Archive for the ‘Breaking News’ Category

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell two points and now reads 820; the entire Geopolitical spectrum leads with mathematical accurancy to a modern and ultra-destructive Armageddon. John Faraclas’ daily report: With minimal and controlled losses the BDI now reads 820 points – a crucial point...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, European Union, Gas, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Organisations, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mighty May’s must!

Mighty May’s must!
Whatever the result in RBKC due to recounting, Mrs. Theresa May MUST remain and continue. Populists in the opposition DO NOT have the programme and live back in the 70’s… Luring the youngsters with the tuition fee issue and a few other “perks” is coincidentally due to the season, a midsummer...
June 9th, 2017 | Breaking News, Comment, Politics and Government | Read More

Statement of the President of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Mr. Theodore E. Veniamis

Statement of the President of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Mr. Theodore E. Veniamis
Mr. Theodore E. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners “The recent and unwarranted attack on our country by the German Finance Minister, Mr. Schäuble, and in particular against Greek shipowners has raised questions.   It seems Mr. Schäuble has chosen to ignore the particularly...
June 2nd, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@878: Tempest ante portas and climate change in tatters…

The BDI@878: Tempest ante portas and climate change in tatters…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI lost its 900 point-base threshold and things as you understand are becoming grave for the hoi polloi; the geopolitical issues with the president Trump’s position can cause tsunamis. John Faraclas’ mid-week market...
May 31st, 2017 | Breaking News, Charity, Chartering, Climate, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, European Union, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, UN | Read More

The Markets dive, the geopolitics are messy, terrorism must be smashed here and now!

The Markets dive, the geopolitics are messy, terrorism must be smashed here and now!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 16 points at 918, Geopolitics continue to be messy all over, and Terrorism must be smashed here and now as excuses are, at best, SILLY! John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI approaches the 900 point mark and if same is broken then you better dive in an...
May 25th, 2017 | Breaking News, Markets, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

London voted world’s top maritime financial city

London voted world’s top maritime financial city
London has been voted the world’s leading financial maritime city, according to a report published by Menon Economics. The report’s authors said London had a “special position in the financial industry globally and was in 2017 again ranked as the leading financial city in the world.” According...
April 26th, 2017 | Awards, Breaking News, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Shipping Centers | Read More

London tastes terror

London tastes terror
London has now had a direct taste of the type of terror attack that has struck many cities around the world in the last 12 months. The Westminster shock came exactly one year after a double atrocity which struck Zaventem airport and a metro station in Brussels. Nice, Berlin, Athens, Turkey and Middle...
March 22nd, 2017 | Breaking News, Comment, Events, Headlines, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders

EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders
MARCH 15, 2017 / LEAVE A COMMENT EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders To mark one year since the EU closed its borders, refugee community leaders – supported by the local community in Lesvos – have come together to fight for the rights of refugees...
March 15th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Breaking News, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Immigration, Letters, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, UN | Read More

IMO Secretary-General urges vigilance after tanker hijack

IMO Secretary-General urges vigilance after tanker hijack
IMO’S Secretary-General Kitack Lim IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has urged the shipping industry to apply diligently IMO guidance and best management practices to avert possible piracy attacks, in the wake of the hijack of the Aris 13, off Puntland, Somalia. “While we have seen a very welcome...
March 15th, 2017 | Breaking News, IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

INTERTANKO considers including shipping in EU ETS counter-productive

INTERTANKO considers including shipping in EU ETS counter-productive
Katharina Stanzel By majority vote, the Members of the European Parliament have agreed to include shipping in the European Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) Directive as of 2023, unless there is a comparable system agreed under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) by the end of 2021. “INTERTANKO...
February 15th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Intertanko, News, Organisations | Read More

Markets and geopolitics: Brace for challenging times ahead…

Markets and geopolitics: Brace for challenging times ahead…
John Faraclas With a couple of points up the BDI brings in the knowingly unknown situation which coupled with extremely dangerous Geopolitics will trigger unwanted scenarios with unwanted results; John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained at the same levels as in yesterday’s...
December 22nd, 2016 | Breaking News, Comment, LNG, Markets, Military, Shipping Indices | Read More

Despite Capers “rebound” Markets are still down…

Despite Capers “rebound” Markets are still down…
John Faraclas The BDI managed to reduce its loses thanks to the Capers’ rebound, but it will remain down; Geopolitics still worsening. John Faraclas’ midweek recap; With a dozen points plus since yesterday’s closing the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) at 926 cannot be saved, full stop and period.  The...
December 21st, 2016 | Breaking News, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets and geopolitics: Alea iacta est…

Markets and geopolitics: Alea iacta est…
John Faraclas Now what a weekend that was and what a day today given both the continuous fall of the Markets, particularly the dry ones and the geopolitical mess engulfing the World following the atrocities in Turkey and Germany; John Faraclas’s daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another...
December 19th, 2016 | Breaking News, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices | Read More

Market and Geopolitics plot thickens…

Market and Geopolitics plot thickens…
John Faraclas The situation both in the Markets and Geopolitics very soon will get off-hand… John Faraclas’ daily report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed 18 points higher than yesterday at 1,202; a ray of hope or thickening of the plot…? Time will tell, but one thing is for sure: things are getting...
November 29th, 2016 | Breaking News, Energy, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Capers dangerous Skyfall; Geopolitics more than a liability for all…

Capers dangerous Skyfall; Geopolitics more than a liability for all…
John Faraclas What a Market Tempest we are experiencing with the Capers on a sky-fall; Geopolitical tsunamis as the …weather’s low maintains political happenings challenging World Peace. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 23 points since yesterday and now stands at 849;...
October 20th, 2016 | Breaking News, Canals, Inland Waterways, Markets, Military, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Time is running out to file claims against Hanjin Shipping, IUMI conference is told

Time is running out to file claims against Hanjin Shipping, IUMI conference is told
Mike Roderick of Clyde & Co. Time is running out to file claims against Hanjin Shipping, IUMI conference is told By James Brewer Shipowners, charterers, cargo interests, forwarders and other parties have been advised to expedite their claims against stricken Hanjin Shipping. The warning comes...
September 20th, 2016 | Associations, Breaking News, Company Profiles, Container shipping, Containers, Marine Insurance, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

The Mayor of Chios live interview

The Mayor of Chios live interview
Manolis Vournous, The Mayor of Chios We have devoted many articles and interviews on Chios, the Greek Island in the Eastern Aegean Sea that today Rules the Waves, as well as we have reported on many events that Chiots – including the Oinoussians and people from Psara,  organise world-wide; today...
August 20th, 2016 | Breaking News, Communication, Holidays, Immigration, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marinas, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism | Read More

BDI’s “controlled” fall @641…

BDI’s “controlled” fall @641…
John Faraclas BDI’s “controlled” fall @641, but uncontrolable Geopolitics… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just four points earlier on today; the Geopolitics though with alarming Terrorism precautions are more than serious. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: So the BDI@641 points look likely...
August 3rd, 2016 | Breaking News, Markets, Reports, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The Airport of Chios awaits its turn…-

The Airport of Chios awaits its turn…-
At Chios Airport We welcome the inauguration of Paros’ airport today by Greece’s prime minister despite the opposition’s silly media uploads and we invite PM Alexis Tsipras to give the go ahead here and now for the ailing Chios airport! A timely reminder by John Faraclas:  It is a must for the...
July 29th, 2016 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Breaking News, Comment, Construction, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Bureau Veritas appoints Nick Brown as Marine & Offshore Communications Director

Bureau Veritas appoints Nick Brown as Marine & Offshore Communications Director
Nick Brown Neuilly-sur-Seine, France,  July 28, 2016 – Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has appointed Nick Brown as Communications Director, Marine & Offshore Division. He will take up the post fromNovember 2, 2016, replacing Philippe Boisson, who retires after...
July 28th, 2016 | Breaking News, Classification Societies, Company Profiles, HR, Person Profiles, Press and Media | Read More

Who’s burning the mastiha bushes and forests in Chios yet again?

Who’s burning the mastiha bushes and forests in Chios yet again?
The mastiha villages and bushes burning – picture credits Adm (Rt. HCG) Stavros Michaelides Fire-fighting crews in the island of Chios  (in Greece’s eastern Aegean Sea) are struggling to contain a wildfire that begun at 02:50 this morning in more than four fronts destroying forests and mastiha...
July 25th, 2016 | Breaking News, Environment, Safety and Security | Read More

Disastrous and Uncertain Shipping Markets and Geopolitics

Disastrous and Uncertain Shipping Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas So with the BDI dropping further, Geopolitics in a total mess, and uncertainty governing all over Planet Ocean, take cover in whatever business you are in; shipping being the sector to be mostly affected. John Faraclas’ weekly Market and Geopolitics Recap. The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost...
July 22nd, 2016 | Breaking News, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Erdogan’s Pyrrhic victory

Erdogan’s Pyrrhic victory
…clouds over the Straits of Bosporus, with its famous bridge linking Europe and Asia. Photo credit Anny Zade WITHOUT PREJUDICE On the latest developments in Turkey with the “failed Coup”, John Faraclas comments: Obviously one cannot call this a Coup d’état but definitely a Coup d’Erdogan....
July 16th, 2016 | Aviation, Breaking News, Comment, European Union, Immigration, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Tourism, UN | Read More

The Markets: And so to …bet?

The Markets: And so to …bet?
John Faraclas Our warning yesterday, a repeat from May’s first warning, come out verbatim right and the BDI went under the 600 point mark; John Faraclas daily Market briefing: The BDI lost six points and now reads 598; a …eventuality worth studying as things might get sour, unless something spectacular...
June 16th, 2016 | Breaking News, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

POSIDONIA 2016 scores hat trick of records…

POSIDONIA 2016 scores hat trick of records…
Organisers overwhelmed by demand for increased space for 2018 edition    POSIDONIA 2016 SCORES HAT TRICK OF RECORDS AS VISITOR NUMBER SOARS TO OVER 22, 000 Posidonia 2016 bided farewell to over 22, 000 shipping industry professionals who visited the world’s most prestigious maritime event to meet,...
June 10th, 2016 | Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions | Read More