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Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 15 points since yesterday and 19 since last week’s 851 points ending the week at 870; Geops (Geopolitics) simply sour. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capers lost another six points since yesterday and its respective BCI 2014 now stands at 987...
June 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets; a fool’s paradise?

The Markets; a fool’s paradise?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point earlier on today, thanks to the Panamaxes, Supras and Handies …”balancing” the Capers’ fall; Geops (Geopolitics) will soon cause a …geopolitical inferno of incalculable dimensions. It will be both a Tsunami and a …forest fire on...
June 20th, 2017 | Banking, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Maritime Fraud, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Panamaxes contain BDI loses

Panamaxes contain BDI loses
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points since last Friday the 16th of June, thanks to the Panamaxes who gained 20 points earlier on today; the Geopolitical issues have gone beyond control and soon it will be chaos with Armageddon arriving soon. Terrorism and revenge ante portas. John...
June 19th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Facing Brexit, the UK’s ‘island nation’ dependence on shipping and seafarers is set to grow

Facing Brexit, the UK’s ‘island nation’ dependence on shipping and seafarers is set to grow
Commodore Barry Bryant CVO RN, Director General, Seafarers UK As the UK finally embarks on Brexit negotiations, our island nation’s attention is being focused on the vital role our ports, harbours and seafarers will have to play in the future. Increased world trade will likely increase the 95% of imports...
June 19th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, HR, Jobs, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ETF and ECSA joint statement at the occasion of the EU Digital Assembly June 2017

ETF and ECSA joint statement at the occasion of the EU Digital Assembly June 2017
Digitalisation in shipping: Smart digital solutions to alleviate administrative workload on crew and companies On the occasion of the “Digital Assembly 2017” co-organised on 15 & 16 June by the European Commission and the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU the European seafarers and...
June 15th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, IT and Communications, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

Dropping BDI@865 and Geops* uncertainty

Dropping BDI@865 and Geops* uncertainty
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – Uncertain volatility coupled with new tactics and mode of fixing ships knock-off the markets. Uncertainty in Geops (Geopolitics) will create chaos in trading. John Faraclas midweek report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost five...
June 14th, 2017 | European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Don’t let Brexit uncertainties delay key logistics infrastructure decisions, says freight association

Don’t let Brexit uncertainties delay key logistics infrastructure decisions, says freight association
Robert Keen Commenting ahead of news about whether there will be a Queen’s Speech and start of Brexit negotiations next Monday, British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general, Robert Keen says: “The goalposts may well have moved since the results of the general election, but the...
June 14th, 2017 | Associations, Markets, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI stranded @870, Wets down, Geops in mess

BDI stranded @870, Wets down, Geops in mess
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost steam again; the Geopolitics messy as always and time is up for politicians worldwide. They are about to face earthquakes and tsunamis, and they …deserve it given their attitude in tackling issues! John Faraclas daily report: The BDI remained the same at...
June 13th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Gains for the BDI@849, Wets are down and Geopolitics more than messy

Gains for the BDI@849, Wets are down and Geopolitics more than messy
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 25 points since yesterday – now standing at 849, and 19 plus since last Friday the 2nd of June when the main index stood at 830 points. Every single plus point counts. Not the same situ though...
June 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

HFW Briefing – Brexit negotiations begin now: business must prepare

HFW Briefing – Brexit negotiations begin now: business must prepare
Brian Perrott The votes have been counted and the Conservatives, who failed to maintain a majority, remain the largest party. Theresa May has confirmed that she will continue as Prime Minister and has this afternoon been invited by the Queen to form a government, working with Northern Ireland’s Democratic...
June 9th, 2017 | Comment, European Union, News, Politics and Government | Read More

June ECB meeting: Slightly less accommodative forward guidance

June ECB meeting: Slightly less accommodative forward guidance
Mario Draghi Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, June 9, 2017) June ECB meeting: Slightly less accommodative forward guidance At its regular monetary policy meeting on Thursday 8 June, the ECB Governing Council kept key policy interest rates unchanged and its asset purchase...
June 9th, 2017 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Mighty May’s must!

Mighty May’s must!
Whatever the result in RBKC due to recounting, Mrs. Theresa May MUST remain and continue. Populists in the opposition DO NOT have the programme and live back in the 70’s… Luring the youngsters with the tuition fee issue and a few other “perks” is coincidentally due to the season, a midsummer...
June 9th, 2017 | Breaking News, Comment, Politics and Government | Read More

Time for new UK government to make some big decisions says freight forwarding body

Time for new UK government to make some big decisions says freight forwarding body
Robert Keen Commenting ahead of the results of today’s UK general election, British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general, Robert Keen says: “In the year since the Brexit vote, the UK has been in a period of great uncertainty on the political front and we hope that the new government...
June 8th, 2017 | Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI …“gains” amid geopolitical losses and terrorism’s mess

BDI …“gains” amid geopolitical losses and terrorism’s mess
John Faraclas Market intuition is what counts most, given that “news is what they don’t tell us” and the fact that nobody will really tell you  where the market is heading, you must rely in your business shipping intuition and geopolitical knowledge… John Faraclas’ daily recap…: Yesterday...
June 7th, 2017 | Associations, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipowners encourage EU-China leadership in shaping IMO CO2 strategy

Shipowners encourage EU-China leadership in shaping IMO CO2 strategy
Patrick Verhoeven Following the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) encourage the intention of the European Union and the People’s Republic of China...
June 7th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, European Union, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@818: Mild losses but losses. Warring global concerns and election enigmas in the UK…

The BDI@818: Mild losses but losses. Warring global concerns and election enigmas in the UK…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down three points earlier on today standing at 818 points; contained losses due to the 13 plus points of the Capers – could it be   “..13 for luck” per Agatha Christie’s famous book… Wonder! The BCI 2014 at 1,336 – the 13 plus points mentioned...
June 6th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greece: Jan – Apr 2017 State Budget Execution & April 2017…

Greece: Jan – Apr 2017 State Budget Execution & April 2017…
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, June 6 2017) Greece: January – April 2017 State Budget Execution & April 2017 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – April 2017, the budget balance recorded a deficit of ca...
June 6th, 2017 | Country Profiles, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
05-Jun-2017 PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS Bahrain PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – FUJAIRAH Fujairah, United Arab Emirates SHIP TO SHIP OPERATIONS SUSPENDED AT ANCHORAGE Salalah, Oman REMOVAL OF GOVERNMENT MOORING BUOY A29 OFF CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION...
June 5th, 2017 | Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

London is alive and kicking; no fear!

London is alive and kicking; no fear!
The despicable atrocities by an organised group of Islamist terrorist cowards late last night here in London (22:08 BST), in one of Father Thames’ London bridges, the often crowded London Bridge and its adjacent popular area including the Borough Market, will NOT stop life going on, despite what these...
June 4th, 2017 | Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, Safety and Security, Tourism | Read More

Statement of the President of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Mr. Theodore E. Veniamis

Statement of the President of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Mr. Theodore E. Veniamis
Mr. Theodore E. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners “The recent and unwarranted attack on our country by the German Finance Minister, Mr. Schäuble, and in particular against Greek shipowners has raised questions.   It seems Mr. Schäuble has chosen to ignore the particularly...
June 2nd, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@850; widened losses whilst Geopolitics are dodgy

The BDI@850; widened losses whilst Geopolitics are dodgy
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 28 points earlier on and things are only rosy for the very powerful few! Geopolitics in total disarray with …NO Climate Change. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: So, what can save the markets,...
June 1st, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce, UN, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

American Salvage Association Upholds Value of Response Providers Salvage and Marine Firefighting Services Under Commercial Attack

American Salvage Association Upholds Value of Response Providers Salvage and Marine Firefighting Services Under Commercial Attack
Todd Schauer June 1, 2017- Washington, DC   In a recent statement at a Congressional hearing, American Salvage Association (ASA) President, Todd Schauer, was required to defend the response capabilities of the industry, and, by extension, the implementation of regulations themselves by the United States...
June 1st, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Politics and Government, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

The BDI@878: Tempest ante portas and climate change in tatters…

The BDI@878: Tempest ante portas and climate change in tatters…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI lost its 900 point-base threshold and things as you understand are becoming grave for the hoi polloi; the geopolitical issues with the president Trump’s position can cause tsunamis. John Faraclas’ mid-week market...
May 31st, 2017 | Breaking News, Charity, Chartering, Climate, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, European Union, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, UN | Read More

ClassNK Consulting Service launches support service for setting up EU MRV Monitoring Plan

ClassNK Consulting Service launches support service for setting up EU MRV Monitoring Plan
ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd*1 just launched a support service for setting up an EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of CO2) Monitoring Plan (MP) in compliance with the EU MRV regulation. This regulation lays down rules for developing MP and submitting the emissions report for ships...
May 31st, 2017 | Associations, Classification Societies, Climate, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

The BDI@900 and messy geopolitics; it’s the nature of the beast…

The BDI@900 and messy geopolitics; it’s the nature of the beast…
John Faraclas As mention last Friday the eventuality of further frustrating losses particularly in the Dry market now creates the mess! Geopolitically the mess is here to stay. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: With the BDI losing 12 points the Dry Market enters a very difficult and unpredictable period...
May 30th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, UN | Read More