Archive for the ‘Piracy and Terrorism’ Category

Still caution on both the Markets and Geopolitics

Still caution on both the Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today on a positive tone at 1,240 points; geopolitics though were far worse than last week. John Faraclas’ weekly recap: The BDI gained 44 points since yesterday as well as from last week’s 1,196 points and managed to end the week in a positive...
March 24th, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Panamaxes keep the market buoyant as volatile Capers fall…

Panamaxes keep the market buoyant as volatile Capers fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained six points and now reads 1,196 thanks to the 51 points gained by the Panamaxes. Geopolitics continue to be the major headache. John Faraclas brief daily recap: With six points plus the BDI  maintains its rise despite the ups and downs of Capers and Panamaxes. The...
March 23rd, 2017 | Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Market falls amid geopolitical chaos and terrorism

Market falls amid geopolitical chaos and terrorism
John Faraclas The BDI lost ten points earlier on today and now reads 1,190 points. The Geopolitics continue to get sour and Terrorism hits London. John Faraclas midweek recap: The Capers lost 63 points and now the BCI 2014 stands at 2,378 points; volatility and uncertainty at its best not to mention...
March 22nd, 2017 | Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

London tastes terror

London tastes terror
London has now had a direct taste of the type of terror attack that has struck many cities around the world in the last 12 months. The Westminster shock came exactly one year after a double atrocity which struck Zaventem airport and a metro station in Brussels. Nice, Berlin, Athens, Turkey and Middle...
March 22nd, 2017 | Breaking News, Comment, Events, Headlines, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Is Capers’ rise a bubble or the start for a sustainable upturn…?

Is Capers’ rise a bubble or the start for a sustainable upturn…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued to rise all through the week and now, with 24 plus points earlier on today, stands at 1,196 points. Geopolitics though are very dodgy and as we have warned, needless to remind you what you and all of us experienced this last week globally, can be a major...
March 17th, 2017 | Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

Tanker Aris 13 Incident Update

Tanker Aris 13 Incident Update
The Aris 13 Following our last yesterday, we advise our viewers that EU Naval Force (Somalia) has confirmed that fuel tanker Aris 13 and her crew are now en route to a safe port on the north coast of Somalia after armed pirates, who had been holding the crew since Monday 13 March 2017, departed the ship....
March 17th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

GRAY PAGE launches the DFENCE perimeter protection system

GRAY PAGE launches the DFENCE perimeter protection system
Following two years of research and development Gray Page is pleased to unveil its new vessel perimeter protection system, DFENCE. Devised by the maritime security specialists and internationally-recognised piracy experts at Gray Page, the DFENCE system is designed to prevent unlawful over-the-side access...
March 16th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders

EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders
MARCH 15, 2017 / LEAVE A COMMENT EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders To mark one year since the EU closed its borders, refugee community leaders – supported by the local community in Lesvos – have come together to fight for the rights of refugees...
March 15th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Breaking News, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Immigration, Letters, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, UN | Read More

IMO Secretary-General urges vigilance after tanker hijack

IMO Secretary-General urges vigilance after tanker hijack
IMO’S Secretary-General Kitack Lim IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has urged the shipping industry to apply diligently IMO guidance and best management practices to avert possible piracy attacks, in the wake of the hijack of the Aris 13, off Puntland, Somalia. “While we have seen a very welcome...
March 15th, 2017 | Breaking News, IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Endeavour Maritime March 2017 Update

Endeavour Maritime March 2017 Update
      Good Afternoon, Welcome to our regular bulletin that showcases the expanding capabilities of Endeavour Maritime. Monaco Wealth Forum Endeavour Maritime is pleased to announce that our managing director, Alistair Galloway, will speak at the annual Monaco...
March 10th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Company Profiles, Consulting, Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event
Ken McLean, vice-president of the Port of London chapter of the New York-based Propeller Club and John Faraclas Geopolitics and the shipping market: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event by James Brewer Hidden currents – that is, hidden to the general public and even to some in...
March 7th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Canals, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Flags, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mixed Market Results and worsening Geopolitics

Mixed Market Results and worsening Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 16 points since last Friday and now stands at 757 points; the Geopolitical issues are dangerously worsening. John Faraclas daily recap: It sounds lately as if you are reading the types of passenger aircrafts and particularly that of Boeing with the figures...
February 20th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@710 – take it easy…

The BDI@710 – take it easy…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 22 points since yesterday at 710, offering a breathing space after weeks of falling and failing results and also surpassing the 700 points threshold! The Geopolitics though are getting far worse and will definitely influence the Markets – both Dry...
February 16th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

“I thought that I would die” – a piracy survivor shares his harrowing story

“I thought that I would die” – a piracy survivor shares his harrowing story
  IN THIS ISSUE: “I thought that I would die” Herald of Free Enterprise “I miss the sea, I miss my ship” Be a #HatHero for Woolly Hat Week Dare to take on the drop? Welcome to the latest edition of Sailors’ Society’s The Horizon...
February 16th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

16th of March: Cyber Security – General awareness training

16th of March: Cyber Security – General awareness training
ΝΕW! Cyber Security – General awareness training DNV GL acknowledges that the maritime sector is in need of adequate cyber security to safeguard organizations, assets and information. To that end, Maritime Academy Hellas is offering on 16 March 2017, a 1-day general awareness Cyber Security...
February 13th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Corruption, Defense, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Markets: shall we …blame the Rooster? Geopolitics: Enigmatic!

Markets: shall we …blame the Rooster? Geopolitics: Enigmatic!
John Faraclas With another fall, basically “credited” to the Capers, the BDI “must” blame the Roosters’ Chinese celebrations which by now come to an end and let’s hope there will be a reverse or else… The Geopolitical conundrum is more than enigmatic; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The...
February 6th, 2017 | Corruption, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  20-Jan-2017 DISEMBARKING CREW DUE TO INJURY OR SICKNESS Fujairah, United Arab Emirates 2017 LUNAR NEW YEAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY Hong Kong DRAFT RESTRICTIONS DUE TO SHOALING Sandy Hook, USA SEABED SAMPLING Singapore SEA KIDNAPPINGS RISE IN 2016 DESPITE PLUMMETING GLOBAL PIRACY – IMB REPORT Worldwide Disembarking...
January 20th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Capers alone cannot save the Markets, BREXIT shakes the World

Capers alone cannot save the Markets, BREXIT shakes the World
John Faraclas The Capers volatility will remain and bold cautiousness is a must; BREXIT shakes the World in its foundations, not just Europe’s. John Faraclas midweek briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed today at 952 points – that’s 30 points plus since yesterday, thanks, once again to...
January 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

The BDI’s 9 to 5; the geopolitics worsening…

The BDI’s 9 to 5; the geopolitics worsening…
John Faraclas Another volatile beginning of yet another week as the BDI continues its volatile modus and geopolitics are about to create global chaos in all fronts; John Faraclas’ daily report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained fifteen points since last Friday the 13th of January and now reads 925...
January 16th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

Weekly BDI falls further despite last minute rise… Geopolitics too

Weekly BDI falls further despite last minute rise… Geopolitics too
John Faraclas Despite today’s rally and turning upside down Friday 13th , the BDI lost 53 points since last week. The Geopolitics too are very messy and more trouble “accumulates”. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 18 points since yesterday standing at 910...
January 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Regional maritime piracy agreement broadened to cover other illicit maritime activity

Regional maritime piracy agreement broadened to cover other illicit maritime activity
An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden has seen its scope significantly broadened to cover other illicit maritime activities, including human trafficking and illegal, unreported and...
January 13th, 2017 | Fisheries, IMO, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Market …snow-fall and Geopolitical turbulence continues

Market …snow-fall and Geopolitical turbulence continues
John Faraclas The controlled and contained BDI fall as well as the geopolitical turbulences on all fronts in brief by John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today just two points since yesterday  and stands at 892 points; looks likely further loses will be contained, but, volatility...
January 12th, 2017 | Energy, Events, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices | Read More

Both Dry and Wet Markets losing steam; Geopolitics flare up…

Both Dry and Wet Markets losing steam; Geopolitics flare up…
John Faraclas The Markets, although dropping modestly, continue their erratic course; while the geopolitics leaves no room for complacency, in reality this is like Pandora’s Box. John Faraclas’ daily report: With minus 23 points since yesterday, the BDI closed at 926 approaching the first “prohibition”...
January 10th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

2016 Annual IMB Piracy Report

2016 Annual IMB Piracy Report
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 10 January 2017 IMB report: Sea kidnappings rise in 2016 despite plummeting global piracy More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, the ICC International Maritime...
January 10th, 2017 | News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

Cool… another fall with the BDI@949 and Geopolitics in red…

Cool… another fall with the BDI@949 and Geopolitics in red…
John Faraclas No surprise, but caution all on fronts ; mind the snowfall too… John Faraclas daily report: The BDI (The Baltic Dry Index) lost, since last Friday the 6th of January, another 14 points and now stands at 949. The Capers lost 60 and the BCI 2014 now reads 1,598 points –  a dropping volatility…? The...
January 9th, 2017 | European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices | Read More