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Diana Containerships Inc. reports Financial Results for Q3 and Nine Months ended September 30, 2017

Diana Containerships Inc. reports Financial Results for Q3 and Nine Months ended September 30, 2017
ATHENS, GREECE, November 17, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today reported a net loss of $8.7 million for the third quarter of 2017, compared to a net loss of $126.8 million for the same...
November 17th, 2017 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, Container shipping, News, Reports, Shipmanagement, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 28 points since last Friday and now stands at 1,328 points; Geopolitics continue to get sour on all fronts everywhere on Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers lost 67 points with the BCI now reading 2,671 points… The Panamaxes’...
October 2nd, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Banking, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, European Union, Gas, Insight, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers volatility lift the BDI and Wets too amid nature’s tempest…

Capers volatility lift the BDI and Wets too amid nature’s tempest…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 36 points earlier on and now reads 1,332; on a weekly basis it was up 150 points raising hopes but we want you all to stay put until the BDI goes over and above the  2,200 points – the December 2013 level! The Wets were also up but with very...
September 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Wärtsilä to supply extensive scope of solutions for 6 + 6 new container feeder ships

Wärtsilä to supply extensive scope of solutions for 6 + 6 new container feeder ships
Wärtsilä will supply an extensive range of products and solutions for six new 1160TEU container feeder vessels to be built at the Fujian Mawei shipyard in China. Wärtsilä Corporation,  25 August 2017 at 10 am EET The technology group Wärtsilä will supply an extensive range of products and solutions...
August 25th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,200: tough…

The BDI@1,200: tough…
John Faraclas Some say it is a curse for the Capers and Panamaxes to dive following a week of “euphoria”; our interpretation is that you haven’t seen anything yet. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 22 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,200 points – 1-1,100...
August 24th, 2017 | Container shipping, Corruption, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana Containers fixes “Pamina” to OOCL on period

Diana Containers fixes “Pamina” to OOCL on period
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Reactivation and the Time Charter Contract for m/v Pamina with OOCL ATHENS, GREECE, August 21, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that...
August 21st, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Fixtures, Markets | Read More

Diana Containerships charters “Domingo” on period with CMA CGM

Diana Containerships charters “Domingo” on period with CMA CGM
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Domingo with CMA CGM ATHENS, GREECE, August 18, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that, through a separate...
August 18th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Markets | Read More

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 40 points and now reads 1,247 – more or less 1,000 less from the end of December 2013 level. The Geopolitics following today’s atrocities in Barcelona, Spain, might take a big twist and turn. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers not only were on a …top up situ,...
August 17th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…
John Faraclas With only two points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,038 loses steam yet again and we reiterate the view that the need of an injection as we stressed yesterday, is a MUST. Geopolitics are so bad that the entire economy on Planet Ocean may actually collapse despite the figures you see...
August 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Immigration, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Crowley to Begin Direct, Weekly Service from Florida Ports to Costa Rica and Panama

Crowley to Begin Direct, Weekly Service from Florida Ports to Costa Rica and Panama
… (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Aug. 7, 2017) ­– To better connect customers’ U.S. and Central American supply chains, Crowley Liner Services will begin fixed-day, weekly sailings on Wednesday, Aug. 9, directly between Florida and Costa Rica and Panama. The new service offers fast transits to...
August 7th, 2017 | Container shipping, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. Announces One-for-Six Reverse Stock Split

Diana Containerships Inc. Announces One-for-Six Reverse Stock Split
ATHENS, GREECE, July 26, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has determined to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s common...
July 26th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Container shipping, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana Containerships reports financial results for the Q2 and six months ended June 30, 2017

Diana Containerships reports financial results for the Q2 and six months ended June 30, 2017
Diana Containerships Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2017 ATHENS, GREECE, July 25, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today reported net...
July 25th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Container shipping, Containers, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

E.R. Schiffahrt wins further management contract from Maersk Line

E.R. Schiffahrt wins further management contract from Maersk Line
Nils Aden E.R. Schiffahrt, the Hamburg-based ship manager, has been appointed by Danish Maersk Line with the ship management of three further vessels. The new contract comprises the management of three 8,400 teu container vessels and includes the crew and technical management, as well as additional services...
July 14th, 2017 | Container shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Agrees to a Loan of US$82.6 Million to Diana Containerships Inc.

Diana Shipping Inc. Agrees to a Loan of US$82.6 Million to Diana Containerships Inc.
ATHENS, GREECE, July 5, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has agreed to refinance its existing loan facility with Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), having an outstanding...
July 5th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. agrees to pay US$85.0 Million in full and final settlement of the US$128.9 million outstanding amount with RBS

Diana Containerships Inc. agrees to pay US$85.0 Million in full and final settlement of the US$128.9 million outstanding amount with RBS
ATHENS, GREECE, July 5, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that it has paid an aggregate of US$85.0 million for full and final settlement of its US$148.0 million secured loan...
July 5th, 2017 | Container shipping, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

BoxTech database reaches 5 million containers

BoxTech database reaches 5 million containers
The BoxTech database contains details of around 20% of the global container fleet – approximately 5 million containers Hundreds of shippers, forwarders, terminals and other organizations are moving towards digitalization with access to details of around 5 million containers through BoxTech, the database...
June 15th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Markets, News | Read More

Port of Hull secures new Polish/Baltic sailing with Unifeeder

Port of Hull secures new Polish/Baltic sailing with Unifeeder
Andy Ellis of Unifeeder meets with ABP’s Chris Vause outside the Hull Container Terminal (Image courtesy of David Lee Photography Ltd / ABP ABP have today announced that market leader for container transportation, Unifeeder have confirmed their second Polish/Baltic sailing to the Humber will call at...
June 12th, 2017 | Container shipping, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Oslo Børs: Listing of MPC Container Ships AS at Merkur Market

Oslo Børs: Listing of MPC Container Ships AS at Merkur Market
Listing date: 31/05/2017 Ticker: MPCC-ME MPC Container Ships AS was formed in April 2017 with a management that has been active in the shipping industry for decades. Its main business activity is to own and operate a fleet of container ships, focusing on the feeder segment between 1,000...
May 31st, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) lost six points given that there was a contained loss for both the Capers and Panamaxes; geopolitics are worsening and Terrorism of ANY kind must be curbed. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly report: The BDI was also down  44 points since last week’s closing...
May 26th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Climate, Container shipping, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Diana Containerships announces T/C for “Puelo” with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

Diana Containerships announces T/C  for “Puelo” with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
The “Puelo” ATHENS, GREECE, May 25, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract...
May 25th, 2017 | Chartering, Container shipping, Containers, News, Stock 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

General cargo leads Marseille Fos Q1 results

General cargo leads Marseille Fos Q1 results
Marseilles passenger terminal – picture credits Anny Zade First-quarter cargo throughput at leading French port Marseille Fos was marked by strong growth in general cargo – container, ro-ro and conventional traffic – which totalled 4.98 million tonnes for an 11% increase on January-March last...
May 12th, 2017 | Automobiles, Automobiles, Car trade, Coastal Shipping, Container shipping, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Gas, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Oil Industry, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reports, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Peel Ports appoints new port director for container business

Peel Ports appoints new port director for container business
Jouke Schaap, Container Director Peel Ports – Company also hires 22 new recruits from within 15m radius of port – Peel Ports, owner and developer of the £400m Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal, has appointed APM Terminals’ Jouke Schaap to head up its entire container operations. The...
May 11th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Container shipping, Containers, HR, Markets, People and Places, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New Container Service between Cork and Liverpool

New Container Service between Cork and Liverpool
BG Freight Line, a fully-owned subsidiary of Peel Ports Group, is introducing a new weekly container service between Cork and Liverpool. This is the first time the two ports have been connected directly, with the service starting on Monday 27 March. It is intended that the new route will offer greater...
March 22nd, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Whither container shipping? IMIF is told of “reasons to be cheerful”

Whither container shipping? IMIF is told of “reasons to be cheerful”
Ian Webber delivering his slides speech Emerging trends in the benighted container shipping sector offer some grounds for optimism, the International Maritime Industries Forum heard at its latest meeting. Ian Webber, chief executive of Global Ship Lease Inc, discerned what he called some “reasons to...
January 18th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More