Posts Tagged ‘NATO’

The BDI in …red…despite all Dry Indices are on the plus!

The BDI in …red…despite all Dry Indices are on the plus!
John Faraclas The BDI in …red…despite all Dry Indices are on the plus! Strange things will always happen and the middleman in the street still questions odd things like today’s BDI (Baltic Dry Index) being down seven points at 1,599 whilst all Dry Indices are on the up, even a contained up with...
December 4th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,606 amid total geopolitical turmoil and a perplexed London NATO “summit”…

The BDI@1,606 amid total geopolitical turmoil and a perplexed London NATO “summit”…
John Faraclas   The BDI@1,606 amid total geopolitical turmoil and a perplexed London NATO “summit”… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 38 points thanks once again to the volatile Capes and to a lesser extend to the rising Panamaxes… Good to see same above the 1,600 point threshold! Twists...
December 3rd, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Marine Insurance, Markets, Military, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Uncertain and perplexed markets and …geopolitics

Uncertain and perplexed markets and …geopolitics
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 34 points and now reads 1,666; 44 points better off since last week’s 1,622 points. Volatility is here to stay and same together with perplexity applies for the messy Geopolitics; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly...
July 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market Volatility and Geopolitics Mayhem

Dry Market Volatility and Geopolitics Mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Dry Baltic Index) despite gaining 31 points since yesterday , looks volatile and vulnerable; geopolitics might redraw European and World order. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The BDI now stands at 1,586 points thanks to the Panamaxes’ maintained low-level surge – 64 points...
July 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,404 before the coming Shakespearian Tempest

The BDI@1,404 before the coming Shakespearian Tempest
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points earlier on today as all indices were on the rise – minimal rise but rising. Geopolitics though are so enigmatic and perplexed that ultra-caution should be observed; John Faraclas’ midweek brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 23 points...
June 13th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,371: volatility and uncertainty at its best…

The BDI@1,371: volatility and uncertainty at its best…
John Faraclas The BDI managed ten points plus since yesterday thanks to the volatile Capers as all other Dry Indices dive! The wets with mixed feelings in an overall downwards week with plentiful of Geopolitical mess… John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The BDI as said in the preamble gained ten...
November 17th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets dive, the geopolitics are messy, terrorism must be smashed here and now!

The Markets dive, the geopolitics are messy, terrorism must be smashed here and now!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 16 points at 918, Geopolitics continue to be messy all over, and Terrorism must be smashed here and now as excuses are, at best, SILLY! John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI approaches the 900 point mark and if same is broken then you better dive in an...
May 25th, 2017 | Breaking News, Markets, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Cool markets and exciting geopolitics with BREXIT

Cool markets and exciting geopolitics with BREXIT
John Faraclas The BDI was modestly up and Geopolitics get the impulse of BREXIT – to be triggered anytime now; John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 13 points at 1,099, thanks once again to the Capers, as all other sizes where on a single-digit plus or minus modus. The...
March 13th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Markets, News, Religion, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI’s “recovery”, has a long way to go… so does Geopolitics

The BDI’s “recovery”, has a long way to go… so does Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI’s (Baltic Dry Index) “recovery”, if it happens, has a long way to go; indeed, coupled with certain Geopolitical uncertainties will create a new shipping, trade and logistics order – part of the Planet Ocean’s Transport Chain. John Faraclas assesses the Markets and Geopolitics...
February 17th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

New state-of-the-art tanker for major MOD project

New state-of-the-art tanker for major MOD project
RFA Tidespring Korean shipyard specialist SeaQuest Marine Project Management has successfully completed a major project overseeing the construction of one of the UK Ministry of Defence’s latest Naval Auxiliaries, that will provide support to the new UK aircraft carriers and other British &...
January 25th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Missing the Markets sustainability; geopolitical chaos ante portas…

Missing the Markets sustainability; geopolitical chaos ante portas…
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) closed up just two points at 894 proving lack of steam in the Markets; the Geopolitical issues will create more than chaos. This is warning message; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers continued their controlled fall and the Panamaxes their “controlled”...
October 17th, 2016 | Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

Capers’ hiccups and geopolitics mess

Capers’ hiccups and geopolitics mess
The Baltic Exchange The Markets lose steam again as the Capers lose seven points clocking 1, 016 and the BDI at 748 look vulnerable yet again! The Turkish saga and Nice’s terrorists attack rule the day; John Faraclas’ daily market and geopolitics recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  was up just three...
July 18th, 2016 | Associations, European Union, Military, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Tourism | Read More

Is it or it is the end of the Mighty Continent?

Is it or it is the end of the Mighty Continent?
John N. Faraclas – at his back the Trireme Olympias, Athenian and Greek Hegemony’s mastership weapon which saved the Democratic Values of Planet Ocean Without Prejudice With BREXIT, GREXIT and all the mess in Europe and its periphery, this summer will determine not only the future of the...
June 1st, 2016 | Breaking News, Energy, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

BDI “rebounds” back @600 flat…

BDI “rebounds” back @600 flat…
John Faraclas “Beating” Friday 13th’s superstition, the BDI was up 21 points; John Faraclas assesses the Markets and Geopolitics affecting same in one of the most crucial periods for the entire seaborne-trade… Despite this “rebound” the BDI was down 31 points since last week’s 631 points...
May 13th, 2016 | Energy, European Union, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

NATO Ships on the way to The Aegean Sea to deter humane traffickers

NATO Ships on the way to The Aegean Sea to deter humane traffickers
BRUSSELS, Feb 11 (Reuters) – NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance’s top commander said on Thursday. (source: thomsonreuters)  Hours after NATO defence ministers agreed to use...
February 11th, 2016 | Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Military, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Shipowners’ holistic approach to maritime security

Shipowners’ holistic approach to maritime security
Jakob Paaske Larsen the global security manager for Maersk Line In a move intended to allow the European shipping industry to stay abreast of recent developments, European shipowners have widened the scope of the former ECSA Piracy Working Group, which has been renamed “ECSA Maritime Security Working...
November 10th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Company Profiles, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Marine Insurance, Military, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

Global Economy and shipping markets drop further; geopolitics in a mess!

Global Economy and shipping markets drop further; geopolitics in a mess!
John N. Faraclas Our forty-second weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 16th of October 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed down...
October 16th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Gas, Gas Carriers, LNG, LPG, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Ships operating with security personnel are best placed to rescue displaced refugees

Ships operating with security personnel are best placed to rescue displaced refugees
The deployment of professional security guards on vessels is not limited to operations in known high risk areas ESC Global Security has warned that only those commercial ships operating with security personnel onboard should assist in rescuing seaborne refugees. Commenting amidst mounting concern that...
May 21st, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, Military, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

NATO Maritime Commander visits IMO training in Greece

NATO Maritime Commander visits IMO training in Greece
26/02/2015 Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CBE Royal Navy, NATO Maritime Commander, visited the two-week Advanced Maritime Law Enforcement/Training of Trainers course taking place at NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC), in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (23 February to 6 March). The...
February 26th, 2015 | Associations, IMO, Maritime Education and Training, Organisations | Read More

Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics?

Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics?
Dr. Andreas Koutras Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics? by Dr. Andreas Koutras Many analysts justified the recent change of heart of the Greek government to Eurogroup’s ultimatum and the hard stance of the German finance minister and the rest of the 17 finance ministers. This...
February 20th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Defense, Disputes, Energy, Environment, European Union, Finance, Immigration, Insight, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Sanctions, Strikes, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Could NATO Transform itself…

Could NATO Transform itself…
Dr. George Kiourktsoglou Could NATO Transform itself into a Learning Organization? Dr. George Kiourkstoglou* writes: In view of the recent NATO summit that was held in Wales on the 4th and 5th of September 2014, I had been invited by the alliance’s Public Diplomacy Division to a three-day tour. The...
September 14th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Military, News, Organisations, Safety and Security, Sanctions | Read More

The Markets: All you need is power

The Markets: All you need is power
John Faraclas The Markets dictates that you have to be very powerful and well placed to survive, alternative make it look …cool! For a fifth week the shipping markets and its main dry index remained …afloat above the 1, 000 point mark, but struggles to maintain this four digits due to uncertainty,...
September 12th, 2014 | Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Fashion, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Publication of Edition E of the Naval Ship Code as ANEP-77 on NATO Website

Publication of Edition E of the Naval Ship Code as ANEP-77 on NATO Website
22nd May 2014 – The International Naval Safety Association (INSA) is pleased to announce that Edition E of the Naval Ship Code, developed to provide a naval alternative to the commercial ship safety standard SOLAS, has now been published by NATO as ANEP-77. Edition E of the Code supersedes Edition...
May 22nd, 2014 | Associations, Military, Organisations | Read More