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BREXIT: Sticks nix hick pix

BREXIT: Sticks nix hick pix
…and now back again to House of all Parliaments BREXIT: Sticks nix hick pix Following our yesterdays point/note as well as todays Super Saturday’s deliberations in the House of Parliament, I guess Ariadne’s Thread says it all. There is more bad news to come as well as good news depending on...
October 19th, 2019 | European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

BREXIT: Ariadnes’ thread in sight…

BREXIT: Ariadnes’ thread in sight…
…and now back to the House of all Parliaments BREXIT: Ariadnes’ thread in sight… “Nothing matters much and very little matters at all”* is what applies currently in view of tomorrrow’s cucial vote at the Mother of all Parliaments with the BREXIT vote. We eagerly await...
October 18th, 2019 | Breaking News, European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread

The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread
John Faraclas                             The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 36 points amid chaotic Geopolitical developments. Everything is at stake now all over Planet...
October 17th, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas’

Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas’
John Faraclas Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point earlier today and now stands at 1,897 points. The wets with mixed feelings and Geopolitics completely out of hand. John Faraclas’ midweek brief recap: The Capes’...
October 16th, 2019 | European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess

Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess
John Faraclas Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points as well as the 1,900 points-threshold. The Wets still doing well… but perplexed Geopolitics will create total chaos – in the entire Middle East and beyond. John...
October 15th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

British Safety Council welcomes measures on clean air in Queen’s Speech

British Safety Council welcomes measures on clean air in Queen’s Speech
Matthew Holder, Head of Campaigns, British Safety Council. British Safety Council welcomes measures on clean air in Queen’s Speech The proposed government’s measures on air quality, building safety and employment reform must protect workers’ health and wellbeing, says British Safety Council Against...
October 14th, 2019 | Politics and Government | Read More

Brexit: European shipping industry urges for negotiated settlement that includes transition period

Brexit: European shipping industry urges for negotiated settlement that includes transition period
Martin Dorsman Brexit: European shipping industry urges for negotiated settlement that includes transition period In a letter today to the EU’s Chief Negotiator for the exit of the UK from the EU, Mr Michel Barnier, ECSA and its member the UK Chamber of Shipping strongly urge for a negotiated settlement...
October 11th, 2019 | Associations, European Union, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..?

Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..?
John Faraclas Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..? Per our upload earlier on today the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) went on a free fall headed by the triple digit fall of the Capes. Geopolitics still getting sour. John Faraclas end of the day recap: The BDI lost 90 points thanks...
September 26th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, IMO, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Are Capes about to floor-down the Dry Market…?

Are Capes about to floor-down the Dry Market…?
John Faraclas Are Capes about to floor-down the Dry Market…? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 74 points earlier on today and now stands at 2,192 points – for a second day below the “famous threshold” as of the end of Dec 2013 when it stood at 2,247 points. Geopolitics in uncharted waters. John...
September 19th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Climate, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Finance, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Chairman’s Message: Boris Johnson’s failure of bravado

Chairman’s Message: Boris Johnson’s failure of bravado
Boris Johnson Chairman’s Message: Boris Johnson’s failure of bravado Friday 6 September 2019 Vol.10 Ed.36.4 Commentary: Boris Johnson’s failure of bravado By David Marsh in Milan Boris Johnson’s bravado has failed to secure the UK cohesive government, negotiating advantage on...
September 6th, 2019 | Comment, News, Politics and Government | Read More

BREXIT, stage three

BREXIT, stage three
…and now back to House of all Parliaments BREXIT, stage three… Who will win and who will benefit from a forthcoming British election? A dramatic process shaking the foundation of Britannia; a dramatic turn with too many twists of a millennium strong empire. This and more soon in www.allaboutshipping.co.uk…....
September 6th, 2019 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Rich pickings for the Dry Market amid geopolitical uncertainty

Rich pickings for the Dry Market amid geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas Rich pickings for the Dry Market amid geopolitical uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) surge of 10 points makes waves as at 2,378 – a five year and eight month high brings smiles, but be CAUTIOUS with Geopolitics as the Trade Wars now enfold dangerously. Geopolitics continue to get...
August 30th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Immigration, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Italy’s latest crisis just beginning, Singapore roundtable with Grant Spencer

Italy’s latest crisis just beginning, Singapore roundtable with Grant Spencer
. Italy’s latest crisis just beginning, Singapore roundtable with Grant Spencer Commentary: Italy’s latest crisis just beginning By Pier Carlo Padoan in Rome Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned, heralding a complex political crisis. The economic landscape is somewhat less complicated....
August 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

Peel Ports Group takes important step towards being BREXIT ready

Peel Ports Group takes important step towards being BREXIT ready
A Maersk Line vessel docking at the Port of Liverpool Peel Ports Group takes important step towards being BREXIT ready Peel Ports Group, one of the UK’s leading port operators, has been officially accredited with the internationally recognised quality mark of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) at all...
August 21st, 2019 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Deteriorating economy to dominate G7, Private debt: Too big to ignore (Part II)

Deteriorating economy to dominate G7, Private debt: Too big to ignore (Part II)
Deteriorating economy to dominate G7, Private debt: Too big to ignore (Part II) Commentary: Deteriorating economy to dominate G7 By Mark Sobel in Washington Leaders of the G7 will gather in Biarritz on 24 August for their annual summit. Expect a do-nothing affair, marked by notable absences. The formal...
August 21st, 2019 | Associations, Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

UN High Seas Treaty negotiations restart today

UN High Seas Treaty negotiations restart today
UN High Seas Treaty negotiations restart today WOC ENSURES INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR NEW U.N. HIGH SEAS REGULATION WHICH RESTART TODAY 3rd Negotiations for Binding Agreement on International Waters Begin 19 August; WOC to Hold Official Side Event at UNHQ and Will Again Organize Annual...
August 19th, 2019 | Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

No-deal Brexit not inevitable, Private debt: Too big to ignore

No-deal Brexit not inevitable, Private debt: Too big to ignore
No-deal Brexit not inevitable, Private debt: Too big to ignore Commentary: No-deal Brexit not inevitable By Charles Grant in London To prevent Brexit on 31 October, the UK parliament must either revoke Article 50, pass a deal, or compel the government to seek an Article 50 extension. Nobody can say...
August 15th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Finance, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.

Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.
John Faraclas Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.. The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 28 points and now stands at 1,748; on a weekly basis though same was down 4o points – from 1,788… Geopolitics continue to cause headaches and ultra CAUTION should be observed. John Faraclas’...
August 9th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Time is ripe for radical EMU reform, OMFIF-DZ BANK capital markets conference

Time is ripe for radical EMU reform, OMFIF-DZ BANK capital markets conference
. Time is ripe for radical EMU reform, OMFIF-DZ BANK capital markets conference Thursday 8 August 2019  – Vol.10 Ed.32.3 Commentary: Time is ripe for radical EMU reform By Marcello Minenna in Rome Euro area reform is proceeding at a snail’s pace. The May European elections exposed a politically...
August 8th, 2019 | Banking, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

“Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics

“Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas “Orderly” fall for the BDI; tsunami to follow perplexed geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points and now stands at 1,774; the geopolitical situation has never been so tense and everything can be expected. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capes were down 12 points and the...
August 5th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf

Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf
John Green Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf Global seafarers’ charity, Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), is calling for seafarers rights to be respected as a second tanker has been seized. Iranian state TV reported that their forces had seized a...
August 4th, 2019 | Charity, Health and Safety, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, Safety and Security, Seizures, Shipmanagement | Read More

Another tanker is arrested by Iran

Another tanker is arrested by Iran
the …”dire” Straits of Hormuz.. Another tanker is arrested by Iran Following the seizure of Stena Imperio – still under arrest and the  Mesdar – released, another tanker was arrested a few hours ago in the Persian Gulf area with the Iranian accusing her for smuggling fuel. Will...
August 4th, 2019 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Seizures, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1947: the fall?

The BDI@1947: the fall?
John Faraclas The BDI@1947: the fall? The BDI lost 67 points earlier on today given that its two main drivers the Capes – mainly and to a lesser extent the Panamaxes fell. Above all the psychological threshold of 2,000 was lost! Geopolitics: still getting worse. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
July 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Weather | Read More

A letter from Maritime UK to New Prime Minister

A letter from Maritime UK to New Prime Minister
. Maritime UK has today written to the new UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. The letter, from Maritime UK Chair, Harry Theochari, stresses the importance of the sector to national prosperity, and identifies key priorities for the UK’s maritime industries. These include protecting freedom of navigation,...
July 25th, 2019 | Associations, Letters, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

Johnson’s grim political arithmetic, Fed ‘overlooking’ US consumers

Johnson’s grim political arithmetic, Fed ‘overlooking’ US consumers
Boris Johnson Johnson’s grim political arithmetic, Fed ‘overlooking’ US consumers Commentary: Johnson’s grim political arithmetic By Meghnad Desai and David Marsh in London The British prime minister has changed, but the grim political arithmetic remains the same. Boris Johnson...
July 25th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Consumers Market, Finance, News, Politics and Government | Read More