Archive for the ‘Politics and Government’ Category

Wets Dry out… and geopolitics ignite

Wets Dry out… and geopolitics ignite
John Faraclas It is always that we all go firstly for the Dry Markets and the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and on …second thoughts we refer and advise you on the Wets… as main news on the Markets which are edging towards the bottom lately… Geopolitics are about to ignite, delivering more and more mess!...
August 15th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Low Volatility is in the air for the Markets and Geopolitics…

Low Volatility is in the air for the Markets and Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The volatility returns in the most unusual way both for the shipping Markets and  their respective Indices as well as for the ever turbulent Geopolitics. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI was up 12 points at 1,050 “rising” expectations given the Capers’ and Panamaxes’...
August 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…
John Faraclas With only two points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,038 loses steam yet again and we reiterate the view that the need of an injection as we stressed yesterday, is a MUST. Geopolitics are so bad that the entire economy on Planet Ocean may actually collapse despite the figures you see...
August 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Immigration, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, August 8 2017)

Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, August 8 2017)
Greece’s parliament building Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, August 8 2017) Greece: January – June 2017 State Budget Execution & June 2017 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – June 2017, the budget...
August 8th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

The BDI needs an injection and Geopolitics psychiatrists

The BDI needs an injection and Geopolitics psychiatrists
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) managed to clinch just four points since last Friday and at 1,036 looks a bit stranded… The Geopolitical issues indeed …“dictate” for the politicians to seek, with all due respect, for  psychiatrics. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The...
August 7th, 2017 | Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

New UN sanctions target North Korea’s exports of strategic commodities

New UN sanctions target North Korea’s exports of strategic commodities
On 5 August 2017 the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a significant expansion of the UN sanctions regime against North Korea, in response to North Korea’s recent ballistic missile tests.    Resolution 2371 (2017) (the Resolution) targets key elements of North Korea’s economy,...
August 6th, 2017 | Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

The BDI makes it over the 1,000 but Geopolitics didn’t…

The BDI makes it over the 1,000 but Geopolitics didn’t…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – At 1,023 points the BDI, thanks primarily to the volatile Capers and then to the promising Panamaxes managed to gain thirty points; the Geopolitics just offer the worse possible example of how we might see the trade collapse....
August 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Poole Harbour Commissioners receive Ministerial visit to the Port of Poole

Poole Harbour Commissioners receive Ministerial visit to the Port of Poole
Robin Walker, UK Government Minister for Exiting the EU, and Jim Stewart, CEO of Poole Harbour Commissioners Poole Harbour Commissioners received a special Parliamentary visit to the Port of Poole South Quay harbour expansion from Robin Walker, Minister for the Department for Exiting the European Union. The...
August 3rd, 2017 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Capers …“save” the BDI; Geopolitics in turmoil…

Capers …“save” the BDI; Geopolitics in turmoil…
John Faraclas As Capers remained …”afloat” with 86 plus points, bringing the BCI up at 1,225 points; so does the BDI@946 – up 13 – for luck… per Agatha Cristies’ novel. The geopolitics are anytime now going to produce, as we have foreseen, a total mess. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
July 31st, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Royal New Zealand Navy value Lloyd’s Register’s safety and environment expertise…

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Royal New Zealand Navy value Lloyd’s Register’s safety and environment expertise…
Lloyd’s Register’s HQ’s Hyundai Heavy Industries and Royal New Zealand Navy value Lloyd’s Register’s safety and environment expertise to support their safety case preparation for the new MSC project in Korea Lloyd’s Register (LR), the leading provider of engineering and technology-centric...
July 31st, 2017 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Politics and Government, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister
Minister of Economic Development & Tourism Jamahl Simmons (left) speaks with BDA CEO Ross Webber BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister, affirms positive partnership, “Bermuda open for business” Hamilton, Bermuda, July 27, 2017 – Following a meeting with the Minister...
July 28th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Banking, Charity, Clubs, Cruise Industry, Environment, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Finance, Holidays, Insurance and Reinsurance, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Oceanology, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 942; the Geopolitics continue to shake the Globe to its foundations and expect a …tsunami, a business so to speak tsunami to strike soon. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI down 68 point...
July 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Headlines, Inland Waterways, Insight, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Watch the Falling Market*

Watch the Falling Market*
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was on a falling mode – down 12 points since yesterday and now stands at 968 points; the Geopolitics continue to build up a warring atmosphere despite what the mass media and its cronies say. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers were down 15 points with...
July 26th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

U.S. Defense Department confirms award to Crowley of $2.3 billion transportation contract

U.S. Defense Department confirms award to Crowley of $2.3 billion transportation contract
Crowley truck and container driving over a bridge. (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; July 26, 2017) ­– Following a series of protests and subsequent legal challenges, the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), a command of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), this week confirmed a large, multi-year contract...
July 26th, 2017 | Logistics, Military, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatile Markets and Geopolitical uncertainty might trigger monumental mess

Volatile Markets and Geopolitical uncertainty might trigger monumental mess
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with just three point plus and now reads 980 following two business days of stagnation… The Geopolitics are as dodgy as ever; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers were up 50 points and the BCI now reads 1,221… The Panamaxes...
July 25th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Fight against Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Given a Boost …

Fight against Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia  Given a Boost …
ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre Executive Director Masafumi Kuroki (L) andOCIMF Director Andrew Cassels affirm shared interest and collaboration with MOU Fight against Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia  Given a Boost with Cooperation between ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and OCIMF The...
July 25th, 2017 | Military, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipmanagement | Read More

Killini Port towards green sustainable future

Killini Port towards green sustainable future
From the elemed event at Killini The ground-breaking pilot project establishing cold-ironing technology at Killini Port, was presented last Thursday (20/7/2017) at a special event, gathering together public officials, representatives from the local community and stakeholders from social and institutional...
July 24th, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

BDA welcomes collaboration with new Premier and Cabinet as “reflective of Bermuda’s top-tier status”

BDA welcomes collaboration with new Premier and Cabinet as “reflective of Bermuda’s top-tier status”
BDA CEO Ross Webber Hamilton, Bermuda, July 21, 2017 – The Bermuda Business Development Agency has welcomed new Progressive Labour Party Premier David Burt and his Cabinet following yesterday’s official swearing-in ceremony at Government House. BDA CEO Ross Webber commended the PLP’s...
July 22nd, 2017 | Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense

The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense
John Faraclas The BDI needs at least an extra 1,300 points… to make sense … so be cautious and stay put.. The BDI (Baltic  Dry  Index) gained 33 points since yesterday and now stands at 977 – very close to the 1,000 point threshold. On a weekly basis the gains were good: 77 points – from 900...
July 21st, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

New Parliamentary Chairmen of Conservative Friends of Cyprus

New Parliamentary Chairmen of Conservative Friends of Cyprus
Dr. Matthew Offordfifth form the left top row and Baroness Liz Redfern fourth from the left seated * New Parliamentary Chairmen of Conservative Friends of Cyprus – Mathew Offord MP and Baroness Redfern At the first Board meeting of the Conservative Friends of Cyprus since the General Election, two...
July 14th, 2017 | News, Politics and Government | Read More

Safety experts to meet Government to discuss fire regulations post-Grenfell Tower

Safety experts to meet Government to discuss fire regulations post-Grenfell Tower
Grenfell Tower Leading safety bodies are set to meet ministers for talks on the UK’s building and fire regulations in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the House of Lords heard today. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), British Safety Council (BSC) and Royal Society...
July 14th, 2017 | Construction, Health and Safety, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication
26 MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea work in support of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean With the on-going European migrant crisis, including the continued tragic loss of life in the southern Mediterranean offshore Libya, Human Rights at Sea and its supporting advisory work has been recognised...
July 12th, 2017 | European Union, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Sovcomflot calls for enhanced safety measures on Northern Sea Route

Sovcomflot calls for enhanced safety measures on Northern Sea Route
l to r: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with Sovcomflot’s Sergey Frank Working meeting held between Sovcomflot CEO Sergey Frank and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Leading Russian shipping company SCF Group (Sovcomflot) has called for the Russian government to continue its drive to...
July 11th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, News, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

G20 Summit outcome – a strong signal to be converted into actions

G20 Summit outcome – a strong signal to be converted into actions
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid A strong message from G20 leaders about global playing field to be converted into concrete actions Brussels, July 11th, 2017 On July 4th, on the eve of the beginning of G20 Summit discussions in Hamburg, Mr. Tusk, President of the European Council, and Mr. Juncker, President of...
July 11th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points earlier on today and now stands uncomfortably at 829 points; the Geopolitics inclusive of the  G20 forum taking place tomorrow in Hamburg will determine a great deal of future politics and trade AND possibly the environment. John Faraclas’...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, European Union, Food and Drink, IUA, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More