Thursday, February 4, 2021
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Offshore

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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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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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: 144

Monday, April 13, 2020
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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: 157

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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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
Total Views: 35

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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Thursday, July 11, 2019
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Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Simple Rules for Attracting Investors for Public Shipping Firms

By Ira Breskin – Veteran investment banker Brian Friedman, president, Jefferies Financial Group, recently explained the simple rules executives of publicly traded shipping firms should heed to attract and retain...

July 11, 2019
Total Views: 29

Monday, May 6, 2019
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Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Maritime Industry Technology Accelerators

By Ira Breskin – The staid maritime industry now boasts several technology accelerators, with more likely to follow. The accelerator name is self-effacing. These technology “hot houses” are designed to...

May 6, 2019
Total Views: 23

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Maritime News

Business of Shipping: China’s Claims in South China Sea Could Impact Commercial Shipping

By Ira Breskin – The maritime territorial dispute between China and many of its neighbors, as well as the United States, has major negative, long-term policy implications for shipping, a...

March 21, 2019
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