Barry Parker

Monday, January 10, 2022

Federal Reserve Launches Monitor of Drybulk and Container Shipping ‘Pressure’

How do you quantify supply chain pain? Drybulk freight and containership hires (along with airfreight) are at the epicenter of all the hurt, in the view of the

January 10, 2022
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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
cargo ships loading at port of oakland

FMC Stepping Up Its Scrutiny of Liner Shipping

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission issues Orders of Investigation into ONE and Wan Hai Lines By Barry Parker In the wake of 2021’s tumultuous supply chain

January 5, 2022
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Monday, December 27, 2021

The Supply Chain Story: A Year-End View

By Barry Barker Anecdotally, in the last weeks of 2021, the supply chain problems, encompassing a huge swath of issues, may be getting better. Containers seem

December 27, 2021
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Friday, December 17, 2021
CMA CGM mega-ship Marco Polo

Freight Futures Coming to Container Shipping

Can container freight futures offer an antidote for supply chain blues? The Baltic Exchange, which pioneered indexation and transacting of drybulk freight

December 17, 2021
Total Views: 4975

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
port of long beach truck gates

Faster Horses: FMC’s Maritime Data Initiative Looks to Speed Cargo Flow

As the Holiday season moves towards crunch time, the “supply chain”, with its empty shelves and delayed delivery times, is rivalling the Omicron variant

December 15, 2021
Total Views: 710

Thursday, December 2, 2021
bulk ship

Drybulk Outlook: Watch Out for Supply Side Jolts

For maritime industry participants, December is a time for looking backward- what happened in the past 12 months, and looking ahead, at what might happen in

December 2, 2021
Total Views: 752

Saturday, November 27, 2021
tanker in new york harbor

IMO MEPC77: Not Entering The Harbor Just Yet

The International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s MEPC77 meetings have ended; though the dialogue had its moments, there were no dramatic pronouncements coming

November 27, 2021
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Monday, November 22, 2021
imo headquarters

IMO Kicks Off MEPC 77 Meeting to Consider Shipping’s Path Towards Decarbonization

The long-anticipated IMO MEPC 77 meeting (more officially the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Environmental Protection Committee 77th meeting)

November 22, 2021
Total Views: 1038

bulk carrier at sea

Drybulk Support: On The Charts and From The Big Players

Even though it has pulled back from its October highs, the drybulk market is still of keen interest, if the attendance at last week’s Marine Money conference

November 22, 2021
Total Views: 478

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Decarbonizing Shipping By Starting Small: Green Corridors and The Clydebank Declaration

How will shipping decarbonize; what’s the path? That’s the $2 Trillion – $4 Trillion question, depending which set of prognosticators that you are

November 11, 2021
Total Views: 688

Monday, November 8, 2021

‘I Love Rules’ – Companies Consider Paths to Net Zero at COP26 Future of Shipping Event

The most quotable quote, from an event where shipping’s heavyweights were on full display (many in person, and some virtually) came from Svein Steimler, the

November 8, 2021
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Thursday, November 4, 2021

US Views on Shipping’s Voyage to Zero Carbon Presented at COP26 Event

The COP26 confab in Glasgow has seen numerous breakout meetings and sidebar events, on both sides of the river. An excellent three-day meeting on the south

November 4, 2021
Total Views: 526

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The COP26 Gathering and Upcoming IMO Meeting, With a Sprinkling of US Strategy

Alternative zero carbon fuels for shipping are in the pipeline, with uncertainties that are too numerous to mention. Unfortunately, shipping people don’t

November 2, 2021
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Monday, November 1, 2021
ship loading coal

Dry Bulk Market: Room for Some Bouncing Around with Doomsday Not on The Horizon

Savvy traders, analysts and math whizzes had seen it coming- the drybulk market’s “parabolic rise” during September was simply not sustainable. Big

November 1, 2021
Total Views: 776

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
bulk carrier at sea

Dry Bulk High Flyer Coming Down to Earth

The drybulk market, described a few weeks ago as “overheated” or “on fire”,  has been inching back to a calmer and cooler situation. Interestingly,

October 26, 2021
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Monday, October 18, 2021

CMA Shipping Finance Panel: Steaming Towards the ‘Good Side’

Perhaps the best quote of the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) conference sessions covering maritime finance came from one of the panels, with the catchy

October 18, 2021
Total Views: 739

Thursday, October 14, 2021

CMA Shipping: The New Order of Things

At the CMA Shipping 2021’s Day 2 session “Driving Change”, the organization’s President- Chris Aversano (who has a day job at information provider

October 14, 2021
Total Views: 2880

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
dry bulk vessel

Dry Bulk at Capital Link Shipping Forum: Higher Hires, The Market’s On Fire!

“Our market is in fire”, were the words of DNB shipping analyst Jorgen Lian began the session covering drybulk shipping sector at the Capital Link Shipping

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 1589

Monday, October 11, 2021
ship at sunset

SHIPPINGInsight Conference: The Unsung Heroes of Shipping’s Decarbonization

The opening sessions of the SHIPPINGInsight conference (now in its 10th year), with a powerful keynote speech from ABS’s Chris Wiernicki, were full of

October 11, 2021
Total Views: 1366

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
bulk carrier at sea

The Dry Bulk Parabola: What Goes Up Must Come Down… Right?

The drybulk market, where large deepsea vessels transport unpackaged (therefore, “bulk”) cargoes of iron ore, coal (for heating and for steel making),

October 6, 2021
Total Views: 2650