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Archive for October, 2010

Easing rates in the dry cargo markets. Report Oct 29

By • Oct 31st, 2010 • Category: Dry Cargo

The Coracle Online Dry Cargo podcast for week ending Oct 29, in association with The Baltic Exchange

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To learn more about the dry cargo chartering market, why not take Coracle’s Dry Cargo Chartering course?



A return to positive earnings for VLCC’s… Tanker report Oct 28, 2010

By • Oct 29th, 2010 • Category: Tankers

The Coracle tanker market podcast for October 28th, 2010 in association with Braemar-Seascope

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Coracle meets Ryan Wallace of OCEANUSlive.org

By • Oct 26th, 2010 • Category: Coracle Meets..., Piracy

Coracle meets Ryan Wallace of OCEANUSlive.org

OCEANUSLive is a suite of applications that allows Ship and Yacht masters, CSOs, Duty Personnel Ashore, and relevant maritime safety and security bodies to collaborate within a single, secure environment to enhance the safety and security of vessels at sea.

Supported by Watchkeepers to provide advice, it can be used exclusively or in conjunction with shipping company internal communications capability. Emergency Coordination chat rooms can be set up in a matter of hours as necessary to meet the demand.



US Dollar pulled back from record lows last week. Currency report Oct 25

By • Oct 25th, 2010 • Category: Currency

The Coracle Online Currency podcast for Oct 25, 2010 in association with Crossbar fx

The US Dollar pulled back from record lows last week as recent selling pressure on the currency dwindled. It had dropped to its lowest level this year earlier this month as the prospect of further quantitative easing by the Fed weighed on the currency. Then the Chinese raised interest rates, which took the market by surprise, and meant that commodity prices dropped and the Dollar gained some strength as the markets interpreted the Chinese move as a form of cooling the rate of growth and hence holders of commodity based currencies dived for the cover of the Dollar. The US deficit fell last month to 8.9% of GDP, and is currently $122 billion less than 2009 levels…but that’s still the 2nd highest since the Second World War. What is astounding currency traders is the strength of the Euro which gained again this week. Why? Wasn’t it only a month ago that the PIGS were going to fail and default on sovereign debt payments? The only explanation is they do not talk of more QE; that and the Euro has become the beneficiary for those selling the Dollar. Is next week the point when it all turns round and the Dollar passes the ‘ugly baton’ onto the Euro, the Pound or the Yen?
Here in the UK the Chancellor announced his austerity measures – and so far there are no riots in the streets! The MPC had a 3 way split, the latest minutes show – 7 no’s and 1 yes for a rate rise, and 1 for more QE. So the idea of QE is gathering momentum – unlike the economy. Factory orders dropped at their sharpest rate in October since April, and Public Sector borrowing rose to £16.2 billion in September, compared to the £14.8 billion borrowed in the same month last year. It’s going to be a key few weeks as the cuts are digested and the pain begins to register.



The ICS prize-giving award ceremony took place at Trinity House in London on Oct 21, 2010

By • Oct 25th, 2010 • Category: Coracle Meets..., General

The ICS prize-giving award ceremony took place at Trinity House in London on Oct 21, 2010.

This podcast has the speeches from Alan Marsh (ICS President) and Mr R Woods CBE as well as the prize awards.

ARMAC prize: Mrs M O’Reilly

CLARKSONS prize: Mrs T Henry

JOHN GOOD & SONS prize: Mr PK Maina

O’KEEFE prize: Mr R Coulling

SHELL INTERNATIONAL TRADING & SHIPPING prize: Mr CC Heng

STEPHENSON CLARKE prize: Mr S Neylon

E A GIBSON prize: Mr PK Maina

BALTIC EXCHANGE prizes: Mr J Holland, Mr M Bloete, Mr R Phillips

STEAMSHIP MUTUAL prize: Mr S Edwards
THE TUTORSHIP PIETER VAN GELDER prize: Mrs E Panova
IHS FAIRPLAY prize: Capt AK Sengupta

BRAEMAR SEASCOPE prize: Ms TL Carter

PETER TALBOT WILLCOX MEMORIAL prize: Ms K Narvidaite

CHARLES GEE & CO CENTENARY prize: Mrs E Panova

CORY BROTHERS prize: Mr C Hamilton

SHIPBROKERS’ REGISTER prize: Mr E Buttery

MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING CO (UK) prize: Miss K Aldrick

PORT STRATEGY prize: Mr A Kearney

ADAMANTIOS C HADJIPATERAS MEMORIAL prize: Mrs M Savva

MICHAEL ELSE AND COMPANY prize: Mr S Davies

VAUGHAN-JAMES EUROPEAN prize: Mr J Tiron De Llano

LLOYDS LIST prize: Mr E Rousos
PRESIDENT’S prize: Mr E Buttery



An introduction to containerisation from Shipping Podcasts listener, Henry Samut.

By • Oct 25th, 2010 • Category: Containers

This listener podcast is from Henry Samut FICS on the topic of containerisation.
Henry is studying for a post-grad in Maritime Law having worked for AP Moller-Maersk since the mid 1980’s.

Do you have a particular interest in some part of the maritime scene? Would you be willing to share your knowledge for the benefit of the maritime community at large?

If so, we want to hear you on Shipping Podcasts…

Please send your mp3 audio recording to podcasts@coracleonline.com or simply email us with a time that would be convenient for us to call you and we’ll record you over the phone.



A strong steady end to the week. Dry cargo report Oct 22

By • Oct 23rd, 2010 • Category: Dry Cargo

The Coracle Online Dry Cargo podcast for week ending Oct 22, in association with The Baltic Exchange

Would you be interested in learning about the different types of ships? Email based course from Coracle… Sign up for the Daily Draft here

To learn more about the dry cargo chartering market, why not take Coracle’s Dry Cargo Chartering course?



Tanker market going nowhere. Report 21 Oct

By • Oct 22nd, 2010 • Category: Tankers

The Coracle tanker market podcast for October 21st, 2010 in association with Braemar-Seascope

Would you be interested in learning about the different types of ships? Email based course from Coracle… Sign up for the Daily Draft here

To learn more about the tanker markets, why not take Coracle’s Tanker Chartering course?



Dollar sell off all week… Currency report Oct 18

By • Oct 18th, 2010 • Category: Currency

The Coracle Online Currency podcast for Oct 18, 2010 in association with Crossbar fx



Big Society leads one UK port community to think local

By • Oct 18th, 2010 • Category: Ports

This Ports information podcast is from Coracle Online.com in association with Port Strategy magazine

The new UK government’s championing of Big Society has inspired at least one national port community to think local….