Posts Tagged ‘Migrants’

Capes euphoria lifts the BDI@2,518; Geopolitics totally perplexed and BREXIT turning sour

Capes euphoria lifts the BDI@2,518; Geopolitics totally perplexed and BREXIT turning sour
John Faraclas Capes euphoria lifts the BDI@2,518; Geopolitics totally perplexed and BREXIT turning sour The Capes continued with a triple digit rise and now the BCI reads 5,043 points; what a performance! All other indices either dropping or on a minimal plus change. The Geopolitical situation points...
September 4th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Gains for both Dry and Wet Markets amid global uncertainty

Gains for both Dry and Wet Markets amid global uncertainty
John Faraclas Gains for both Dry and Wet Markets amid global uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) with the 2,213 points gained this morning (45 plus since last Friday the 23/8) is only 34 points away from equalising the end of Dec 2013 level of 2,247 points… The Geopolitics still a liability for...
August 27th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI down – yet again @1,868: a midsummer’s tempest…?

The BDI down – yet again @1,868: a midsummer’s tempest…?
John Faraclas The BDI down – yet again @1,868: a midsummer’s tempest…? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 31 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,868… The Geopolitics continue not just to be enigmatically perplexed or getting worse, the will soon produce simultaneously too many issues detrimental...
July 31st, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tenders | Read More

Rich weekly pickings for the BDI amid perplexed and enigmatic geopolitics

Rich weekly pickings for the BDI amid perplexed and enigmatic geopolitics
John Faraclas Rich weekly pickings for the BDI amid perplexed and enigmatic geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  clinched 14 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,354; it has been diminishing a bit but… on a weekly basis the BDI was up 115 points –  from 1,239 as of Friday the 21 June....
June 28th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Grounded BDI@689; BREXIT’s tsunami approaches, unless…

Grounded BDI@689; BREXIT’s tsunami approaches, unless…
John Faraclas Grounded BDI@689; BREXIT’s tsunami approaches, unless… The BDI lost just a single point, thanks to all dry indices that managed to “counter” to the Capes further collapse! Geopolitics continue to be messy. John Faraclas brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI list another 21 points...
March 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, 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

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

HRAS News: Migrants crossing The English Channel & Port Strategies

HRAS News: Migrants crossing The English Channel & Port Strategies
… COMMENT 28 December 2018 London.UK.  The recent increase in migrant crossings from France to England across one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, has prompted calls within the UK to increase sea patrols and prevent crossings. Nonetheless, the issue should not be unexpected for UK Border...
December 31st, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

ECSA on EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia

ECSA on EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia
Martin Dorsman European shipowners are pleased with the extension of the EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia ECSA welcomes the Council’s decision to extent the mandate of the EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia until 31 March 2019. Operation Sophia is part of the EU’s comprehensive approach to migration...
December 21st, 2018 | Associations, Immigration | Read More

The BDI@1,281: think the unthinkable

The BDI@1,281: think the unthinkable
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 49 points earlier on today “thanks” to the Capes, the culprits of the Dry Market. Geopolitics couldn’t be more perplexed; John Faraclas’ daily recap: Another triple-digit loss for the Capes with the BCI down at 1,950 points – down 171 point losing...
November 29th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Chartering, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Fixtures, Markets, Military, News, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI almost under 1,000…

The BDI almost under 1,000…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) almost made it; keep your breath though… Geopolitics and in particular the Economy …stupid…in disarray. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The fall of the BDI at 1,003 points – minus 20!!! is more than substantial and let’s hope for a mild situation...
November 20th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,023: still unsustainable amid Geopolitical turmoil

The BDI@1,023: still unsustainable amid Geopolitical turmoil
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost eight points earlier on today with all other dry indices in red… Geopolitics more than crucial given the MIGRANTS, BREXIT, Italy et al… John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Capes’ BCI  lost seven and now stand at 1,050 points… A double digit loss for...
November 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Photography, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Lesvos: Between Hope and Despair. Margarita Mavromichalis shows London her moving photo series

Lesvos: Between Hope and Despair. Margarita Mavromichalis shows London her moving photo series
Margarita Mavromichalis. Lesvos: Between Hope and Despair. Margarita Mavromichalis shows London her moving photo series By James Brewer and John Faraclas In a series of 35 dramatic photos on display at the Hellenic Centre in London is crystalised the refugee crisis that gnaws at the eastern Mediterranean...
November 18th, 2018 | Events, Exhibitions, Insight, Photography | Read More

Capes’ odd rise distorts the Markets

Capes’ odd rise distorts the Markets
  John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 11 points and now reads 1,020 thanks to the odd Capes’ rise. Geopolitics are getting sour with BREXIT becoming a far more than a perplexed play – Tragedy? Comedy? With a bit of Byzantine ..flavour, Italy creating further issues in the EU –...
November 15th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Fixtures, Markets, Military, People and Places, Photography, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

‘LIFEBOAT’ migrant rescue film to be shown at Second International Maritime Human Rights Conference

‘LIFEBOAT’ migrant rescue film to be shown at Second International Maritime Human Rights Conference
… ‘LIFEBOAT’ migrant rescue film to be shown at Second International Maritime Human Rights Conference PRESS RELEASE Immediate London UK. The short award-winning film ‘LIFEBOAT’ is to be shown at the second International Maritime Human Rights (IMHR) conference on 29 October 2018 to be...
August 27th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Film Industry, Immigration | Read More

The BDI@1,333 – ultra caution!

The BDI@1,333 – ultra caution!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its fall and today another eight points were lost… Geopolitics as we have long ago warned get now off hand… John faraclas’ daily brief recap: The Capes’ BCI  lost ten points and now stands at 2,001 – just above the 2,000 point threshold; let’s...
June 25th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Shipping Industry Increasingly Worried About EU Member States’ Policy on Migrants Rescued at Sea

Shipping Industry Increasingly Worried About EU Member States’ Policy on Migrants Rescued at Sea
Peter Hinchliffe The global trade association for ship operators – the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – is increasingly concerned about the new policy of the Italian Government to close its ports to migrants rescued by ships at sea.  In the interest of protecting safety of life at sea,...
June 25th, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Immigration, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 23 points earlier on today as all dry indices – except the BSI fell. Geopolitics and its short term outcome – don’t ask for the medium or long term, are more than crucial. John Faraclas’ daily market and geopolitics recap: The...
June 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The 2018 Bagong Bayani Award for Community and Social Service

The 2018 Bagong Bayani Award for Community and Social Service
Captain Augusto P. Buenaventura receiving the trophy (The third person from the right) “2018 Bagong Bayani Award for Community and Social Service” Awarded to Captain of HAMBURG BRIDGE for Rescue Operation at Sea Captain Augusto P. Buenaventura, the Master of containership HAMBURG BRIDGE, has been...
June 14th, 2018 | Awards, Health and Safety, Immigration, Safety and Security | Read More

European shipowners: Italian policy of refusing migrants to enter its ports alarming

European shipowners: Italian policy of refusing migrants to enter its ports alarming
Martin Dorsman ECSA finds it very alarming that Italy recently refused a humanitarian ship to disembark rescued persons in Italian ports. The passengers included children, pregnant women and persons needing medical assistance. It should have been ensured that these people received the care they needed...
June 12th, 2018 | Associations, Immigration | Read More

Shipping industry very concerned about Italian policy on migrants rescued at sea

Shipping industry very concerned about Italian policy on migrants rescued at sea
Peter Hinchliffe ICS is deeply concerned about the apparent new policy of the Italian Government to close its ports to migrants rescued by vessels operated by humanitarian NGOs.  The refusal by Italy to allow rescued persons to be disembarked could have serious implications for the safety and welfare...
June 11th, 2018 | Immigration, International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More

Diving BDI or another “correction”… wonder?

Diving BDI or another “correction”… wonder?
John Faraclas The BDI had one of its most unexpected falls since the beginning of the year; at minus 65 points it now stands at 1,403 and about to go even below, given the Capes triple digit collapse… Geopolitics take a dive too… John Faraclas’ brief mid-week recap: The Capes lost 195 point and...
May 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Solidarity action – Two years after the EU-Turkey statement

Solidarity action – Two years after the EU-Turkey statement
… 16/03/2018 – Lesvos – 2 years after the EU-Turkey statement, the local coordination group of refugee and migrant support in Lesvos calls for a solidarity action on Saturday 17 March at 12.00, in Sapfous Square. On 17 March, people will come together all over the world to show solidarity...
March 16th, 2018 | European Union, Immigration, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@1,207; still tough times ahead amid perplexed Geopolitics

The BDI@1,207; still tough times ahead amid perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) with 11 points plus, went over and above the 1,200-point threshold; on a weekly basis 22 plus wasn’t bad… up from 1,185! The Wets with mixed feelings and Geopolitics are going to cost still more human lives and billions of unnecessary spending… Shame!...
March 2nd, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

ITIC warns about re-emergence of people-smuggling scam

ITIC warns about re-emergence of people-smuggling scam
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC)* has warned ship agents about the re-emergence of a scam whereby they are being used by people-smugglers to cover the movement of illegal migrants. The basic pattern of the scam is for owners or managers to ask an agent to attend a vessel’s call,...
December 20th, 2017 | Corruption, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More