Archive for the ‘Piracy and Terrorism’ Category

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
26-May-2017 HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACES 2017 Hong Kong REMOVAL OF UNDERWATER OBSTRUCTIONS IN KWUN TONG TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong ECDIS REQUIREMENTS UPDATE Australia INCREASED VIGILANCE IN THE MARITIME DOMAIN New England, United States PORT SERVICES NORMAL, UNAFFECTED BY...
May 26th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) lost six points given that there was a contained loss for both the Capers and Panamaxes; geopolitics are worsening and Terrorism of ANY kind must be curbed. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly report: The BDI was also down  44 points since last week’s closing...
May 26th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The Markets dive, the geopolitics are messy, terrorism must be smashed here and now!

The Markets dive, the geopolitics are messy, terrorism must be smashed here and now!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 16 points at 918, Geopolitics continue to be messy all over, and Terrorism must be smashed here and now as excuses are, at best, SILLY! John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI approaches the 900 point mark and if same is broken then you better dive in an...
May 25th, 2017 | Breaking News, Markets, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Widen losses as the BDI@934 causes concerns; the wets balancing act…

Widen losses as the BDI@934 causes concerns; the wets balancing act…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  lost 15 points since yesterday and now stands at 934 thanks, once again, to the volatility of the Capers; Geopolitics continue their enigmatic course and development amid Terrorists mess. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 52 points...
May 24th, 2017 | Chartering, Comment, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
24-May-2017 SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION WORKS OFF AP LEI CHAU Hong Kong PORT WORKING HOURS DURING RAMADAN Jubail, Saudi Arabia RAMADAN WORKING HOURS Damman, Saudi Arabia SECURITY PRESENCE INCREASED IN PUBLIC PLACES, ISPS LEVEL UNCHANGED Liverpool & Manchester, United Kingdom CREW...
May 24th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Market tsunami; explosive geopolitics

Market tsunami; explosive geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  lost five points since yesterday and now stands at 949; the Wets gained a bit and Geopolitics become explosive. John Faraclas’ daily recap. The Capers’ BCI 2014 was up two points and at 1,706 loses steam.. The Panamaxes BPI lost four and now at 850  points...
May 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, May 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, May 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European bourses opened modestly higher on Tuesday with investors adopting a cautious stance following a suspected terrorist attack at a concert...
May 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Market Summer Blues or…

Market Summer Blues or…
The BDI drops further, a bit contained though as Capers are in demand. Geopolitics will prove detrimental for all; John Faraclas’ daily recap: John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points and now reads 954 sending alarms… The Capers’ BCI 2014 gained 26 points and now stands at 1,704....
May 22nd, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Meeting old and new friends at The Nautical Institute’s Command Seminar

Meeting old and new friends at The Nautical Institute’s Command Seminar
Trinity House On all counts, as we have reported last Wednesday and Thursday, The Nautical Institute’s Command Seminar Series 2017 event at the heart of the Square Mile’s most prestigious and historic buildings, the 500 plus years old Trinity House, was more than a timely and successful event. Timely...
May 20th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Contained loses with the BDI@957 points

Contained loses with the BDI@957 points
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day at 957 points, that’s down three, thanks to the volatile  Capers which where strengthened with 48 plus points and the BCI 2014 is now standing at 1,638 points; Geopolitics take more than ten twists and turns… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
May 18th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Nasty BDI and strange geopolitics govern the day…

Nasty BDI and strange geopolitics govern the day…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued to fall; Geopolitics crucial; John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI lost another 14 points and now stands at 980 points sending a strong message to all interested stakeholders! The Capers’ BCI 2014  lost 29 points and now reads 1,632.- The Panamaxes...
May 16th, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A Cyberweapon Unleashed

A Cyberweapon Unleashed
          Last Friday the world witnessed one of the greatest cyber attacks ever recorded. Europol said that the attack was of an “unprecedented level and requires international investigation.” Attack started on Friday and it involved a zero-day hack leaked from the NSA,...
May 16th, 2017 | Corruption, IT and Communications, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Capers cannot define the market… nor a market

Capers cannot define the market… nor a market
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained seven points since yesterday – thanks to the Capers, and now stands at 1,012. The Geopolitics as we have warned you are on a turning point and wonder what next… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers with 50 points plus lifted the BCI 2014 at 1,695...
May 11th, 2017 | Chartering, Energy, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

The BDI@1,005 – minus two is NOT the issue

The BDI@1,005 – minus two is NOT the issue
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points earlier on today and many analysts wonder why it’s minus as the other indices where…covering the difference – or is it a mathematical analysts’ index paradox…? The Geopolitics are more than messy and we insist for all to be on guard....
May 10th, 2017 | European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Struggling BDI clinches six points; Geopolitics getting sour…

Struggling BDI clinches six points; Geopolitics getting sour…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,007 points – thanks once again to the as ever volatile Capers, “managed” to maintain the psychological 1,000-point-threshold… The geopolitical situation gets day by day worse and it will only be that special momentum of explosion in a global scale…...
May 9th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
09-May-2017 CANAL WELCOMES LARGEST VESSEL TO DATE THROUGH NEW LOCKS Panama Canal, Panama BERTHING/UNBERTHING SUSPENDED Jubail, Saudi Arabia DUSTY WINDS HALT PORT OPERATIONS Dammam, Saudi Arabia MARITIME PIRACY REPORT SEES FIRST SOMALI HIJACKINGS AFTER FIVE-YEAR LULL Worldwide Canal...
May 9th, 2017 | Canals, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

The BDI@1,004: has the market …lost the plot?

The BDI@1,004: has the market …lost the plot?
John Faraclas The fall of all indices continued today with …no exemption; unless something spectacular happens, tomorrow we are going to see the BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) below the 1,000 mark. Geopolitics all over are in a mess. John Faraclas’ daily recap: With minus 30 points since yesterday  the...
May 4th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Maritime piracy report sees first Somali hijackings after five-year lull

Maritime piracy report sees first Somali hijackings after five-year lull
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 4 May 2017 – Pirates and armed robbers attacked 43 ships and captured 58 seafarers in the first quarter of 2017, slightly more than the same period last year, according to the latest ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) piracy report. The global report...
May 4th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Falling Markets and dangerous Geopolitics

Falling Markets and dangerous Geopolitics
John Faraclas The fall continued today both for the Dry and the Wets; the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points and now stands at 1,134. On the Geopolitical front things are getting all over Planet Ocean sour and let’s hope diplomacy is resurrected. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers were the...
April 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,170: further hiccups…

The BDI@1,170: further hiccups…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another 25 points and now reads 1,170. The geopolitical situation gets everybody excited; John Faraclas brief recap: The Capers lost 50 points and the BCI 2014 stands now at 1,780 points… The Panamaxes lost 65 points and the BPI …suffers at 1,429 points The...
April 24th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Market’s diving continues and Geopolitics get sour…

Market’s diving continues and Geopolitics get sour…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell substantially earlier on this afternoon at 1,243 points – minus 35… The geopolitics might cause, as said yesterday, tsunamis with incalculable repercurssions.  John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers suffered another major loss – 139 points less...
April 20th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Markets dive further, Geopolitics too…

Markets dive further, Geopolitics too…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index), thanks mainly to the Capers, lost 16 points and now reads 1,278; the Geopolitics are getting more than sour… John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The BCI 2014 lost 90 points and now reads 2,130 points. The Capers will continue for the foreseeable  future...
April 19th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
17-Apr-2017 WATER SAFETY DAY AT REPULSE BAY AND SOUTH BAY Hong Kong COAST GUARD CHIEF WARNS OF POSSIBLE MINES IN NAVIGATIONAL CHANNEL Zuqar, Yemen NEW CHARGING STRUCTURE FOR VESSEL & CARGO DUES Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia Water Safety Day at Repulse Bay and South Bay Monday,...
April 17th, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Markets on a positive Easter mode; Geopolitics in total mess…

Markets on a positive Easter mode; Geopolitics in total mess…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 14 points at 1,296 amid an ultra-dangerous Geopolitical pre-Easter period. John Faraclas weekly recap: The BDI’s daily (1,296 – plus 14) and weekly (73 points – from 1,223) gains, marks the pre-Easter period positively, despite the fact that...
April 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

Capers and Panamaxes “lift” the markets amid another Geopolitical turmoil

Capers and Panamaxes “lift” the markets amid another Geopolitical turmoil
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 20 points since yesterday and now stands at 1,282 – minus 1,000 points though from the levels creating sustainable and real breakeven, that is to say the level of December 2013! Until then don’t count your eggs… The Geopolitics hour by hour continue...
April 12th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More