Archive for the ‘Piracy and Terrorism’ Category

“Contained” losses with the BDI@1,125

“Contained” losses with the BDI@1,125
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 22 points earlier on today as all indices except the Panamaxes fell. Geopolitics more than perplexed and bankruptcy ante portas “rules” the day. IMIF and Maritime London make a big splash with its 43rd Dinner; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes lost...
November 12th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance | Read More

Capes “sink” the BDI at 1,395…

Capes “sink” the BDI at 1,395…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 33 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,395; Geopolitics still messy and IBIA’s Annual Convention makes waves. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The  volatile Capes’ BCI three-digit loss of 101 points bringing down this index at 2,296 points was...
November 6th, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Chartering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@1,457: a contained fall amid Geopolitical chaos… or what?

The BDI@1,457: a contained fall amid Geopolitical chaos… or what?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 13 points losing the 1,500-point base of last week when it stood at 1,519 points – down 62! Geopolitics are not only perplexed they are dubious and the outcome on many global issues remains totally uncertain and this in turn will affect shipping – in...
November 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Red sky at Night …err Red Markets in October… keeps you wonder!

Red sky at Night …err Red Markets in October… keeps you wonder!
John Faraclas The BDI fell below the 1,500 threshold earlier on today and now reads 1,490 – that’s minus 23 points, 23 important and otherwise valuable points. Geopolitics still messy, enigmatic and above all perplexed… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI lost 34 points and now stands...
October 31st, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Health and Safety, Marinas, Markets, Medical, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
31-Oct-2018 YACHT RACE FROM HONG KONG TO DAYA BAY Hong Kong RECORD-LOW HIJACKINGS YET DANGER PERSISTS IN GULF OF GUINEA: IMB GLOBAL PIRACY REPORT Worldwide Yacht race from Hong Kong to Daya Bay Wednesday, October 31, 2018, Hong Kong A yacht race from Hong Kong to Daya Bay in the Mainland will take place...
October 31st, 2018 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Record‐low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea, shows latest global piracy report

Record‐low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea, shows latest global piracy report
Captain P. Mukundan A total of 156 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) in the first nine months of 2018 compared to 121 for the same period in 2017. The 2018 figure is broken down as 107 vessels...
October 29th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Falling BDI@1,554 creates uneasiness; wets upwards and stable…

Falling BDI@1,554 creates uneasiness; wets upwards and stable…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 24 points earlier on today raising eyebrows. Geopolitics continue to be dodgy… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI fall of 58 points brought the respective index down at 2,106 points; once again: CAUTION! The  Panamaxes’ BPI managed to...
October 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia for January to September 2018

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia for January to September 2018
Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia for January to September 2018 Single-sheet Summary for ReCAAP ISC 3rd Quarter 2018 Report (Pg 1) Summary   A total of 64 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 50 actual incidents and 14 attempted incidents) reported in Asia during...
October 12th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

BDI’s contained fall at 1,530…

BDI’s contained fall at 1,530…
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) lost six points earlier on today, a rather contained fall thanks to the Panamaxes upwards “trend” as the Capes’ fall triggers worries… Geopolitics go bankrupt… John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 39 points and now stand at ...
October 8th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,536: you cannot fight against the future*

The BDI@1,536: you cannot fight against the future*
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week with minus 18 points, another double digit loss following yesterday’s minus 20 points… It was down four points since last Friday the 28th of September when the BDI stood at 1,540… A bit of odd figures as you will read herebelow; they don’t...
October 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI@1,554 “thanks” to the Capes’ volatility…

Falling BDI@1,554 “thanks” to the Capes’ volatility…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell earlier on today 20 points; it was an expected result following yestedays perplexed figures… the Geopolitical and mainly economic chaos and environmental “concerns” all over Planet Ocean will affect everything. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
October 4th, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Prevention at Sea Hosts Free BMSA Workshop

Prevention at Sea Hosts Free BMSA Workshop
Petros Achtypis, CEO Prevention at Sea, addressing delegates at the BMSA workshop Leading maritime technology and marine risk prevention firm, Prevention at Sea, hosted a free Bulker Management Self-Assessment (BMSA) workshop on 26th September at the Electra Palace Hotel in Athens. The scope of the...
October 3rd, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets “swing” back to black, but…

Dry and Wet Markets “swing” back to black, but…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 17 points earlier on today and now reads 1,413; on a weekly basis same was up 47 points (from 1,366) thanks mainly  to the Supras and Handies which “kept” the pace up… Geopolitics are marred with all the issues we have extensively covered all these last six  years....
September 21st, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,366; don’t call my bluff…

The BDI@1,366; don’t call my bluff…
John Faraclas Asymmetrical but expected figures govern the Markets and Geopolitics; we have been warning you with CAUTION in capital letters for both for a long time. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 16 points earlier on today and now reads 1,366   points. On a...
September 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
13-Sep-2018 CONSTRUCTION OF JETTIES OFF JURONG ISLAND CAUSEWAY Singapore PORT STILL OPEN DESPITE FIGHTING Hodeidah, Yemen DISTURBANCE IN GULF OF MEXICO: PORT CONDITION X-RAY SET Brownsville, Corpus Christi and Victoria, United States BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG MEASURES Australia MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION...
September 13th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Capes downs the BDI by 43 points

Capes downs the BDI by 43 points
John Faraclas The fall of the Capes was three times more than yesterday; the Geopolitics continue to be more than dodgy in many regions around Planet Ocean; John Faraclas’ brief Market and Geopolitics recap: At 1,439 points the BDI becomes a bit vulnerable widening the gap since the end of December...
September 11th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Gas, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,694; what next…

The BDI@1,694; what next…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 10 points as well as the 1,700 points threshold as the main indices fell except the BSI and BHSI. Geopolitics still in tatters… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 11 points and now reads 3,472… The Panamaxes’ BPI lost 16 and now reads...
August 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in July 2018

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in July 2018
.. In July 2018, a total of seven incidents (all actual incidents) of armed robbery against ships were reported All incidents have been verified and reported to the ReCAAP ISC by ReCAAP Focal Points and Contact Point Compared to the preceding month of Jun 2018, there has been an increase in the...
August 8th, 2018 | Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

OCIMF releases new information paper Guidelines to Harden Vessels

OCIMF releases new information paper Guidelines to Harden Vessels
Layers of defence figure 25 July 2018 – London – OCIMF has released a new information paper that recommends a layered defence methodology for hardening vessels to help prevent unauthorised boarding. These are: First layer: prevents unauthorised access to the vessel. Second layer: prevents or...
July 26th, 2018 | Associations, Books, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipmanagement | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
24-Jul-2018 NEW REPORT SHOWS PERSISTENT PIRACY RISK IN GULF OF GUINEA Worldwide New report shows persistent piracy risk in Gulf of Guinea Tuesday, July 24, 2018, Worldwide The second quarterly report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) shows that all 2018 crew kidnappings have so far occurred...
July 24th, 2018 | Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New IMB report shows persistent piracy risk in Gulf of Guinea

New IMB report shows persistent piracy risk in Gulf of Guinea
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 24 July 2018 – The second quarterly report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) shows that all 2018 crew kidnappings have so far occurred in the Gulf of Guinea in six separate incidents. A total of 107 incidents were reported to the IMB Piracy...
July 24th, 2018 | Arrest of ships, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

IUA comment on mutualisation of motor terrorism risks

IUA comment on mutualisation of motor terrorism risks
Chris Jones The IUA has welcomed a vote by UK motor insurers to mutualise risks for terrorism claims. The Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB), a not-for-profit body which deals with uninsured ‘hit and run’ accidents, will in future provide compensation for victims of vehicle-related terrorist events. Members...
July 23rd, 2018 | Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

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