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Who is Responsible for the Cost of Over-Lashing?

By Will van 't Hek 02-22-2018 07:41:34

When more lashings than needed are applied to a cargo on board, unnecessary costs have been made and valuable time has been lost....

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Middle East Gulf Oil Exports Soar in January 2017

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

During January – a month when all eyes were on oil production cuts – exports leaving the Middle East Gulf (MEG) r...

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Advantage Vancouver: Building a Maritime Hub

By VIMC 01-29-2017 07:44:38

As Canada’s largest port, Vancouver B.C has always been big on shipping. Now they have their sights set on becoming a world-...

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Uncharted Waters for Shipping

By Basil Karatzas 11-25-2015 01:34:07

Having returned from a lengthy business trip to Europe, one has the feeling that something is different this time with the shippin...

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WWIID: What Would the Institutional Investors Do?

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

The dry bulk market has been in the doldrums for so long now that talks for a market recovery resemble the biblical story of Lazar...

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Blog: Show Me the Money Please

By The Maritime Executive 04-29-2015 08:32:48

By Siri Wennevik and June Ho Shipping loans, including export credit financing and lease financing, have been the traditional s...

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Consolidation and Shipping: A Cure for All?

By Basil Karatzas 04-10-2015 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 reco...

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Great Minds Think Alike, That's the Problem

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

The spectacular collapse of oil prices in the past nine months has generated much buzz and fanfare (see chart below). Investo...

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Yesterday No More

By Haifeng Wang 03-21-2015 08:02:17

The news coming out of the People’s Congress, that concluded last week in Beijing, sent mixed signals to the international m...

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Doubling Down as an Exit Strategy?

By Basil Karatzas 03-18-2015 05:32:32

The present state of the dry bulk market has caught many people in shipping by surprise; the wave of the orderbook getting de...

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