Jay Goodgal

Jay Goodgal is the Managing Member of Castalia Advisors LLC, the general partner of Castalia Straits L.P. and the Investment Manager of Castalia Straits Limited, a hedge fund primarily investing in the transportation market, with a focus on commodity trading and logistics, energy, infrastructure and maritime securities. In the United States, Mr. Goodgal is also President of J.C. Goodgal, Inc., which manages assets for high net worth individuals and corporate entities. Follow his blog HERE


Monday, September 23, 2013
COSCO 57000 dwt bulk carrier guangdong
Maritime News

Newbuild Orders Remains Achilles Heel for Dry Bulk Sector

Many analysts, public and private equity investors and shipowners seem to believe the dry bulk order book has declined materially over the past eight and one-half months and that the dry bulk market...

September 23, 2013
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
finance

Jim Rogers: “When the Sea of Money Ends, it is Going to be a Huge Mess”

Jim Rogers is seriously concerned about the impact of continual and expansive monetary policy coordinated by central banks around the globe. We have even seen the Chinese central bank conduct...

August 28, 2013
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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finance

China Admits Inaccurate Economic Statistics

In an article yesterday in ZeroHedge, Tyler Durden recalls from earlier this summer, “problems with the industry-specific data underlying the Chinese Purchasing Manager’ Index (PMI) numbers.” “Fast-forward to last week,” notes...

August 27, 2013
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Maritime News

China’s Economic Stimulus and the Short-Term Dry Bulk Shipping Impact

Why has there been a relatively sudden demand spike for dry bulk shipping since June 2013? The origins lead directly back to an “Unofficial Economic Stimulus” plan instituted by Premier...

August 27, 2013
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Monday, August 26, 2013
Maritime News

China’s Ghost Cities Reveal Potential for Dry Bulk Market Calamity

The real estate problems in China dwarf those experienced in the U.S. from 2006 to 2010 by a significant factor. Supported by economic programs encouraging the development of large and uninhabited cities,...

August 26, 2013
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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finance

Container Shipping | Investing Capital For Suboptimal Returns

Containership owners such as Maersk Line, CMA CGM, Seaspan, SinOceanic, Costamare, Ignazio Messina, Capital Shipmanagement, CIMC and others are all moving forward with plans to expand their fleets amid a market that can...

July 30, 2013
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Monday, July 29, 2013
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Maritime News

World Steel Production and Utilization: Shipping Requirements Restrained

The World Steel Association, whose members represent approximately 85% of world steel production, reported that world crude steel production for the 64 reporting countries was 132 million tons (mt) in June 2013, an increase of 1.9% as compared to June 2012.

July 29, 2013
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Maritime News

Caterpillar: Implications for the Commodity Supercycle & Shipping Markets

If Jim Chanos is correct in his assessment of Caterpillar and the commodity supercycle, particularly the mining business, the implications for dry bulk shipping are decidedly negative. Caterpillar, through its mining, road...

July 29, 2013
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Sunday, July 28, 2013
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finance

Bankers: Fooling Themselves, Investors and Shipowners?

It was reported on gCaptain last week, DNB ASA and Nordea Bank AB, two of the world’s largest shipping lenders, are seeing signs of an end to the maritime industry’s...

July 28, 2013
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
EHGDCNY Index (China Real Annual 2013-07-25 08-32-37
Maritime News

China: A Shift from Industrial Commodity Demand to Agricultural Demand

The first decade of the 21st century was marked by Chinese demand for industrial commodities to build and expand cities and infrastructure.  The Chinese government’s policies led to one of the greatest...

July 25, 2013
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Chengxi Shipyard (Guangzhou) drilling rig
Engineering News

Chinese Shipyards Are Hard to Eliminate

One should not expect that shipyards in China will disappear so quickly. For the most part, shipyards in Jiangsu, China’s largest shipbuilding province, is pressured by limited newbuilding orders. Given the current...

July 23, 2013
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Monday, July 22, 2013
Maritime News

Dry Bulk Sector Recovery Inconceivable by 2015

At the end of 2012 the dry bulk fleet comprised approximately 672.8 million deadweight (“dwt”) or 9,275 ships, including Handysize, Handymax, Panamax and Capesize vessels. By June 30, 2013, the...

July 22, 2013
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Blog

The Shipping Industry Requires a Cleansing – Financial Institutions

Since early 2013, I have argued in numerous articles that the traditional shipping markets, containers (liner), dry bulk and tanker markets will take longer to recover than most investors, shipowners...

July 22, 2013
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