Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

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

GE to Supply LM2500 Gas Turbine Auxiliary Equipment for Indian Navy’s P17A Frigates

GE to Supply LM2500 Gas Turbine Auxiliary Equipment for Indian Navy’s P17A Frigates
Shown is an Indian Navy P17 frigate.  BENGALURU, INDIA (February 20, 2019) – GE Marine will provide gas turbine auxiliary equipment for the LM2500 engines that will power the Indian Navy’s new P17A frigates. This contract is with India-based Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) and Garden...
February 20th, 2019 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

“Boosted” by St. Valentine’s the BDI stands at 628!

“Boosted” by St. Valentine’s the BDI stands at 628!
John Faraclas* “Boosted” by St. Valentine’s the BDI now stands at 628! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 20 points earlier on today and many can take a deep breath yet again after a considerable time in wilderness. Geopolitics crates havoc all over Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
February 14th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Food and Drink, Holidays, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@595: loud and clear!

The BDI@595: loud and clear!
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) lost, thanks to Posidon, just six points since last Friday the  8th of February, and let’s hope this disastrous skyfall will end soon. Geopolitics getting off hand. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes still the big looser...
February 11th, 2019 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@601; enough to buy a pair of jeans…

The BDI@601; enough to buy a pair of jeans…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week down to 601 points – minus nine points since yesterday and 44 since last week’s closing when the BDI stood at 645 points. Geopolitics in total disarray. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The Capes despite a “stabilization” continue...
February 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@629: stuck, coincidence, the beginning of an upturn…? Time will tell!

The BDI@629: stuck, coincidence, the beginning of an upturn…? Time will tell!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained unchanged at 629 points “offering” a deep breath to all… Time, as per our titles ending, will tell… We still advise CAUTION! Geopolitics still messy and perplexed and MP Costis Hatzidakis of Greece’s opposition vice president of New Democracy...
February 6th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hooray hooray, the Panamaxes clinched a point…

Hooray hooray, the Panamaxes clinched a point…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just five points earlier on today and now stands at 629; Geopolitics still sour and the London Yacht Show makes waves. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ BCI  lost 12 points and now stands at 972… The Panamaxes,  even with just one...
February 5th, 2019 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@634: tough times never last, but tough shipowners do

The BDI@634: tough times never last, but tough shipowners do
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) losses were very much contained and let’s hope the reversal might come soon although the damage has been done… Geopolitics not just perplexed but explosive. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capes’ BCI although it lost the 1,000 points threshold – an expected ...
February 4th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Jittery Markets with the BDI@905…

Jittery Markets with the BDI@905…
John Faraclas – picture credits Kenny Hickey The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell substantially from what one proportionally can calculate – do please the analysis and see the fall percentage-wise as well as historically-wise… Triple-digit losses the name of the game… The Geopolitical issues...
January 25th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Religion, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Two key and complementary IMarEST events being held alongside each other for the first time

Two key and complementary IMarEST events being held alongside each other for the first time
Cdr Ian Hassall RN Two influential Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) events – Engine As A Weapon (EAAW VIII) and the Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS 2019) – are to be held for the first time alongside each other at America...
January 23rd, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMarEST, Military, Technical, Technology | Read More

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