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Time to refloat dangerous wrecks and save the environment too

Time to refloat dangerous wrecks and save the environment too
From the refloating of the “Cabrera” Following the successful refloating and raising of the aft section of the cargoship Cabrera Andros island in the Cyclades in Greece’s central Aegean Sea, it is a rare so to say opportunity to use the Smit crane involved for other actions while she’s...
October 23rd, 2017 | Associations, At the end of the day..., Communication, Environment, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Oil Spill, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Tourism | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 20, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, October 20, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD was firmer in European trade on Friday and UST yields moved higher on the back of increased US tax reform optimism. With a...
October 20th, 2017 | At the end of the day..., Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The Migrants issue continues…

The Migrants issue continues…
John Faraclas Without prejudice Anathema and Migrants: Human Aggression at its best! Why all this hypocrisy by all involved and in particular from the so called politically correct EU’s masters of colonialism? Do they have an idea what an… ism ending means and entails…? John Faraclas’s insight...
February 1st, 2016 | At the end of the day..., Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, P and I Clubs, Religion, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

At 345 the BDI opens a new chapter in Shipping’s History

At 345 the BDI opens a new chapter in Shipping’s History
John Faraclas Not even the volatile Capers can stop the Dry Markets from a total collapse creating yet another all time low BDI at 345! Something unimaginable for the hoi polloi, but not for those well understanding geopolitics and financial crisis issues, affecting shipping too…Not to mention...
January 26th, 2016 | At the end of the day..., Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Gas, Gas Carriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Less than £3, 000 a week to stop unnecessary and horrific Mediterranean deaths

Less than £3, 000 a week to stop unnecessary and horrific Mediterranean deaths
Captain John Dalby Europe continues to ignore the plight of those immigrants desperately trying to reach Europe via the Mediterranean sea crossing. Most, if not all, those deaths could be prevented. For less than a piddling £3, 000 (or US$ 4, 680 or Euros 4, 093) a week from each member state, the...
September 18th, 2015 | At the end of the day..., European Union, Health and Safety, Immigration, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Greek Controlled Shipping: the undisputable leader for ten millennia

Greek Controlled Shipping: the undisputable leader for ten millennia
GREEK CONTROLLED SHIPPING   Αn information paper based on data provided to the GSCC by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping – Fairplay For the 28th consecutive year the GSCC presents statistical data, in the form of 11 tables, attached hereto, on Greek controlled ships over 1, 000 GT, registered under...
April 1st, 2015 | Associations, At the end of the day..., Classification Societies, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Flags, Flags, Gas Carriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, News, Ocean Shipping, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Story of the Year, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greeks stand up for the dignity of their Nation – A Statement

Greeks stand up for the dignity of their Nation – A Statement
We have inserted herebelow the text of The Statement and also attached at the end the text with the Greek Translation including those who have signed/supported  same, as well as their status/professions/positions within the Greek and International spectrum. We hope soon to have thousands signing this...
February 21st, 2015 | Academia, Associations, At the end of the day..., Banking, Comment, Communication, EEZ, Energy, Environment, European Union, Finance, Holidays, HR, Immigration, Insight, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Letters, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Shipfinance, Story of the Day, What Others Say | Read More

With the BDI at 540, investing in shipping now, does make sense!

With the BDI at 540, investing in shipping now, does make sense!
John Faraclas It probably sounds a bit odd but the truth of the matter is that investing in shipping now that the BDI is on a free fall (it was all along over the last 14 months) does make sense. Today’s minus 13 points it might be the lucky number – Agatha Christie knew best! John Faraclas writes:  With...
February 12th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, At the end of the day..., Aviation, Banking, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Corruption, Finance, HR, Maritime Fraud, Military, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices | Read More

Dangerous market levels…

Dangerous market levels…
  John Faraclas Our forty-ninth  weekly recapitulation of the markets and world geopolitics affecting same, tonight Friday the 19th of December 2014 with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. • The BDI closed earlier this afternoon down 11 points since yesterday Thursday the 18th of December...
December 19th, 2014 | Associations, At the end of the day..., Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Stock Markets, Tourism | Read More

Greece: good politicians are in short supply…

Greece: good politicians are in short supply…
John Faraclas outside the Greek Parliament: Watch this space… Over the last forty years the nation which gave the world for three millennia great orators, politicians and business champions – particularly in the shipping front, as well as an inheritance of politics – needless to say a classicic...
December 17th, 2014 | At the end of the day..., Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Politics and Government | Read More

Moore Stephens expects vessel operating costs to rise over the next two years

Moore Stephens expects vessel operating costs to rise over the next two years
Richard Greiner Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by almost three per cent in both 2014 and 2015, according to a new survey by international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens.                   The survey is based on responses from key players in the international...
October 24th, 2014 | Accountancy, At the end of the day..., Flags, Shipmanagement | Read More

Statistics from Oslo Børs 2014

Statistics from Oslo Børs 2014
Statistics from Oslo Børs 2014 Facts and figures September 2014 Share trading up 31.8% in September. Activity in the stock market continues to be at a markedly higher level than last year. So far this year, companies have raised NOK 244 billion from new loans and increases to existing loans. This...
October 2nd, 2014 | At the end of the day..., News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

UGS President speaks out as Posidonia 2014 draws to a close

UGS President speaks out as Posidonia 2014 draws to a close
Michael D. Chandris, Theodore El. Veniamis, John K. Lyras and Dr. Matheos D. Los Statements of the UGS President, Mr. T. Veniamis,  earlier today during the UGS Press Conference on the occasion of “Posidonia Exhibition 2014″ The President of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), Mr. Theodore...
June 6th, 2014 | Associations, At the end of the day..., Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers, Story of the Month | Read More

The Hellenic Shipyards scandal…

The Hellenic Shipyards scandal…
At the centre left the Hellenic Shipyards docks can be easily seen empty – photo courtesy John Faraclas In all earnest: shouldn’t the judicial European Authorities check the Hellenic Shipyards et al issue…? John Faraclas writes: I have been a strong advocate for over two decades (twenty-two years...
February 4th, 2014 | At the end of the day..., Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Comment, Corruption, Country Profiles, Defense, Disputes, European Union, Headlines, HR, Labour Disputes, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shiprepair, Story of the Month, Technical | Read More

The Market dips further…with the BDI from 2066 down to 1512

The Market dips further…with the BDI from 2066 down to 1512
John Faraclas This Friday’s live interview at SBC TV’s studios earlier this afternoon with John Faraclas being questioned by Lilian Margaritis, confirmed once again our fears: Instability, volatility and caution as things get sour…and the markets drop dramatically.  We did said it: “I cut my...
January 10th, 2014 | Academia, Associations, At the end of the day..., BIMCO, European Union, Flags, Flags, Holidays, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marinas, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Rowing, Sailing, Shipping Centers, Sports, Stock Markets, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

The MT “Prestige” Master, Captain Mangouras, Innocent of Environmental Crime

The MT “Prestige” Master, Captain Mangouras, Innocent of Environmental Crime
A Spanish court found the crew of the M/V Prestige and the Spanish Merchant Navy not guilty for criminal responsibility of the sinking of the oil tanker on November 13, 2002. It was Spain’s worst ever environmental disaster. (source: Captain Frank Marmol) The Prestige sank off Spain’s...
November 15th, 2013 | At the end of the day..., Classification Societies, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Flags, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Ocean Shipping, Oceanology, People and Places, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

The BDI: Classic British reaction with the bond closing at 007 …err 1, 007

The BDI: Classic British reaction with the bond closing at 007 …err 1, 007
The Baltic Exchange We are living in interesting times!  With the BDI closing earlier this afternoon at 1, 007, up 11 from yesterday’s under one thousand points mark at 996, the interest is growing of what is next to come! All categories except the capers (BCI + 41), where down – the BPI  at 993...
August 13th, 2013 | At the end of the day..., Markets | Read More

At the end of the day: BDI’s skyfall at 996 only the beginning

At the end of the day: BDI’s skyfall at 996 only the beginning
Only a regulatory Monster can stop this dry bulk skyfall… Monday Monday* and cross that day, per the Mamas and Papas great 60’s hit, and the dry market hit down to 996! We are proud that we have once again predicted the BDI’s fall,  foretelling over the last three months its weakness and more...
August 12th, 2013 | At the end of the day..., Markets | Read More

What next after the Cyprus saga?

What next after the Cyprus saga?
John N. Faraclas So who’s next after the recent Greek and Cypriot tragedies? Aeschylus revisited says quite a lot! by John Faraclas The under duress latest Greek and Cypriot fiascos will continue for the foreseeable feature until the perpetrators of this new geopolitical and geostrategic game fall...
March 25th, 2013 | At the end of the day..., Banking, European Union, Finance, Marine Insurance, Politics and Government, Shipfinance | Read More