Barry Parker

Friday, October 21, 2022

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: 1367

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
oil tanker

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: 1699

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

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: 795

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
lng ship bunkering in fog

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: 3615

Thursday, September 22, 2022

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: 1392

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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: 1089

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

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: 2687

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
ship loading coal

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: 2183

Friday, September 9, 2022

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: 1724

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Laden crude oil tanker approaches the port of Qingdao, China in the morning fog

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: 920

Friday, July 29, 2022

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: 2422

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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: 3020

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
coco development South Carolina

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: 3801

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Aerial top view container ship

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: 7498

Thursday, July 7, 2022

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: 700

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
Total Views: 1378

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
Total Views: 903

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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