Monday, June 28, 2021
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 this month by IHS Markit and...
Thursday, February 4, 2021
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 U.S. maritime industry. The evidence: two pieces of...
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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 incumbent on the charterer to do...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
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 ships” in an adjacent energy sector during...
Monday, April 13, 2020
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 floating storage used to warehouse...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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 offered that consensus view last week during the TPM...
Monday, February 24, 2020
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 Tomorrow’s Shipping conference...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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 review. That’s the message delivered by two-sector...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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 Industry Day. This...
Friday, September 6, 2019
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 international cargo displaced by trade disputes. “With...
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