Posts Tagged ‘USA’

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  16-Aug-2017 FLOATING OF LOCAL CURRENCY Yemen SHOALING IN SAN JOAQUIN RIVER Stockton, United States TEMPORARY DIVERSION OF TUNG CHUNG BUOYED CHANNEL Hong Kong CLOSURE OF BOSPHORUS Turkish Straits, Turkey Floating of local currency Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Yemen On Monday (14...
August 16th, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | 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

Davies Turner strengthens North American freight services

Davies Turner strengthens North American freight services
Davies Turner has added a new oceanfreight service from the UK to the USA and appointed a new partner in Canada as part of a strengthening of its transatlantic freight and logistics operations. The UK’s leading independent freight forwarding company has launched a fast oceanfreight service from...
August 13th, 2017 | Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI surges amid enigmatic Geopolitics

BDI surges amid enigmatic Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up at 1,138 points – plus 46 since yesterday and over one hundred since last Friday the 4th of August – to be precise it gained 106 points (from 1,032); The Geopolitics remain more than enigmatic and caution is advised… John Faraclas daily and weekly...
August 11th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Pros and Cons of the BDI@1,092 amid Geopolitical uncertainty

The Pros and Cons of the BDI@1,092 amid Geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) – thanks to the Capers and partly to the Panamaxes, managed to gain 42 points and now reads 1,092… The Geopolitical uncertainty which seems a bit extended, as well as alarming, due to the North Korean palaver, might produce a bit of everything…and affect...
August 10th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…
John Faraclas With only two points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,038 loses steam yet again and we reiterate the view that the need of an injection as we stressed yesterday, is a MUST. Geopolitics are so bad that the entire economy on Planet Ocean may actually collapse despite the figures you see...
August 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Immigration, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

No steam for the BDI? Geopolitics’ mess looms…

No steam for the BDI?  Geopolitics’ mess looms…
John Faraclas The BDI (Dry Baltic Index) closed earlier on today at 1,032 points which is 9 (nine) points up since yesterday and 99 (ninety-nine) since last Friday the 28th of July when it stood at 933 points. Geopolitics are sending a strong message that the going gets tough. The BDI is minus 1215 points...
August 4th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

  04-Aug-2017 SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION WORKS OFF CHAI WAN Hong Kong NAVIGATION RESTRICTIONS Mississippi River, United States Submarine outfall inspection works off Chai Wan Friday, August 4, 2017, Hong Kong For approximately 1 week, submarine outfall inspection works will...
August 4th, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Crowley supports Stampede Platform tow-out and installation in the U.S. Gulf

Crowley supports Stampede Platform tow-out and installation in the U.S. Gulf
Hess’ Stampede tension-leg platform (TLP) under tow (CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas; Aug. 2, 2017) – Crowley Maritime Corp.’s ocean class tugboats and 455-series high-deck strength barges recently played an integral role in the safe, successful tow-out and installation of Hess’ Stampede tension-leg...
August 2nd, 2017 | Associations, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Flame-defying maritime pilots recognized with IMO bravery accolade

Flame-defying maritime pilots recognized with IMO bravery accolade
Two members of the Houston Pilots in the United States are to receive the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. The pair will be recognized for their role in averting a major tragedy when the ship they were piloting broke down and burst into flames after colliding with mooring dolphins. Despite...
August 1st, 2017 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Awards, HR, IMO | Read More

Capers …“save” the BDI; Geopolitics in turmoil…

Capers …“save” the BDI; Geopolitics in turmoil…
John Faraclas As Capers remained …”afloat” with 86 plus points, bringing the BCI up at 1,225 points; so does the BDI@946 – up 13 – for luck… per Agatha Cristies’ novel. The geopolitics are anytime now going to produce, as we have foreseen, a total mess. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
July 31st, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 31, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 31, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of global equity indices traded higher on Monday, shrugging off North Korea’s latest missile test late on Friday and the US response...
July 31st, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 942; the Geopolitics continue to shake the Globe to its foundations and expect a …tsunami, a business so to speak tsunami to strike soon. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI down 68 point...
July 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Headlines, Inland Waterways, Insight, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Watch the Falling Market*

Watch the Falling Market*
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was on a falling mode – down 12 points since yesterday and now stands at 968 points; the Geopolitics continue to build up a warring atmosphere despite what the mass media and its cronies say. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers were down 15 points with...
July 26th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

U.S. Defense Department confirms award to Crowley of $2.3 billion transportation contract

U.S. Defense Department confirms award to Crowley of $2.3 billion transportation contract
Crowley truck and container driving over a bridge. (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; July 26, 2017) ­– Following a series of protests and subsequent legal challenges, the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), a command of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), this week confirmed a large, multi-year contract...
July 26th, 2017 | Logistics, Military, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BYC’s Christophe Killian wins 51st Governor’s Cup

BYC’s Christophe Killian wins 51st Governor’s Cup
“BYC’s Christophe Killian, Harrison Vandervort and Jack Martin win the 51st Governor’s Cup” Credit: Tom Walker First Winner From Host Club Since 1980 NEWPORT BEACH, CA– Christophe Killian, 20, of host Balboa Yacht Club, Newport Beach, California, won the 51st Governor’s Cup International...
July 23rd, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Price Sustains Lead After Day Three of Governor’s Cup

Price Sustains Lead After Day Three of Governor’s Cup
“Skipper Harry Price (AUS, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia)” Credit: Bronny Daniels / JOY SAILING. Christopher Weis from Del Rey Yacht Club rises to third place overall NEWPORT BEACH, CA Thursday, July 20, 2017– Day three of the Governor’s Cup saw Harry Price (AUS) defeated only once through...
July 21st, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
    18-Jul-2017 MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION OFF TSEUNG KWAN O AREA 137 Hong Kong APPROVED BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT California, United States Marine site investigation off Tseung Kwan O Area 137 Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Hong Kong For approximately 2 months, marine site investigation...
July 18th, 2017 | Environment, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IUA media comment: EU/US covered agreement

IUA media comment: EU/US covered agreement
Dave Matcham Viewers can  find below an IUA comment on announcement by US Department of the Treasury and the Office of the US Trade Representative that they intend to sign Bilateral Agreement between the US and EU on Prudential Measures Regarding Insurance and Reinsurance. https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0124.aspx#.WWkFhgQPFhk.twitter Dave...
July 17th, 2017 | IUA | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 14, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 14, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Following the more dovish than expected tone of Fed Chair Janet Yellen at her semi-annual testimony this week, focus today is on US CPI inflation for...
July 14th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
20-Jun-2017 MARINE WORKS IN THE HUNG HOM FAIRWAY Hong Kong PORT CONDITION WHISKEY SET Beaumont/Port Arthur/Orange/Lake Charles, USA Marine works in the Hung Hom Fairway Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Hong Kong From 23 June and for approximately 8 months, marine works involving dredging,...
June 20th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
16-Jun-2017 SEA DREDGING MAINTENANCE PROJECT Philadelphia, United States INCREASE IN ARRIVALS AND DEMAND FOR BOOKING SLOTS Panama Canal, Panama Sea Dredging Maintenance Project Friday, June 16, 2017, Philadelphia, United States The Coast Guard is establishing three safety zones...
June 16th, 2017 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
12-Jun-2017 TROPICAL STORM MERBOK Hong Kong DREDGING AT ALHAMBRA CROSSING Mississippi River, United States QATAR SANCTIONS UPDATE United Arab Emirates Tropical Storm Merbok Monday, June 12, 2017, Hong Kong According to the update issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 11:00...
June 12th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions, Weather | Read More

“Shipping committed to Green Growth” ICS to tell UN Ocean Conference

“Shipping committed to Green Growth” ICS to tell UN Ocean Conference
Simon Bennett The high level United Nations Ocean Conference (5-9 June), organised by the UN General Assembly, opens today in New York. On Tuesday 6 June, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will explain that the global shipping industry is fully committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goal...
June 5th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Events, International Chamber of Shipping, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
02-Jun-2017 CALCASIEU RIVER SHIP CHANNEL UPDATE Lake Charles, United States Calcasieu River Ship Channel update Friday, June 2, 2017, Lake Charles, United States Traffic at Calcasieu River Ship Channel is currently limited to vessels with a draft of 15′ or less, after...
June 2nd, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More