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Erik Broekhuizen

Face-off in Venezuela

Erik Broekhuizen

25 Jan 2019; 

On Wednesday, Mr. Juan Guaido, the head of the country’s National Assembly, declared himself interim president of…

Erik Broekhuizen

Running Out Of Gas (and Diesel)

Erik Broekhuizen

18 Jan 2019; 

The new Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) was inaugurated on December 1st 2018.  He vowed…

Erik Broekhuizen

The China Conundrum

Erik Broekhuizen

11 Jan 2019; The news from China has been mostly negative in recent weeks. One report after another seems to…

Abdullah Alazzaz

It’s Lonely At The Top

Abdullah Alazzaz

In the latest ranking of the largest dirty spot charterers we observe some small changes.  Not at the top,…

Abdullah Alazzaz

Repositioning “Empties”

Abdullah Alazzaz

14 December 2018: One of the challenges in the container shipping industry is the need to reposition empty containers (“empties”)…

Erik Broekhuizen

A Deal Is Done

Erik Broekhuizen

7 Dec 2018; 

It is December and another OPEC production cut is around the corner.  The latest reports from Vienna…

Erik Broekhuizen

More (Or Less) To The Med

Erik Broekhuizen

16 Nov 2018; On Friday, 16 November 2018, the Government of Iraq restarted exports of Kirkuk crude oil through the…

Abdullah Alazzaz

A North Sea Renaissance?

Abdullah Alazzaz

11 November 2018: On Thursday, an Aframax crude oil tanker and a Norwegian navy frigate collided off Norway’s west…

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