Ira Breskin

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 pollution reduction goals, speakers said last week at a...

June 28, 2021
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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...

May 18, 2021
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Thursday, February 4, 2021
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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...

February 4, 2021
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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 Great Lakes, will continue...

January 12, 2021
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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 incumbent on the charterer to do...

September 16, 2020
Total Views: 148

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 ships” in an adjacent energy sector during...

April 30, 2020
Total Views: 131

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 floating storage used to warehouse...

April 13, 2020
Total Views: 164

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 offered that consensus view last week during the TPM...

March 25, 2020
Total Views: 43

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 Tomorrow’s Shipping conference...

February 24, 2020
Total Views: 147

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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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 review. That’s the message delivered by two-sector...

October 15, 2019
Total Views: 56

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 Industry Day. This...

October 9, 2019
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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 international cargo displaced by trade disputes. “With...

September 6, 2019
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