Archive for the ‘Piracy and Terrorism’ Category

The BDI@1,695 holds well…

The BDI@1,695 holds well…
John Faraclas Once again the Capes managed to keep the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) afloat reviving the hopes of the industry, but once again: one size doesn’t make a market, so caution for all as Geopolitics are still very perplexed and we wonder what next. John Faraclas’ brief market: The BDI gained...
July 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Turbulent Markets; Turbulent Geopolitics…

Turbulent Markets; Turbulent Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI lost 13 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,609… The Geopolitics take a perplexed twist and turn and among other issues there has been major events in British Politics due to the ongoing BREXIT saga. A different wold since last Friday… John Faraclas’ brief recap: The...
July 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Rowing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

A Capes Market; caution!

A Capes Market; caution!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with 54 points plus since yesterday, – thanks to the Capes, and now stands at 1,476. Geopolitics still turbulent; John Faraclas brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI on an upwards …spree; the BCI gained 174 points and now stands...
July 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,309 – approaching a dangerous zone…

The BDI@1,309 – approaching a dangerous zone…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points earlier on today with more Geopolitical chaos dangerously accumulating. John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: Let us hope the fall will soon be contained as otherwise be prepared for major market hiccups… The Capes’ BCI lost 44 points and now stands...
June 27th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 23 points earlier on today as all dry indices – except the BSI fell. Geopolitics and its short term outcome – don’t ask for the medium or long term, are more than crucial. John Faraclas’ daily market and geopolitics recap: The...
June 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up with an extra dozen points since yesterday and now stands at 1,445 points. On a weekly basis the 54 points  – up from 1,391 points since last Friday the 8th of June, is something to build on… Geopolitics and trade wars do not leave room for experiments....
June 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2018 addresses proactive response among stakeholders to counter piracy in Asia

ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2018 addresses  proactive response among stakeholders to counter piracy in Asia
Mr. Masafumi Kuroki declares open the ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2018 in Hong Kong, China ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre organises jointly with BIMCO and INTERTANKO for the first time its annual conference in Hong Kong, China The annual ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) Piracy...
June 12th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

TAG’s: SUBSEA Security – EEZ Awareness – Assisting Governments – Maritime Intelligence & Security –

TAG’s: SUBSEA Security – EEZ Awareness – Assisting Governments – Maritime Intelligence & Security –
The OPV55 TAG’s: SUBSEA Security – EEZ Awareness – Assisting Governments – Maritime Intelligence & Security – SatCom interception and monitoring fighting IUU Fishing and Terrorism Providing effective tools to meet growing challenges to maritime security, safety and sovereignty....
June 11th, 2018 | EEZ, IT and Communications, Piracy and Terrorism, Technical, Technology | Read More

Taiwan again donates to Piracy Survivor Family Fund

Taiwan again donates to Piracy Survivor Family Fund
l to r: Roger Harris (Executive Director, ISWAN), Ambassador Harry Tseng (Government of Taiwan) and Dr Charles Tannock MEP On 15 May 2018, the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium signed a Memorandum of Understanding,...
May 16th, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

And then come the …Capes, yet “again”…

And then come the …Capes, yet “again”…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today up, yes up 19 points at 1,472, thanks – once again, to the predictably unpredictable and volatile Capes. It was also up 92 points since the 4th of May (from 1,384). The Geopolitics, as we have warned you, get worse at a faster pace...
May 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Jeddah workshop aims to ensure safe and secure regional waters

Jeddah workshop aims to ensure safe and secure regional waters
… Signatory States to an agreement aimed at repressing piracy, armed robbery and illicit maritime activity in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden Area have agreed that building response capability and information sharing are vital steps towards achieving a more safe and secure maritime...
May 11th, 2018 | IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,327: Contained fall, still a fall…

The BDI@1,327: Contained fall, still a fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today 14 points as all dry indices fall. Geopolitics enigmatic and we suggest we should all be on guard as things can turn sour anytime now in many of Planet Ocean’s hot spots. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI  was down 37 points...
May 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps
John Faraclas The euphoria – a better word than spree, of the Capers gaining 877 points since last Friday the 13th of April, must be seen as a good sign, despite what is coming up next,  given the geopolitical, environmental, technical advancements et al surrounding the shipping industry. The BDI...
April 20th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, IMO, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 72 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capers… The Geopolitical front could soon become not just uncertain, but an inferno. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI with these 72 points – as a result of the Capers’ sky...
April 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
12-Apr-2018 PIRATE ATTACKS WORSEN IN GULF OF GUINEA: IMB REPORT Worldwide STRAIT TRAFFIC SUSPENDED DUE TO FOG Bosphorus, Turkey Pirate attacks worsen in Gulf of Guinea: IMB report Thursday, April 12, 2018, Worldwide A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels...
April 12th, 2018 | Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Not long to wait for the INEC 2018 and iSCSS technical programmes

Not long to wait for the INEC 2018 and iSCSS  technical programmes
… Major sponsors announced for duo of naval events in Glasgow 100+ technical presentations by authors from 19 countries With just under six months to go before the 14th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC 2018); which incorporates the long-established International...
April 10th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Technical, Technology | Read More

Pirate attacks worsen in Gulf of Guinea

Pirate attacks worsen in Gulf of Guinea
Captain Pottengal Mukundan. London and Kuala Lumpur, 10 April 2018 – A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea, warns the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB’s Piracy...
April 10th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Reviving Palmyra in Multiple Dimensions!

Reviving Palmyra in Multiple Dimensions!
New in store: ”Reviving Palmyra in Multiple Dimensions: Images, Ruins and Cultural Memory” In 2015–2017 Palmyra, a World Heritage Site situated in Syria, was conquered by ISIS who destroyed its monuments and museum, also killing several of its inhabitants. Their aim was to erase the memory...
April 9th, 2018 | Archaeology, Books, Education and Training, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

The BDI@1,197: trying hard as the wets fall further…

The BDI@1,197: trying hard as the wets fall further…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) managed to gain six points – thanks mainly to the Panamaxes. The geopolitics are getting off hand. John Faraclas brief recap: The Capes were down six points with the BCI reading 1,498; wonder when this volatility will end. The Panamaxes were up 37 points...
March 8th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,207; still tough times ahead amid perplexed Geopolitics

The BDI@1,207; still tough times ahead amid perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) with 11 points plus, went over and above the 1,200-point threshold; on a weekly basis 22 plus wasn’t bad… up from 1,185! The Wets with mixed feelings and Geopolitics are going to cost still more human lives and billions of unnecessary spending… Shame!...
March 2nd, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

BDI dives as Capers lose 85 points; havoc in Geopolitics…

BDI dives as Capers lose 85 points; havoc in Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI lost three points and now reads 1,188 points. The Geopolitical situation will turn sour for all. CAUTION in all fronts. John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI now stands at 1,595 points – under the 1,600 threshold… The Panamaxes  rise was halted with low gains; the...
February 27th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Dropping BDI@1,114; the world at War…

Dropping BDI@1,114; the world at War…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points earlier on today; all other dry indices ended with losses. The Geopolitical  situation gets franticly worse and the drums of war can be heard; S H A M E! John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Capers lost 31 points and now the BCI reads 1,793… The...
February 13th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

Unsustainable BDI; messy Geopolitics…

Unsustainable BDI; messy Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended its upwards “rally” with a minus two point loss; Geopolitics are getting more than perplexed. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI now stands at 1,123 points  – once again thanks to the Capers which managed to clinched another 34 points –...
February 12th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI @ 1,097: the fall continues..

The BDI @ 1,097: the fall continues..
John Faraclas The BDI gained  two points and sends alarms as the only size on the up was the Capers… “lifting” the market… Geopolitics in real turmoil… John Faraclas briefing: The Capers were up 59 points; the only size in the dry market sawing its teeth. At 1,578 points the BCI...
February 7th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The falling BDI@1,082 raises concerns…

The falling BDI@1,082 raises concerns…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) begun the week with a controlled fall. Geopolitics on a turning point. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI lost 13 points and now reads 1,082 points amid a general market fall with the Dow Jones on record losses since the crisis of 2008 and that surely...
February 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, UN | Read More