Ira Breskin

Monday, February 13, 2023
Aerial view of tanker ship at sea

Increased Cooperation Eases Shipowners’ Sanctions Exposure

By Ira Breskin, NEW YORK– Despite being clunky, sanctions that prohibit shipowners from lifting or transporting certain grades of Russian petroleum and

February 13, 2023
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Friday, February 3, 2023

Ship Lease Blind Spot Could Undermine Pollution Remediation Efforts

By Ira Breskin – Failure of a benchmark ship lease to address the environmental and financial impact of charterers’ operational decisions could

February 3, 2023
Total Views: 1740

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Feeder Containerships Seen as Strong Candidates for Scrapping

By Ira Breskin – With operators of feeder containerships likely in 2023 to reduce capacity of vessels serving secondary ports, they effectively would cut

December 14, 2022
Total Views: 3243

Thursday, November 3, 2022

BIMCO Drafts Emissions Trading Scheme Allowances Clause for Time Charter Parties

By Ira Breskin – BIMCO, which provides most standard ship charter parties or leasing contracts, recently drafted a clause that makes charterers

November 3, 2022
Total Views: 800

Friday, October 7, 2022

U.S. Maritime Industry’s Expanded Reach is Not Without its Risks  

By Ira Breskin NEW YORK— Recognizing potential risks attached to the US maritime industry’s expanded reach was the theme of the Navy League’s

October 7, 2022
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Monday, August 22, 2022
Aerial top view container ship

New NYSHEX Data Tool Promises Greater Visibility Into Container Slot Availability

By Ira Breskin, The New York Shipping Exchange now offers performance-monitoring software.  NYSHEX’s first commercial software product, introduced earlier

August 22, 2022
Total Views: 408

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
LNG carrier with letters L N G on side

Tsakos Energy Navigation Plans Expansion of LNG Tanker Fleet

By Ira Breskin ATHENS — Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd., a leading tanker operator, plans to “opportunistically expand its (modest size) LNG tanker fleet

June 8, 2022
Total Views: 1722

Friday, May 20, 2022

Breakbulk Europe: Uncertainty Surrounding Future Fuels

By Ira Breskin ROTTERDAM—There is no clearly optimal marine fuel to power the current and future generation of cargo vessels, speakers said Thursday here at

May 20, 2022
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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Marine Insurance Industry Braces for More Risk

By Ira Breskin (gCaptain) – The marine insurance industry is bracing to meet an expected upswing in multidimensional risk across product lines.

May 4, 2022
Total Views: 1864

Monday, March 21, 2022

American Sealift Capacity Gets Much-Needed Booster Shot with Addition of 12 Ships

President Biden’s $1.5 trillion federal spending bill includes funds for ten tankers and two cable layers to be added to the U.S. Maritime

March 21, 2022
Total Views: 3260

Monday, January 24, 2022
shipping container

Book Review: ‘Arriving Today’ by Christopher Mims

By Ira Breskin Arriving Today is an insightful, first-to-market analysis of persistent, pandemic-induced international supply chain snafus that have become

January 24, 2022
Total Views: 1321

Monday, June 28, 2021
port of antwerp

Ports Seek All Hands Ways to Cut Carbon Emissions

By Ira Breskin, Port administrators’ immediate challenge is to drive consensus among a variety of well-intentioned stakeholders to meet stringent, near-term

June 28, 2021
Total Views: 1264

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Yokohama Ranked Top Performing Container Port by IHS Markit and World Bank

By Ira Breskin The Port of Yokohama is the world’s best performing container port, according to the Container Port Productivity Index 2020, released earlier

May 18, 2021
Total Views: 2737

Thursday, February 4, 2021
offshore wind farm under construction

U.S. Maritime Industry Quietly Landed a Pair of Key Legislative Victories in Congress

By Ira Breskin –  The popular notion that the Congress is dysfunctional has been dispelled, somewhat, given recent legislative “wins” for the

February 4, 2021
Total Views: 4450

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Historic SS Badger Lives to Steam Another Day

By Ira Breskin The historic SS Badger will live to steam another day. SS Badger, the last coal-powered car ferry providing regularly scheduled service on the

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 9889

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Considerations When Vetting a Tank Vessels to Charter

By Ira Breskin – A tanker charterer should carefully vet a nominated vessel by conducting prudent risk assessments to reduce liability. In fact, it is

September 16, 2020
Total Views: 263

Thursday, April 30, 2020
golar seal lng carrier klaipeda
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: LNG Carriers Face Less Volatile Market Than Crude Tanker Peers

By Ira Breskin – Liquid Natural Gas carriers are addressing a less volatile short-term charter market than that experienced by crude carriers, “sister

April 30, 2020
Total Views: 225

Monday, April 13, 2020
oil tanker
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: What’s Happening with VLCC Storage?

By Ira Breskin – Moderate production cuts announced Sunday by the world’s major crude oil producers should reduce what has been the critical need for

April 13, 2020
Total Views: 250

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
port of rotterdam
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Container Shipping Well-Positioned to Withstand COVID-19 Downturn

By Ira Breskin – The world’s container shipping industry is well-positioned to withstand the COVID-19 -induced downtown, say industry experts. Speakers

March 25, 2020
Total Views: 62

Monday, February 24, 2020
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: The LNG Bunkering Era is Here

By Ira Breskin – The Liquid Natural Gas bunkering era is here. That’s the loud and clear message sent last week at the LNG for 2020:  Fueling

February 24, 2020
Total Views: 277