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Dry Market’s contained fall amid perplexed Geopolitics and Global Debt continues…

Dry Market’s contained fall amid perplexed Geopolitics and Global Debt continues…
John Faraclas Dry Market’s contained fall amid perplexed Geopolitics and Global Debt continues… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down earlier on today seven points to 1,357 and on a weekly basis 21 – from 1,378 points (08 Nov.2019). A contained fall with only the Capes being on a slight upwards...
November 15th, 2019 | Chartering, Civil Unrest, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatile Capes’ slight “rebound” but all other dry indices falling; the Wets balancing…

Volatile Capes’ slight “rebound” but all other dry indices falling; the Wets balancing…
John Faraclas Volatile Capes’ slight “rebound” but all other dry indices falling; the Wets balancing… The BDI was up 11 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,365… Messy Geopolitics might as numerous times have stressed turn Planet Ocean upside down! John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
November 13th, 2019 | Associations, Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Food and Drink, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Pinch me, the BDI is up nine points amid geopolitical mess

Pinch me, the BDI is up nine points amid geopolitical mess
John Faraclas Pinch me, the BDI is up nine points amid geopolitical mess The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) …”hit” back today and a …record of plus nine points was observed bringing same up to 1,354 points. The Geopolitics cannot be followed anymore and be prepared for everything… John...
November 12th, 2019 | Banking, Books, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Finance, Markets, Military, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

On Armistice Day maritime union RMT remembers the sacrifice of the Merchant Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary

On Armistice Day maritime union RMT remembers the sacrifice of the Merchant Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Mick Cash On Armistice Day maritime union RMT remembers the sacrifice of the Merchant Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Today we remember all those who have lost their lives in conflicts around the globe and as a maritime trade union we particularly remember...
November 11th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Military, News, Rail | Read More

Factum: The BDI@1378; Grammenos’ event a sea change…

Factum: The BDI@1378; Grammenos’ event a sea change…
John Faraclas Factum: The BDI@1378; Grammenos’ event a sea change… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 50 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,378; it also lost 319 points since last week’s 1,697 points; Geopolitics entering a more than perplexed and messy period with incalculable repercussions...
November 8th, 2019 | Civil Unrest, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipping Markets: The Reds are here to stay…

Shipping Markets: The Reds are here to stay…
John Faraclas Shipping Markets: The Reds are here to stay… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 34 points losing also the 1,700 points threshold in a week’s time! At 1,697 seems vulnerable and ultra-CAUTION should be observed. Geopolitics are the name of the game in all fronts and as News is what they...
November 1st, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI falls a point that could be a turning point unless the war begins…

The BDI falls a point that could be a turning point unless the war begins…
John Faraclas The BDI falls a point that could be a turning point unless the war begins… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost a point and now stands at 1,801 points despite the upwards Capes’ mode as all other indices fall. Very cynically, unless we see a war – any war, which we believe that same will...
October 29th, 2019 | Academia, Art and auctions, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IT and Communications, Markets, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Special Surveys, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI struggles…

The BDI struggles…
John Faraclas The BDI struggles… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) struggles to maintain a momentum as all indices are in red with the exemption of the BCI – Capes’ volatile behaviour. Geopolitics couldn’t be worse. John Faraclas’ daily brief: The BDI gained two points although in our view same should...
October 28th, 2019 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

BDI’s positive (?) hiccup amid further Geopolitical tensions…

BDI’s positive (?) hiccup amid further Geopolitical tensions…
John Faraclas BDI’s positive hiccup amid further Geopolitical tensions… The BDI gained six points earlier on today and now reads 1,785 thanks to the Capes bouncing back with 53 points. Geopolitics continue to be in a perplexed deteriorating mess in all fronts in all five continents and seven seas....
October 24th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets: still in red; the geopolitics more than explosive

The Markets: still in red; the geopolitics more than explosive
John Faraclas The Markets: still in red; the geopolitics more than explosive The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 27 points and now stands at 1,779 points losing the 1,800 point-threshold. The Geopolitical situation is not just perplexed, its explosive and except despicable thing to happen in all fronts....
October 23rd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets a liability; Geopolitics with BREXIT’s ongoing serial even worse

Dry and Wet Markets a liability; Geopolitics with BREXIT’s ongoing serial even worse
John Faraclas Dry and Wet Markets a liability; Geopolitics with BREXIT’s ongoing serial even worse The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 40 points earlier on today and now reads 1,806 thanks mainly to the Capes’ triple-digit loss. Geopolitics puts Planet Ocean in limbo with BREXIT’s serial a catastrophe...
October 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market in Red – in its entirety amid perplexed Geopolitics

Market in Red – in its entirety amid perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas Market in Red – in its entirety amid perplexed Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points earlier on today and now stands at 1,846 points. The Wets were comparatively in a worst position. Geopolitics with the wider Middle Eastern mess, BREXIT and other issues is in a dangerous...
October 21st, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GE: World Leader in Naval Electric Drive Power and Propulsion

GE: World Leader in Naval Electric Drive Power and Propulsion
Shown is GE’s LM2500 marine gas turbine. GE: World Leader in Naval Electric Drive Power and Propulsion BUSAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA (October 21, 2019) – GE’s gas turbine and electric drive power and propulsion systems are proven to meet the most demanding needs of world navies. Today at the MADEX...
October 21st, 2019 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Technical, Technology | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets in the red amid perplexed Geopolitics…

Dry and Wet Markets in the red amid perplexed Geopolitics…
John Faraclas Dry and Wet Markets in the red amid perplexed Geopolitics… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost eight points since yesterday and now stands at 1,855 points; on a weekly basis the losses were 69 points – from 1,924 (11/10). The Wets losses were substantial. As for the Geopolitics: couldn’t...
October 18th, 2019 | Associations, BIMCO, Civil Unrest, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, IACS, Intercargo, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko, Markets, Military, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread

The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread
John Faraclas                             The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 36 points amid chaotic Geopolitical developments. Everything is at stake now all over Planet...
October 17th, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas’

Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas’
John Faraclas Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point earlier today and now stands at 1,897 points. The wets with mixed feelings and Geopolitics completely out of hand. John Faraclas’ midweek brief recap: The Capes’...
October 16th, 2019 | European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Turkish actions in northern Syria sparks U.S. and EU sanctions reprisals

Turkish actions in northern Syria sparks U.S. and EU sanctions reprisals
Turkish actions in northern Syria sparks U.S. and EU sanctions reprisals At a Glance… In a dramatic shift in U.S. foreign policy, last week the U.S. withdrew its forces from northern Syria, paving the way for a Turkish offensive against the “Syrian Democratic Forces”. This offensive has attracted...
October 16th, 2019 | Legal, Military, Sanctions | Read More

Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess

Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess
John Faraclas Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points as well as the 1,900 points-threshold. The Wets still doing well… but perplexed Geopolitics will create total chaos – in the entire Middle East and beyond. John...
October 15th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI close to 2,000 points amid Armageddon

The BDI close to 2,000 points amid Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI close to 2,000 points amid Armageddon The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 56 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,929 – a fraction away from  the psychological threshold of 2,000! Yesteday was a slightly better day… but let’s not be so greedy… Geopolitics...
October 10th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hellas’ minister of National Defence Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos and Panos Laskaridis sign donation acceptance for a general support ship

Hellas’ minister of National Defence Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos and Panos Laskaridis sign donation acceptance for a general support ship
From the signing ceremony © Ministry of National Defence Hellas’ minister of National Defence Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos and Panos Laskaridis sign donation acceptance for a general support ship The Shipping Community is well known internationally for its charitable work, work encompassing every...
October 7th, 2019 | Charity, Military, News | Read More

GE Marine Gas Turbines Power USS CINCINNATI; Commissioned by United States Navy

GE Marine Gas Turbines Power USS CINCINNATI; Commissioned by United States Navy
Shown is the USS CINCINNATI at its commissioning on October 5, 2019 in Gulfport,Mississippi. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Rosalie Chang. GE Marine Gas Turbines Power USS CINCINNATI; Commissioned by United States Navy EVENDALE, Ohio – (October 7, 2019) – GE Marine’s LM2500...
October 7th, 2019 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Technical, Technology | Read More

Volatility knocks with Capes’ fall

Volatility knocks with Capes’ fall
John Faraclas Volatility knocks with Capes’ fall The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 63 points earlier on today “thanks” to the as ever volatile Capes who lost 153 points. Geopolitics continue to deteriorate… John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The BDI was down at 2,053 points and if same goes below...
September 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Markets, Military, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes “did it” again

Capes “did it” again
John Faraclas Capes “did it” again – in a positive way though but still we fear of minor volatility and uncertainty amid a Geopolitical perplexed mayhem… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained eight points earlier on today and now stands at 2,116 “thanks” to the volatile Capes. Geopolitics...
September 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

BDI: another dangerous fall amid Geopolitical chaos

BDI: another dangerous fall amid Geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas BDI: another dangerous fall amid Geopolitical chaos The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 61 points earlier on today and 181 since last Friday the 13th of September (when it stood at 2,312 points) and now stands at 2,131 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capes. Geopolitics are so dodgy with...
September 20th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry falls further and Wets look peculiar; the drums of war can be heard…

Dry falls further and Wets look peculiar; the drums of war can be heard…
John Faraclas Dry falls further and Wets look peculiar; the drums of war can be heard… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 17 points and now stands at 2,266; the Dirties are gaining momentum. The Drums of War can be heard. John Faraclas brief mid-week recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 62 points and now reds...
September 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More