Posts Tagged ‘Geopolitics’

The BDI@1,445 …thanksgiving …err thanks to Posidon, the God of the Seas and Capes…

The BDI@1,445 …thanksgiving …err thanks to Posidon, the God of the Seas and Capes…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 32 points u thanks to the Capes volatile spike… Geopolitics  remain unchanged, slightly worse though. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The Capers as volatile as eve gained 122 points now at 3,420… The Panamaxes’ BPI up three at 1,284.. The...
November 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Is the BDI about to lift off…?

Is the BDI about to lift off…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up the day with a dozen points plus and now stands safely above the 1,400 threshold; Geopolitics become crucial. John Faraclas’ midweek market briefing: The BDI, thanks to all its indices – except the Handies ended  up at 1,413 points today – a good...
November 22nd, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Despite BDI’s plus symbol the Markets are uncertain

Despite BDI’s plus symbol the Markets are uncertain
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  gained 11 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,396 – about to go, hopefully, over and above the 1,400 threshold and give some hope to interested parties… The Geopolitics are turning once again sour. John Faraclas’ Market briefing: The Capers managed...
November 21st, 2017 | News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Uncertainty for both Dry and Wet Markets

Uncertainty for both Dry and Wet Markets
John Faraclas The BDI ended up earlier on today at 1,385 points – plus 14 since last Friday’s 1,371 points, thanks mainly to the Capers and to a lesser extent the Supras… The Geopolitics still in limbo. John Faraclas’ brief market note: The Capers’ BCI was up 61 points at 3,214...
November 20th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,361: further, but milder fall

The BDI@1,361: further, but milder fall
John Faraclas The BDI fell another 13 points earlier on today, a bit of  a milder fall as the losses for both Capers and Panamaxes as well as for the Supras have been halved. Geopolitics still an issue, greatly affecting the trade and, coupled with a real credit crunch, might lead to disasters. John...
November 16th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capers’ fall bring the BDI@1,405… Geopolitics a burden for all…

Capers’ fall bring the BDI@1,405… Geopolitics a burden for all…
John Faraclas The BDI lost another 40 points earlier on today and Geopolitics might make the world collapse earlier than anticipated. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers loss today was a three-digit figure; 142 points down with the BCI now standing at 3,209 points… The Panamaxes were also down;...
November 14th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | 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

The Markets: …did I hear you uncertainty..?

The Markets: …did I hear you uncertainty..?
John Faraclas The Greeks have a …cliché, not just a word for today: “…And it’s the 9th day of the month…” with respect odd situation in life. The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost five points earlier on today and now reads 1,481 – that’s 766 points below the 31st of Dec 2013 reading/level!!!...
November 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

All indices fell except the BCI…

All indices fell except the BCI…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was for a second day slightly up thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics continue to be sour… John Faraclas’ midweek brief recap: The BDI ended the day at 1,486 points – nine more since yesterday… The Capers’ BCI gained 158 points driving...
November 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Tourism | 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@1,476: when the balloon goes up…

The BDI@1,476: when the balloon goes up…
John Faraclas The Markets lacks sustainability and hope the winter climate reverses the current downfall although the fall doesn’t correlates with the freight earnings for both  Dries and Wets. Geopolitics as you possible notice become day by day more than crucial and all governments must put their...
November 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market hiccups continue amid geopolitical – including economic, chaos

Market hiccups continue amid geopolitical – including economic, chaos
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost ground with a further 14 points being …evaporated and now at 1,482 points enters a crucial point; geopolitics and in particular economic issues are crucial but the public lives in hibernation… John Faraclas daily recap: The Capers’ BCI dive continued;...
November 2nd, 2017 | Awards, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices | Read More

Uncertain dry and wet markets

Uncertain dry and wet markets
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell further earlier on today by 26 points and now reads 1,496… Expect tsunamis in Geopolitics… John Faraclas midweek market recap: The BDI lost its 1,500 base threshold given the loss of 82 points in the Capers and the BCI now reads 3,137 points. The Panamaxes’...
November 1st, 2017 | Associations, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, 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

Falling BDI and squeezed Wets raises eyebrows…

Falling BDI and squeezed Wets raises eyebrows…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another dozen of points earlier on today and now stands at 1,534 points. Geopolitics remain crucial in all fronts; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI was down three points at 3,217… The Panamaxes lost 19 with the BPI now reads 1,498… The...
October 30th, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,555…

The BDI@1,555…
John Faraclas Correction, loss of steam, uncertainty, volatility, you name it..? To “entertain” your wonder and possibly your curiosity, the reply is simply: “oh well, all in one; a bit of everything”. The BDI’s (Baltic Dry Index) recovery from the 10th of February 2016 – when it clocked...
October 26th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | 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

Early Dry and Wet Market blues…

Early Dry and Wet Market blues…
John Faraclas Did I hear you say shipping business intuition, eh??? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) despite a steady upwards …“spree” ended the day with four points down at 1,578, which on the other hand is 91 points plus since last week’s closing (1,487). The wets were both down. The Geopolitics...
October 20th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Charity, European Union, Events, Food and Drink, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Enigmatic BDI and geopolitics: the name of the game…

Enigmatic BDI and geopolitics: the name of the game…
John Faraclas With just 16 points the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued to climb and now stands at 1,582 sending mixed signals, whilst Geopolitics keep us guessing what’s next to expect in the divide and rule world we live… John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capes steady upwards with the classic 50...
October 19th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Volatility and loss of steam keeps the BDI@1,566…

Volatility and loss of steam keeps the BDI@1,566…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 14 points up since yesterday given the marginal minus losses of the Panamaxes. Geopolitics are getting worse all over Planet Ocean; CAUTION. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers produced only 55 points plus, nearly half since the...
October 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | 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

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 “reasserts” itself…

The BDI “reasserts” itself…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up today with 27 points plus and now reads 1,487 which is also 82 points plus since last week’s 1,405 points… Geopolitics have turned sour and it is only a matter of when the drums of war will be heard… John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capers,...
October 13th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

An enigmatic BDI should not fool us..

An enigmatic BDI should not fool us..
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 1,458, that is 25 points plus since yesterday thanks mainly to the Panamaxes and hooray hooray to the Supras. The Geopolitical crisis deepens in all fronts. John Faraclas’ recap: The Capers continued to fall; today they lost another...
October 12th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More