Archive for the ‘Piracy and Terrorism’ Category

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

Market drops amid falling Tomahawk…

Market drops amid falling Tomahawk…
John Faraclas The Dry and Wet Market fell further on a turbulent week; Geopolitics might get sour. John Faraclas’ weekly recap: Thanks to the Panamaxes – our favourite size (and most versatile size and type of vessel so far) which clinched 40 points since yesterday,  the BDI closed up eight points...
April 7th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, LNG, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

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