In yet another sign that corporate management is anticipating
the announcement, ocean shipping has plunged into an
unprecedented slowdown. Where the media avoided discussion, this
was under discussion on the Internet. The evidence? The Baltic
Dry Index showed the plunge, as did graphic images of where the
ships were clustered.
- Shipping Said to Have Ceased… Is the
Worldwide Economy Grinding to a Halt?
January 11, 2016
- Last week, I received news from a
contact who is friends with one of the biggest billionaire
shipping families in the world. He told me they had
no ships at sea right now, because operating them
meant running at a loss. This weekend, reports are
circulating saying much the same thing: The North Atlantic
has little or no cargo ships traveling in its waters.
Instead, they are anchored. Unmoving. Empty.
Factories aren’t buying and retailers aren’t stocking.
The ratio of inventory to sales in the US is an
indicator of this. The last time that ratio was this
high was during the “great recession” in 2008.
- Major Ships Evacuate Atlantic Ocean
for First Time in History
January 10, 2016
- A very alarming Ministry of
Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today
states that Federation Naval Forces reported yesterday
that the entire Atlantic Ocean has been totally deserted
of major freighter ships—an occurrence this report states
has never been seen in all of modern recorded history.
What I can confirm from the report is that the Baltic Dry
Index did hit an all-time low in November of 2015.
And stocks did plunge in the first week and a half of
2016. The BDI is the global index that provides an
assessment of the price of moving major raw materials by
sea and takes in 23 shipping routes measured on a
timecharter basis and covers Handysize, Supramax, Panamax,
and Capesize dry bulk carriers carrying a range of
commodities including coal, iron ore and grain.
Claims immediately arose that ships were
out to sea, just not showing up on the graphics because ship to
shore communication equipment only connected when the ship was
close to shore. Thus, all ships clustered close to shore. In
fact, for a subscriber, ships do
show up out at sea.
- The Cargo Coast
January 12, 2016
- MarineTraffic.com writes that
a ship may not be visible on a map for a number of
reasons. Mainly, the AIS system only covers coastal areas.
A terrestrial AIS map only has a range of about 15-20
nautical miles. The image posted/tweeted by MarineTraffic
combined terrestrial AIS data with satellite AIS data.
MarineTraffic has a partnership with satellite
communications firm Orbcomm.
Note the numbers on the Marine
Traffic chart represent the number of ships located below
the number, as a zoom feature shows. So there are indeed a
number of ships at sea, just many
more clustered in port or parked just off shore.
Yet in addition to the Baltic Dry Index chart showing a dramatic
slowdown in ocean shipping, the Harper Petersen charts likewise
show this dramatic drop.
- Investigating Claims "North Atlantic
Trade Ground to a Halt, No Ships Moving"; The Real Shipping
January 12, 2016
- Harper Petersen provides much more
information. Shipping has not ground to a halt. However,
shipping volumes and shipping rates have both plunged.
2015 was a disaster by any measure. There's no need to
exaggerate. Reality is bad enough.
A casual look at the Vessel
Finder website shows the first dozen or so tankers on the
list of registered vessels are not
at sea but parked off-shore or in port. Vessel Finder has
626,477 ships registered, though this number also includes
fishing boats and large pleasure craft. Nevertheless, for some
reason ocean going shipping vessels are not
out to sea.
Is this the economy? Where the stock markets have been up and
down recently, and boom and bust is normal during economic
swings, if the economy were so
bad as to cause ocean going shipping to almost halt,
then shipping by other means would likewise be slowed. Yet an
analysis of traffic by rail in the US shows otherwise. If
anything, business is booming, up. The Zetas, as usual, explain.
- US Domestic Intermodal Shippers Moving
Loads Back to Trucks
August 3, 2015
- With carload volume, particularly
coal shipments, declining and railroads’ enviable profit
growth slowing, the acknowledgement shared during
second-quarter earnings calls that intermodal has lost
share to truck reflects not only the dynamism of surface
transportation but a rare case in which railroads must
step up their game or lose valuable business.
- Despite Domestic Growth Slowdown, US
Intermodal on Solid Track
September 20, 2015
- Through July domestic containers
are up over 5 percent, compared to 3.9 percent for the
international sector. And we’re tracking overall
intermodal growth for this year at a total of 5 to 6
percent, marketwise; 3 to 4 percent for international; and
6 to 7 percent for domestic shipments. And if we achieve
those results, we’re going to add up to 700,000 to 800,000
units, compared to last year’s 16.3 million units. So
we’re looking at over 17 million units transported in
intermodal service by the end of this year.
swings typically include a boom and bust pattern. During a
boom jobs become available because manufacturers have allowed
their inventory to drop during a bust. Thus flush with wages,
the public goes out to purchase items they have been longing
for but waiting out of fear of personal bankruptcy. Retailers
find their sales going up, and start production again, thus
needing new inventory on their raw materials. Everyone is
busy, including the shippers providing raw materials and
With all the warnings that the
worldwide economy was approaching the inflation that was
present in 2008 before the housing bubble burst, it should be
no surprise that shipping has slowed to a crawl, the boats in
ports rather than in route. But is there more to this? There
have been several factors recently that impact the global
- One is the oil glut price
war wherein the Saudi’s are trying to drive the US out of
oil independence from the Middle East. Fracking oil
production in the US is going bankrupt. But rather than
spurring production of goods that require oil during their
manufacture, manufacturing is stalled, worldwide.
- A second factor is the
rise of banking systems competing with the traditional
western banking control of the world. In the past, the US
dollar was considered the base currency. Now BRICS
is effectively competing with the IMF. But if a lack
of loans to support trade might account for a Europe-US
slowdown in trade, it would not account for a worldwide
slowdown affecting BRICS members too.
- A third factor might be
caution in the face of potential piracy on the high seas, a
potential rise of ISIS or other terrorist maneuvers. This
was an issue in the past with Somali pirates off the coast
of Africa, until a concerted effort by the military from a
number of countries put this to rest. But ISIS has made no
threats, nor is there any evidence that they are taking to
the seas. ISIS is a land based terror organization.
What is not published for the
public to read, but what is known by the shipping industry, is
that the Earth changes are heating up, and storms at sea have
made the profit margin slimmer. The Earth changes are
discounted in the media, the magnitude and frequency of
earthquakes a frank lie, and the incidence of giant waves on
the increase. But it is the rumors that the presence of Nibiru
is about to be announced, admitted, and the potential of riots
in ports is giving shippers pause. Until the ports are proven
secure from rioters fearing starvation and opportunists
wanting goods free of charge, this slowdown will continue.
Another sign that corporations are aware of the pending
announcement admitting the presence of Nibiru, and the likely
increase in ZetaTalk predicted Earth changes, is the recently
announced Wal-Mart closings. Yes, they are closing a number of
small stores, which were never profitable, per Wal-Mart. Yes,
this only represents a tiny percentage of their overall revenue.
Yes they are otherwise expanding their number of large stores.
But the recently announced closures do show a pattern. The Zetas
- Here’s a List and Map of all the
Walmart Store Closings in the US
January 15, 2016
- Express began in 2011 as an
experiment with bodega-like Walmarts in spots, mostly
urban and rural areas, where the company couldn’t open the
sprawling “Supercenters” for which it is best known. But
they weren’t successful.
- Wal-Mart to Shutter 269 Stores, 154 of
Them in the US
January 15, 2016
- The world's largest retailer is
closing 269 stores, including 154 in the U.S. that
includes all of its locations under its smallest-format
concept store called Wal-Mart Express. The other big chunk
is in its challenging Brazilian market. The stores being
shuttered account for a fraction of the company's 11,000
stores worldwide and less than 1 percent of its global
- Walmart is Ending its Express Concept
and Closing 269 Stores
January 15, 2016
- Even as Walmart plans to close
hundreds of locations, it also intends to open more than
300 stores in the next year, including 50 to 60
supercenters in the United States and 85 to 95
Neighborhood Markets. The stores that are to be shuttered
are ones that the retailer says account for less than 1
percent of global revenue. Walmart Express stores were
something of mashup between a dollar store and a small
grocery, offering convenience-oriented food products but
not a wide array of fresh produce or meats. Of the 115
stores it is shuttering abroad, 60 are
money-losing stores in Brazil.
closing of the Wal-Mart Express line, which has never made a
profit, is a non-issue when viewed through the lens of a
profit driven corporations looking to the bottom line. That
this store concept was “experimental”, initiated recently in
2011, allows it to be closed as an experiment that failed. It
is noteworthy however that the Wal-Mart Express stores were
located, by design, in poor neighborhoods that would be likely
to riot with slight provocation. They are also located in a
region likely to be devastated by New Madrid adjustments. The
Brazilian stores are reputed to have never made a profit.
What is also noteworthy is that regular Wal-Mart and Super
Centers are being closed in Baltimore, LA and San Francisco,
Houston, and Los Vegas. These are big city closures or along the
coastlines and the San Andreas. Supercenters are also being
closed along the Seaway in Ohio and Michigan, yet many new
Wal-Mart and Super Centers are planned to be opened shortly.
What is clear from this pattern, though unspoken by the media or
Wal-Mart management, is that they anticipate the Earth changes
and the announcement. New Madrid devastation, earthquake damage
along the San Andreas, rioting in big cities, and rioting in
poor neighborhoods is anticipated, and Wal-Mart is making
Booms are Back
Booms are back in the N American continent, as noted in the
Pole Shift ning blog dedicates to such matters.
Simultaneously, across the nation, from New Jersey to the
California coast, during the same timeframe – Friday January 8,
2016 to Saturday January 9, 2016. In New Jersey, the booms were
located just west of the Hudson river, and were still ongoing a
week later. In southern Pennsylvania, they were just west of the
Susquehana River which flows to the coast. In Georgia, they were
just southwest of Atlanta, which has the Chattahoochee River
flowing through it. And on the Florida panhandle, the booms were
on the coastline on the western side of the state.
The Zetas have often pointed out that rivers are weak points in
the crust, causing a sag where water then flows, seeking the
lowest point. It is also true that the recent booms up along the
East Coast follow the East Coast Fault Line, which connects in
the Gulf to the New Madrid Fault Line. The Zetas have also made
the point that the N American continent is in a bow, with the
center of the bow in California near San Diego. It would seem
that this bow stress and the New Madrid diagonal pull are both
involved in the recent spate of booms.
- New Jersey: Fair Lawn, NJ Residents
Baffled by Loud Noises in Night
January 15, 2016
- Residents of Fair Lawn, New
Jersey, have been plagued by loud booming sounds for about
a week. As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported, the source of the
nuisance is a mystery.
- Pennsylvania: What were the Loud Booms
in York County?
January 11, 2016
- At least 10 calls were made to 911
dispatchers between 4:50 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. Saturday
around York County with people reporting what sounded like
a loud explosion. But fire crews — sent to the North
Codorus Township and Spring Grove Borough area — did not
- Georgia: Booms in Eastern Coweta
Reported to be Tannerite
January 8, 2016
- Social media lit up with theories
regarding the origins of the concussive blast. On
Facebook, residents of Senoia, Sharpsburg and even
Peachtree City, all reported hearing the explosion around
6:00 pm. According to the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office,
the source has been identified as Tannerite being
detonated in the Winchester Road and Marion Beavers Road
- Florida: Loud Boom Heard Friday,
January 8, 2016
- We received more than 100 reports
of the boom, mainly from those in parts of Panama City
Beach, Panama City, Southport, Lynn Haven, and Youngstown.
However, residents in Santa Rosa Beach, Marianna,
Cottondale, Chipley, Bonifay, and Clarksville also noticed
it. Some said it tripped the breakers and shook their
house. None of the military bases in the area confirmed
any activity possibly contributing to the explosive sound.
Gulf Power representatives said there weren't any reported
While the East Coast Fault Line runs up the East Coast from
Florida to Connecticut, the New Madrid Fault Line runs up the
Mississippi to Chicago and then turns East to run under the
Great Lakes. The booms heard just to the southwest of Fort
Wayne, Indiana fall along this route. Oklahoma has been
sustaining quake swarms for months, not surprising when one
looks at the plethora of fault lines in southern Oklahoma. As
the New Madrid region is pulled at a diagonal, and the bowing of
N America tightens, this region is fracturing. Thus the booms.
- Indiana: We get to the Bottom of the
January 8, 2016
- Huntington County Emergency
Management said the county has received “numerous” reports
of explosions and booms over the last 10-14 days, with a
spike over the last 24 hours.
- Oklahoma: Loud Boom Leaves Dozens with
January 8, 2016
- People from all over Carter County
took to social media about a loud boom that shook their
homes and workplaces around 10:15 Friday morning.
And of course at the center of the bow is the region along the
California coastline close to San Diego. Note that for this
spate of booms, only the Georgia booms received the typical
establishment excuse. All others honestly reported that no
military activity or mining blasting was ongoing, and the booms
remained unexplained. This is a move in the right direction.
- California: Loud "Boom" Noises Heard
throughout Paso Robles coming from Camp Roberts
January 9, 2016
- KSBY has had reports from multiple
viewers about loud "boom" sounds heard throughout Paso
Robles. We made calls to authorities and Paso Police tell
us that the sounds are coming from Camp Roberts. Calls are
being made to Camp Roberts for more information. More
details to come as soon as new information comes into the
Elsewhere around the world trumpets and sounds from the sky
were heard, as noted in the Pole
Shift ning blog. In Morocco on January 5. In the
Netherlands on January 6. And in Singapore on January 13.
This is nothing new, and well documented. In summarizing 2015 at
year end, the Daily Mail reports these sounds have been
prevalent for the last 10 years. Yes indeed, since Nibiru
arrived in 2003 and began tugging on the Earth. This has been
documented in Issue 255 of this
newsletter in August, 2011 when we had the trumpets
of Kiev. And in Issue 257 of
this newsletter in September, 2011 when we had the Tampa
Bay Howl and the Belarus Horns.
And in Issue 277 of this newsletter
in January, 2012 when we had the Costa
Rico Drums. And in Issue 380
of this newsletter in January, 2014 we had the Bratislava
Bellow and the Saskatoon Squawk.
Now that Nibiru has crept closer, sounds and signs in the skies
will become stronger and more prevalent. The double helix shape
of Nibiru and its two dominant Moon Swirls are so very visible
- What IS this strange sound from the
sky? Noise heard across the globe for nearly a DECADE
December 25, 2015
- A mysterious noise from the sky
baffled people all over the world - as well as giving
those who hear it sleepless nights. Sounding like a
trumpet or a collective from a brass section of an
orchestra, a selection of videos shot from Canada to
Ukraine, via the U.S., Germany and Belarus showed strange
goings on above us. And the eerie sounds have been
continuously heard at all different times and locations
for almost a decade.