Archive for the ‘Politics and Government’ Category

Capes’ dive; a liability, a catastrophe or an asymmetrical temporarily situ?

Capes’ dive; a liability, a catastrophe or an asymmetrical temporarily situ?
John Faraclas Capes’ dive; a liability, a catastrophe or an asymmetrical temporarily situ? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up four points since yesterday following a 48 hours stagnation and now reads 425. On a weekly basis, hooray hooray, same was up ten points from last Friday’s (07/02) when same...
February 14th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Health and Safety, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed…

With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed…
John Faraclas With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed… What an end of a weak week that was with the BDI losing 16 points and now standing at 415 amid dangerous and perplexed geopolitical issues? John Faraclas’ recap: The weekly losses of the BDI stood at 72 points – down from 487 recorded last...
February 7th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Awards, Chartering, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Fishing Trawlers, Fixtures, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Spill, Organisations, People and Places, Photography, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Midweek blues, …a lonely green, a birthday, and an acquittal (?)…

Midweek blues, …a lonely green, a birthday, and an acquittal (?)…
John Faraclas Midweek blues, …a lonely green, a birthday, and an acquittal (?)… The Dry and Wet Markets continued to fall with the exception of this lonely green, the Cleans. Geopolitics as messy, perplexed  and unprecedented as ever. John Faraclas extra midweek recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)...
February 5th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, European Union, Health and Safety, IMO, Markets, Medical, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Watershed for Europe and the world, Fed faces repo firefighting fallout

Watershed for Europe and the world, Fed faces repo firefighting fallout
. Watershed for Europe and the world, Fed faces repo firefighting fallout THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 27-31 January 2020, Vol.11 Ed.3 Most-Read Commentary Watershed for Europe and the world: The UK’s departure from the European Union on 31...
February 1st, 2020 | European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too…

The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too…
John Faraclas The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too… The falling markets, an unprecedented for many development – although we have witnessed a BDI down to 290 points in Feb 10 2016 and the falling apart of the European Union with the United Kingdom’s BREXIT  is the...
January 31st, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, IMO, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

EU shipping wants to see the current seamless European shipping centre maintained after Brexit

EU shipping wants to see the current seamless European shipping centre maintained after Brexit
Martin Dorsman EU shipping wants to see the current seamless European shipping centre maintained after Brexit ECSA insists that the only and most economically sensible future is for the EU and the UK to remain an integrated and seamless shipping centre. Brexit discussions have brought to the forefront...
January 31st, 2020 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Watershed for Europe and the world

Watershed for Europe and the world
. Watershed for Europe and the world David Marsh in London 31 January 2020 The UK’s departure from the European Union on 31 January, after constant internal attrition during 47 years of adherence, marks an end-point. Not of Europe, but of the hope that a Europe reborn from the ashes of 1939-45 could...
January 31st, 2020 | Comment, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Story of the Year | Read More

US economy may derail Trump 2020 victory, Japan’s economy: Challenges and prospects

US economy may derail Trump 2020 victory, Japan’s economy: Challenges and prospects
US economy may derail Trump 2020 victory, Japan’s economy: Challenges and prospects Thursday 30 January 2020 –  Vol.11 Ed.5.3 Commentary: US economy may derail Trump 2020 bid By Desmond Lachman in Washington James Carville famously remarked that when it comes to winning elections ‘it’s...
January 30th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, Politics and Government | Read More

Another live interview with John Faraclas on Greek and international shipping and geopolitics

Another live interview with John Faraclas on Greek and international shipping and geopolitics
Achilleas Papadionysiou (l) with John Faraclas (r) Another live interview with John Faraclas on Greek and international shipping and geopolitics Following John Faraclas’s June 18th 2018 interview by SBC TV, we continue with yet another live interview he gave on Greek and international shipping, geopolitics,...
January 26th, 2020 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Archaeology, Art and auctions, Awards, Banking, Books, Charity, Climate, Communication, Cruise Industry, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Finance, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, Holidays, Immigration, Interviews, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Technology, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Markets dramatic fall

Markets dramatic fall
John Faraclas Markets dramatic fall The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 19 points earlier on today and now stands at 557 which is also 197 points down since last week’s 754 points. The Geopolitical perplexed mess continues with the Year of the Rat ante portas. All in all, as we have said last year, 2020...
January 24th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Flags, IMO, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Sanctions, Shipping Indices | Read More

Third generation Mariner to turbocharge the future of Maritime’s brightest talent

Third generation Mariner to turbocharge the future of Maritime’s brightest talent
Professor Graham Baldwin Third generation Mariner to turbocharge the future of Maritime’s brightest talent Chair appointed to lead new Maritime Skills Commission Commission will look to understand existing and future skills the industry will need to continue its success Announcement made as Minister...
January 24th, 2020 | Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

GSCC’s 2020 Vasilopita

GSCC’s 2020 Vasilopita
Harry J. Fafalios GSCC’s 2020 Vasilopita  The Annual Vasilopita event of the GSCC (Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee) took place earlier on tonight at the Royal  Victoria, Royal Albert and King Geoge V Rooms of the Baltic Exchange – the temple of British and International shipping. Over...
January 16th, 2020 | Associations, Events, IMO, People and Places, Politics and Government, The Nautical Institute | Read More

2020s will test leaders’ conviction, Gold and the global reserve currency system

2020s will test leaders’ conviction, Gold and the global reserve currency system
. 2020s will test leaders’ conviction, Gold and the global reserve currency system Wednesday 15 January 2020  – Vol.11 Ed.3.2 Commentary: 2020s will test leaders’ conviction By Mark Sobel in Washington The global economic outlook for the 2020s depicts a baseline picture of stagnant,...
January 15th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

Minor BDI losses amid turbulent Geopolitics

Minor BDI losses amid turbulent Geopolitics
John Faraclas by GTP Minor BDI losses amid turbulent Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points earlier on today since yesterday and now stands at 763 – as we also stand on shifting sand given the geopolitical conundrum. CAUTION! John Faraclas’ daily brief: Let’s hope the Dry Markets’...
January 14th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance…

The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance…
John Faraclas; photo by Niki Paterakis                           The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point since yesterday and now stands at 772 points. Geopolitically...
January 9th, 2020 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Happy New Year; mind the gap …err mind the 2020 et al…

Happy New Year; mind the gap …err mind the 2020 et al…
This is what 2020 will be like… Happy New Year; mind the gap …err mind the 2020* et al… Geopolitical challenges particularly face Shipping where many issues are at stake… In a world of political and economic uncertainty anything can happen and we urge all stakeholders in the shipping industry...
January 1st, 2020 | Environment, Holidays, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn, Five ways to advance on climate change, and more

Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn, Five ways to advance on climate change, and more
Boris Johnson Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn, Five ways to advance on climate change, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 9-13 December 2019, Vol.10 Ed.50 Most-Read Commentary Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn: Britain will leave the European...
December 14th, 2019 | Climate, Comment, Emissions, Environment, News, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises

Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises
Robert Keen Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises Commenting on the results of yesterday’s general election in the UK, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that members of his trade association will be looking...
December 13th, 2019 | Associations, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Message from the Chairman: Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn

Message from the Chairman: Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn
Boris Johnson Message from the Chairman: Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn Friday 13 December 2019  –  Vol.10 Ed.50.4 Commentary: Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn By David Marsh in London Britain will leave the EU at breakneck speed following a sweeping Conservative victory in yesterday’s...
December 13th, 2019 | News, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI dives further amid an expected landslide Tories victory…

The BDI dives further amid an expected landslide Tories victory…
John Faraclas The BDI dives further amid an expected landslide Tories victory… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost its 1,400 points threshold and now stands at 1,388 points. Let’s hope, all of us all over Planet Ocean that Boris Johnson’s outright win will be for the benefit, primarily of the British...
December 12th, 2019 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Five ways to advance on climate change, Outlook for economic stability in Italy

Five ways to advance on climate change, Outlook for economic stability in Italy
Five ways to advance on climate change, Outlook for economic stability in Italy Thursday 12 December 2019 – Vol.10 Ed.50.3 Commentary: Five ways to advance on climate change By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Madrid This year’s United Nations Conference of the Parties in Madrid has heard plenty of...
December 12th, 2019 | Banking, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, Finance, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI “recovers”, Wets “falling” and Geopolitics more than messy…

The BDI “recovers”, Wets “falling” and Geopolitics more than messy…
John Faraclas                             The BDI “recovers”, Wets “falling” and Geopolitics more than messy… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 61 points earlier on today and now reads 1,528 – over and above the 1,500 points....
November 29th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Flags, IMO, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers | Read More

A Globally-Oriented European Commission for a Strong European Union

A Globally-Oriented European Commission for a Strong European Union
Martin Dorsman A Globally-Oriented European Commission for a Strong European Union On behalf of the whole European shipping industry, ECSA welcomes the confirmation of the new College of the European Commission, under the leadership of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. “European shipping...
November 28th, 2019 | Associations, Environment, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

Plakiotakis spells it out!

Plakiotakis spells it out!
Ioannis Plakiotakis at the podium address the 31st IMO Assembly opening session Plakiotakis spells it out! What an address that was by the Greek Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy on the  occasion of the 31st IMO Assembly Opening Session earlier on this afternoon; Ioannis Plakiotakis’...
November 25th, 2019 | Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, Insight, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

RMT welcomes Labour’s commitment to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarer pay

RMT welcomes Labour’s commitment to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarer pay
Mick Cash RMT welcomes Labour’s commitment to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarer pay Maritime union RMT has today welcomed the commitment in Labour’s manifesto to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarers pay. Currently the law treats the maritime...
November 21st, 2019 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Politics and Government, Rail | Read More