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Who is Responsible for the Cost of Over-Lashing?

By Will van 't Hek 2018-02-22 19:41:34

When more lashings than needed are applied to a cargo on board, unnecessary costs have been made and valuable time has been lost. There are several parties involved in the process. From a shipping line, engineering company, freight forwarder, asset...

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Middle East Gulf Oil Exports Soar in January 2017

By Matthew Wheatley 2017-02-10 14:16:35

During January – a month when all eyes were on oil production cuts – exports leaving the Middle East Gulf (MEG) region hit the highest level in at least two years, according to Genscape. At the end of November 2016, the Organization...

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Advantage Vancouver: Building a Maritime Hub

By VIMC 2017-01-29 19:44:38

As Canada’s largest port, Vancouver B.C has always been big on shipping. Now they have their sights set on becoming a world-class maritime center. “There’s no problem selling Vancouver,” says Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein, Executive Director of the Vancouver International Maritime Center...

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Uncharted Waters for Shipping

By Basil Karatzas 2015-11-25 13:34:07

Having returned from a lengthy business trip to Europe, one has the feeling that something is different this time with the shipping markets. We all knew that the market has been through some rough seas ever since the monumental collapse...

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WWIID: What Would the Institutional Investors Do?

By Basil Karatzas 2015-05-19 17:45:32

The dry bulk market has been in the doldrums for so long now that talks for a market recovery resemble the biblical story of Lazarus’ resurrection.  Probably the news is not deadly bad, but again shipping is known...

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Blog: Show Me the Money Please

By MarEx 2015-04-29 20:32:48

By Siri Wennevik and June Ho Shipping loans, including export credit financing and lease financing, have been the traditional sources of finance in shipping for several decades. In the last couple of years however, waves of private equity (PE) money...

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Consolidation and Shipping: A Cure for All?

By Basil Karatzas 2015-04-10 11:25:02

Since the initial collapse of the shipping industry in the second half of 2008, many remedies have been proposed for a market recovery, ranging from pragmatic (slow steaming, etc.) to utopic (accelerated demolitions for older tonnage, shipowner self-discipline and abstinence...

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Great Minds Think Alike, That's the Problem

By Haifeng Wang 2015-04-08 16:46:28

The spectacular collapse of oil prices in the past nine months has generated much buzz and fanfare (see chart below). Investors have piled on billions of dollars, betting a rebound of oil prices, which had been hovering around $100 per barrel...

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Yesterday No More

By Haifeng Wang 2015-03-21 20:02:17

The news coming out of the People’s Congress, that concluded last week in Beijing, sent mixed signals to the international market. Some people focus on the news that Li Keqiang, China’s Prime Minister, publicly acknowledged the economy was in a...

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Doubling Down as an Exit Strategy?

By Basil Karatzas 2015-03-18 17:32:32

The present state of the dry bulk market has caught many people in shipping by surprise; the wave of the orderbook getting delivered in 2015 onwards was expected, but several macro factors – and primarily China’s slowdown – were not properly...

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