Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

Copper’s green future is brighter than diamonds for Canada and US explorer Dunnedin Ventures

Copper’s green future is brighter than diamonds for Canada and US explorer Dunnedin Ventures
Chief executive Claudia Tornquist. Copper’s green future is brighter than diamonds for Canada and US explorer Dunnedin Ventures By James Brewer Claudia Tornquist heads a minerals exploration company with a diamond resource that could eventually yield sparkling results, but for now the business is switching...
May 10th, 2019 | Insight, Markets, Mining | Read More

‘Chartering Manual’ makes a big splash

‘Chartering Manual’ makes a big splash
. ‘Chartering Manual’ makes a big splash By John Faraclas This specialist shipbroking book is now the fifth volume* residing on my bedside table! You all know how particular I become – and I am on many issues and in relation to the many books I read and then study – also for reviewing same...
May 5th, 2019 | Books, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Insight, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI subjected to Capes’ volatility whilst everything else dives!

The BDI subjected to Capes’ volatility whilst everything else dives!
John Faraclas The BDI subjected to Capes’ volatility whilst everything else dives! The BDI might have gone over and above the 1,000 point threshold – being not just a psychological barrier but even beyond that, at the same time though proves all along our two-fold view that one size cannot and...
April 30th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A quick introduction to ancient Democracies and “Republicanism”

A quick introduction to ancient Democracies and “Republicanism”
Petros G. Doukas A quick introduction to ancient Democracies and “Republicanism”   By Petros G. Doukas * Heraclitus (late 6th cent.BC) said it all: “… all things happen according to strife and necessity” [DK22B80], and that “war is the father of all and king of...
April 30th, 2019 | Insight, Politics and Government | Read More

A Capes “dominated” market… amid an imminent geopolitical episode

A Capes “dominated” market… amid an imminent geopolitical episode
John Faraclas Without Prejudice A Capes “dominated” market… amid an imminent geopolitical episode The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 20 points at 889 amid turbulent Geopolitics in this second pre-Easter week. John Faraclas daily, weekly and fortnight recaps: The BDI was also 99 points better...
April 26th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@869; not too much steam…

The BDI@869; not too much steam…
John Faraclas The BDI@869; not too much steam… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) despite gains remains a perplexed enigma given that we cannot verify- at least for the time being a sustainable future… Geopolitics becoming crucial given the presence of US Navy’s powerful force – two aircraft carriers...
April 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Santi Find the Eagle Team’s expedition update at packed event in London

Santi Find the Eagle Team’s expedition update at packed event in London
From left Tomasz Stachura, Dr Benedykt Hac, Piotr Michalik. Santi Find the Eagle Team’s expedition update at packed event in London Three members of the intrepid Santi Find the Eagle team united for an event in London at Ognisko Polskie – the Polish Hearth Club in South Kensington. The team’s mission...
April 24th, 2019 | Events, Featured, Insight, Military, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Dafne Anghelidis – my priorities as new president of WISTA Argentina

Dafne Anghelidis – my priorities as new president of WISTA Argentina
Daphne Anghelidis Dafne Anghelidis – my priorities as new president of WISTA Argentina  Following her election as president of WISTA Argentina, Dafne Anghelidis tells John Faraclas her priorities for the chapter’s work, her assessment of Argentina’s maritime status, and empowering women Congratulations...
April 22nd, 2019 | Insight, Interviews, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

An Easter Day and note to remember

An Easter Day and note to remember
Happy Easter An Easter Day and note to remember Happy Easter, He Has Risen! Part of the Christian World Celebrates Easter today – particularly the Western so to speak Christians. On a unique sunny day with temperatures soaring to 21C,  instead of our classic Easter Sunday visit in Hampstead Heath, we*...
April 21st, 2019 | Anniversaries, Climate, Comment, Emissions, Environment, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Politics and Government, Pollution, Religion, Reports | Read More

2019 Q1 IMB Piracy Report

2019 Q1 IMB Piracy Report
Captain P. Mukundan Maritime piracy incidents down in Q1 2019 but kidnapping risk in Gulf of Guinea persists London and Kuala Lumpur, 08 April 2019 – The International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) report for the first quarter of 2019 reveals fewer incidents of piracy...
April 8th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Insight, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin: April 2019 – Edition 1

HFW Insurance Bulletin: April 2019 – Edition 1
Costas FrangeskidesPartnerHolman Fenwick Willan LLP HFW Insurance Bulletin: April 2019 – Edition 1 In this issue: Regulation and legislation; Market Developments. 1. Regulation and legislation UK: Brexit – no deal, no risk? No chance! The FCA has published a speech given by Nausicaa Delfas,...
April 4th, 2019 | Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin: March 2019 – Edition 2

HFW Insurance Bulletin: March 2019 – Edition 2
Costas FrangeskidesPartnerHolman Fenwick Willan LLP HFW Insurance Bulletin: March 2019 – Edition 2 In this issue: Regulation and legislation; Court cases and arbitration; Market Developments; HFW publications and events. 1. Regulation and legislation EU: No-deal Brexit – Temporary Permissions...
March 27th, 2019 | Arbiitration, Company Profiles, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

Capes disaster amid …disastrous geopolitics

Capes disaster amid …disastrous geopolitics
John Faraclas Capes disaster amid …disastrous geopolitics The BDI lost another six points earlier on today and at 683 sends out another Mayday… Geopolitics with the BREXIT jargon gets seriously perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI lost the 200 points-threshold and now reads...
March 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMF enhancing efforts in Latin America, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week

IMF enhancing efforts in Latin America, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week
IMF enhancing efforts in Latin America, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week Tuesday 26 March 2019 Vol.10 Ed.13.1 Commentary: IMF enhancing efforts in Latin America By Mark Sobel in Washington While the world focuses on the US and China, Britain’s exit from the European Union, G3 monetary policy...
March 26th, 2019 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insight, News | Read More

Mendoza offers a taste of its rich body of wines

Mendoza offers a taste of its rich body of wines
  Marcela Terranova Mendoza offers a taste of its rich body of wines By Marcela Terranova    When you are born in Mendoza, Argentina, you do not just happen to get involved with the wine culture but the wine culture gets involved with you. This might be the result of a school trip to a wine cellar,...
March 26th, 2019 | Food and Drink, Insight, People and Places, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Grounded BDI@689; BREXIT’s tsunami approaches, unless…

Grounded BDI@689; BREXIT’s tsunami approaches, unless…
John Faraclas Grounded BDI@689; BREXIT’s tsunami approaches, unless… The BDI lost just a single point, thanks to all dry indices that managed to “counter” to the Capes further collapse! Geopolitics continue to be messy. John Faraclas brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI list another 21 points...
March 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Gustavo Rangel on Brazil, Steve Hanke on Trump, and more

Gustavo Rangel on Brazil, Steve Hanke on Trump, and more
Gustavo Rangel on Brazil, Steve Hanke on Trump, and more OMFIF UPDATE –  WEEK 12 2019 18 – 22 Mach 2019    Vol.110 Ed.12 COMMENTARY Brazil on rough road to reform Last month the Brazilian government presented its ‘New Social Security’ proposal to Congress. The government says...
March 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Women’s year in shipping 2019 makes a big splash right from the beginning

Women’s year in shipping 2019 makes a big splash right from the beginning
The Lifebuoy of my life – readily prepared by that She… Women’s year in shipping 2019 makes a big splash right from the beginning You all know that I owe everything in shipping to women; they all acted and continue to act as a lifebuoy every single day of my life. All women in my life played...
March 8th, 2019 | Anniversaries, HR, Insight, Special Surveys, Story of the Month, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Greek Controlled Shipping Statistics 2019

Greek Controlled Shipping Statistics 2019
The Baltic Exchange Building were the GSCC’s offices are GREEK CONTROLLED SHIPPING Αn information paper based on data provided to the GSCC by IHS Markit For the 32nd consecutive year the GSCC presents statistical data, in the form of 11 tables on Greek controlled ships over 1,000 GT, registered...
March 8th, 2019 | Headlines, Insight, Statistics | Read More

Flying the flag for seafarer training and recruitment…

Flying the flag for seafarer training and recruitment…
Captain Nishant Kumar on an offshore project. Flying the flag for seafarer training and recruitment: Capt Nishant Kumar of Anglo-Eastern and the Blue MBA Class of 2019 Capt Nishant Kumar is an advocate of ‘balance’ in two key areas of the maritime sector. He urges a balanced approach to the onset...
February 26th, 2019 | Academia, Featured, Insight, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Person Profiles | Read More

The BDI@637: buoyancy a must!

The BDI@637: buoyancy a must!
John Faraclas The BDI@637: buoyancy a must! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remains in low levels “thanks” to the Capes’ continuous fall… Geopolitics still the stumbling block to see the Global economy move on as the US$ 250 trillion debt and protectionism are causing turbulances. John Faraclas’...
February 25th, 2019 | Associations, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Insight, Letters, Markets, News, Reports, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Greece’s Ambassador spells it out…

Greece’s Ambassador spells it out…
In response to BBC’s website article dated 24th of February “Greece’s invisible minority – the Macedonias Slavs”, viewers can find herebelow the Greek Ambassador’s appropriate reply:              25 February 2019 Mr Stephen Mulvey Assistant...
February 25th, 2019 | Breaking News, Headlines, Insight, Politics and Government | Read More

Midweek blues: The BDI@622 as Capes continue to disappoint…

Midweek blues: The BDI@622 as Capes continue to disappoint…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points earlier on today “THANKS” to the cursed Capes… Geopolitics continue to be more than messy. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes lost 72 points and the BCI now stands at 578 – it lost the 600 points threshold and things might get sour…...
February 20th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Comment, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Digital class – the way forward

Digital class – the way forward
Jacques Maury Scorpio – an early embracer of digital class As DNV GL continues on its journey towards modernizing class, the first movers in the digital shift are emerging. Scorpio Group, with over 200 ships in the tanker, bulker and offshore trades, is a clear front runner. DNV GL met with Scorpio...
February 20th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Insight, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Story of the Day | Read More

Keeping the peace in US-China talks, Roundtable on developments in the euro area

Keeping the peace in US-China talks, Roundtable on developments in the euro area
China’s Xi Jinping with USA’s Donald Trump Commentary: Keeping the peace in US-China talks By Darrell Delamaide in Washington Ongoing US-China trade talks are a skirmish in what could become a protracted struggle. Not a trade war, but a wider contest – hopefully economic, not military –...
February 20th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Insight, Trade and Commerce | Read More