Ira Breskin

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
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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: 1526

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: 1768

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: 3055

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: 1241

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: 1252

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
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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: 4448

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: 9759

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: 206

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: 207

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: 208

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: 59

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: 220

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
satellite dish
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Incident Prompts U.S. Coast Guard to Refocus on Cyber Security

By Ira Breskin – NEW YORK –The local Coast Guard unit now is implementing critical lessons learned from a recently completed turbocharged cybersecurity

October 15, 2019
Total Views: 94

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
maersk containership new york
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Improved Infrastructure Leads to Upswing at Port of New York and New Jersey

By Ira Breskin – The Port of New York and New Jersey is enjoying an upswing. That’s the message speakers delivered at the recent 19th annual Port

October 9, 2019
Total Views: 42

Friday, September 6, 2019
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Trade Dispute Helps Lift Volumes at Ontario’s Port of Thunder Bay

By Ira Breskin THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO– The deepwater port here will modestly increase volume this year by offering shippers attractive transit options for

September 6, 2019
Total Views: 25