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John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography –

The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 24 points and now stands at 1,330 – all thanks to the Capers who clinched  121 points keeping the market “buoyant”… The geopolitics as mentioned in previous recaps, continue to deteriorate. There are vested interests beyond your imagination… John Faraclas’ daily recap:

The Capers’ volatility is unique; today the BCI gained 121 points and now reads 2,130 points keeping the general index buoyant but this is a paradox as all other indices either fell or their gains were minimal…

Another day for the falling Panamaxes; the BPI lost a dozen points and now stands at 1,269… CAUTION!

The Supras’ BSI was up just three points and now stands at 1,030 points…

The Handies’ BHSI was down four points at 617…

All in all a Market for the capsize tonnage; wonder for how long and what might follow given that all other sizes are dead so to speak… CAUTION!

Mixed feelings for the Wets; the last published BDTI (Dirties) and BCTI (Cleans) stood at 639 – plus two and 555 – minus three points respectively.

The WTI as these line are being written stands at US$67.69 – perplexed messages and wonder how we are going to weather the storm…

Shipping will take 10 to 15 years to become a viable business again, following a necessary streamline process during which many owners will disappear, thus confirm our assumption that shipping will be only for the very very very few. With this in mind let’s see your reaction and what you will set up…

The Geopolitics slides to messy outcomes and brace for unexpected things to take place all over Planet Ocean. The Super Powers can only thrive in chaos!!!

For a start the MIGRANTS issue whether is more crossings over to Europe from Africa and the Anatolian Coast of Turkey – who on purpose keep a blind eye or deaths from drowning or troubles/fighting in Migrants’ designated centres  – amongst them or with the local authorities, takes dimensions of incalculable proportions and wonder if the going gets tough what else is going to happen…

The Middle Eastern situation in its entirety becomes more perplexed… The Iranian issue might ignite other problems and one has to be prepared and ready with a Plan C…

The Suez Canal might become again the target for another Geopolitical Business Mess and might even come amid blessings from certain functions, powerful though… in business and politics (we have hinted this a few months ago, particularly on the effect to Chinese exports…).

Don’t ask on the Greek – Turkish and Balkans situ…

BREXIT for sure will be the catalyst on many issues worldwide…

A bit upsetting news from Germany and other European nations from Jewish people being attack…

What an “interesting” fall  of the Dow Jones today – a 500 point fall is a 500 point fall…

In South America an particularly in Venezuela there is a lot of concern given that inflation is now 8,000 centum and all the Banks put together they don’t have money at all – rumours say that only US$ 45 (fortyfive) million are “available”… CAUTION as Nicholas Maduro policy spectacularly failed… Pity!

Eagerly waiting the WISTA annual conference in Singapore on the 10th of May; let’s see what the women in Shipping have to say about the state in Shipping and Geopolitics! WISTA Singapore also celebrates its 20th Anniversary! Big event tomorrow in Cyprus; the 2nd Marine Money Cyprus Forum takes place at the Four Seasons  Hotel in Limassol. Will bring you a report.

That’s all for today, have a nice evening and as always be on guard from any eventuality emanating from Pirates, Terrorists and any other dangerous group or individuals wherever you are on Planet Ocean…

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