise. Geopolitics are getting sour with BREXIT becoming a far more than a perplexed play – Tragedy? Comedy? With a bit of Byzantine ..flavour, Italy creating further issues in the EU –...
November 15th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Fixtures, Markets, Military, People and Places, Photography, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,009: truth is stranger than fiction…

The BDI@1,009: truth is stranger than fiction…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day with yet another fall; at 1,009 – minus 55 might soon create one of the biggest disasters in shipping’s recent history if it goes below the 1,000 point-threshold, something though more than possible… We have seen...
November 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,064: …the plot thickens…

The BDI@1,064: …the plot thickens…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 61 points earlier on today sending alarms around as the Capes … “returned” to triple digit losses. Geopolitics still critical and everything in the Mighty Continent “shifts” to BREXIT and the Italian Budget… whilst all other crucial issues remain...
November 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A Remembrance Day to remember

A Remembrance Day to remember
From the service This year’s Remembrance Day was beyond the usual one which we normally attend, write or simply think of… This year marks a century since the Armistice, when the guns fell silent at 11:00 GMT, hence its special significance, bringing the end of the war, the end of The Great War...
November 11th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, Maritime History and Museums, Military, News, Story of the Year | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
09-Nov-2018 AROUND THE ISLAND YACHT RACE Hong Kong RECORD ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE IN FISCAL YEAR 2018 Panama Canal, Panama SECURITY ZONE ESTABLISHED AROUND GROUNDED FRIGATE Bergen, Norway Around the Island Yacht Race Friday, November 9, 2018, Hong Kong A large-scale yacht race will take place around Hong...
November 9th, 2018 | Canals, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

The forgotten flag and Remembrance Day

The forgotten flag and Remembrance Day
The Cenotaph in Whitehall will be the focal point of remembrance across the UK and for so many around the world on Sunday 11th November, the centenary of the Armistice. Of the six flags displayed on the Cenotaph, the overlooked one is the Red Ensign, that of what was the Mercantile Marine in the First...
November 7th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Associations, Maritime History and Museums, Military | Read More