Posts Tagged ‘Geopolitics’

What a week that was with the BDI falling, Panama Maritime successful conference and perplexed Geopolitics…

What a week that was with the BDI falling, Panama Maritime successful conference and perplexed Geopolitics…
  John Faraclas What a week that was with the BDI falling, Panama Maritime successful conference and perplexed Geopolitics… The BDI was down five points at 690 earlier on today; it lost though 40 (forty) points since last week’s 730 “thanks” to the collapse of the Capes! The 14th Panama...
March 22nd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem…

The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem… What a week that was, eh! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 53 points earlier on today and 81 since last week’s 649! Geopolitics with the BREXIT saga enigmatically perplexed,  as well as with the unprecedented bankruptcy of...
March 15th, 2019 | Canals, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@677 and BREXIT continues to make waves…

The BDI@677 and BREXIT continues to make waves…
John Faraclas The BDI@677 and BREXIT continues to make waves… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 23 points and at 677 looks certain of surpassing the 700… Geopolitics on a turning point with BREXIT – primarily and other issues in need of attention. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’...
March 14th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@654: slow recovery, more jeopardy or what…

The BDI@654: slow recovery, more jeopardy or what…
John Faraclas The BDI@654: slow recovery, more jeopardy or what… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up seven points; the Geopolitics are totally governed by what’s the aftermath in a BREXIT scene… John Faraclas’ brief midweek recap: The Capes “are back”; the BCI was up 49 points surpassing...
March 13th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@647 – uncertainty coexisting with the unknown…

The BDI@647 – uncertainty coexisting with the unknown…
John Faraclas The BDI@647 – uncertainty coexisting with the unknown… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) managed to clinch two points thanks to the … Capes! Geopolitics in real mess; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI managed to gain 28 points and now stands at 278 points… The Panamaxes on...
March 12th, 2019 | Reports | Read More

The BDI@645; Capes “surge” and Panamaxes fall…

The BDI@645; Capes “surge” and Panamaxes fall…
John Faraclas The BDI@645; Capes “surge” and Panamaxes fall… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  lost four points earlier on today and 624 tries to survive… All we all want is to avoid a drop below the 600 points. Geopolitics continue to be perplexed and wonder who really knows what’s net to come....
March 11th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@649; adversity makes strange bedfellows…*

The BDI@649; adversity makes strange bedfellows…*
John Faraclas The BDI@649; adversity makes strange bedfellows…* The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down eight points today thanks to the Panamaxes as the Capes are settling(?) down a bit. Geopolitics remain very perplexed in all fronts and issues. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The weekly loss...
March 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panamaxes “join” Capes in pulling down the BDI@657

Panamaxes “join” Capes in pulling down the BDI@657
John Faraclas The BDI@657; Capes and Panamaxes fall… Panamaxes “join” Capes in pulling down the BDI@657 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down seven points; Geopolitics remain dodgy and perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes lost 34 points and the BCI now stands at 236 points…...
March 7th, 2019 | Arrest of ships, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@664; Capes’ fall continues

The BDI@664; Capes’ fall continues
John Faraclas The BDI@664; Capes’ fall continues The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched a point as the Capes dive further… Geopolitics still in jeopardy. John Faraclas’ midweek brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost another 29 points earlier on today and now reads 270; what’s next? A catastrophe?...
March 6th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

BDI hiccups as Capes fall below 300…

BDI hiccups as Capes fall below 300…
John Faraclas BDI hiccups as Capes fall below 300… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost six points earlier on today given the Capes’ fall below the 300 point threshold and now stands at 663 points; mixed feelings for the Wets and perplexed Geopolitics makes it a bleak picture. John Faraclas’ brief daily...
March 5th, 2019 | Associations, Banking, Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, EEZ, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Gas, Intercargo, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@669; what’s up with the Capes?

The BDI@669; what’s up with the Capes?
John Faraclas The BDI@669; what’s up with the Capes? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched five points; the Capes’ fall is monumental but crystal clear and Geopolitics will bother us quite a lot. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ BCI fall sends shocking waves; minus 28 points and now...
March 4th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@664: Capes continue to spoil the broth; wets dive amid perplexed geopolitics…

The BDI@664: Capes continue to spoil the broth; wets dive amid perplexed geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI@664: Capes continue to spoil the broth; Wets dive amid perplexed geopolitics… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  clinched six points earlier on today and now stands at 664; it could have been better if the Capes’ followed the other indices rise but Brazil makes the big difference…...
March 1st, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@658: Capes spoil the broth

The BDI@658: Capes spoil the broth
John Faraclas The BDI@658: Capes spoil the broth The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up seven points earlier on today but the Capes’ fall spoiled an otherwise good day… Geopolitics still to watch given the fast developments all over Planet Ocean on many issues… John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
February 28th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@651… Losing steam

The BDI@651… Losing steam
John Faraclas The BDI@651… Losing steam The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched two points and seems that it’s losing steam; Geopolitics in jeopardy. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: It seems that we are having a Dry Market stagnation and hope same will change as the Capes did the damage yet again… With...
February 27th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UK’s good weather …“boosts” the BDI now at 649

UK’s good weather …“boosts” the BDI now at 649
John Faraclas UK’s good weather …“boosts” the BDI now at 649 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained a dozen points earlier on today; all indices were on the plus mode… Wets though fell; an abrupt fall for the Dirties…. Geopolitics remain crucial. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI...
February 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@637: buoyancy a must!

The BDI@637: buoyancy a must!
John Faraclas The BDI@637: buoyancy a must! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remains in low levels “thanks” to the Capes’ continuous fall… Geopolitics still the stumbling block to see the Global economy move on as the US$ 250 trillion debt and protectionism are causing turbulances. John Faraclas’...
February 25th, 2019 | Associations, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Insight, Letters, Markets, News, Reports, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@634; what a week that was… in Geopolitics too!

The BDI@634; what a week that was… in Geopolitics too!
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI@634; what a week that was… in Geopolitics too! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today at 634 points – plus four since yesterday and down five since last Friday the 15th of February 2019 when it stood at 639 points! Geopolitics messy...
February 22nd, 2019 | Markets, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@630: Supras “save” the day..

The BDI@630: Supras “save” the day..
John Faraclas The back and forth (ups and downs) on a plus / minus basis of the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) never happened before at such a pace of a week nor same was expected at this particular time sawing the volatility as well as the unexpected uncertainty and conditions prevailing in the chartering Markets,...
February 21st, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Reports | Read More

Midweek blues: The BDI@622 as Capes continue to disappoint…

Midweek blues: The BDI@622 as Capes continue to disappoint…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points earlier on today “THANKS” to the cursed Capes… Geopolitics continue to be more than messy. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes lost 72 points and the BCI now stands at 578 – it lost the 600 points threshold and things might get sour…...
February 20th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Comment, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes’ hiccups bring down the BDI@635…

Capes’ hiccups bring down the BDI@635…
John Faraclas Capes’ hiccups bring down the BDI@635… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost eight points earlier on today and that’s “thanks” to the predictably unpredictable Capes! Geopolitics continue to be enigmatic and perplexed and wonder if there is any risk assessment in place...
February 19th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@643: struggling…

The BDI@643: struggling…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up four points earlier on today but also left too many questions… Geopolitics now prove and confirm our worries. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 14 points and now stands at 714 points; many thought that last Friday’s fall off of just...
February 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@639; recovery, rebound or reboot? Obviously NOT a correction…

The BDI@639; recovery, rebound or reboot? Obviously NOT a correction…
John Faraclas The BDI@639; recovery, rebound or reboot? Obviously NOT a correction… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with  11 points plus and 38 points also plus(!) since last week’s 601 (08 Feb. 2019). Geopolitics are now on the edge more than your imagination can think of…...
February 15th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

“Boosted” by St. Valentine’s the BDI stands at 628!

“Boosted” by St. Valentine’s the BDI stands at 628!
John Faraclas* “Boosted” by St. Valentine’s the BDI now stands at 628! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 20 points earlier on today and many can take a deep breath yet again after a considerable time in wilderness. Geopolitics crates havoc all over Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
February 14th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Food and Drink, Holidays, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@608: Revival?

The BDI@608: Revival?
John Faraclas For a second day the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) saw a light improvement  since yesterday despite the continue fall of the Capes. Developments in Geopolitics must be watched as they might produce unwanted detrimental situations… John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: These 10 points today was...
February 13th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Holidays, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@598: as “odd” as it gets…

The BDI@598: as “odd” as it gets…
John Faraclas Finally a day, after quite a while we see the BDI on the plus, even three points make a big difference. In Geopolitics we see that aggression is there to stay. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Cape’s BCI approached dangerous level after losing another 25 points and now stands at...
February 12th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More