Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

BIMCO Dry Bulk Shipping 2019/3 report: Rates may have climbed out of the abyss, but challenges remain in place for the autumn

BIMCO Dry Bulk Shipping 2019/3 report: Rates may have climbed out of the abyss, but challenges remain in place for the autumn
Peter Sand Dry Bulk Shipping Rates may have climbed out of the abyss, but challenges remain in place for the autumn Demand drivers and freight rates Earnings for Capesize vessels have continued their rollercoaster ride, reaching their highest level since the end of 2013, at USD 36,101 per day on 2 September...
September 18th, 2019 | BIMCO, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets | Read More

The ABS solution for twin screw vibration

The ABS solution for twin screw vibration
An ABS technical investigation identified occasional vibrations exceeding limits on a twin propeller LNG carrier during the second gas trial An ABS technical investigation, conducted at the request of a prominent Greek-based operator of LNG carriers, identified occasional, but infrequent, vibrations...
September 11th, 2019 | Insight, LNG, Technical, Technology | Read More

Capes lead the way to Dry Market success

Capes lead the way to Dry Market success
John Faraclas Capes lead the way to Dry Market success The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 59 points and now stands at 2,501 thanks to the Capes surge; Geopolitics more than enigmatically perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 203 points and now reads 4,862… The Panamaxes’...
September 3rd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Weather | Read More

Surprise surprise the BDI is on the up…

Surprise surprise the BDI is on the up…
John Faraclas Surprise surprise the BDI is on the up The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up eight point higher since yesterday and now stands at 1,720 points. Geopolitics as usual enigmatically perplexed might produce explosive situations from which Humanity will be greatly affected and conversely Shipping;...
August 8th, 2019 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Comment, Corruption, Environment, Immigration, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Further Market losses and crucial Geopolitics testing our patience; CAUTION!

Further Market losses and crucial Geopolitics testing our patience; CAUTION!
John Faraclas Further Market losses and crucial Geopolitics testing our patience; CAUTION! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 40 points to 1,734 thanks to the Capes’ triple-digit fall. Geopolitics are not just testing our patience, they are more than messy. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
August 6th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

UGS Annual Report 2018-2019

UGS Annual Report 2018-2019
Theodore El. Veniamis, UGS Annual Report 2018-2019 Viewers can  find attached herebelow for their  information, the Annual Report 2018-2019 of the Union of Greek Shipowners with a more than interesting prologue by its chairman Theodore El. Veniamis.   UGS ANNUAL REPORT 2018-2019-ENG Enjoy the read.  
August 6th, 2019 | Associations, Insight, News, Reports | Read More

“Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics

“Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas “Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points and now stands at 1,774; the geopolitical situation has never been so tense and everything can be expected. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capes were down 12 points and the...
August 5th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI down @1922: the heat is on for Geopolitics too

The BDI down @1922: the heat is on for Geopolitics too
John Faraclas The BDI down @1922: the heat is on for Geopolitics too The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 15 points earlier on today and now stands at 1922 points as the Panamaxes fell sharply. Geopolitics in total mess all over Planet Ocean and BREXIT will cause upheavals. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
July 29th, 2019 | Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices | Read More

Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI

Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI
John Faraclas Capes’ tsunami brings down the BDI The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today 151 points and now dangerously approaches / dives towards the 2,000 point-threshold… Boris Johnson enters no. 10 Downing Street following an emotional but also unusual, odd day holding the keys of power…Can...
July 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Navigating the New Silk Road in intellectual property rights: Clyde & Co highlights China’s role

Navigating the New Silk Road in intellectual property rights: Clyde & Co highlights China’s role
Elliot Papageorgiou, Yan Gong, Mark Devaney and Rob Deans. Navigating the New Silk Road in intellectual property rights: Clyde & Co highlights China’s role  By James Brewer As China pursues its Belt and Road initiative, spanning 66-plus countries, it is officially taking the protection of intellectual...
July 23rd, 2019 | Comment, Insight, Legal, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits

The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits
John Faraclas The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up earlier on today 40 points standing at 2,170; the perplexed geopolitics now confirm our fears on our numerous written hints on Planet Ocean’s dire straits over the last seven years following...
July 19th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Flags, Insight, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics

The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI surges further amid ultra-perplexed geopolitics The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 66 points and now stands at 2,130; Geopolitics are so perplexed with clever dicks doing everything possible to ruin Peace on Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily recap: Another boost from...
July 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Natalia Goncharova: Tate Modern celebrates trailblazer of modern art

Natalia Goncharova: Tate Modern celebrates trailblazer of modern art
Self-portrait with Lilies. Detail. Natalia Goncharova: Tate Modern celebrates trailblazer of modern art By James Brewer She was the personification of the avant-garde before the avant-garde got into its ultra-provocative stride. Outraging early 20th century Russian society, Natalia Goncharova (1881–1962)...
July 14th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Market surges into new heights whilst Geopolitics to new lows…

Market surges into new heights whilst Geopolitics to new lows…
John Faraclas Market surges into new heights whilst Geopolitics to new lows… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) got to yet another high: 1,865 points – up 49! It was also 125 points higher since last Friday the 5th of July when it stood at 1,740…Geopolitics too messy! John Faraclas’ brief daily and...
July 12th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Insight, Markets, News, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tenders, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin: July 2019 Edition 1

HFW Insurance Bulletin: July 2019 Edition 1
Costas FrangeskidesPartnerHolman Fenwick Willan LLP HFW Insurance Bulletin: July 2019 Edition 1  In this issue: In this issue: Court cases and arbitration; Market Developments 1. Court cases and arbitration England & Wales: Woodward v Phoenix: all’s fair in love and war? The Court of Appeal...
July 10th, 2019 | Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

The BDI@1,549; “resurrection”?

The BDI@1,549; “resurrection”?
John Faraclas The BDI@1,549; “resurrection”? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 103 points earlier on today with the Capes gaining 222 points! Geopolitics in limbo. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes surpassed the 2,900 point threshold with the BCI at 2,939 points… The Panamaxes BPI...
July 3rd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Denis MacShane on the Swiss-EU row, Mark Sobel and other policy experts on the G20, and more

Denis MacShane on the Swiss-EU row, Mark Sobel and other policy experts on the G20, and more
Denis MacShane on the Swiss-EU row, Mark Sobel and other policy experts on the G20, and more OMFIF UPDATE – WEEK 26 2019 24-28 June 2019 Vol.10 Ed.26   COMMENTARY  Swiss-EU row offers taste of Brexit A stand-off with the EU has left Swiss bourses facing a shut-out from trading across Europe,...
June 29th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Finance, Headlines, Insight, Markets, News | Read More

Rich weekly pickings for the BDI amid perplexed and enigmatic geopolitics

Rich weekly pickings for the BDI amid perplexed and enigmatic geopolitics
John Faraclas Rich weekly pickings for the BDI amid perplexed and enigmatic geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  clinched 14 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,354; it has been diminishing a bit but… on a weekly basis the BDI was up 115 points –  from 1,239 as of Friday the 21 June....
June 28th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics

Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas Dry and Wet Markets: still buoyant amid perplexed Geopolitics   The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today at 1,317 points, which is a good 37 points plus since yesterday; the perplexed Geopolitics will turn sour for many; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes led the way with...
June 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Energy, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Volatile Capes’ triple-digit surge “boosts” the dry market

Volatile Capes’ triple-digit surge “boosts” the dry market
John Faraclas Volatile Capes’ triple-digit surge “boosts” the dry market The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 42 points and now stands at 1,135 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capes… The Geopolitics remain more than crucial… with asymmetrical events to happen anytime now… John Faraclas’...
June 18th, 2019 | European Union, Insight, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Roots of Greek Shipping in Crete

The Roots of Greek Shipping in Crete
Eleni Letoni delivering her slides speech The Roots of Greek Shipping in Crete by Eleni Letoni, Communications, Sales & Marketing Coordinator Greece, Cyprus & Malta, Bureau Veritas* Ladies and Gentlemen, here we are, in the island of Crete, where the roots of the Greek nation’s maritime history...
June 7th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insight, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Building partnerships between the words of education and culture. VASSO KATRAKI (giving life to stone)

Building partnerships between the words of education and culture.  VASSO KATRAKI (giving life to stone)
Dr. Maray Georgousis Building partnerships between the words of education and culture. VASSO KATRAKI (giving life to stone) by Maray Georgousis* Education through art and vice versa is very important. There are fostering values and disciplines essential for full intellectual, emotional and social development...
May 31st, 2019 | Art and auctions, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

The Keyman: Kamal M Malak’s new novel revolves around an insurance scam

The Keyman: Kamal M Malak’s new novel revolves around an insurance scam
New novel of City fraud. The Keyman: Kamal M Malak’s new novel revolves around an insurance scam By James Brewer  One of the lesser-known insurance products is the unusual theme for a new thriller. Kamal Malak’s latest book The Keyman hinges on what is known as key man insurance. His fast-paced...
May 28th, 2019 | Books, Insight, Marine Insurance, Story of the Month | Read More

An enigmatic Capes’ market; end of the story

An enigmatic Capes’ market; end of the story
John Faraclas An enigmatic Capes’ market; end of the story The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained eight points and now stands at 1,049 amid an explosive geopolitical environment. John Faraclas brief recap: The Cape’s BCI went over and above – by a whisker, the 1,501 points. These 31 plus points make...
May 21st, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

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