Archive for the ‘Piracy and Terrorism’ Category

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

The BDI@1,309 – approaching a dangerous zone…

The BDI@1,309 – approaching a dangerous zone…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points earlier on today with more Geopolitical chaos dangerously accumulating. John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: Let us hope the fall will soon be contained as otherwise be prepared for major market hiccups… The Capes’ BCI lost 44 points and now stands...
June 27th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 23 points earlier on today as all dry indices – except the BSI fell. Geopolitics and its short term outcome – don’t ask for the medium or long term, are more than crucial. John Faraclas’ daily market and geopolitics recap: The...
June 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up with an extra dozen points since yesterday and now stands at 1,445 points. On a weekly basis the 54 points  – up from 1,391 points since last Friday the 8th of June, is something to build on… Geopolitics and trade wars do not leave room for experiments....
June 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2018 addresses proactive response among stakeholders to counter piracy in Asia

ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2018 addresses  proactive response among stakeholders to counter piracy in Asia
Mr. Masafumi Kuroki declares open the ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2018 in Hong Kong, China ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre organises jointly with BIMCO and INTERTANKO for the first time its annual conference in Hong Kong, China The annual ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) Piracy...
June 12th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

TAG’s: SUBSEA Security – EEZ Awareness – Assisting Governments – Maritime Intelligence & Security –

TAG’s: SUBSEA Security – EEZ Awareness – Assisting Governments – Maritime Intelligence & Security –
The OPV55 TAG’s: SUBSEA Security – EEZ Awareness – Assisting Governments – Maritime Intelligence & Security – SatCom interception and monitoring fighting IUU Fishing and Terrorism Providing effective tools to meet growing challenges to maritime security, safety and sovereignty....
June 11th, 2018 | EEZ, IT and Communications, Piracy and Terrorism, Technical, Technology | Read More

Taiwan again donates to Piracy Survivor Family Fund

Taiwan again donates to Piracy Survivor Family Fund
l to r: Roger Harris (Executive Director, ISWAN), Ambassador Harry Tseng (Government of Taiwan) and Dr Charles Tannock MEP On 15 May 2018, the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium signed a Memorandum of Understanding,...
May 16th, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

And then come the …Capes, yet “again”…

And then come the …Capes, yet “again”…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today up, yes up 19 points at 1,472, thanks – once again, to the predictably unpredictable and volatile Capes. It was also up 92 points since the 4th of May (from 1,384). The Geopolitics, as we have warned you, get worse at a faster pace...
May 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Jeddah workshop aims to ensure safe and secure regional waters

Jeddah workshop aims to ensure safe and secure regional waters
… Signatory States to an agreement aimed at repressing piracy, armed robbery and illicit maritime activity in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden Area have agreed that building response capability and information sharing are vital steps towards achieving a more safe and secure maritime...
May 11th, 2018 | IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,327: Contained fall, still a fall…

The BDI@1,327: Contained fall, still a fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today 14 points as all dry indices fall. Geopolitics enigmatic and we suggest we should all be on guard as things can turn sour anytime now in many of Planet Ocean’s hot spots. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI  was down 37 points...
May 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps
John Faraclas The euphoria – a better word than spree, of the Capers gaining 877 points since last Friday the 13th of April, must be seen as a good sign, despite what is coming up next,  given the geopolitical, environmental, technical advancements et al surrounding the shipping industry. The BDI...
April 20th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, IMO, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 72 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capers… The Geopolitical front could soon become not just uncertain, but an inferno. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI with these 72 points – as a result of the Capers’ sky...
April 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
12-Apr-2018 PIRATE ATTACKS WORSEN IN GULF OF GUINEA: IMB REPORT Worldwide STRAIT TRAFFIC SUSPENDED DUE TO FOG Bosphorus, Turkey Pirate attacks worsen in Gulf of Guinea: IMB report Thursday, April 12, 2018, Worldwide A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels...
April 12th, 2018 | Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More