Barry Parker

Friday, June 24, 2022
tanker in new york harbor

Marine Money Week: The New Tech Visage of Ship Finance

ESG (Environment-Social-Governance) considerations are tied integrally into shipping finance. For example, the costs of vessel loans (and soon, maritime hull

June 24, 2022
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Thursday, June 23, 2022
container ship at sea

Marine Money Week: Back in Force After Three-Year Hiatus

After a three year hiatus, the signature Marine Money event, at New York’s Pierre Hotel, began with a great line-up of presentations from companies and

June 23, 2022
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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee: Running at Full Speed to Stay on Schedule

One of the best characterizations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) came in Greece (1,500

June 8, 2022
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

All Eyes on IMO’s MEPC78

All eyes will be on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) when its Maritime Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) convenes virtually next month for

May 25, 2022
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

National Maritime Day in New York: MAPONY’s International Maritime Hall of Fame Awards

Last week, the New York maritime scene had National Maritime Day (on May 22) celebratory event that included the annual International Maritime Hall of Fame

May 24, 2022
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Monday, May 23, 2022

Shipping Company Climate Ratings: Nowhere to Hide

All of the in-person extravaganzas that were put on hold in Q1 2020 are now back, albeit with schedules slightly off-kilter. So it is with the World Economic

May 23, 2022
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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
zim containership

Container Shipping: ZIM Profits Roll In

Though news reports are no longer highlighting the ships anchored in San Pedro Bay, the container shipping segment continues to pump out strong earnings. In

May 18, 2022
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Friday, May 13, 2022

Coast Guard on Port State Control: ‘We Can’t Inspect All of Them’

“These ships know we are coming, even if we don’t tell them, they know that we are coming.” That was the answer to a question regarding targeting of U.S.

May 13, 2022
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

BlueSwell Incubator Seeks Future Maritime ‘Unicorns’

In the world of Private Equity (PE), a “Unicorn” is finance-speak for a private start-up worth $1 billion or more, usually in some type of tech sector.

May 11, 2022
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Thursday, April 28, 2022
wheat bulk ship

Commodity Traders: Secretive, Crafty And Utterly Necessary

Movements of commodities by entities often shrouded in mystery and secrecy drive shipping demand, which, in turn, is tied to economic activity and also

April 28, 2022
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Friday, April 15, 2022

Shipping Finance Panel and Then a Tanker Mega-Merger Announcement

Ship finance, a topic of paramount importance at the executive level, was the subject of multiple panels at last month’s Connecticut Maritime Association

April 15, 2022
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Tuesday, April 12, 2022
oil tanker

The ESG and Ship Finance Dance: Hydrocarbons No Longer the Devil?

What a difference a day makes. A day after the announcement of the mega merger between tanker giants Frontline (“FRO”) and Euronav (“EURN”), there were

April 12, 2022
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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
tanker in new york harbor

CMA Shipping 2022: Disarray Around Decarbonization

The Connecticut Maritime Association conference wrapped up last week, bringing together hundreds of attendees to an “in person” setting. Just like many

April 6, 2022
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Monday, April 4, 2022

Capital Link Session on Geopolitics: Black Swans, Known Unknowns and Preparing for War

Last week’s Capital Link online Shipping Forum was organized well before the crisis in the Ukraine unfolded. An important observation that emerged from

April 4, 2022
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Monday, March 28, 2022
bulk carrier underway

Capital Link’s International Shipping Forum Drybulk Panel: ‘You Pinch Yourself’

The drybulk panel at Capital Link’s International Shipping Forum (now in its 16th year) proved to be lively, to say the least, as shipowner participants

March 28, 2022
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Thursday, March 24, 2022

All Eyes on Russian Oil as Cargoes Go Underground

Russian exports of crude oil and refined products—what the major flows are (that’s the easy part), and also the geopolitics that attach to them (that’s

March 24, 2022
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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Xeneta’s State of the Market Webinar: Supply Chain Uncertainty, Covid Lockdowns, and Sanctions

Peter Sand, Xeneta’s container freight analyst extraordinaire, referred to shipping as “a constant barrage of risks coming into our everyday lives”

March 23, 2022
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Monday, March 21, 2022

East vs. West: McCown Report Highlights Continued Gains for East Coast Container Ports

The queues of anchored vessels on the West Coast are shrinking- now with a “60” or “70” handle, down from the print of over 100 vessels at end 2021.

March 21, 2022
Total Views: 1353

Thursday, March 17, 2022
LNG carrier with letters L N G on side

Europe’s LNG Void: Can the U.S. Fill It?

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, described by researchers at Evercore ISI as a “Black Swan Event”, the potential for shifting flows of liquified

March 17, 2022
Total Views: 2875

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
bulk carrier ballast water

Drybulk Uptrends Bring Optimism, Exuberance and Divergence

Though uncertainty pervades all parts of the shipping markets, drybulk has found some strength, against a backdrop of shifting cargo flows- real, envisaged, or

March 16, 2022
Total Views: 683