Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

IMB piracy report 2018: attacks multiply in the Gulf of Guinea

IMB piracy report 2018: attacks multiply in the Gulf of Guinea
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 16 January 2019 – Piracy increased on the world’s seas in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa, the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest annual piracy report reveals. Worldwide,...
January 16th, 2019 | Arrest of ships, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Insight, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Central banks heading for exit, China’s economic outlook and the future of the renminbi

Central banks heading for exit, China’s economic outlook and the future of the renminbi
. Commentary: Central banks heading for exit By David Owen in London In among all the concern about economic growth rolling over, it is important to recognise that central banks are still heading to the exit. Just before Christmas the Sveriges Riksbank raised rates for the first time in this cycle. In...
January 16th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insight, Markets, News | Read More

Markets: Even the Wets Dry out

Markets: Even the Wets Dry out
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) is now 1,100 points below that as of the end of December 2013 when the BDI stood at 2,247 points. Geopolitical jeopardy continues… John Faraclas’ brief recap: The BDI lost 22 points and now reads 1,147 points! The Capes’ BCI lost 14 points and now stands...
January 14th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Punjab beckons anew a rich mix of visitors

Punjab beckons anew a rich mix of visitors
Alka Kapoor, a leading promoter of Punjab tourism. Punjab beckons anew a rich mix of visitors  By James Brewer Alexander the Great took his conquering armies as far as what is now Punjab, in an invasion that changed the fate of India as a whole. His ruthless foray into the region finds echoes to this...
January 10th, 2019 | Insight, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

Overview of the Greek privatisations programme: Delays challenge investors’ confidence and expected revenue for 2019

Overview of the Greek privatisations programme: Delays challenge investors’ confidence and expected revenue for 2019
.. Greece – Focus Notes (Thursday, 10 January 2019) Overview of the Greek privatisations programme: Delays challenge investors’ confidence and expected revenue for 2019 The present report, attached herebelow*, looks at the progress of the privatisations programme in recent months, the projects...
January 10th, 2019 | Banking, Insight, News, Reports | Read More

Italy is not Greece

Italy is not Greece
Emmanouela Depounti Italy is not Greece By Emmanouela Depounti, Attorney at Law, Former legal advisor of Agricultural Bank of Greece SA, Former introducer of Astrobank Ltd (Cyprus). …And it’ s about time to stop the comparison between Italy’s 10th largest bank,  Banca Carige, which has been put...
January 9th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Insight | Read More

Capes volatility keeps the uncertain markets “afloat”…

Capes volatility keeps the uncertain markets “afloat”…
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) gained 15 points earlier on this afternoon and now stands at 1,262 points. Geopolitics still the same; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes “hit” again with the BCI at 2,117 – a good  triple points rise of 101 but again this cannot constitute...
January 8th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

The Greek Banking Issue

The Greek Banking Issue
Emmanouela Depounti The Greek Banking Issue By Emmanouela Depounti, Attorney at Law, Former legal advisor of Agricultural Bank of Greece SA, Former introducer of Astrobank Ltd (Cyprus). The problematic banking system in Greece is not a recent phenomenon. It started in 2001 and was underlined in September...
January 8th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Insight, Markets | Read More

The BDI is now 1,000 points below the Dec 2013 closing…

The BDI is now 1,000 points below the Dec 2013 closing…
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic dry Index) lost 13 points and now reads 1,247 – 1,000 points below the closing of Dec 2013!  Geopolitics still messy; John Faraclas’ brief daily market recap: The Capes were the only size to clinched points and the BCI now reads 2,016...
January 7th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets in despair but hope and success is there only for the adventurous risk-takers…

Markets in despair but hope and success is there only for the adventurous risk-takers…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fall was very much contained, thanks once again to the volatile Capes. The New Year as we believe might begin when the Far East and mainly Japan begin to kick-off. Geopolitics as ever messy. John Faraclas’  daily and …Festive Season’s recaps: The...
January 4th, 2019 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Controlled fall with the BDI@1,271

Controlled fall with the BDI@1,271
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost eight points earlier on today; Geopolitics chaotic but humanity finds the strength to celebrate Christmas amid natural disasters, Wars and inhumane behaviour by 99,9 centum of Planet Ocean’s politicians and their cronies.  John Faraclas’ Christmas Eve...
December 24th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal after Christmas recess; potential voting outcomes

House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal after Christmas recess; potential voting outcomes
Global Economic & Market Outlook (December 19, 2018) House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal after Christmas recess; potential voting outcomes UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that her government will bring the Brexit deal back to parliament the week commencing on 14 January. After failing...
December 19th, 2018 | European Union, Insight, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@1,296; “thanks” once again to the Capes… but: Caution should be observed!

The BDI@1,296; “thanks” once again to the Capes… but: Caution should be observed!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 59 points earlier on today as the questionable Capes’ BCI clinched another three-digit points and now stand at 1,925 which is 186 plus since yesterday… and soon might be over and above the 2,000 threshold! John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Panamaxes’...
December 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Claims, Comment, Defense, Disputes, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Groundings, Health and Safety, Insight, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 50 points and now stands at 1,231 points. Geopolitics are about to bring a Shakespearean Tempest revisited; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: On a weekly basis the BDI was up 138 points – from 1,093, thanks to the Capes’ erroneous skyrocking earlier...
November 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans

Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans
Kira Phoenix K’inan Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans Kira Phoenix K’inan talks to James Brewer about her innovative glass creations. London-based artist and designer Kira Phoenix K’inan brings together art and craft through her glass sculptures, many of...
November 30th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Environment, Exhibitions, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, News, Oceanology, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

The global insurance market into the red for the first time in six years

The global insurance market into the red for the first time in six years
_ Maria Mavroudi Over 80% of the global trade, by volume, relies on Shipping to transport goods. The global seaborne trade is expanding, supported also by the 2018 upswing in the world economy.  After a long period of stagnation, the world economy is finally strengthening. In 2017, global economic growth...
November 28th, 2018 | Featured, Insight, Marine Insurance, Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,339: The roulette wheel keeps turning. It all depends on what day of the week you fix

The BDI@1,339: The roulette wheel keeps turning. It all depends on what day of the week you fix
John Faraclas The BDI@1,339: The roulette wheel keeps turning. It all depends on what day of the week you fix. Just compare to only 5 days ago (22/11) and see what you get out of this. The BCI has exactly doubled whilst Handies and Supras are completely flat; all the Capes heading to China. Geopolitics...
November 27th, 2018 | Associations, Classification Societies, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, Reports, Technical, Technology | Read More

HFW: Insurance Bulletin – November 2018

HFW: Insurance Bulletin – November 2018
Costas FrangeskidesPartnerHolman Fenwick Willan LLP In this issue: Regulation and legislation; Court cases and arbitration; HFW publications and events 1. Regulation and Legislation UK: Unfair pricing practices? FCA launches market study into the retail home and motor markets 2. Court cases and arbitration England...
November 27th, 2018 | Communication, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

We can only deduce that the BCI and by default the BDI is totally disingenuous….

We can only deduce that the BCI and by default the BDI is totally disingenuous….
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) skyrocketed at 1,217 – a 124 points plus due to the Capes’ take-off. Geopolitics as we have warned you in writing – as always are at the worse ever point with dangerous development expected to take place soon. It was a very difficult but equally interesting...
November 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

… one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”…

… one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”…
John Faraclas … one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”… In continuation of yesterday’s title – Capes “fight” back to keep the pace, but…” we feel obliged to remind you that one size not only doesn’t fits all but more importantly same doesn’t constitute a market....
November 23rd, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Banking, Chartering, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Headlines, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes “fight” back to keep the pace, but…

Capes “fight” back to keep the pace, but…
  John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained ten points earlier on today and now stands at 1,018, thanks to the mild rise of the Capes; Geopolitics still messy. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 33 points and now stands at 1,089 points, a bit of a less than yesterday’s gains… The...
November 22nd, 2018 | Anniversaries, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI … “stands” the test of time

The BDI … “stands” the test of time
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinches five much needed points – thanks to the “everlasting” Capes’ volatility and now stands at 1,008 points. Geopolitics in red! John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The culprit …err the Capes “did it”...
November 21st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diversity – does it matter in shipping?

Diversity – does it matter in shipping?
Professor Averil Macdonald OBE Diversity – does it matter in shipping? by  Professor Averil Macdonald OBE, DSc, D.Univ, FInstP, FRSA. Emeritus Professor University of Reading, Senior Warden Worshipful Company of Fuellers. Organisations of all sizes across every industry sector are scrutinising their...
November 21st, 2018 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Comment, Communication, Featured, HR, Insight, Jobs, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

After the controversial Withdrawal Agreement, what next for Brexit?

After the controversial Withdrawal Agreement, what next for Brexit?
The City of London Eurobank Research: After the controversial Withdrawal Agreement, what next for Brexit? (21 November, 2018) The draft Withdrawal Agreement on a technical level sealed between the UK government and the EU27 on 13 November regarding the terms of the Brexit divorce, was supposed to be...
November 21st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Insight, Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Digital defence in the maritime industry

Digital defence in the maritime industry
As owners act to fortify their ships and shore-side operations against cyber risk in the face of evolving threats and imminent regulation, DNV GL has expanded its services to cover control systems, software, procedures and human factors.  by Svante Einarsson, Senior Cyber Security Advisor, DNV GL Although...
November 21st, 2018 | Classification Societies, Corruption, Insight, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More