Posts Tagged ‘BCI’

The Market and Geopolitics: expect the unexpected…

The Market and Geopolitics: expect the unexpected…
John Faraclas Our seventeenth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 24th of April 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in Athens. The BDI managed to climb up just one point since yesterday...
April 24th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Civil Unrest, Energy, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

World economic crisis still affects the shipping markets…CAUTION!

World economic crisis still affects the shipping markets…CAUTION!
John Faraclas Our sixteenth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 17th of April 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI managed to climb up four points at 597, which is 17...
April 17th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, European Union, HR, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, UN | Read More

Shipping Market’s downfall continues…with the BDI down at 588!

Shipping Market’s downfall continues…with the BDI down at 588!
John Faraclas Our fourteenth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Thursday the 2nd of April 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI closed earlier on eight points down since yesterday...
April 2nd, 2015 | European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Indices | Read More

April fool’s day midweek Market blues….

April fool’s day midweek  Market blues….
John Faraclas Unsustainable markets? Corrections? Or what… John Faraclas writes:  The BDI close down six points, going down once again  under the 600 point mark, again in the difficult zone… The Capers and the respective BCI  2014 was the culprit with minus 12 points at 463 points. The Panamaxes...
April 1st, 2015 | Chartering, Fixtures, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

Weak Shipping Markets…

Weak Shipping Markets…
John Faraclas Our thirteenth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 27th of March 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI closed earlier on two points down at 596 points since...
March 27th, 2015 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Post eclipse BDI…

Post eclipse BDI…
John Faraclas Our twelve weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, on yet another special Friday, the 20th of March 2015, the day of yet another great solar eclipse, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The...
March 20th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Energy, European Union, Health and Safety, Holidays, HR, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipfinance | Read More

Friday 13th and the BDI still on the low side…

Friday 13th and the BDI still on the low side…
John Faraclas Our eleventh weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, on a very special Friday, the 13th of March 2015 with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI closed earlier on two points up since yesterday...
March 13th, 2015 | Associations, News, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

BDI drops further to 560…

BDI drops further to 560…
As said yesterday it appears that there isn’t any short of sustainability in the markets, particularly the dry ones. The BDI close down five  points at 56o points. The BCI was down 37 !!! points at 394 – a believable drop given what goes on…; the BPI was also down  two points at 586 points;...
March 12th, 2015 | Chartering, Markets, News | Read More

Mid-week market blues; the BDI down…

Mid-week market blues; the BDI down…
Earlier on today, the BDI close down three points at 565 points, proving our view of a non sustainable market. The BCI was down 26 !!! points at 431 – an awful continuation of a fortnight’s dropping; the BPI was also down after a long time three points at 588 points; the BSI was up nine points...
March 11th, 2015 | Associations, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI: 56 points up…during the Ides of March

The BDI: 56 points up…during the Ides of March
John Faraclas Our tenth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, this sunny Friday afternoon the 6th of March, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI closed earlier on four points up since yesterday...
March 6th, 2015 | Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI gets its added value…

The BDI gets its added value…
John Faraclas Our ninth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 27th of February, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in Athens. The BDI closed earlier on this afternoon seven points up  since...
February 27th, 2015 | Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI “recovery”, temporary market gains or what…

BDI “recovery”,  temporary market gains or what…
Another plus day in the Shipping Markets where except the capers all other indices were looking a bit better. The BDI at 9 points plus closed at 533, the BCI just four points down at 525, the Panamaxes and their respective BPI up 12 points at 531, the BSI up 10 at 506 and finally the BHSI up 11 at 300...
February 26th, 2015 | Chartering, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

It’s good to see the BDI …sized up at 524 !

It’s good to see the BDI …sized up at 524 !
John Faraclas; making his points more than clear… Now what do you make of this unexpected rise of the BDI even at plus 8 points? Has it anything to do with yesterday’s FTSE record at 6, 949.63? That was great, a great record given that the last one was in the previous millennium on 30 December...
February 25th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Consumers Market, Corruption, Defense, Energy, Environment, HR, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI struggles to remain afloat at 516…

The BDI struggles to remain afloat at 516…
The Baltic Exchange BDI up 4 at 516…and fits well I do feel great comfort in my Levis 516; it fits well like the BDI, what do you have to say, eh! Today’s figures confirm once again our two year old prediction that there is no sustainability in the markets. In January 2014 I had vehemently objected...
February 24th, 2015 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Finance, Fixtures, Gas, Gas Carriers, LNG, LPG, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The low* in the Shipping Markets is still here…

The low* in the Shipping Markets is still here…
John Faraclas The Chinese New Year is here with us since yesterday and the year of the sheep might be beneficial for ships too; you never ever know as it depends from which side of the equation you interpret this… Our eighth  weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices...
February 20th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

The Year of the Ship…err the Sheep has something to offer:…a plus two for the ailing BDI…

The Year of the Ship…err the Sheep has something to offer:…a plus two for the ailing BDI…
London – The Baltic Exchange At least from what they say things should start to calm down during the Year of the Sheep. Friendlier people, diplomatic success in resolving issues, calmer situations following the Arab Spring; better weather and the markets might get better. We shall see, as if the...
February 19th, 2015 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Breaking News, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Holidays, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Religion, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Caution: Another record low for the BDI now standing at 509…

Caution: Another record low for the BDI now standing at 509…
Deep down my heart and conscience I am pleased with this outcome of the destruction of the dry and wet markets, as the perpetual euphoria some years ago  (11, 793 points in May 2008), created this upheaval which on the other hand is a promising sign for new ventures, investment and new beginnings! John...
February 18th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Breaking News, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Gas, Gas Carriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Oil Industry, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

For the Record…the BDI down at 516 !

For the Record…the BDI down at 516 !
London – The Baltic Exchange Another record was “set” today and the Baltic Dry Index closed down at 516, six points lower than yesterday. John Faraclas writes: Many questions remain unanswered on the shipping markets and the situation in the industry so far; herebelow please find some of the...
February 17th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, Markets, Military, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

With the BDI at 540, investing in shipping now, does make sense!

With the BDI at 540, investing in shipping now, does make sense!
John Faraclas It probably sounds a bit odd but the truth of the matter is that investing in shipping now that the BDI is on a free fall (it was all along over the last 14 months) does make sense. Today’s minus 13 points it might be the lucky number – Agatha Christie knew best! John Faraclas writes:  With...
February 12th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, At the end of the day..., Aviation, Banking, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Corruption, Finance, HR, Maritime Fraud, Military, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices | Read More

Shipping Markets hanging in the balance after the BDI’s 553 collapse

Shipping Markets hanging in the balance after the BDI’s 553 collapse
London – The Baltic Exchange No matter if the few from the hoi polloi feel they might …escape the total collapse and introduce a common chartering entity , the historical low of the BDI could work to the benefit of all. The reality is simple: the BDI is down to 553 points!  How many will sustain...
February 11th, 2015 | Breaking News, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Collapsed shipping markets with the BDI at 559 points!

Collapsed shipping markets with the BDI at 559 points!
John Faraclas Our sixth  weekly recapitulation of the markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 6th of February, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London.  After the latest Midweek Blues, the BDI closed earlier this afternoon at...
February 6th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices | Read More

The true cost of the BDI at 577…

The true cost of the BDI at 577…
How much does this 577 points of the BDI today and all other Baltic Indices affect the markets? Are the brokers to blame? Was their advice conned? Are the geopolitics that we owe this drop? What does this means to the Shipfinance world? How are the Funds reacting? Are bankruptcies looming in the background? How...
February 3rd, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Breaking News, Energy, Markets, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets challenged by a dropping BDI

Markets challenged by a dropping BDI
John Faraclas Our fifth  weekly recapitulation of the markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 30th of  January, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London.  After the Midweek Blues, the BDI closed earlier this afternoon at 608...
January 30th, 2015 | Banking, Energy, Finance, Markets, News, Shipfinance | Read More

Midweek market blues continue with the BDI at 666 and 632…

Midweek market blues continue with the BDI at 666 and 632…
John Faraclas Indeed you read correct; the Baltic Dry Index continues its downwards course hitting a new record low at 632 – the last one being at 647. With the BDI yesterday at 666 points, knocking on sensitive “areas” –  as we all know the significance of this number, a subject of more...
January 29th, 2015 | Breaking News, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Oil Industry, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices | Read More

World Shipping Markets and geopolitics: Tornadoes and tsunamis ahead…

World Shipping Markets and geopolitics: Tornadoes and tsunamis ahead…
John Faraclas Our fourth  weekly recapitulation of the markets and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 23rd of  January, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London we stress the effects of the Greek elections in less than 48 hours, oil prices, the Davos effect a few geopolitical...
January 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More