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Friday, February 9, 2024
Bob Burke. Photo courtesy Marine Money
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Should I Stay or Do I Go? Ridgebury Tankers’ Burke Reflects on Selling His Fleet

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – After leaning into a surging tanker market and selling off his fleet at, or near, its peak, what should is a shipowner to

February 9, 2024
Total Views: 1387

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
US Navy destroyer USS Truxtun escorts merchant ship in red sea
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The Red Sea Crisis: Possibly the Beginning of Something Bigger

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – When it comes to shipping market predictions, analysts crunching supply and demand numbers can sometimes, but not always,

January 16, 2024
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Friday, July 7, 2023
IMO greenhouse gas emissions
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IMO’s 2023 Revised GHG Strategy: Next Steps

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Today, the International Maritime Organization (IMO’s) MEPC 80 meeting saw the adoption of a Revised Strategy for

July 7, 2023
Total Views: 1075

Monday, July 3, 2023
IMO MEPC
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IMO MEPC 80: Day 1

Barry Parker (gCaptain) – The International Maritime Organization’s MEPC 80 meeting kicked off Monday morning at the IMO headquarters in London, with

July 3, 2023
Total Views: 2251

Monday, June 26, 2023
Delegates Told to Be ‘Ambitious and Bold’ Ahead of IMO’s Critical MEPC 80 Meeting
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Delegates Told to Be ‘Ambitious and Bold’ Ahead of IMO’s Critical MEPC 80 Meeting

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – With the all-important MEPC 80 meeting now a week away, the preparatory work at the International Maritime Organization

June 26, 2023
Total Views: 1165

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Scorpio Tankers
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Scorpio Tankers: Bulls, Bears, and ‘Shiptwits’

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Tanker market watchers eagerly awaited the Q1 earnings report from product tanker behemoth Scorpio Tankers (NYSE: STNG),

May 2, 2023
Total Views: 1838

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
A silhouette of a ship underway in the distance at dusk
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New Report Provides IMO with a Following Wind for Reducing GHG Emissions from Ships

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – In anticipation of the upcoming Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 80 meeting of the International Maritime

April 25, 2023
Total Views: 935

Friday, April 21, 2023
A tanker ship is seen in the English Channel at sunrise, near Dover, Britain, August 4, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo
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Carbon Chronicles: Insets and Offsets

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – In shipping, timing is crucial. Shortly after my previous article on carbon offsets in the maritime industry earlier this

April 21, 2023
Total Views: 931

Monday, April 17, 2023
Stock photo of the bow of a ship at anchor
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Carbon Chronicles: Voluntary Carbon Credits

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – In a recent press release, shipping industry participants Greenheart, Njord, and Marsoft announced that they have entered

April 17, 2023
Total Views: 1341

Friday, March 31, 2023
A tanker ship is seen in the English Channel at sunrise, near Dover, Britain, August 4, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo
Environment

IMO Moving Towards Agreements on Decarbonization

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) upcoming environmental meeting, MEPC 80, is now three months away. It

March 31, 2023
Total Views: 1414

Monday, March 27, 2023
container ship
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CMA Shipping 2023: Liner Shipping’s Commercial and Data-Driven Future

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – On Day 3 of the Connecticut Maritime Association’s well-attended Shipping 2023 conference, the Liner Shipping panel

March 27, 2023
Total Views: 2511

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Aerial photo of an oil tanker at anchor. Stock Photo: Nickeo23/Shutterstock
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Earnings Season: Big Tankers Rake In Big Bucks

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – The listed companies running the big fleet of tankers have now reported earnings for 2022’s Q4. As last year ended, the

March 1, 2023
Total Views: 2651

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Offshore Wind’s Jones Act Supply Chain Getting into Gear
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Offshore Wind’s Jones Act Supply Chain Getting into Gear

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Capital Link’s Jones Act webinar on Offshore Wind, moderated by lawyer Winston & Strawn’s Charlie Papavizas,

February 28, 2023
Total Views: 4011

Thursday, February 23, 2023
HACC NACC Conference: Geopolitics Meets Supply Chains
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HACC NACC Conference: Geopolitics Meets Supply Chains

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – The February 2023 Hellenic American / Norwegian American conference (“HACC / NACC”, referring to the two Chambers of

February 23, 2023
Total Views: 1007

Friday, February 17, 2023
Scorpio Tankers
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Product Tankers Hitting It Out of the Park

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – February 5th, when the price caps on Russian refined products kicked in, was a pivotal day for the MR and LR1 tanker

February 17, 2023
Total Views: 3088

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Aerial top view of a containership underway
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Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII): Prepare for Some Fine-Tuning

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Though the meetings of the International Maritime Organization’s IMO) Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC)

February 14, 2023
Total Views: 1408

Thursday, February 2, 2023
Euronav: The Analyst View
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Euronav: The Analyst View

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – While the take-over battle surrounding tanker behemoth Euronav (NYSE: “EURN”) has dominated reports on the company, the

February 2, 2023
Total Views: 1159

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
MEPC 79: Moving Ahead on GHG Reductions, Green Corridors and Onboard Carbon Capture
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MEPC 79: Moving Ahead on GHG Reductions, Green Corridors and Onboard Carbon Capture

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – The International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s MEPC79 sessions continued Tuesday with an eventful Day 2 of its week-long

December 14, 2022
Total Views: 775

Monday, December 12, 2022
MEPC 79: IMO Working Group Talks About Fuel Consumption Data, and Who Can See It
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MEPC 79: IMO Working Group Talks About Fuel Consumption Data, and Who Can See It

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – The Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC), the part of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) dealing

December 12, 2022
Total Views: 1153

Thursday, December 8, 2022
ship emissions
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Incentivizing New Fuels: Drybulk Ship Owners Share Their Ideas

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Next week will see the Marine Environmental Protection Committee’s “MEPC79” meetings occurring in-person at the

December 8, 2022
Total Views: 744
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