Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

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

The Markets: Dirty Capes have it; Geopolitics more than perplexed and Seatrade Awards spectacular change the mood!

The Markets: Dirty Capes have it; Geopolitics more than perplexed and Seatrade Awards spectacular change the mood!
John Faraclas The Markets: Dirty Capes have it; Geopolitics more than perplexed and Seatrade Awards spectacular change the mood! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 49 points – same more or less fall with last Friday’s the 3rd of May when it fall 47 points, and now stands at 936… The geopolitical uncertainty...
May 7th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) secures order for providing classification services for 54 vessels/crafts of the Border Security Force (BSF) of India

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) secures order for providing classification services for 54 vessels/crafts of the Border Security Force (BSF) of India
Cdr. KK Dhawan (retd.), Head Defence of IRClass Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) secures order for providing classification services for 54 vessels/crafts of the Border Security Force (BSF) of India The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has secured an order for providing classification services...
May 6th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Markets: volatility rules the day

Markets: volatility rules the day
John Faraclas Markets: volatility rules the day Unprecedented ups and sudden downs brings the BDI to a triple digit level following the Capes’ “euphoria”. Geopolitics might turn, as we have warned you in writing, sour. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down...
May 3rd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes’ Market mirage amid growing Geopolitical mess

Capes’ Market mirage amid growing Geopolitical mess
John Faraclas Capes’ Market mirage amid growing Geopolitical mess The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 20 points at 1,031 “thanks” to the unprecedented Capes’ surge. The Geopolitical situation contains to many dangerous issue which will soon prove detrimental for all; John Faraclas’ May Day Mayday...
May 1st, 2019 | BIMCO, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, International Chamber of Shipping, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI subjected to Capes’ volatility whilst everything else dives!

The BDI subjected to Capes’ volatility whilst everything else dives!
John Faraclas The BDI subjected to Capes’ volatility whilst everything else dives! The BDI might have gone over and above the 1,000 point threshold – being not just a psychological barrier but even beyond that, at the same time though proves all along our two-fold view that one size cannot and...
April 30th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@850: expectations raised but reality bites…

The BDI@850: expectations raised but reality bites…
John Faraclas The BDI@850: expectations raised but reality bites… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 29 points – similar more or less as per yesterday’s closing but still here we are NOT convinced given the bankruptcy all over Planet Ocean and the unprecedented way Geopolitics will turn. John Faraclas...
April 24th, 2019 | Canals, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Inland Waterways, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Santi Find the Eagle Team’s expedition update at packed event in London

Santi Find the Eagle Team’s expedition update at packed event in London
From left Tomasz Stachura, Dr Benedykt Hac, Piotr Michalik. Santi Find the Eagle Team’s expedition update at packed event in London Three members of the intrepid Santi Find the Eagle team united for an event in London at Ognisko Polskie – the Polish Hearth Club in South Kensington. The team’s mission...
April 24th, 2019 | Events, Featured, Insight, Military, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The BDI@749… amid Geopolitical uncertainty…

The BDI@749… amid Geopolitical uncertainty…
John Faraclas The BDI@749… amid Geopolitical uncertainty… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 11 points earlier on today. The Geopolitical situation remains uncertain. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 14 points at 459… A good …“catch” for the Panamaxes’...
April 16th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

EAAW VIII and MECSS 2019…

EAAW VIII and MECSS 2019…
Cdr Ian Hassall RN and Kevin Daffey EAAW VIII AND MECSS 2019 LOOK AT THE SAME ISSUES THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS Two influential Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) events -Engine As A Weapon International Symposium (EAAW VIII) and the Marine Electrical and Control...
April 16th, 2019 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMarEST, Military, News | Read More

The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection?

The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection?
John Faraclas The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 12 points and now stands at 38; a good start for the market’s resurrection… Geopolitics still might produce upheavals in all fronts… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up...
April 15th, 2019 | Breaking News, Chartering, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dirties, Capes and turmoil rule the day

Dirties, Capes and turmoil rule the day
John Faraclas Dirties, Capes and turmoil rule the day The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) Was down two points at 726 but gained 15 points since last Friday- 5th of April, 15 (from 711). The Geopolitical turmoil continues on all fronts. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: With the “exception” of the...
April 12th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Capes continue to distort the Markets…

Capes continue to distort the Markets…
John Faraclas Capes continue to distort the Markets… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up with just three points at 714. Geopolitics more than messy in all fronts with incalculable repercussions for all. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes gained 36 points with the BCI now standing at...
April 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panamaxes couldn’t save the BDI; BREXIT melodrama continues and Planet Ocean is on fire

Panamaxes couldn’t save the BDI; BREXIT melodrama continues and Planet Ocean is on fire
John Faraclas at HULT International Business School, London Panamaxes couldn’t save the BDI; BREXIT melodrama continues and Planet Ocean is on fire…  The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points earlier on today and now stands at 689. On a weekly basis same was down one point – from 690 on...
March 29th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@692; Panamaxes save the day

The BDI@692; Panamaxes save the day
John Faraclas The BDI@692; Panamaxes save the day The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched two points  earlier on today thanks to the Panamaxes’ “surge”… Geopolitics remain crucial in all fronts. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ fall continued; minus 11 points and the BCI now stands...
March 28th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Keynote speakers announced for EAAW VIII and MECSS 2019

Keynote speakers announced for EAAW VIII and MECSS 2019
Cdr Stephen P Markle USN (Ret) and Professor Christopher Hodge KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR EAAW VIII AND MECSS 2019 The keynote speakers for two influential Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) events – Engine As A Weapon (EAAW VIII) and the Marine Electrical and Control...
March 28th, 2019 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMarEST, Military, Technical, Technology | Read More

What an odd BDI@690; geopolitics getting sour with BREXIT’s outcome still on hold…

What an odd BDI@690; geopolitics getting sour with BREXIT’s outcome still on hold…
John Faraclas What an odd BDI@690; geopolitics getting sour with BREXIT’s outcome still on hold… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “gained” seven points and makes all interested parties wonder… Geopolitics turning sour with BREXIT’s twists and turns. CAUTION. John Faraclas’ early brief recap: The...
March 27th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Charity, Chartering, Communication, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Fashion, Food and Drink, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, Markets, Military, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
26-Mar-2019 NAVAL FIRING PRACTICE Mumbai, India PORTS’ STATUS AFTER PASSAGE OF CYCLONE VERONICA Dampier/Port Walcott/Barrow Island/Varanus Island/Cape Preston/Onslow/Port Hedland, Australia Naval firing practice Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Mumbai, India The Navy will be conducting firing practice from...
March 26th, 2019 | Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem…

The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem… What a week that was, eh! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 53 points earlier on today and 81 since last week’s 649! Geopolitics with the BREXIT saga enigmatically perplexed,  as well as with the unprecedented bankruptcy of...
March 15th, 2019 | Canals, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@649; adversity makes strange bedfellows…*

The BDI@649; adversity makes strange bedfellows…*
John Faraclas The BDI@649; adversity makes strange bedfellows…* The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down eight points today thanks to the Panamaxes as the Capes are settling(?) down a bit. Geopolitics remain very perplexed in all fronts and issues. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The weekly loss...
March 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panamaxes “join” Capes in pulling down the BDI@657

Panamaxes “join” Capes in pulling down the BDI@657
John Faraclas The BDI@657; Capes and Panamaxes fall… Panamaxes “join” Capes in pulling down the BDI@657 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down seven points; Geopolitics remain dodgy and perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes lost 34 points and the BCI now stands at 236 points…...
March 7th, 2019 | Arrest of ships, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@669; what’s up with the Capes?

The BDI@669; what’s up with the Capes?
John Faraclas The BDI@669; what’s up with the Capes? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched five points; the Capes’ fall is monumental but crystal clear and Geopolitics will bother us quite a lot. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ BCI fall sends shocking waves; minus 28 points and now...
March 4th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@658: Capes spoil the broth

The BDI@658: Capes spoil the broth
John Faraclas The BDI@658: Capes spoil the broth The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up seven points earlier on today but the Capes’ fall spoiled an otherwise good day… Geopolitics still to watch given the fast developments all over Planet Ocean on many issues… John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
February 28th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@651… Losing steam

The BDI@651… Losing steam
John Faraclas The BDI@651… Losing steam The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched two points and seems that it’s losing steam; Geopolitics in jeopardy. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: It seems that we are having a Dry Market stagnation and hope same will change as the Capes did the damage yet again… With...
February 27th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More