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Monday, November 28, 2022
Floating Rickhouses: Bourbon Meets Barging
Shipping

Floating Rickhouses: Bourbon Meets Barging

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – With the big Workboat show coming up in New Orleans this week, gCaptain is taking a look a unique maritime business, of

November 28, 2022
Total Views: 3598

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
smoke pollution coming from a container ship
Shipping

CII at the IMO: All Eyes on Shipping’s New Carbon Intensity Index

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – With the upcoming International Maritime Organization (IMO) environmental committee meeting now a scant three weeks away, a

November 23, 2022
Total Views: 1420

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
MEPC79 Preview: What to Expect at the IMO’s Upcoming Marine Environmental Protection Committee Meeting
Shipping

MEPC79 Preview: What to Expect at the IMO’s Upcoming Marine Environmental Protection Committee Meeting

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – The next meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC),

November 16, 2022
Total Views: 1200

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
vlcc tanker
Shipping

Listed Tanker Owners Spreading the Wealth Around

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Tanker companies reporting their Q3 2022 results are enjoying vast amounts of wealth and, importantly, they are sharing

November 8, 2022
Total Views: 1937

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Scorpio Tankers' handymax tanker STI Batterdea enters the port of Rotterdam
Shipping

Scorpio Tankers Scores a Homerun as Product Tankers Hit It Out of The Park

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Tanker stocks have been among the biggest gainers this year, propelled by the recovery in demand following the pandemic, the

November 1, 2022
Total Views: 2863

Friday, October 21, 2022
containership
Shipping

Building Green Corridors for Shipping Will Take Teamwork

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Green Corridors, conceived a year ago through the Clydebank Declaration at COP26 taking place along the banks of the River

October 21, 2022
Total Views: 1490

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
oil tanker
Shipping

Tanker Trials and Tribulations: Longer Voyages, Secret Trades, Sanctions and Price Caps

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – A recent Substack article in the “Misadventures in Shipping” series by analyst Edward Finley-Richardson notes that oil

October 4, 2022
Total Views: 1730

Thursday, September 29, 2022
smoke pollution coming from a container ship
Shipping

Shipping’s Decarbonization Voyage: Big Money Needs and Uncertain Technologies

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Capital Link’s Maritime Forum last week covered a wide range of shipping topics, ranging from supply chain issues to

September 29, 2022
Total Views: 800

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
lng ship bunkering in fog
Shipping

Shipping Spotlight Turns to LNG

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – In a landscape where each shipping sector is taking its turn in the spotlight, Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) tankers have been

September 28, 2022
Total Views: 3652

Thursday, September 22, 2022
One Year After Bouchard Asset Sale: Moving Towards Clean and Green
Offshore

One Year After Bouchard Asset Sale: Moving Towards Clean and Green

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Just about a year ago, the process of selling off assets from tug and barge owner Bouchard, which had declared bankruptcy

September 22, 2022
Total Views: 1542

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
An illustration of Great Lakes Dredge and Docks' Jones Act-compliant rock installation vessel that will support the growing U.S. offshore wind industry. Illustration courtesy Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
Offshore

U.S. Maritime Prosperity Tied to Offshore Wind

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Offshore wind will be a key component of future U.S. successes in the marine businesses. This was the message conveyed at

September 20, 2022
Total Views: 1127

Monday, September 19, 2022
Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
Shipping

Liner Shipping: FMC, An Emergency Situation Does Exist

As part of the directives to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) contained in the three month old “Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022” (OSRA 2022), the

September 19, 2022
Total Views: 2719

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
ship loading coal
Shipping

Drybulk Shipping Market: A Dead Cat Bounce Or…?

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Shipping markets are always full of surprises. Containers have eased, tankers have boomed, and drybulk continues to be

September 13, 2022
Total Views: 2214

Friday, September 9, 2022
Product Tanker Markets Are Humming: This Time It Could Be Different
Shipping

Product Tanker Markets Are Humming: This Time It Could Be Different

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – “All of these markets are humming” was the report from Lars Dencker Nielsen, the Commercial Director     

September 9, 2022
Total Views: 1755

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Laden crude oil tanker approaches the port of Qingdao, China in the morning fog. Photo credit: Shutterstock/Igor Grochev
Shipping

Big Names Livening Up the Tanker Party

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Moving deep into 2022’s Q3, the shares in listed tanker companies have been dominating investor interest, as attention has

September 1, 2022
Total Views: 928

Friday, July 29, 2022
Wind turbines off of Block Island
Offshore

U.S. Offshore Wind: A Strong Fetch

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Offshore wind in the U.S. Congress, already blowing hard, has now received a fresh gust with word of rapprochement between

July 29, 2022
Total Views: 2432

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Ocean Shipping Reform Act: Detention and Demurrage Disconnects
Shipping

Ocean Shipping Reform Act: Detention and Demurrage Disconnects

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – In the recently enacted Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA 2022 or “The Shipping Act,” for short), there is a great

July 26, 2022
Total Views: 3037

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
coco development South Carolina
Ports

Congestion Causes Cargo ‘Seesaw’ at Ports of Savannah and Charleston

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – The rivalry for maritime commerce between Charleston and Savannah dates back for centuries, well before containerization

July 20, 2022
Total Views: 3845

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Aerial view of a container ship
Shipping

All Eyes On Container Shipping Where ‘Maybes’ Are Abound

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – As the “R” word, “recession” is increasingly being used by economic forecasters, questions are abounding regarding

July 12, 2022
Total Views: 7612

Thursday, July 7, 2022
Aerial top view of a ship at sea
Environment

Shipping’s ESG and Sustainability Reporting: A Work In Progress

In recent years, shipping company disclosures have expanded to include ESG (Environment, Social, Governance). For companies with shares listed in the U.S.,

July 7, 2022
Total Views: 818
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