Basil Karatzas

Basil Karatzas

Basil Karatzas

Basil M. Karatzas is the CEO of Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co., a shipping finance advisory and ship-brokerage firm based in the New York City. Basil has more than fifteen years of shipping market expertise, holds an MBA in International Business and Finance from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and has graduated from the Owner / President Program at Harvard Business School.

Ship Finance Update: Many Choices, Few Options

Ever since the market collapsed in 2008 and banks active in the shipping industry experienced heavy losses, many have been expecti...

Aberdeen’s Evolutionary Maritime History

By Basil Karatzas 08-08-2019 09:41:00

Posted in: Maritime

It’s been said that the best way to understand world history and culture is to look at the maritime history of the world. Si...

What Would Columbus Do?

By Basil Karatzas 07-03-2019 09:57:18

Posted in: Maritime

Is shipping really more complicated today? Given current technological and regulatory developments, one can easily feel overwhelme...

View from Las Palmas: Six Drillships at a Dock

By Basil Karatzas 06-27-2019 08:56:39

Posted in: Maritime

While on assignment to value offshore assets on behalf of banks, we took this spine-chilling picture of six drillships sitting idl...

We Will Always Have Posidonia

By Basil Karatzas 06-13-2018 11:34:54

Posted in: Maritime

It’s an even-numbered year and it’s June, which - for those in shipping - can only mean one thing: it’s Posidoni...

Is the Dry Bulk Tramp Trade at an Inflection Point?

By Basil Karatzas 12-01-2017 03:58:08

Posted in: Maritime

As punishingly brutal as the shipping industry can be in bad times, it’s fulfillingly rewarding in good times. Who can forge...

Setting Sail (Again) on Wall Street

By Basil Karatzas 12-13-2016 04:38:12

Posted in: Maritime

Shipping is an industry full of surprises. And volatility. Up until February of this year the surprise had been mainly about the t...

Moral Hazard Case Study: Hanjin Shipping

By Basil Karatzas 09-06-2016 05:51:45

Posted in: Maritime

Not a week has passed since we posted an article on The Maritime Executive’s website about moral hazard in shipping and alre...

Shipping's Moral Hazard

By Basil Karatzas 08-30-2016 09:21:30

Posted in: Business

Low freight rates have been a concern for a great number of reasons and a wide range of market participants. Shipowners faced with...

Posidonia 2016 at BDI 600

By Basil Karatzas 06-13-2016 08:55:48

Posted in: Business

The biennial shipping exhibition of Posidonia in Greece just ended with another stellar performance for the venue, with 22,000 att...

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