Archive for the ‘European Union’ Category

The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M

The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M
John Faraclas The BDI@2,191 approaches …the all time high for 5Y and 7M The BDI is just 56 points apart as of the end of Dec 2013 when the BDI stood at 2,247… Geopolitics being conspicuously “silent” might turn explosive to a degree of no return. John Faraclas’ daily recap: With only 56 points...
July 22nd, 2019 | Bunkering, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Sanctions, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, 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

HFW Briefing – Brexit No-Deal Checklist

HFW Briefing – Brexit No-Deal Checklist
Anthony Woolich, partner HFW Briefing – Brexit No-Deal Checklist With both candidates to be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom refusing to rule out a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, and the current ‘no-deal’ deadline of 31st October 2019 looming. It is important for UK companies...
July 18th, 2019 | European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@2,064; a cause for CC …err Cautious Celebrations

The BDI@2,064; a cause for CC …err Cautious Celebrations
John Faraclas The BDI@2,064; a cause for CC …err Cautious Celebrations The BDI gained 53 points earlier on today and it’s only 173 points apart from that of the end of December 2013 when it stood at 2,247 (2,247 – 2,064= 173) Geopolitics? Well only the 12 Greek Gods know what’s next… Best one...
July 17th, 2019 | Charity, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, EEZ, Energy, European Union, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, Organisations, Politics and Government, Technical, Technology | Read More

Trump’s unsound dollar intervention idea, Are financial services prepared for a no-deal Brexit?

Trump’s unsound dollar intervention idea, Are financial services prepared for a no-deal Brexit?
.. Trump’s unsound dollar intervention idea, Are financial services prepared for a no-deal Brexit? Commentary: Trump’s unsound dollar intervention idea By Mark Sobel in Washington Markets are abuzz with rumours President Donald Trump will order the US Treasury to intervene in foreign exchange...
July 17th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Markets, News, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…*

The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…*
John Faraclas The BDI@2,011 …and time to celebrate before the storm…* The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) finally “did it”… surpassing the 2,000 points threshold and indeed under the circumstances is a milestone… Geopolitics still perplexed, explosive but very much interesting… John Faraclas’...
July 16th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Lagarde’s shattering ECB move, Financial Stability Oversight Council and non-bank financial companies

Lagarde’s shattering ECB move, Financial Stability Oversight Council and non-bank financial companies
Christine Lagarde Lagarde’s shattering ECB move, Financial Stability Oversight Council and non-bank financial companies Commentary: Lagarde’s shattering ECB move By David Marsh in London Christine Lagarde’s nomination to run the European Central Bank is a high-risk, French-orchestrated...
July 4th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

More gains for the BDI despite perplexed Geopolitics

More gains for the BDI despite perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas More gains for the BDI despite perplexed Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 23 points and now stands at 1,340; Geopolitcs more than perplexed and let’s see what happens in G20 Osaka meeting. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI  was up 25 points at 2,465 points… The...
June 27th, 2019 | European Union, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, UN | 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

Bumpy ride for UK PM candidate, Brexit and the future of the Conservative party

Bumpy ride for UK PM candidate, Brexit and the future of the Conservative party
Boris Johnson Bumpy ride for UK PM candidate, Brexit and the future of the Conservative party Commentary: Bumpy ride for UK PM candidate By Meghnad Desai and David Marsh in London Britain is trying to resolve its problem over leaving the European Union through a further round of the Conservative party’s...
June 20th, 2019 | European Union, News, Politics and Government | 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 BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth…

The BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth…
The BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth… John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 16 points earlier on today following the long weekend due to the spring Holiday as well as due to end of the European Union’s election process. Now if we have so far stressed the perplexed and enigmatic...
May 28th, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Chartering, Classification Societies, Climate, Construction, Consumers Market, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, HR, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, LNG, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marinas, Maritime Art, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Organisations, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst

Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst
Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst Commentary: Britain’s powerless leaders By Meghnad Desai in London Theresa May, like Jeremy Corbyn, and indeed any current party leader, lacks a Commons majority to break the Brexit impasse. One escape route lies in the ‘March revolution’ engineered...
May 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting

EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting
EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting Commentary: EU elections may end Italy coalition By Antonio Armellini in Rome For Italy’s ruling coalition, the European parliamentary elections are a test on the viability of governing together. If Salvini’s...
May 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Country Profiles, European Union, Events, Finance, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions

Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions
Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions A new IMO video puts the spotlight on how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions in the Solomon Islands as part of a global project to help tackle climate change. http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/09-video-launch-global-problem-local-actions.aspx  Watch...
May 15th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Brexit delay may mean end of May, Implications of exit for UK and EU

Brexit delay may mean end of May, Implications of exit for UK and EU
. Brexit delay may mean end of May, Implications of exit for UK and EU Commentary: Brexit delay may mean end of May By James Smith in London The agreement struck by the EU on the UK’s Article 50 negotiating period was a difficult compromise, with few predicting the six-month extension. Theoretically,...
April 17th, 2019 | European Union, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Brexit commentary | How this extension will benefit businesses

Brexit commentary | How this extension will benefit businesses
John Perry Brexit commentary | How this extension will benefit businesses John Perry, managing director of leading supply chain and logistics consultancy SCALA, commented: “With the EU leaders granting the UK a further six month extension, we are now in a very interesting, if somewhat precarious position....
April 11th, 2019 | European Union, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Markets, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BREXIT: …an extension to ride…

BREXIT: …an extension to ride…
…and now back to the House of all Parliaments BREXIT: …an extension to ride… Just after midnight we learned that the EU27 granted UK a compromised six months flexible extension until the end of October 2019… There were some French “second thoughts” but unanimity was there… Let’s...
April 11th, 2019 | Breaking News, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

ECSA holds workshop on the practical implementation of IMO GHG strategy

ECSA holds workshop on the practical implementation of IMO GHG strategy
ECSA holds workshop on the practical implementation of IMO GHG strategy The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) organised a workshop on the practical implementation of measures to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, attended by representatives of the European Commission, the European Maritime...
April 3rd, 2019 | Associations, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Organisations | Read More

European Ports welcome agreement on CEF II

European Ports welcome agreement on CEF II
Isabelle Ryckbost  European Ports welcome agreement on CEF II 26 March 2019 The European Seaports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the Common Understanding between the European Parliament and the Council on the future Connecting Europe Facility (CEF II). With its vote on 25 March, the European Parliament’s...
March 26th, 2019 | European Union, Finance, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

BREXIT: The Ides of March?

BREXIT: The Ides of March?
  .. BREXIT: The Ides of March? Following our last night’s on BREXIT, we had once again a very perplexed result at the House of Commons today and we are now faced with an unprecedented continuation of a Byzantine style scenario on the BREXIT saga. With a 321 to 278 score MPs have rejected the...
March 13th, 2019 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

European ports welcome agreement on the European Maritime Single Window environment

European ports welcome agreement on the European Maritime Single Window environment
Isabelle Ryckbost The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the agreement reached on 7 February between the Parliament and the Council on the new regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment (EMSWe). With the new framework, which will repeal the current Reporting Formalities...
February 14th, 2019 | European Union, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

EFIP welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament resolution on NAIADES II – An action programme to support inland waterway transport

EFIP welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament resolution on NAIADES II – An action programme to support inland waterway transport
Turi Fiorito  On February 14th, the European Parliament adopted its Resolution on Inland Waterway Transport in the European Union, considering the specific actions undertaken so far and future actions to be implemented, also in the light of the NAIADES II action programme 2014-2020 onwards. The European...
February 14th, 2019 | Canals, European Union, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI@629: stuck, coincidence, the beginning of an upturn…? Time will tell!

The BDI@629: stuck, coincidence, the beginning of an upturn…? Time will tell!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained unchanged at 629 points “offering” a deep breath to all… Time, as per our titles ending, will tell… We still advise CAUTION! Geopolitics still messy and perplexed and MP Costis Hatzidakis of Greece’s opposition vice president of New Democracy...
February 6th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More