Barry Parker

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
Total Views: 1511

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
Total Views: 2152

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
Total Views: 5256

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
Total Views: 964

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
Total Views: 2042

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
Total Views: 4114

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
Total Views: 1425

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
Total Views: 1380

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
Total Views: 1161

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
Total Views: 901

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
Total Views: 16951

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
Total Views: 544

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: 1495

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: 2902

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: 713

Friday, March 11, 2022
tanker underway

Medium Range Tankers: Going From ‘Just in Time’ to ‘Just in Case’

There has never been a disclaimer like this (at least that I can remember) on an investor presentation: “Given the rapidly evolving situation, this written

March 11, 2022
Total Views: 7954

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Tanker new york harbor

Tanker Chartering Documents: Safe Berths, Waiting Time and Elephants in the Room

Discussions about charter parties can be fairly dry…unless the subject is tanker chartering. The Society of Maritime Arbitrators (SMA), based in New York,

March 10, 2022
Total Views: 2801

Monday, March 7, 2022
ship loads grain at the port of Odessa, Ukraine

Ukraine Uncertainties Cause Divergent Views for Shipping Markets

With the continued fighting in the Ukraine, and the uncertainties surrounding sanctions, port closings, embargoes, and other disrupters, the shipping markets

March 7, 2022
Total Views: 3579

Monday, February 28, 2022

Supply Chains: Shipping Lines in the Cross Hairs of U.S. Authorities

Supply chains are back in the news, perhaps a welcome distraction from the coverage of events in Ukraine. Late last week, the Biden Administration followed up

February 28, 2022
Total Views: 8248

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
tanker at sea

Tanker Stocks Warming Up Before The Artillery’s Boom

The stock market’s indices are all down- but the tanker stocks are up. What’s with that? Conventional wisdom has it that “disruption”, however you

February 23, 2022
Total Views: 1514