Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

Capers down; Panamaxes up: a balancing act in an unending crisis…?

Capers down; Panamaxes up: a balancing act in an unending crisis…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up just six point today at 1,411 proving once again our views AND not our fears – to make things clear, on how uncertain and without steam the Markets stand. Geopolitics on par with our past reporting: simply getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
October 9th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

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 suffers further losses…

BDI suffers further losses…
John Faraclas The BDI down to 1,073 points – that’s minus 36, and the Wets with minimal losses paint a strange but expected market picture; John Faraclas@ daily briefing: All stakeholders were alerted after the Bank Holiday and eager to see the closing of yet another annoying market! The Capers proved...
May 2nd, 2017 | Chartering, Markets, Military, News, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices | Read More

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 50 (indeed you read correct, fifty) points plus and now stands at 856 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics and in general the masses all over Planet Ocean are in a very uneasy situation. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’...
February 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

BDI and Geopolitical volatility bites

BDI and Geopolitical volatility bites
John Faraclas Volatility and geopolitical knocks begin to bite following today’s fall, leaving the markets high and dry – …with the exception of the BDTI…; John Faraclas daily report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down ten points since yesterday at 942, sending more shocks, despite the...
January 19th, 2017 | Associations, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Politics and Government, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Capers alone cannot save the Markets, BREXIT shakes the World

Capers alone cannot save the Markets, BREXIT shakes the World
John Faraclas The Capers volatility will remain and bold cautiousness is a must; BREXIT shakes the World in its foundations, not just Europe’s. John Faraclas midweek briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed today at 952 points – that’s 30 points plus since yesterday, thanks, once again to...
January 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

Markets and Geopolitics hang in the balance…

Markets and Geopolitics hang in the balance…
John Faraclas The Markets continue to drop and Geopolitics will become like Yellowstone… John Faraclas’ midweek report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down 32 points since yesterday and now reads 894 – below the 900 point-mark! The volatile Capers’ BCI 2014 lost another triple-figure 144 points...
January 11th, 2017 | Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets swelling and Geopolitics in Turmoil…

Markets swelling and Geopolitics in Turmoil…
John Faraclas An oxymoron momentum for the Markets given the controlled rise for the Capers and Panamaxes and the fall of the Supras and Handies AND the Wets. End game in Geopolitics; John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points since yesterday, thanks to both Capers and Panamaxes...
January 5th, 2017 | Energy, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

GAC renews commitment to help injured veterans

GAC renews commitment to help injured veterans
The GAC Group has once again donated to support the Wooden Boats For Veterans foundation (WBFV), a California-based organization that helps veterans harness their power of past military experiences. Houston, USA, 14 December 2016 – The GAC Group has once again donated to support the Wooden Boats For...
December 14th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Ship Agencies | Read More

Markets losing steam and Geopolitics flare up…

Markets losing steam and Geopolitics flare up…
John Faraclas The Dropping Markets are becoming an issue of major concern and with Geopolitical flair-up things go sour; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down ten points since yesterday at 1,186 thanks to the falling Capers and on the other hand the steady “fighters”,...
December 6th, 2016 | Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mid-week BDI blues @ 290…

Mid-week BDI blues @ 290…
John Faraclas Mid-week BDI blues @ 290… and Geopolitics blues; John Faraclas special midweek report: Drop, …Drop, ..Drop; where’s the stop? With minus one point the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) stood at 290 earlier on this afternoon. It seems that this is natural given the global situation and the festivities...
February 10th, 2016 | Banking, Energy, Immigration, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

2015 ends with a big bang, given the lowest ever BDI

2015 ends with a big bang, given the lowest ever BDI
John Faraclas Whatever happened to the Shipping Markets and in particular the Dry ones, rests entirely with our humane business wrong behaviour: greediness  in the ship sales and purchase front and  wrong strategy for not selling or buying at the right time; wrong assessments by wrong assessors of...
December 18th, 2015 | Chartering, Climate, Dry Bulkcarriers, EEZ, Energy, Environment, Fixtures, Gas, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipfinance | Read More

The dire …straits of the low BDI; who will survive…?

The dire …straits of the low BDI; who will survive…?
John Faraclas Our fiftieth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 11th of December 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI closed DOWN 12 points at 522 since yesterday...
December 11th, 2015 | Chartering, Climate, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Fixtures, Logistics, Markets, Mergers and Aquisitions, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Energy International Risk Assessment (EIRA) Newsletter 9th Dec 2015

Energy International Risk Assessment (EIRA) Newsletter 9th Dec 2015
George Hatzioannou In this Newsletter of Volume 3, Issue 12 of December 2015, EIRA’ brings you the best on Greece with “Laocoon strangled by pipelines and interconnectors”; then we have the  “Qatar, the  Odd emirate out”; proceeding further to “Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq – targeting...
December 9th, 2015 | Associations, Communication, EEZ, Energy, Environment, Markets, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

DGS Marine supports international health, education, humanitarian charity AMAR

DGS Marine supports international health, education, humanitarian charity AMAR
David Skinner, Managing Director of DGS Marine Group, presents DGS’s Marine’s donation to Richard Crow, CEO of the AMAR Foundation, at the DGS Marine Master’s Cup 2015 cricket tournament. US$100, 000 donation to support AMAR’s work in Iraq and Lebanon. DGS Marine, a leading provider of maritime...
July 13th, 2015 | Charity, Education and Training, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

The NOUSE interview with John Faraclas on the Greek saga…..

The NOUSE interview with John Faraclas on the Greek saga…..
  John Faraclas Following last year’s interview about the shipping industry, Greek politics and the financial crisis, John Faraclas second interview to NOUSE’s Yvonni-Stefania Efstathiou, analyses in depth some home and international thruths/issues affecting all three of the above subjects. We...
May 16th, 2015 | European Union, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

Grounded shipping markets need a salvor*…

Grounded shipping markets need a salvor*…
John Faraclas Our fifteenth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 10th of April 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI remained the same for three consecutive days at 580...
April 10th, 2015 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, European Union, Fixtures, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets challenged by a dropping BDI

Markets challenged by a dropping BDI
John Faraclas Our fifth  weekly recapitulation of the markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 30th of  January, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London.  After the Midweek Blues, the BDI closed earlier this afternoon at 608...
January 30th, 2015 | Banking, Energy, Finance, Markets, News, Shipfinance | Read More

The Oil saga et al: History does not always repeat itself…

The Oil saga et al: History does not always repeat itself…
Dr. George Kiourktsoglou History does not always repeat itself… even as a farce…! by Dr. George Kiourktsoglou The umbilical cord that connects the notoriously inelastic global crude oil markets to  geopolitics is beyond any reasonable doubt. All-out wars, ‘colour revolutions’, insurgencies,...
October 27th, 2014 | Energy, Gas, Insight, LNG, LPG, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Reports, Tankers | Read More

The Shipping Markets still in a downturn modus…

The Shipping Markets still in a downturn modus…
John Faraclas For eight weeks now the markets and in particular the dry ones with the respective BDI falling, continue the “struggle” to maintain a level above the 1, 000 points, but only just!   The wets too continue on the low edge… In this thirty-eighth weekly recapitulation of the markets...
October 3rd, 2014 | Academia, Associations, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Insurance and Reinsurance, Markets, Military, News, Press and Media, Reports, Scholarships, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

No rich pickings yet in the shipping markets…

No rich pickings yet in the shipping markets…
John Faraclas Nothing spectacular has happened and the dry markets are still 65.1 centum below the December 2013 closing; a very disappointing market performance. The wets too are overall  still down despite the plus symbols. This is our thirtieth overview of the markets and geopolitics, today Friday...
August 8th, 2014 | Associations, Fixtures, HR, Markets, News, Sales and Purchases, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The “Energy International Risk Assessment” (EIRA) Summer Issue

The “Energy International Risk Assessment” (EIRA) Summer Issue
Donna Hatzioannou Herebelow, viewers can find find this summer’s issue of EIRA, featuring articles Iraq, the Sectarian fightings and what comes out of it…., The Saddam revenge… The Kurds latest… and many other interesting report and news, as well as analysis! Log on and write...
July 21st, 2014 | Energy, Reports | Read More

Further dropping of the shipping markets…

Further dropping of the shipping markets…
John Faraclas, London – photo by Panos J. Tsakos With a 66, 35 percent downfall, since the end of December 2013 (when the BDI stood at 2, 227 points), the BDI is collapsing further, and the 800 barrier, as envisaged last week has gone; the 700 is very near  to be broken too… This is our twenty-seventh...
July 18th, 2014 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The Shipping Market collapses…

The Shipping Market collapses…
John Faraclas With a 63, 46 percent downfall, since the end of December 2013, the BDI is collapsing and unless we see a …”correction”, things will continue to get sour; the same more or less prevails in the wets! We refer to a “correction” just… to give the market a chance, as well as to...
July 11th, 2014 | Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Energy, European Union, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Tourism | Read More

Shipping Markets struggle

Shipping Markets struggle
John Faraclas This twenty-fourth overview of the shipping markets and world events by John Faraclas from www.allaboutshipping.co.uk in London today,  Friday the 27th June 2014, finds the market in a worse position and simultaneously an enigma! Are we close to the rock bottom, that of the 3rd of February...
June 27th, 2014 | Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More