Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

Green bonds dispel ‘niche market’ status, Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf, and more

Green bonds dispel ‘niche market’ status, Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf, and more
The Straits of Hormuz Green bonds dispel ‘niche market’ status, Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 20-24 January 2020, Vol.11 Ed.2 Most-Read Commentary Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf: It was...
January 25th, 2020 | Comment, Markets, News | Read More

Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf, The Bulletin: Eurovision

Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf, The Bulletin: Eurovision
The Straits of Hormuz Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf, The Bulletin: Eurovision Thursday 23 January 2020  –  Vol.11 Ed.4.3 Commentary: Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore It was once conventional wisdom that the US had a near-vital interest...
January 23rd, 2020 | Comment, Military, News | Read More

American Club Circular no.02/20 – additional US economic sanctions imposed against Iran

American Club Circular no.02/20 – additional US economic sanctions imposed against Iran
American Club Circular no.02/20 – additional US economic sanctions imposed against Iran JANUARY 10, 2020   CIRCULAR NO. 02/20   TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION   Dear Member: ADDITIONAL US ECONOMIC SANCTIONS IMPOSED AGAINST IRAN   Today, the US Treasury Department announced additional US sanctions...
January 10th, 2020 | P and I Clubs, Sanctions | Read More

The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance…

The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance…
John Faraclas; photo by Niki Paterakis                           The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point since yesterday and now stands at 772 points. Geopolitically...
January 9th, 2020 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics

Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points since yesterday and now the situ becomes a bit critical with unknown repercussions.  The Geopolitical situation following an early morning Iranian ballistic attack against bases with possible...
January 8th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance

American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance
American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance JANUARY 08, 2020 MARITIME SECURITY COMMUNICATIONS WITH INDUSTRY (MSCI) NOTICE ON THE THREAT TO COMMERCIAL VESSELS FROM IRAN AND ITS PROXIES: GUIDANCE GENERALLY...
January 8th, 2020 | Military, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead…

The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead…
John Faraclas The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 63 points as well as the 900 points threshold thanks to yet another triple-digit fall of the Capes. Geopolitics on the edge… John Faraclas’ daily brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost...
January 6th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Charity says tanker release is good news but remains concerned about other ships.

Charity says tanker release is good news but remains concerned about other ships.
The “Stena Impero” Charity says tanker release is good news but remains concerned about other ships. Media have reported that the detained tanker Stena Impero has finally been allowed to sail and this morning began to leave Iranian waters. However, the charity remains concerned for a number...
September 27th, 2019 | Arrest of ships, Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, Seizures | Read More

Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf

Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf
John Green Seafarers’ charity raises concern for crew as second tanker seized in the Gulf Global seafarers’ charity, Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), is calling for seafarers rights to be respected as a second tanker has been seized. Iranian state TV reported that their forces had seized a...
August 4th, 2019 | Charity, Health and Safety, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, Safety and Security, Seizures, Shipmanagement | Read More

Another tanker is arrested by Iran

Another tanker is arrested by Iran
the …”dire” Straits of Hormuz.. Another tanker is arrested by Iran Following the seizure of Stena Imperio – still under arrest and the  Mesdar – released, another tanker was arrested a few hours ago in the Persian Gulf area with the Iranian accusing her for smuggling fuel. Will...
August 4th, 2019 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Seizures, Tankers | Read More

The BDI down @1922: the heat is on for Geopolitics too

The BDI down @1922: the heat is on for Geopolitics too
John Faraclas The BDI down @1922: the heat is on for Geopolitics too The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 15 points earlier on today and now stands at 1922 points as the Panamaxes fell sharply. Geopolitics in total mess all over Planet Ocean and BREXIT will cause upheavals. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
July 29th, 2019 | Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices | Read More

American Club member Alert 23 July 2019

American Club member Alert 23 July 2019
AMERICAN CLUB MEMBER ALERT (July 23, 2019) RE – ENHANCED VIGILANCE RECOMMENDED FOR VESSELS TRANSITING ARABIAN GULF (AG), STRAITS OF HORMUZ (SOH) AND GULF OF OMAN (GOO)  Following incidents of conflict, and the continuing risk of acts of piracy affecting merchant vessels operating in the Red Sea,...
July 23rd, 2019 | P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions | Read More

The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits

The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits
John Faraclas The BDI@2,170 with mess in two of Planet Ocean’s dire straits The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up earlier on today 40 points standing at 2,170; the perplexed geopolitics now confirm our fears on our numerous written hints on Planet Ocean’s dire straits over the last seven years following...
July 19th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Flags, Insight, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over developing situation in the Gulf of Hormuz

International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over developing situation in the Gulf of Hormuz
Guy Platten International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over developing situation in the Gulf of Hormuz The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is receiving reports that a British registered vessel – Stena Impero – has been diverted from its original course in the Strait of Hormuz...
July 19th, 2019 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping, Military, Tankers | Read More

HFW Briefing: The Strait of Hormuz: how can you manage the risks?

HFW Briefing: The Strait of Hormuz: how can you manage the risks?
Jean Koh HFW Briefing: The Strait of Hormuz: how can you manage the risks? On 20 June 2019 the US narrowly pulled back from retaliatory military strikes on Iranian targets. This was a move planned in response to Iran’s targeting of a US drone allegedly operating in Iranian airspace. These events...
July 3rd, 2019 | Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

BIMCO: Crude oil tanker freight rates from the Arabian Gulf to China doubles on the back of tanker attacks

BIMCO: Crude oil tanker freight rates from the Arabian Gulf to China doubles on the back of tanker attacks
Peter Sand Crude oil tanker freight rates from the Arabian Gulf to China doubles on the back of tanker attacks VLCC spot freight rates between the Arabian Gulf and China rose 101% in the days between 13 June 2019 and 20 June 2019, in the aftermath of attacks on two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. Spot...
June 21st, 2019 | BIMCO, Canals, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panamaxes spoil the broth…

Panamaxes spoil the broth…
John Faraclas Panamaxes spoil the broth… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continue with its upwards mode and with 15 points plus now reads 1,194! Geopolitics more than crucial with to and fro actions and reactions; CAUTION! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI gained 29 points and now stands at...
June 20th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,062 BDI amid growing global turmoil

The BDI@1,062 BDI amid growing global turmoil
John Faraclas The BDI@1,062 BDI amid growing global turmoil    The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 18 points and now stands at 1,062; Geopolitics as expected here are more than perplexed and our prolonged warning –  even yesterday’s call come unfortunately verbatim right! John Faraclas...
June 14th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

American Club Circular No.15/19 – the United States expands the universe of Iran sanctions targets (SDNs) by targeting the metals sector of Iran

American Club Circular No.15/19  – the United States expands the universe of Iran sanctions targets (SDNs) by targeting the metals sector of Iran
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club American Club Circular No.15/19  – the United States expands the universe of Iran sanctions targets (SDNs) by targeting the metals sector of Iran  MAY 10, 2019   CIRCULAR NO. 15/19   TO MEMBERS...
May 10th, 2019 | P and I Clubs, Sanctions | Read More

The BDI@821: towards a Market “Resurrection”?

The BDI@821: towards a Market “Resurrection”?
John Faraclas The BDI@821: towards a Market “Resurrection”? The BDI (Baltic dry Index) gained 31 points earlier on today thanks, mainly, to the Capes; Geopolitics still perplexed and worrying in all fronts. John Faraclas’ brief post Easter recap: The Capes’ BCI was up82 points and now stands...
April 23rd, 2019 | Chartering, Energy, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, 23 April, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, 23 April, 2019)
. Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, 23 April, 2019) HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:   Following light volumes in Wall Street overnight, Asian equity indices advanced marginally on Tuesday with many markets reopening after the Easter...
April 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

American Club circular No. 10/19 – Recent US Government advisories concerning Iran, North Korea and Syria

American Club circular No. 10/19 – Recent US Government advisories  concerning Iran, North Korea and Syria
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club MARCH 27, 2019, CIRCULAR NO. 10/19 TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION Dear Member: RECENT US GOVERNMENT ADVISORIES CONCERNING IRAN, NORTH KOREA AND SYRIA The US government has recently issued the attached advisories in...
March 27th, 2019 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Sanctions | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News  from GAC
12-Jan-2019 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 13-26 JANUARY 2019 Worldwide World Holidays: 13-26 January 2019 Saturday, January 12, 2019, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 14 Jan (Mon) – Coming of Age Day (Japan) 15 Jan (Tue) – Tamil Thai Pongol day (Sri Lanka) 21...
January 12th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

American Club: Iran sanctions update – Iranian crude oil shipment waivers

American Club: Iran sanctions update – Iranian crude oil shipment waivers
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club In Club Circular 41/18 of November 6, 2018 Members were informed of the reimposition of US secondary sanctions against Iran in the aftermath of the US Administration’s decision to withdraw from the...
November 28th, 2018 | Markets, News, Oil Industry, P and I Clubs, Sanctions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW: Iran sanctions – The English Court steers a course

HFW: Iran sanctions –  The English Court steers a course
Daniel Martin, partner HFW In our previous briefing, we looked at the challenges of complying with EU and US sanctions from 5 November 2018, when further US sanctions are re-imposed, and the need to steer a course between the divergent approaches which are being taken by the EU and the US. The Commercial...
October 19th, 2018 | Legal, Sanctions | Read More