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Friday, March 11, 2022
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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
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Thursday, March 10, 2022
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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
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Monday, March 7, 2022
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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: 3594

Monday, February 28, 2022
Supply Chains: Shipping Lines in the Cross Hairs of U.S. Authorities
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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: 8256

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
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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: 1518

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Provocative Views on the Tanker Market, Disconnects, Carrots, Sticks, Penalties and Incentives
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Provocative Views on the Tanker Market, Disconnects, Carrots, Sticks, Penalties and Incentives

“Could I be a little bit provocative here?” asked Hugo De Stoop, the CEO of listed tanker giant Euronav- the NYSE listed owner Euronav, one of a handful of

February 22, 2022
Total Views: 1357

Monday, February 14, 2022
Product Tanker Prospects: Divergent Views and Unanswered Questions
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Product Tanker Prospects: Divergent Views and Unanswered Questions

When listed companies host investor conference calls, the best information usually comes out from the seemingly perfunctory “Q and A” sessions- when equity

February 14, 2022
Total Views: 1677

Thursday, February 10, 2022
World Shipping Council on Moving the IMO Along: Shifting from the Political to the Practical
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World Shipping Council on Moving the IMO Along: Shifting from the Political to the Practical

“The industry is getting ahead of the governments here,” in the words of Jeremy Nixon, the CEO of Ocean Network Express (ONE), is typical of the many

February 10, 2022
Total Views: 1370

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Stock photo of a tanker being escorted by a tug in New York harbor
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HACC NACC Conference: Shipowner Hangovers, Covid Frictions, and Regulatory Punishments

A superb panel of shipowners closed out the HACC/NACC (Hellenic and Norwegian Chambers of Commerce) Shipping Conference, suitably named “Out of the Abyss-

February 9, 2022
Total Views: 485

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
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Drybulk Freight: Higher Hires for Big Vessels and Supply Chain Drama Easing, Just Not Right Away

The ongoing winter Olympics, coinciding with the Lunar New Year in China, have taken some of the attention away from the drybulk markets. Just as well, because

February 8, 2022
Total Views: 1379

Monday, January 31, 2022
Blue World Acquisition: New SPAC Comes With a Maritime Look, Feel and Name
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Blue World Acquisition: New SPAC Comes With a Maritime Look, Feel and Name

Wall Street investors are seeing an Initial Public Offering (IPO) that may be directed at a shipping investment. “May be directed” is not a typo. A new

January 31, 2022
Total Views: 1000

FMC Update: Demurrage, Detention and Data
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FMC Update: Demurrage, Detention and Data

The supply chain is no stranger to “data initiatives”, some featuring Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), machine learning, and even some artificial

January 31, 2022
Total Views: 687

Thursday, January 27, 2022
A Salve for The Sluggish Tanker Market’s Stings
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A Salve for The Sluggish Tanker Market’s Stings

The 2021 Q4 earnings reports will soon be coming in. While shipping investors have done well with container and drybulk names, the tanker market has struggled-

January 27, 2022
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Monday, January 24, 2022
Florida Ports: A Sunny View of The Container Trades
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Florida Ports: A Sunny View of The Container Trades

Sometime around early October, the ports in Florida, spearheaded by a reinvigorated Florida Ports Council (FPC), began strutting their stuff- encouraging cargo

January 24, 2022
Total Views: 2944

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Smiles Up In the Great Lakes as Soo Locks Upgrade Gets Full Funding
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Smiles Up In the Great Lakes as Soo Locks Upgrade Gets Full Funding

There were smiles all around in the Great Lakes this week- especially around the Soo Locks in northern Michigan. These locks link Lake Superior, where

January 20, 2022
Total Views: 3847

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Stage Set for 2022: Wall Street Shipping Analysts Very Bullish On Box Sector
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Stage Set for 2022: Wall Street Shipping Analysts Very Bullish On Box Sector

Equity analysts covering maritime companies can offer detailed analytics into individual company historical performance and future prospects, but can also

January 19, 2022
Total Views: 1394

Monday, January 10, 2022
Federal Reserve Launches Monitor of Drybulk and Container Shipping ‘Pressure’
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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
Total Views: 1611

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
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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
Total Views: 1940

Monday, December 27, 2021
The Supply Chain Story: A Year-End View
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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
Total Views: 1242

Friday, December 17, 2021
CMA CGM mega-ship Marco Polo
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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: 5177
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