Posts Tagged ‘Geopolitics’

Geopolitical Developments: Risks and Opportunities at the Piraeus Marine Club

Geopolitical Developments: Risks and Opportunities at the Piraeus Marine Club
Champagne toast from the President of Piraeus Marine Club Ms. Irene S. Daifas at the beginning of the event The Piraeus Marine Club Enhances Its Role as a Center for Regional Intelligence for its Membership On Monday April 23rd, 2017 the Piraeus Marine Club featured a talk as a part of its series of...
April 26th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Military | Read More

At the end of the day the Capers’ surge is normal…

At the end of the day the Capers’ surge is normal…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 46 points higher since yesterday and now reads 1,376. Geopolitics getting not just worse, they are so perplexed, worse than Ariadne’s Thread! John Faraclas’ daily market and Geopolitics recap: No one should be surprised from the surge of the Cape-size...
April 25th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 24 points and now stands at 1,330 – all thanks to the Capers who clinched  121 points keeping the market “buoyant”… The geopolitics as mentioned in previous...
April 25th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets slow down with the BDI now@1,306…

Markets slow down with the BDI now@1,306…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 25 points earlier on today surpassing the 1,300-point mark; the Geopolitics deteriorate more than ever before. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The good thing is that both the BDI and BCI went over and above the 1,300 and 2,000 points respectively,...
April 23rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, 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

Capes…of good hopes???

Capes…of good hopes???
John Faaclas at ADR The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up today at 1,201 points thanks once again to the as ever volatile, but now predictable Capers! Geopolitics continue in the same pace: turbulent. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The 77 plus points since yesterday on the BDI is not to be taken as an...
April 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, 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

Volatile Capers keep the BDI above the 1,000 point…

Volatile Capers keep the BDI above the 1,000 point…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 27 points earlier on today thanks to the Capers and now stands at 1,052 points. All other Dry Indices fell or remain low… Geopolitics more than perplexed; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI gained 91 points and now stands at 1,152; what a...
April 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,025: contained rise…

The BDI@1,025: contained rise…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) rise was contained earlier on today with almost 50 centum lower since last Friday’s the 13th of April level (plus 21). Geopolitics will become more perplexed and be braised for a long warring environment which will affect all business and conversely Shipping....
April 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Opsss, the BDI@1,014…

Opsss, the BDI@1,014…
John N. Faraclas Following a bad fortnight and the subsequent fall below the 1,000-point threshold, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “managed” a correction on the plus side and now owners can “breath…” Geopolitics though are not so good and we might see a domino effect in the warring front...
April 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Capers’ “surge” lifts BDI@993 amid the coming Armageddon…

Capers’ “surge” lifts BDI@993 amid the coming Armageddon…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points since yesterday, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers and is an iota away from the 1,000 point threshold; the geopolitical situation might create a situation of no return. John Faraclas’ daily market...
April 12th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained five points earlier on today – thanks once again to the Capers and a bit to the Panamaxes, and now stands at 979 points. Geopolitics and the Global Economy in total mess. John Faraclas’ brief Market recap: The Capers’ BCI clinched ten points –...
April 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Immigration, Insight, Marinas, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Capers’ gains improve the BDI now at 974…

Capers’ gains improve the BDI now at 974…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with 22 points plus, thanks to the Capers; geopolitics urge us all to refrain from actions that sooner or later we will regret doing. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI was up 76 points and now stands at 930; good...
April 10th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The Capers try to “lift” the BDI but…

The Capers try to “lift” the BDI but…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) following an unprecedented fall over the last fortnight managed to clinch just four points earlier on today thanks to the Capers’ 30 points and at 952 takes …a deep breath… Geopolitics in this extended Easter...
April 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Grounded BDI@948 raises fears…

Grounded BDI@948 raises fears…
John Faraclas – picture credits Georgina Lazaridis The BDI ended up at 948 points – down five since yesterday, and 107 since Thursday the 29th of March when it stood at 1,055 – the point when we raised the alarm. The geopolitics are worsening and the trade wars add “substance” to the norm...
April 6th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@953; the fall continues amid a fragile “peace”…

The BDI@953; the fall continues amid a fragile “peace”…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) earlier on today lost 24 points and things, as we have predicted, might lead – hopefully NOT, to a point of no return. World Peace is at stake. John Faraclas’ daily recap: Today’s Market fall for both Dry and...
April 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@977; the Dog isn’t barking…

The BDI@977; the Dog isn’t barking…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 39 points since yesterday and the three-digit number , as well as the fact that all indices  – Dry and Wets, are in red might be the preamble of a yet another summer of discontent… The Geopolitical environment with the economic and trade...
April 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Will the extended Easter see the Rise of the BDI?

Will the extended Easter see the Rise of the BDI?
John Faraclas As expected the BDI has fallen to a dangerous level; at 1,015 pauses grave dangers. Geopolitics competes too in creating mess in the markets and Peace. Our title is on purpose a promising one, an optimistic so to speak, despite the harsh reality but there is hope, hope unfortunately for...
April 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,080… Wooooooooooow

The BDI@1,080… Wooooooooooow
John Faraclas For those you have studied our predictions and projections all these years on the BDI (Baltic Dry Index), today’s fall of the Dry Market shouldn’t come as a surprise at all.- The Geopolitics are getting 100 centum more than messy and Greek Shipping still goes strong. John Faraclas’...
March 28th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, People and Places, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,117: uncertainty, volatility, shock and awe… on the way

The BDI@1,117: uncertainty, volatility, shock and awe… on the way
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points earlier on today  and now reads 1,117 points amid an approaching shock and awe in the markets and geopolitics; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers lost six points with the BCI standing at 1,191 points… The Panamaxes’ BPI from the 40...
March 27th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,126 amid worsening Geopolitics

The BDI@1,126 amid worsening Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained four vital points earlier on today thanks to the Capes mini surge. Geopolitics have already rocked the boat. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The BDI gained four points but in general remains grounded. The Capers’ BCI was up 40 points at 1,197… Losses...
March 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,122: uncertainty rules the waves…

The BDI@1,122: uncertainty rules the waves…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week at 1,122 points – that’s plus five since yesterday but down 21 since last week’s 1,143 points. Geopolitics might completely rock Peace all over Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly briefing:ock The Capers managed to clinch...
March 23rd, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI@1,117: Caution but “recovery” might be on the way…

BDI@1,117: Caution but “recovery” might be on the way…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost five points yesterday but as we foresee there might soon be an upwards “trend” despite the pessimistic views from others. As said in previous reports we live in a very certain uncertain situation where everything is possible and Markets becomes gradually...
March 21st, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism | Read More

Falling BDI raises concerns or is it a …”correction”?

Falling BDI raises concerns or is it a …”correction”?
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points and now reads 1,1122 !!! Ultra caution as Geopolitics doesn’t help either. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers lost 59 points and the BCI stands at 1,112 points!!! The Panamaxes’ BPI lost six and now reads 1,615 points. On the antipode...
March 20th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,136 still frozen amid exceptional geopolitical developments

The BDI@1,136 still frozen amid exceptional geopolitical developments
John Faraclas The BDI begun the week, thank Posidon, with single-digit losses. Geopolitics will definitely take a big twist and turn with chaotic with incalculable repercussions; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With minus 7 points the BDI is below today’s temperature in London… Not a nice start...
March 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More