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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…

Abdullah Alazzaz

Here We Go Again

Abdullah Alazzaz

11 November 2018: One of the most anticipated events in the oil and tanker market will go into effect on…

Abdullah Alazzaz

Backyard Barrels

Abdullah Alazzaz

26 October 2018: 

Sometimes things just work out.  Until 2006, the United States was a significant (and growing) net importer…

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