Posts Tagged ‘China’

Wets Dry out… and geopolitics ignite

Wets Dry out… and geopolitics ignite
John Faraclas It is always that we all go firstly for the Dry Markets and the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and on …second thoughts we refer and advise you on the Wets… as main news on the Markets which are edging towards the bottom lately… Geopolitics are about to ignite, delivering more and more mess!...
August 15th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI surges amid enigmatic Geopolitics

BDI surges amid enigmatic Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up at 1,138 points – plus 46 since yesterday and over one hundred since last Friday the 4th of August – to be precise it gained 106 points (from 1,032); The Geopolitics remain more than enigmatic and caution is advised… John Faraclas daily and weekly...
August 11th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

No steam for the BDI? Geopolitics’ mess looms…

No steam for the BDI?  Geopolitics’ mess looms…
John Faraclas The BDI (Dry Baltic Index) closed earlier on today at 1,032 points which is 9 (nine) points up since yesterday and 99 (ninety-nine) since last Friday the 28th of July when it stood at 933 points. Geopolitics are sending a strong message that the going gets tough. The BDI is minus 1215 points...
August 4th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers …“save” the BDI; Geopolitics in turmoil…

Capers …“save” the BDI; Geopolitics in turmoil…
John Faraclas As Capers remained …”afloat” with 86 plus points, bringing the BCI up at 1,225 points; so does the BDI@946 – up 13 – for luck… per Agatha Cristies’ novel. The geopolitics are anytime now going to produce, as we have foreseen, a total mess. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
July 31st, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Yao Cong’s immersive works retranslate human feelings

Yao Cong’s immersive works retranslate human feelings
Still from ‘Uncertain Game.’ Yao Cong’s immersive works retranslate human feelings By James Brewer A Chinese artist working in London, Yao Cong produces innovative video work challenging viewers to rethink gender, fantasies, and the power of demonisation and cliché. He has again shown his flair...
July 28th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles, Photography | Read More

Watch the Falling Market*

Watch the Falling Market*
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was on a falling mode – down 12 points since yesterday and now stands at 968 points; the Geopolitics continue to build up a warring atmosphere despite what the mass media and its cronies say. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers were down 15 points with...
July 26th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Strengthening of trade ties between Duisburg and Yiwu

Strengthening of trade ties between Duisburg and Yiwu
Chinese partners open up branch office Strengthening of trade ties between Duisburg and Yiwu The freight traffic between Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) and the Chinese trading metropolis of Yiwu is being intensified.  The Chinese operator company of the freight train YXE International Container Train,...
July 14th, 2017 | Associations, Canals, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IACS Council 75

IACS Council 75
Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen QUALITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND MODERNISING CLASS TO BE THE FOCUS OF NEW IACS CHAIRMAN The 75th session of the IACS Council (C75) held in Beijing last week once again made substantial progress on a range of issues.  These included initiating a review to ensure that IACS Resolutions are...
June 27th, 2017 | Associations, Classification Societies, IACS, Person Profiles | Read More

Ecoshield, the lasting rudder protection

Ecoshield, the lasting rudder protection
… The running gear of a large number of vessels was coated with Ecoshield over the last couple of months. The applications were carried out in China, Ivory Coast, Turkey and Sweden on different types of ships. Among the vessels treated were several container vessels, car carriers, ferries and a...
June 12th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Close cooperation between Trieste and Duisburg for the Chinese trade

Close cooperation between Trieste and Duisburg for the Chinese trade
Zeno D’Agostino, Presidente de porto Trieste, and Erich Staake, duisport’s Chief Executive Officer signing a strategic cooperation agreement in Duisburg.© duisport/krischerfotografie Strategic partnership for new Silk Road Duisburg, 08.06.2017 – Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) and the northern...
June 8th, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipowners encourage EU-China leadership in shaping IMO CO2 strategy

Shipowners encourage EU-China leadership in shaping IMO CO2 strategy
Patrick Verhoeven Following the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) encourage the intention of the European Union and the People’s Republic of China...
June 7th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, European Union, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

BLOK Container System set to improve efficiency for Singamas QSOE

BLOK Container System set to improve efficiency for Singamas QSOE
… A leading company based in China, Singamas QSOE is to transport containers in BLOKs in a bid to dramatically speed up loading and unloading empty containers by up to 400 per cent. Singamas is one of the world’s leading container manufacturers, an operator of terminals and container depots and...
June 5th, 2017 | Containers, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
20-May-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 21 MAY-3 JUNE 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 21 May-3 June 2017 Saturday, May 20, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 22 May (Mon) – Yemen Unification Day 25 May (Thu) – Ascension Day 25...
May 20th, 2017 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Asia centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission

Asia centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim 16/05/2017  – ​A new regional centre, which will provide leadership in promoting ship energy-efficiency technologies and operations, and the reduction of harmful emissions from ships, has been launched at Shanghai Maritime University, China (15 May)....
May 16th, 2017 | Events, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

The BDI@1,005 – minus two is NOT the issue

The BDI@1,005 – minus two is NOT the issue
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points earlier on today and many analysts wonder why it’s minus as the other indices where…covering the difference – or is it a mathematical analysts’ index paradox…? The Geopolitics are more than messy and we insist for all to be on guard....
May 10th, 2017 | European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

WinGD 2-stroke opens new virtual reality engine room facilities

WinGD 2-stroke opens new virtual reality engine room facilities
The W-Xpert Full Mission Simulator developed by WinGD and UNITEST Marine Simulators allows complete engine room teams to work in a multi-interface virtual environment where routine and emergency situations can be rehearsed. Seen here is WinGD training manager Tyson Liang Qin presenting the W-FMS virtual...
May 10th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
21-Apr-2017 MODIFICATION TO FUEL REQUIREMENTS IN CANAL WATERS Panama Canal, Panama PORT CONGESTION Shanghai, China Modification to fuel requirements in Canal waters Friday, April 21, 2017, Panama Canal, Panama OP Notice to Shipping N-1-2017, “Vessel Requirements”, Section...
April 21st, 2017 | Bunkering, Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Wärtsilä to power world’s first LNG fuelled offshore construction vessel

Wärtsilä to power world’s first LNG fuelled offshore construction vessel
The world’s first LNG fuelled offshore construction vessel being built for DEME will be powered by Wärtsilä. Wärtsilä Corporation, 18 April 2017 at 10 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä is to supply the engines and other propulsion machinery for a new offshore construction vessel being...
April 18th, 2017 | LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Corvus Energy to deliver battery solutions to cut emissions in Chinese ports

Corvus Energy to deliver battery solutions to cut emissions in Chinese ports
Corvus Energy’s Orca ESS to Power Multiple Hybrid RTG Cranes at Changshu Port Richmond, BC – April 13, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it will provide Orca Energy lithium-ion energy storage systems (ESS) for four hybrid rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs) for CCCC Shanghai Equipment...
April 13th, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Ports & Terminals | Read More

RMS Queen Mary 2 hosts Shanghai trade mission to boost UK-China maritime ties

RMS Queen Mary 2 hosts Shanghai trade mission to boost UK-China maritime ties
Queen Mary 2 High-profile trade mission to China days after Article 50 likely triggered Maritime UK and the Department of International Trade (DIT) will lead a unique three-day trade mission to Shanghai at the end of March to promote the UK as The World’s Maritime Centre, providing a complete package...
March 16th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News | Read More

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 19 points at 1,064; the geopolitical chaos in all fronts creates more upheaval. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI 2014 gained 100 points, 78 points plus from yesterday’s rise – 22 points, and now reads 1,678! Despite this, owners...
March 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Country Profiles, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, LNG, LPG, Markets, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capers’ volatility brings the BDI@875; Yellowstone Geopolitics ante portas…

Capers’ volatility brings the BDI@875; Yellowstone Geopolitics ante portas…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 19 points since yesterday at 875 and 134 since last week’s 741 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers, “inducing” also all the other sizes, both on a daily and weekly basis. The Geopolitical mayhem continues and not only we are witnessing,...
February 24th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Containers, Energy, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Sanya, China awarded 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships

Sanya, China awarded 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships
… World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce that Sanya, China will host the 2017 edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships. As the premier event in youth sailing, more than 400 sailors from over 60 nations are expected to compete on the waters off Hainan...
February 22nd, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Industry Leaders Strategy Summit (ILSS) to Launch in Shanghai this March

Industry Leaders Strategy Summit (ILSS) to Launch in Shanghai this March
New for 2017, Intermodal Asia – the world leading exhibition and conference for the global container, transport and logistics market – will launch the Industry Leaders Strategy Summit (ILSS) which will take place on 21st – 22nd March 2017. Bringing together leading experts within the intermodal...
February 20th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Logistics, Markets | Read More

The BDI’s “recovery”, has a long way to go… so does Geopolitics

The BDI’s “recovery”, has a long way to go… so does Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI’s (Baltic Dry Index) “recovery”, if it happens, has a long way to go; indeed, coupled with certain Geopolitical uncertainties will create a new shipping, trade and logistics order – part of the Planet Ocean’s Transport Chain. John Faraclas assesses the Markets and Geopolitics...
February 17th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More