Archive for the ‘Comment’ Category

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points earlier on today and now stands at 884. The Wets still low and Geops (Geopolitics) unpredictably predictable…lead to an all-out war!  John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers managed to clinch 18 points and the BCI 2014 managed to go over and...
June 26th, 2017 | Comment, Energy, Environment, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW Briefing – Brexit negotiations begin now: business must prepare

HFW Briefing – Brexit negotiations begin now: business must prepare
Brian Perrott The votes have been counted and the Conservatives, who failed to maintain a majority, remain the largest party. Theresa May has confirmed that she will continue as Prime Minister and has this afternoon been invited by the Queen to form a government, working with Northern Ireland’s Democratic...
June 9th, 2017 | Comment, European Union, News, Politics and Government | 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

How shipping makes related-party transactions work for shareholders

How shipping makes related-party transactions work for shareholders
Nicolas Bornozis How shipping makes related-party transactions work for shareholders Don’t be misled by simplistic methodology, writes Nicolas Bornozis, president of Capital Link. With the right corporate governance, public companies can reap benefits from the relationship with their private entities Can...
May 26th, 2017 | Comment, Insight, Markets | Read More

Widen losses as the BDI@934 causes concerns; the wets balancing act…

Widen losses as the BDI@934 causes concerns; the wets balancing act…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  lost 15 points since yesterday and now stands at 934 thanks, once again, to the volatility of the Capers; Geopolitics continue their enigmatic course and development amid Terrorists mess. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 52 points...
May 24th, 2017 | Chartering, Comment, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | 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

The BDI@878 loses steam yet again; geopolitics though are on the brink for WWIII

The BDI@878 loses steam yet again; geopolitics though are on the brink for WWIII
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just three points and now reads 878 points “thanks” to the volatile Capers … Geopolitics are to spill over given some nations unprecedented demands and the fault rests with all six superpowers that look for their vested business interests rather than...
February 27th, 2017 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Disputes, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices | Read More

Dangerous Market volatility and Geopolitics uncertainty

Dangerous Market volatility and Geopolitics uncertainty
John Faraclas Many times in the past we have explained that volatility is the stumbling block and the geopolitical mess bringing cataclysmic and destructive results in the entire shipping industry; John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained, thanks to the Capers, 16 points rising...
January 4th, 2017 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices | 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

Smart Ships. Smart Ideas. Smarter Working.

Smart Ships. Smart Ideas. Smarter Working.
Sue Terpilowski OBE (LONDON, 23 NOVEMBER 2016) Smart ships are likely to be carrying cargoes within 10 years but all in the logistics chain need to adapt in order to make good use of the new technology and the huge amount of data that will be available as a result. According to Sue Terpilowski,...
November 23rd, 2016 | Comment, Logistics, Markets, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Changes and Challenges are tough on the World’s Ship Masters

Changes and Challenges are tough on the World’s Ship Masters
l to r: Michael Chalos, Partner at K&L Gates LLP (New York); Jeff Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards at the US Coast Guard; Faz Peermohamed, Partner and Head of Global Shipping at Ince & Co; Chairman of the panel Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony; Michael Kelleher, Director...
November 7th, 2016 | Associations, Comment, Events, HR, London Shipping Law Centre, News, Person Profiles, Story of the Month | Read More

Capers “cooling” down amid hurricanes and geopolitical chaos…

Capers “cooling” down amid hurricanes and geopolitical chaos…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up just six points earlier on today at 921, given the low plus level of the Capers; Hurricanes and Geopolitics bring chaos, deaths and total global uncertainty. John Faraclas’ weekly recapitulation of the markets and geopolitics: The BDI was up six points...
October 7th, 2016 | Associations, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory, Reports, Ship Conversions, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Shiprepair, Statistics, Stock Markets, Technical, Technology, Tourism, Weather | Read More

Greece: Draft 2017 budget, fiscal drag & attainability of medium-term fiscal targets

Greece: Draft 2017 budget, fiscal drag & attainability of medium-term fiscal targets
Greece Macro Monitor (6 October 2016) Draft 2017 budget, fiscal drag & attainability of medium-term fiscal targets This report looks at the structure and the underlying assumptions of Greece’s draft budget for 2017, which was released earlier this week. Based on an analysis of its main components,...
October 6th, 2016 | Banking, Comment, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Don’t count on Capers “euphoria”…

Don’t count on Capers “euphoria”…
John Faraclas With another 111 points plus the Capers “boosted” the BDI with 29 plus points; explosive Geopolitics can cause major tsunamis….John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 29 points and now stands at 865 thanks to the Capers’ BCI 2014 which gained 111 points and...
September 20th, 2016 | Comment, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 19, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 19, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: All eyes this week are on the BoJ and the Fed monetary policy meetings that both conclude on Wednesday (21 September). Fed Funds futures...
September 19th, 2016 | Banking, Comment, Company Profiles, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

BDI’s weekly fall and Geopolitical madness rule the day

BDI’s weekly fall and Geopolitical madness rule the day
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index), despite the Capers’ upwards rally, was down; Geopolitics coupled with sheer madness rule the day and will inflict despicable damage to many if we don’t stop some moron politicians and media cronies. John Faraclas’ weekly recap: The BDI gained 36 points...
September 16th, 2016 | Chartering, Comment, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Fixtures, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets and Geopolitics: blessing in disguise…

The Markets and Geopolitics: blessing in disguise…
John Faraclas Another Skyfall of the markets continued today and coupled with the geopolitical uncertainty due to the many unsettled issues around Planet Ocean – as a result of the inability of our politicians and diplomats, make us say: ain’t seen nothing yet! John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The...
September 14th, 2016 | Civil Unrest, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Events, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A timely message from St. Minas’ Monastery in Chios

A timely message from St. Minas’ Monastery in Chios
The St. Minas Church at the centre of the Monastery Time and again we have warned of what might happen with the influx not just from innocent Migrants to Greece’s Eastern Aegean Islands, mainland Greece and Europe but from covert operations of the ultra Islamist terrorists all over Europe. Greece and...
August 21st, 2016 | Comment, Immigration, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion | Read More

Supras “save” losses; geopolitics more perplexed…

Supras “save” losses; geopolitics more perplexed…
John Faraclas Thanks to the Supras’ BSI which gained 11 points, the BDI was down only three in its second day of fall. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points and now stands at 682 in its second day of fall thanks to the Supras which gained 11 points and...
August 18th, 2016 | Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Oil Industry, Shipping Indices, Tankers | 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

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – Amendments

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – Amendments
Better conditions on modern tonnage From Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co LLC on the latest MLC 2006 ammendments:  MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006 – AMENDMENTS Following the unanimous adoption by the Special Tripartite Committee of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (the “Convention”),...
July 25th, 2016 | Associations, BIMCO, Comment, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, The Nautical Institute | 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

Despicable terrorist atrocity in Nice

Despicable terrorist atrocity in Nice
John Faraclas Now, how do you react to this latest terrorist attack in Nice, France? How does one react given also that it was France’s Independence Day?  I guess the only language the perpetrators of such of an out-of-any-proportion, inhumane terrorist action will definitely understand, is Total...
July 15th, 2016 | Comment, European Union, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

Europe’s drama: no BREXIT yet in sight…

Europe’s drama: no BREXIT yet in sight…
Ten days after the UK Referendum on “Europe: should I stay or should I go”*, the picture is still blur with all possibilities still on the table. BREXIT has now become  Europe’s’ midsummer night’s dream. John Faraclas comments: Whatever happened has happened; from now on  Europe and its...
July 3rd, 2016 | Comment, European Union, Immigration, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

Brexit: a preliminary assessment of the implications for the UK, the EU and Greece

Brexit: a preliminary assessment of the implications for the UK, the EU and Greece
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (24 June, 2016) Brexit: a preliminary assessment of the implications for the UK, the EU and Greece In the UK referendum of June 23rd the British people voted in favour of leaving the European Union by 51.9% (17.41mn voters). Turnout was 72.2%,...
June 24th, 2016 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Insight, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More