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John Faraclas

What an odd BDI@690; geopolitics getting sour with BREXIT’s outcome still on hold…

The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “gained” seven points and makes all interested parties wonder… Geopolitics turning sour with BREXIT’s twists and turns. CAUTION. John Faraclas’ early brief recap:

The Capes’ BCI lost a dozen points and now fatally wounded stands at 178; what next…   who can contemplate and explained on: “BCI dropped but Freight rate increased ????” Going below the 300 and  200 points respectively as we have mentioned in previous reports is one thing, reality yet another!

A good three points plus for the Panamaxes’ BPI now at 1,056  – the only size doing well, our most favourable size per dozens of mentionings and notes in our thousand of market reports!

Minus two points for the Supras’ BSI now at 831 points…

The Handies’ BHSI clinched three valuable points and now stands at 466!

All those people we contacted were expressing their wonder with today’s BDI’s 690 points saying that at least same should have been 0.-

The Wets not only with mixed feelings; the Cleans “surpassed” the Dirties… The last published BDTI (Dirties) and BCTI (Cleans) stood at 678 – minus ten and 703 – plus 19 points respectively!

The WTI as these lines are being written stands at US$ 59.77 – lost a few cents but still this price is too high!! CAUTION as we insist that if oil maintains these levels sooner or latter we will be faced with hostilities…


The MIGRANTS still the top issue despite the fact that the media continue to focus on BREXIT.

The Gib to Afghanistan and from the Caucuses to the Horn of Africa faulty line produces earthquakes and tsunamis! CAUTION.

The Arab – Israeli conflict might dangerously flair-up and Turkey’s Erdogan plays with words and actions wrongly correlated to his aims in wanting to turn the Saint Sophia Church, the Cathedral of Ecumenical Orthodoxy to a Mosque… SHAME mr. Erdogan! His Air Force continue to violate Greece’s and European Union Airspace  – not to mention Greece’s and the European Union’s territorial waters, every single day and the double faced infamous politicians and diplomats in Brussels headed and lead by Frau Merkel turn a blind eye! Mr. Erdogan wishes to “punish” the Greeks through the Israelis who want to include the Golan Heights into the territory of the State of Israel with the USA’s president support…

BREXIT  reached a peak tonight following debates and many voting procedures in the British Parliament. The behaviour against Mrs. May is unprecedented. She offers to stand down as PM if her plan is voted; what a grand gesture that was! We stand by her position and Plan!  Remember: if you don’t do it excellent, don’t do it at all and obviously: if in doubt, don’t!

And what do you make from the Cheollima Civil Defence attack in Spain’s Embassy in North Korea a few days before president Trump met Kim Jong-un in Hanoi?

On another note and tone we had two events to attend earlier on tonight; a Lloyd’s Register drinks and dips early evening at the Blacks Club and the Fusion Five International Contemporary  Art Show at the Candid Arts Trust.

From the Blacks Club Lloyd’s Register drinks; women’s dominance!

Tradition is very important particularly in the Shipping industry and Niki d’Hubert had chosen a very unique place for this Lloyd’s Register’s drinks event: The Blacks Club in the heart of Soho’s Dean Street. The three floor c.1732 club is a must to visit! The event itself dominated by media experts, mainly women was very touching in an jovial mood atmosphere. Good to see old friends too and as always make new ones. Excellent fruity cold wine wine “build up” our minds and unwinding was a very much needed situ following a busy day as well as our first outing following our team’s trip in Panama. The news have “travelled” so we unleashed all that happened in Panama during the 14th Panama Maritime Conference. Niki d’Hubert begins having her maternity leave and she introduced her replacement – our darling in the shipping media, Nicola Good! We also met the very eloquent Vivien  Lebbon and Paul Carrett from the External Relations, Marine & Offshore division’s team of LR. Good to see after ten years(!) Captain Trevor Bailey. Bob Jaques from Seatrade was there as did Peter Owen the president of the Seahorse Club, The Nautical Institute’s head of Publishing and Membership Bridget Hogan, Ines Nastali, Namrata Nadkarni and many others. Excellent; many congrats Niki!

Kira Phoenix K’inan and three of her Constructure exhibits; objects of desire and eco shipping friendly!






















At the Candid Arts Trust we went to see Kira Phoenix K’inan’s  glass sculptures and drawings at FUSION V, International Contemporary Art Show  in 3-5 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ; an enormous event / exhibition with a variety of artists and themes spread in two halls and floors! Dozens of paintings and constructions…

Three works from Kira’s Constructure series were on display. The Constructure series take delicate individual Relief Glass Drawings and through a kiln casting process called fusing, creates a multilayered mesh that is stronger than any individual layer alone.  

Taking inspiration from painting and playing with perspective, the Constructure series evokes the illusion of further depth on a seemingly flat plane to reveal an undulating surface within the glass sculpture. Constructure in Periwinkle Blue and  Constructure in Opal Green also make reference to the quantity of plastic now floating in our Planet’s Oceans. These two works give the impression of plastic coral. 

At the drinks bar we saw many of Kira’s drawings and we also noticed a stand with clothes; excellent prints  from the paintings of Monica Maja Richardson with a very sea-wise business card and message: Listening to the  Oceans – from her respective painting LISTENING TO THE OCEAN 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 160 x 190 cm !!  Don’t miss this exhibition; it’s worth it!

Monica Maja Richardson with Anny Zade

Exhibition Dates : 27 to 31 March Opening times: 28 of March – 11:30am – 8:30pm; 29 of March – 11:30am – 9:30pm; 30 of March – 11:30am – 11pm; and  31 of March – 11:30am – 4:30pm. For more information viewers can log on: http://www.theculthouse.co.uk/fusion-v.html

Have a nice evening and remain on guard from actions emanating from Pirates, Terrorists, Criminals and Business Hooligans whatsoever wherever you are on Planet Ocean!



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