Basil Karatzas is the founder and CEO of Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co. a shipping finance advisory and ship brokerage firm based in Manhattan, New York. He can be reached at [email protected], or via LinkedIn.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Turbulent Waters in the Country of the God of Shipping
In Greek mythology, Poseidon was the god of the waters and oceans, and bearing a trident, he was riding imperially in a sea-chariot or playfully accosted by dolphins about...
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
Baltic Dry Index has been flirting with all time lows – Isn’t that good news?
Visiting with clients in shipping during recent trips to Europe, one can positively see the angst and anguish emanating from the state of the dry bulk market. Most segments of...
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Valemax Vessels and Risk, Whether of Execution or Political
In May 2008, capesize vessels – hard to believe now – were averaging $155,000 pd on the spot market, while the ‘front leg’ of the trade Tubarao (Brazil) to Qingdao...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
SS United States: America’s Flagship, Historic Maritime Artifact and Engineering Marvel
She was built as an unsinkable ship, a claim allegedly attributed to Bruce Ismay, the managing partner of the White Star Line, the direct shipowning company of the famous RMS...
Monday, April 7, 2014
A Porthole of an Exit Window for Shipping Investments?
After a year where large vessels such as capesize bulkers and supertankers were barely earning break-even day rates, momentum has since picked up in the shipping market translating to higher...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Peeling the Risk Onion Back: Teekay’s New Tanker Investment Company
Earlier today, January 21st, 2014, Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:TNK) and Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) announced the creation of Tanker Investments Ltd. (TIL) with the intent ‘to opportunistically acquire, operate and sell modern secondhand tankers to...
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Shipowners Make Big Bets on Markets and Evolving U.S. Export Policies
With the holidays behind us, shipping slowly returns to daily routine of moving cargoes (we should never forget what shipping is all about) and everyone having a stake in the...
Monday, January 6, 2014
Red Sky in the Morning, Sailors Take Warning… And Other Nautical Lore Sayings
Ever since people tried to navigate the seaways, the prevailing weather has always been very crucial to the success of expeditions. To steer away from trouble like storms and hurricanes,...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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