It has nothing to do with oil or ISIS. Syria is Russia's only foothold and port in the ME. This is a strategic step for Russia.
Sounds like half of California burnt out according to you. More hype than reality.
Cash flow is the only figure that matters.
All shipping stocks hit. Add Greek connection and you have an over reaction. CPLP is changing from a container shipper into a fuel product shipper. A move for the best. I am underwater on this share, but intend to hold as div fairly secure.
Short interest has not changed for a year, still low.
Bulk shippers under pressure. The rest are a much better market. There are different sectors in shipping and your statement is not valid.