Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

Falling Markets, global Recession and the Coronavirus effect

Falling Markets, global Recession and the Coronavirus effect
John Faraclas Falling Markets, global Recession and the Coronavirus effect Another interesting week and brace for more difficulties in all fronts. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points and now stands  at 556; on a weekly basis same was down 69 points –...
March 27th, 2020 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Midweek Dry Market blues, Wets “thrive” and Coronavirus begins to devastate Planet Ocean

Midweek Dry Market blues, Wets “thrive” and Coronavirus begins to devastate Planet Ocean
John Faraclas Midweek Dry Market blues, Wets “thrive” and Coronavirus begins to devastate Planet Ocean The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 21 points and now stands at 582; the Geopolitics remain sour as something is about to happen due to the Coronavirus effect as well as with the existing Recession...
March 25th, 2020 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets? Which Markets… Coronavirus the buzz word for Geopolitics!!!

Markets? Which Markets… Coronavirus the buzz word for Geopolitics!!!
John Faraclas Markets? Which Markets… Coronavirus the buzz word for Geopolitics!!! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) close down six points since yesterday at 625;  Coronavirus makes waves with thousand been infected and a new World order is ante portas. John Faraclas’ brief daily and weekly recaps: The...
March 20th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

HFW: COVID-19 Briefing on Business Interuption Issues

HFW: COVID-19 Briefing on Business Interuption Issues
COVID-19 Briefing on Business Interuption Issues As COVID-19’s grip across the globe continues to tighten, we have already seen business interruption coverage proceedings commenced in Louisiana this week following the closure of a fish restaurant due to COVID-19 virus contamination. Insurers are busy...
March 20th, 2020 | Health and Safety, Insight, Legal, Markets, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets, Coronavirus et al: mind the …”gap”*…

The Markets, Coronavirus et al: mind the …”gap”*…
John Faraclas The Markets, Coronavirus et al: mind the …”gap”*… Is there any inasmuch proviso to solve the perplexed Dry and Wet Markets or the Coronavirus – this unprecedented story engulfing everything all over Planet Ocean, or anything else the Business Hooligans of the Universe have...
March 19th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Perplexed Markets; and what a week that was… with Geopolitics and Coronavirus…

Perplexed Markets; and what a week that was… with Geopolitics and Coronavirus…
John Faraclas Perplexed Markets; and what a week that was… with Geopolitics and Coronavirus… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended down two points since yesterday at 631 amid an unprecedented Geopolitical mess and an “uprising” feeling that something very bad will develop all over Planet Ocean due...
March 13th, 2020 | Comment, Health and Safety, HR, Insight | Read More

Markets still down, explosive geopolitics and coronavirus makes waves…

Markets still down, explosive geopolitics and coronavirus makes waves…
John Faraclas Markets still down, explosive geopolitics and coronavirus makes waves… You haven’t seen anything yet; we are living in one of humanity’s most wondering and enigmatically perplexed periods when everything is at stake! The BDI went over and above the 600 points and now begins to breathe...
March 6th, 2020 | Comment, Health and Safety, Insight, News | Read More

Three M’s cause global chaos – Markets, Migrants and Medical issues

Three M’s cause global chaos – Markets, Migrants and Medical issues
John Faraclas Three M’s cause global chaos – Markets, Migrants and Medical issues The Shipping Markets remain low under with the BDI under the 600 points threshold. Migrants cause havoc in both side of the Atlantic and Medical issues – such as Coronavirus cause panic and chaos. John Faraclas brief ...
February 28th, 2020 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

All responsible vis-à-vis the clashes over new Migrant camps in Aegean islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos should resign!

All responsible vis-à-vis the clashes over new Migrant camps in Aegean islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos should resign!
From the demo and clashes on Chios All responsible vis-à-vis the clashes over new Migrant camps in Aegean islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos should resign! By John Faraclas  This is the only antidote against harming the Aegean Greek islanders caught up in the MIGRANTS despicable situation...
February 26th, 2020 | Breaking News, Civil Unrest, Insight, Military | Read More

BIMCO Shipping Market Outlook Feb 2020: Oil Tankers and Macroeconomics

BIMCO Shipping Market Outlook Feb 2020: Oil Tankers and Macroeconomics
Peter Sand BIMCO Shipping Market Outlook Feb 2020: Oil Tankers and Macroeconomics  Macroeconomics: clear risks to global growth in 2020 Across the world, there are signs that global trade tensions are easing: the US and China have signed “Phase One” of a trade agreement, which – importantly –...
February 25th, 2020 | BIMCO, Chartering, Energy, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Reports, Tenders | Read More

The Markets: put up or shut up…

The Markets: put up or shut up…
John Faraclas The Markets: put up or shut up… With the BDI still under the 500 points threshold and despite logical optimism that same might rise around Posidonia 2020 in the region of at least 1,500 points, things might turn sour. We are witnessing a Market catastrophe coupled with just a few but...
February 21st, 2020 | Chartering, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

At Whitechapel Gallery, Radical Figures headlines five new exhibitions

At Whitechapel Gallery, Radical Figures headlines five new exhibitions
The Last Shipwreck. By Cecily Brown. At Whitechapel Gallery, Radical Figures headlines five new exhibitions By James Brewer Contemporary artists are elated that painting is back in style. Yes, full-blown painting! To the dismay of some in artistic circles, the application of paint to canvas was “pronounced...
February 17th, 2020 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Debunking some of the myths around electronic bills of lading

Debunking some of the myths around electronic bills of lading
Andrew Raymond Debunking some of the myths around electronic bills of lading By Andrew Raymond, CEO of Bolero Surprisingly, there are still many myths surrounding electronic bills of lading (eBLs), despite them being a cornerstone of global trade. This lack of understanding means businesses are missing...
February 12th, 2020 | Chartering, Insight, IT and Communications, Technology | Read More

How have shipowners benefitted from investing in green technology?

How have shipowners benefitted from investing in green technology?
Anastasia Papadopoulou How have shipowners benefitted from investing in green technology? by Anastasia Papadopoulou, partner, Keystone Law As of 1 January 2020, the cap of the sulphur limit in marine fuel has decreased from 3.5% to 0.5% in accordance with Annex VI of the International Convention for...
February 12th, 2020 | Energy, Environment, Insight, Legal, Technology | Read More

Long term CIRM member SMD, Service Providers in South Africa, write

Long term CIRM member SMD, Service Providers in South Africa, write
Andile Dhlomo, managing director at SMD Marine Long term CIRM member SMD, Service Providers in South Africa, write on Disintermediation – The service man in the middle Recent changes in the maritime environment can be best described by what the Harvard Business Review refers to as a VUCA world. V...
February 8th, 2020 | CIRM, Communication, Insight, IT and Communications | Read More

With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed…

With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed…
John Faraclas With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed… What an end of a weak week that was with the BDI losing 16 points and now standing at 415 amid dangerous and perplexed geopolitical issues? John Faraclas’ recap: The weekly losses of the BDI stood at 72 points – down from 487 recorded last...
February 7th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Awards, Chartering, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Fishing Trawlers, Fixtures, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Spill, Organisations, People and Places, Photography, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too…

The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too…
John Faraclas The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too… The falling markets, an unprecedented for many development – although we have witnessed a BDI down to 290 points in Feb 10 2016 and the falling apart of the European Union with the United Kingdom’s BREXIT  is the...
January 31st, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, IMO, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Aces…

Aces…
John Faraclas Aces… Aces come in many forms and categories in all sectors of everyday life, be it business, sports – say tennis for example, negotiations – particularly on S&P, politics – to be impeached or not, in numerology, in card games we might hear the cry “Aces high.”  This is...
January 30th, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Bulletin: Eurovision

The Bulletin: Eurovision
. The Bulletin: Eurovision Winter 2020 Vol.11 Ed.1 Eurovision: Saving the European project More than 60 years ago, the French statesman Charles de Gaulle said, ‘From the Atlantic to the Urals, it is Europe… that will decide the fate of the world.’ Today, putting its own affairs in order, rather...
January 19th, 2020 | Comment, Communication, Insight, Reports | Read More

Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines

Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines
. Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines What an excellent work is that written by Evridiki Livada-Duca that enthrallingly kept me awake many nights over the festive season; as most of you know, I am very much a lover so to speak of charts and in particular cartography ever since I studied...
January 10th, 2020 | Books, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography, Story of the Week | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics

Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points since yesterday and now the situ becomes a bit critical with unknown repercussions.  The Geopolitical situation following an early morning Iranian ballistic attack against bases with possible...
January 8th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Happy 2020 and Cheers to a New Fashion Decade

Happy 2020 and Cheers to a New Fashion Decade
Gucci Resort 2020 Ad Campaign Happy 2020 and Cheers to a New Fashion Decade by Elena Sendona Visuals of fashion ad campaigns are always a matter of deep discussion and most obviously lately correlating with issues of inclusivity, sustainability, and ethics. Images conceived but designers and style directors...
January 8th, 2020 | Fashion, Insight, Reports | Read More

Women in War: from Home Front to Front Line – now out in paperback edition, a tribute to the courageous fair sex

Women in War: from Home Front to Front Line – now out in paperback edition, a tribute to the courageous fair sex
In an Anti-Aircraft Regiment control room in Belgium 1945. (Imperial War Museum) Women in War: from Home Front to Front Line – now out in paperback edition, a tribute to the courageous fair sex By James Brewer “You didn’t think about being a woman at that time.” Thus, unassumingly, remarked one...
January 7th, 2020 | Books, Insight, Story of the Day | Read More

Fine Jewelry Shopping in Athens

Fine Jewelry Shopping in Athens
A brief visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, where famous 19th c. amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann’s solid gold artful finds from Mycenae (16th c. BC) are on display, will be indicative of the Greek heritage in jewelry making. Goldsmiths with simple tools created elaborate...
January 7th, 2020 | Archaeology, Holidays, Insight, Jewelry, News, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

Finest Dining on a Winter Trip to Athens

Finest Dining on a Winter Trip to Athens
Winter vacation in Athens, the vibrant and versatile capital of Greece sounds like an unconventional choice, as Greece is often associated with summer fun in the islands. Having said that, over the last years gradually an increasing number of visitors is noticeable downtown during winter months. Temperatures...
January 5th, 2020 | Archaeology, Food and Drink, Holidays, Insight, People and Places, Tourism | Read More