Archive for the ‘Piracy and Terrorism’ Category

Markets are volatile and uncertain

Markets are volatile and uncertain
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 19 points at 901 points; Geopolitics continue to be dodgy. John Faraclas daily and weekly report: So the BDI dropped further and whatever more or less was gained during the week is now lost. The weekly though overall situ was better and the index gained...
June 30th, 2017 | Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Piracy situation still serious in the Gulf of Guinea

Piracy situation still serious in the Gulf of Guinea
Patrick Verhoeven European shipowners are concerned about the continued piracy, armed robbery attacks and kidnapping for ransom events in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), and particularly off Nigeria. According to the latest International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy report in total 33 vessels were boarded...
June 30th, 2017 | News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@920: Volatile and Uncertain Markets

The BDI@920: Volatile and Uncertain Markets
John N. Faraclas The BDI lost nine points since yesterday as the upwards trend of the markets evaporated… Our feeling come out to be more than accurate; geopolitics are still very dodgy and expect, soon, total mess. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers although yesterday  gained 104 points, today...
June 29th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points earlier on today and now stands at 884. The Wets still low and Geops (Geopolitics) unpredictably predictable…lead to an all-out war!  John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers managed to clinch 18 points and the BCI 2014 managed to go over and...
June 26th, 2017 | Comment, Energy, Environment, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 15 points since yesterday and 19 since last week’s 851 points ending the week at 870; Geops (Geopolitics) simply sour. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capers lost another six points since yesterday and its respective BCI 2014 now stands at 987...
June 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets; a fool’s paradise?

The Markets; a fool’s paradise?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point earlier on today, thanks to the Panamaxes, Supras and Handies …”balancing” the Capers’ fall; Geops (Geopolitics) will soon cause a …geopolitical inferno of incalculable dimensions. It will be both a Tsunami and a …forest fire on...
June 20th, 2017 | Banking, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Maritime Fraud, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Panamaxes contain BDI loses

Panamaxes contain BDI loses
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points since last Friday the 16th of June, thanks to the Panamaxes who gained 20 points earlier on today; the Geopolitical issues have gone beyond control and soon it will be chaos with Armageddon arriving soon. Terrorism and revenge ante portas. John...
June 19th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

The BDI@855 might become …a liability; Geops too

The BDI@855 might become …a liability; Geops too
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another ten points since yesterday and now reads 855 becoming a liability for all stakeholders, despite the fact that in Feb’16 we have seen the BDI shrink  down to 290 points… The Geops are advancing fast towards a major collision between all despicable...
June 15th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Dropping BDI@865 and Geops* uncertainty

Dropping BDI@865 and Geops* uncertainty
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – Uncertain volatility coupled with new tactics and mode of fixing ships knock-off the markets. Uncertainty in Geops (Geopolitics) will create chaos in trading. John Faraclas midweek report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost five...
June 14th, 2017 | European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

BDI stranded @870, Wets down, Geops in mess

BDI stranded @870, Wets down, Geops in mess
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost steam again; the Geopolitics messy as always and time is up for politicians worldwide. They are about to face earthquakes and tsunamis, and they …deserve it given their attitude in tackling issues! John Faraclas daily report: The BDI remained the same at...
June 13th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

North P&I Club joins industry coalition to combat cyber crime

North P&I Club joins industry coalition to combat cyber crime
Colin Gillespie June 13, 2017 – North P&I Club has joined a collaboration between shipping industry leaders, including BIMCO, DNV GL and the Marshall Islands Registry, to combat cyber criminals by committing to the CSO Alliance’s global information and reporting platform for digital attacks. Cybercrime...
June 13th, 2017 | Corruption, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Gains for the BDI@849, Wets are down and Geopolitics more than messy

Gains for the BDI@849, Wets are down and Geopolitics more than messy
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 25 points since yesterday – now standing at 849, and 19 plus since last Friday the 2nd of June when the main index stood at 830 points. Every single plus point counts. Not the same situ though...
June 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@818: Mild losses but losses. Warring global concerns and election enigmas in the UK…

The BDI@818: Mild losses but losses. Warring global concerns and election enigmas in the UK…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down three points earlier on today standing at 818 points; contained losses due to the 13 plus points of the Capers – could it be   “..13 for luck” per Agatha Christie’s famous book… Wonder! The BCI 2014 at 1,336 – the 13 plus points mentioned...
June 6th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
06-Jun-2017 PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – ABU DHABI Petroleum Ports, Abu Dhabi Port entry restrictions – Abu Dhabi Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Petroleum Ports, Abu Dhabi Das Port Authority has confirmed that all vessels flying the Flag of Qatar, and all vessels, arriving from...
June 6th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive
John Faraclas The week begins with the BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) falling further – although a bit contained at 821 points, that’s minus nine points since last Friday’s report; the Geopolitical situation is more than explosive and Islamist Terrorism tries to disrupt our lives in London and elsewhere...
June 5th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Groundings, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

London is alive and kicking; no fear!

London is alive and kicking; no fear!
The despicable atrocities by an organised group of Islamist terrorist cowards late last night here in London (22:08 BST), in one of Father Thames’ London bridges, the often crowded London Bridge and its adjacent popular area including the Borough Market, will NOT stop life going on, despite what these...
June 4th, 2017 | Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, Safety and Security, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@878: Tempest ante portas and climate change in tatters…

The BDI@878: Tempest ante portas and climate change in tatters…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI lost its 900 point-base threshold and things as you understand are becoming grave for the hoi polloi; the geopolitical issues with the president Trump’s position can cause tsunamis. John Faraclas’ mid-week market...
May 31st, 2017 | Breaking News, Charity, Chartering, Climate, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, European Union, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, UN | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) lost six points given that there was a contained loss for both the Capers and Panamaxes; geopolitics are worsening and Terrorism of ANY kind must be curbed. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly report: The BDI was also down  44 points since last week’s closing...
May 26th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Climate, Container shipping, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
26-May-2017 HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACES 2017 Hong Kong REMOVAL OF UNDERWATER OBSTRUCTIONS IN KWUN TONG TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong ECDIS REQUIREMENTS UPDATE Australia INCREASED VIGILANCE IN THE MARITIME DOMAIN New England, United States PORT SERVICES NORMAL, UNAFFECTED BY...
May 26th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

The Markets dive, the geopolitics are messy, terrorism must be smashed here and now!

The Markets dive, the geopolitics are messy, terrorism must be smashed here and now!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 16 points at 918, Geopolitics continue to be messy all over, and Terrorism must be smashed here and now as excuses are, at best, SILLY! John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI approaches the 900 point mark and if same is broken then you better dive in an...
May 25th, 2017 | Breaking News, Markets, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Widen losses as the BDI@934 causes concerns; the wets balancing act…

Widen losses as the BDI@934 causes concerns; the wets balancing act…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  lost 15 points since yesterday and now stands at 934 thanks, once again, to the volatility of the Capers; Geopolitics continue their enigmatic course and development amid Terrorists mess. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 52 points...
May 24th, 2017 | Chartering, Comment, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
24-May-2017 SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION WORKS OFF AP LEI CHAU Hong Kong PORT WORKING HOURS DURING RAMADAN Jubail, Saudi Arabia RAMADAN WORKING HOURS Damman, Saudi Arabia SECURITY PRESENCE INCREASED IN PUBLIC PLACES, ISPS LEVEL UNCHANGED Liverpool & Manchester, United Kingdom CREW...
May 24th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Market tsunami; explosive geopolitics

Market tsunami; explosive geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  lost five points since yesterday and now stands at 949; the Wets gained a bit and Geopolitics become explosive. John Faraclas’ daily recap. The Capers’ BCI 2014 was up two points and at 1,706 loses steam.. The Panamaxes BPI lost four and now at 850  points...
May 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, May 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, May 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European bourses opened modestly higher on Tuesday with investors adopting a cautious stance following a suspected terrorist attack at a concert...
May 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Market Summer Blues or…

Market Summer Blues or…
The BDI drops further, a bit contained though as Capers are in demand. Geopolitics will prove detrimental for all; John Faraclas’ daily recap: John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points and now reads 954 sending alarms… The Capers’ BCI 2014 gained 26 points and now stands at 1,704....
May 22nd, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More