Archive for the ‘Piracy and Terrorism’ Category

Unsustainable BDI or what?

Unsustainable BDI or what?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day by losing five points and now stands at 1,214; not a good start for the week. Geopolitics are getting all over Planet Ocean more perplexed than ever. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI “reduced” its rise to a dozen point and now...
January 29th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry and Wet volatility are here to stay…

Dry and Wet volatility are here to stay…
John Faraclas Once again the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) is running out steam and at best might create further shocks; Geopolitics still getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI ended the day at 1,219 points – just two higher since yesterday and 94 since last Friday the 19 of...
January 26th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  23-Jan-2018 PORTS OPEN FOR ANOTHER 30 DAYS Hodeidah/Saleef, Yemen Ports open for another 30 days Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Hodeidah/Saleef, Yemen The Saudi-led Coalition announced yesterday (22 January) that the Yemeni ports of Hodeidah and Saleef will remain open to aid and...
January 23rd, 2018 | Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Is BDI’s fall here to stay..?

Is BDI’s fall here to stay..?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its downfall as did Geopolitics and things are getting more than sour every single hour; we are living in interesting times. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With minus 25 points the BDI now stands at 1,139 thanks to the as ever volatile and enigmatic...
January 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  11-Jan-2018 MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION AT CASTLE PEAK BAY Hong Kong PORTS PREPARE FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE JOYCE Port Hedland, Dampier & Broome, Australia MARITIME PIRACY & ARMED ROBBERY REACHES 22-YEAR LOW, SAYS IMB REPORT Worldwide FOG AND POOR VISIBILITY IN THE BOSPHORUS Turkish...
January 11th, 2018 | Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Fourth Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services

Fourth Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services
FCS 3307 Guardian Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, has taken delivery of another Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel for operations in the offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Guinea. This takes the total delivered vessels/Guardians since the first arrived in early 2014 to four....
January 11th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hmmm… the BDI@1,366…

Hmmm… the BDI@1,366…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 29 points earlier on today and proves our position that there isn’t as yet a sustainable market. We hope that after the Chinese New Year’s celebrations – close to Valentine’s Day, we might possibly see a small surge; we shall see though...
January 10th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Associations, Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Finance, HR, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Stock Markets | Read More

Maritime piracy and armed robbery reaches 22-year low, says IMB report

Maritime piracy and armed robbery reaches 22-year low, says IMB report
Captain P. Mukundan London, 10 January 2018 – A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB)in 2017, according to the latest IMB report. It is the lowest annual number of incidents...
January 10th, 2018 | News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,619: nosedive, correction or market reality blues…?

The BDI@1,619: nosedive, correction or market reality blues…?
John Faraclas Falling Markets at the end of the day is nothing to be afraid of or being a bad thing so to speak, as it separates the wheat from the chaff, particularly as many failed to use the appropriate mechanisms with their risk assessment tools available and contain at worse this eight year old...
December 15th, 2017 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Books, Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Communication, Education and Training, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, HR, Jobs, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oil Spill, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, WISTA - Women in Shipping, Yachting | Read More

The BDI@1,670 proves that the Dry Markets are still stuck…

The BDI@1,670 proves that the Dry Markets are still stuck…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just nine points since yesterday and now reads 1,679; the Wets at the same levels and Geopolitics are explosive in many fronts; John Faraclas brief report: The Capers look safe above the 4,000 threshold and gained 21 points with the BCI now standing...
December 7th, 2017 | European Union, Events, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Somalia signs Jeddah Amendment on illicit maritime activity

Somalia signs Jeddah Amendment on illicit maritime activity
.. 04/12/2017  – Somalia has become the 14th signatory* to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct – the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden that has been a key factor in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships operating...
December 4th, 2017 | IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

BDI@1,455: the fall continues; “gains” for the Wets

BDI@1,455: the fall continues; “gains” for the Wets
John Faraclas Another bad start for the Dry Markets amid another upcoming Geopolitical turmoil… John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI lost 19 points earlier on today with all dry indices falling… the Gap widens now at 792 points from the 2,247 points as of 31 Dec. 2013… The Capers lost nine points,...
November 13th, 2017 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Naval Dome and LR team up to develop cyber security standards for ships

Naval Dome and LR team up to develop cyber security standards for ships
Cyber attackers can shift a vessel’s reported position, mislead the radar display, turn on and disable machinery, and override the fuel control, steering and ballast systems Naval Dome and Lloyd’s Register team up to develop cyber security standards for ships Israel-based cyber security specialist...
November 9th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,477 – a bit of …“breathing” space amid global uncertainty

The BDI@1,477 – a bit of …“breathing” space amid global uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  finally gained four points and this breathing space might, repeat, might prove vital… but still we are far away from the 2,247 points of  of 31 Dec 2017, still a 770 points gap. Geopolitics might get sour as beyond the “usual” war between blocks and alliances...
November 7th, 2017 | Books, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,522: controlled fall amid geopolitical chaos

The BDI@1,522: controlled fall amid geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another dozen points earlier on today, but still the situ is controlled. John Faraclas’ market briefing amid the coming Geopolitical Chaos The Capers’ BCI gained two points – the only size with “gains” and now at 3,219 expects the volatile certain...
October 31st, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Are the shipping markets losing steam or what…?

Are the shipping markets losing steam or what…?
John Faraclas With the BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,588 points, plus two it seems that we are in an odd market. Geopolitics are so perplexed and you must have magic, superior qualities to know and understand of is yet to come. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The volatile Capers’ BCI gained 15...
October 24th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?
John Faraclas With eight points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) opened this week’s dry market …deliberations, thanks to the Capers as all the other dry sizes remained more or less stagnant… The Geopolitical situation smells of more gun powder… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI was...
October 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

The BDI@1,552: still cruel to be kind…

The BDI@1,552: still cruel to be kind…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 29 points since yesterday thanks mainly to the Capers and to a leaser extend to all the other dry indices. Geopolitics still very perplexed. John Faraclas’ market briefing: The Capers gained another 100 points – to be precise 99 points and now...
October 17th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  17-Oct-2017 PIRACY RATES DOWN IN FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 2017: IMB REPORT Worldwide Piracy rates down in first nine months of 2017: IMB report Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Worldwide A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine...
October 17th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report
Captain P. Mukundan London, 17 October 2017 – A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on maritime...
October 17th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Caution with the BDI and Geopolitics…

Caution with the BDI and Geopolitics…
John Faraclas Caution with the BDI@1,523… and geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 38 points higher since last Friday and  now reads 1,523 points – one of the best ever for many months now… Geopolitics as per our feelings – in writing as you can read all our previous...
October 16th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,405: a controlled correction…?

The BDI@1,405: a controlled correction…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and in general the markets do not surprise us at all with their performance and behaviour so far needless to say their volatility; the Geopolitics are so perplexed and enigmatic that either you consult …the oracle or use your own shipping business intuition...
October 6th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 28 points since last Friday and now stands at 1,328 points; Geopolitics continue to get sour on all fronts everywhere on Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers lost 67 points with the BCI now reading 2,671 points… The Panamaxes’...
October 2nd, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Banking, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, European Union, Gas, Insight, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

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