Basil Karatzas

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.

Saturday, December 14, 2013
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China’s Local Subsidies Could Put International Shipping at a Huge Disadvantage

In the last week, the Chinese government announced a series of subsidies for the local shipping market. In general the program has as follows: Chinese

December 14, 2013
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New York City of Ships

Walt Whitman was born in Long Island, New York, in 1819 to a barely literate mother of Dutch origin and a hard disciplinarian carpenter father of English

December 14, 2013
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Sunday, December 8, 2013
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A Ship Brokerage ‘App’ Soon?

Ever since Steve Job’s iPad tablet brilliantly defined a market segment that didn’t exist before (or at least a customer need/want that had not

December 8, 2013
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Friday, November 29, 2013
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A Willing Foe and Sea Room! A Short Naval Toast

Earlier in the year, the Ministry of Defense in the United Kingdom modified two of the Naval Toasts following the Loyal Toast in the Royal Navy after centuries

November 29, 2013
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Sunday, November 24, 2013
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‘Things Cannot Get Worse’ in Shipping

The momentum keeps building that shipping is indeed in a cyclical

November 24, 2013
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