Archive for the ‘Piracy and Terrorism’ Category

Volatility continues with the Capers raising the BDI@1,449

Volatility continues with the Capers raising the BDI@1,449
John Faraclas …seaborne on Superfast XI The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 34 points since yesterday, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers – it now reads 1,449; Geopolitics continue to be dodgy… John Faraclas’ midweek report: The Capers “back” on truck with a triple-digit uplift; the...
September 20th, 2017 | Environment, European Union, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Joint Propeller Club Reception hears of anti-piracy team’s India nightmare

Joint Propeller Club Reception hears of anti-piracy team’s India nightmare
Cdr Ian Millen greeting guests The London Propeller Club and Liverpool and North-West Propeller Club co-hosted a successful reception earlier on tonight at the historic, grandly appointed premises of the Naval Club in Mayfair, during London International Shipping Week, LISW 2017; Anna Kaparaki was there...
September 12th, 2017 | Charity, Clubs, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Interferry conference to spotlight issues with bottom line benefits

Interferry conference to spotlight issues with bottom line benefits
Mike Corrigan Trade association Interferry stages its 42nd annual conference in Split, Croatia, next month with an agenda highlighting the income and savings potential in three key areas – the customer experience, ship technologies and safety issues including cybersecurity. The event runs from October...
September 12th, 2017 | Corruption, Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,355, Wets unstable amid messy Geopolitics

The BDI@1,355, Wets unstable amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas The  BDI (Baltic Dry Index) begins  the week with gains; 23 points plus since last Friday the 8th of September, and at 1,355 points “makes” a bit of better sense… The Wets with mixed feelings and the Geopolitics messy as ever. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
September 11th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers volatility lift the BDI and Wets too amid nature’s tempest…

Capers volatility lift the BDI and Wets too amid nature’s tempest…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 36 points earlier on and now reads 1,332; on a weekly basis it was up 150 points raising hopes but we want you all to stay put until the BDI goes over and above the  2,200 points – the December 2013 level! The Wets were also up but with very...
September 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Weather, Yachting | Read More

North P&I Club welcomes Airbus to CSO Alliance

North P&I Club welcomes Airbus to CSO Alliance
Colin Gillespie August 29, 2017 – North P&I Club has welcomed Airbus to the CSO Alliance, the industry-leading partnership of company security officers (CSOs) established to counter maritime crime. Airbus, the largest aerospace company in Europe and a world-leading manufacturer, has partnered...
August 29th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Homeland takes delivery of Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel Guardian 3

Homeland takes delivery of Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel Guardian 3
Damen FCS 3307 Guardian 3 A Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel has been delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, taking their fleet of these award-winning craft up to three in number. A fourth is also currently under construction. Guardian 3 along with its sister...
August 29th, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Capers “rebound” fail to stop the falling BDI…

Capers “rebound” fail to stop the falling BDI…
John Faraclas With  nine points plus since yesterday standing now at 1,209 points and minus 51  from the 1,260 points of last week’s closing, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today sending respective messages to all for all intents and purposes in a very enigmatic, as we have branded...
August 25th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

The BDI on a slowing down mode amid Terrorism’s mess

The BDI on a slowing down mode amid Terrorism’s mess
John Faraclas The BDI managed to clinch just six points and now stands at 1,266; the Geopolitics with Terrorism on the rise “promise” to keep us busy and wondering. John Faraclas daily market briefing: The Capers’ BCI is definitely slowing down with only ten points plus since last Friday the 18th...
August 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Exhibitions, HR, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 40 points and now reads 1,247 – more or less 1,000 less from the end of December 2013 level. The Geopolitics following today’s atrocities in Barcelona, Spain, might take a big twist and turn. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers not only were on a …top up situ,...
August 17th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI surges amid enigmatic Geopolitics

BDI surges amid enigmatic Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up at 1,138 points – plus 46 since yesterday and over one hundred since last Friday the 4th of August – to be precise it gained 106 points (from 1,032); The Geopolitics remain more than enigmatic and caution is advised… John Faraclas daily and weekly...
August 11th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Pros and Cons of the BDI@1,092 amid Geopolitical uncertainty

The Pros and Cons of the BDI@1,092 amid Geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) – thanks to the Capers and partly to the Panamaxes, managed to gain 42 points and now reads 1,092… The Geopolitical uncertainty which seems a bit extended, as well as alarming, due to the North Korean palaver, might produce a bit of everything…and affect...
August 10th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Low Volatility is in the air for the Markets and Geopolitics…

Low Volatility is in the air for the Markets and Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The volatility returns in the most unusual way both for the shipping Markets and  their respective Indices as well as for the ever turbulent Geopolitics. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI was up 12 points at 1,050 “rising” expectations given the Capers’ and Panamaxes’...
August 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI needs an injection and Geopolitics psychiatrists

The BDI needs an injection and Geopolitics psychiatrists
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) managed to clinch just four points since last Friday and at 1,036 looks a bit stranded… The Geopolitical issues indeed …“dictate” for the politicians to seek, with all due respect, for  psychiatrics. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The...
August 7th, 2017 | Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

The BDI makes it over the 1,000 but Geopolitics didn’t…

The BDI makes it over the 1,000 but Geopolitics didn’t…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – At 1,023 points the BDI, thanks primarily to the volatile Capers and then to the promising Panamaxes managed to gain thirty points; the Geopolitics just offer the worse possible example of how we might see the trade collapse....
August 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers …“save” the BDI; Geopolitics in turmoil…

Capers …“save” the BDI; Geopolitics in turmoil…
John Faraclas As Capers remained …”afloat” with 86 plus points, bringing the BCI up at 1,225 points; so does the BDI@946 – up 13 – for luck… per Agatha Cristies’ novel. The geopolitics are anytime now going to produce, as we have foreseen, a total mess. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
July 31st, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Falling BDI@933 and Wets too; Geopolitical tremors are now felt…

Falling BDI@933 and Wets too; Geopolitical tremors are now felt…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell nine points earlier on today from yesterday’s 942 points and 44 points since last Friday the 21st of July when it stood at 977; a midsummers’ mess. Geopolitics are looking more than explosive in all fronts. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The...
July 28th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 942; the Geopolitics continue to shake the Globe to its foundations and expect a …tsunami, a business so to speak tsunami to strike soon. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI down 68 point...
July 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Headlines, Inland Waterways, Insight, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Watch the Falling Market*

Watch the Falling Market*
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was on a falling mode – down 12 points since yesterday and now stands at 968 points; the Geopolitics continue to build up a warring atmosphere despite what the mass media and its cronies say. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers were down 15 points with...
July 26th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Fight against Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Given a Boost …

Fight against Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia  Given a Boost …
ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre Executive Director Masafumi Kuroki (L) andOCIMF Director Andrew Cassels affirm shared interest and collaboration with MOU Fight against Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia  Given a Boost with Cooperation between ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and OCIMF The...
July 25th, 2017 | Military, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipmanagement | Read More

The BDI stuck @977; geopolitics take unprecedented twists and turns

The BDI stuck @977; geopolitics take unprecedented twists and turns
John Faraclas Despite the fact that all dry indices were on an upwards mode, except the Panamaxes, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained stuck at 977 points raising too many eyebrows…Geopolitics are so crucial that it remind me the song of the Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Have you ever seen the rain”...
July 24th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@964; what’s next…

The BDI@964; what’s next…
John Faraclas Despite the single digits in all indices – except the volatile Capers,  the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) …scored a double digit number of 16 plus points and now stands at 964 points… The Geopolitics remain the same and caution is advised for all fronts; John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The...
July 20th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Dry gains and Wet losses… be cautious !

Dry gains and Wet losses… be cautious !
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 29 points earlier on today and now stands at 888 points; the Wets though …decided to dive further. On the geopolitical aspects, as we have always advised you, things are getting sour no matter …the fake news, but the propaganda spreading bubbles...
July 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points earlier on today and now stands uncomfortably at 829 points; the Geopolitics inclusive of the  G20 forum taking place tomorrow in Hamburg will determine a great deal of future politics and trade AND possibly the environment. John Faraclas’...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, European Union, Food and Drink, IUA, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@871 and messy geopolitics: is the end nigh?

The BDI@871 and messy geopolitics: is the end nigh?
With minus 11 points ended up earlier on the BDI at 871 points – a bit less losses from yesterday’s, but still losses. The Geopolitics as we have all along predicted might give tsunamis beyond any imagination! John Faraclas daily market briefing: The Capers lead the downwards mode by losing 35 points...
July 4th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More