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We start 2018 with nine sales and one charter with several more pending to close in the first quarter. In 2017, we recorded fifteen sales and one charter. Marcon ended 2016 with passing the 1,000,000BHP sold or chartered in tugs milestone with its 19th and final transaction of the year. One 5,000HP ASD tug continues to be fixed on previously arranged long-term charter in Latin America. Looking back over the past 36 years, we have averaged about 40 sales/charters per year.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 - EIA’s latest analysis of planned refinery outages for December 2017 through June 2018 finds that such outages are not likely to cause a shortfall in the supply of petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel, and distillate fuel, relative to expected demand, either nationally or within any U.S. region.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - According to the Paris-based, International Energy Agency’s "Oil Market Report", global oil supply in January edged lower to 97.7 mb/d but was 1.5 mb/d above last year as rebounding US production underpinned non-OPEC output growth.

Thursday, February 08, 2018 - EIA estimates that U.S. crude oil production averaged 10.2 million barrels per day (b/d)in January, up 100,000 b/d from the December level.

Tres Marine Corporation of Larose, LA sold their 2000-built mini-supplier "Peggy Jean" to U.S. East Coast buyers.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - Baker Hughes, a GE Company (NYSE:BHGE) announced that the international offshore rig count for January 2018 was 196, up 5 from the 191 counted in December 2017, and down 10 from the 206 counted in January 2017. The average U.S. offshore rig count for January 2018 was 18, down 1 from the 19 counted in December 2017 and down 6 from the 24 counted in January 2017.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - On July 20, 2018, towing vessel owners and operators will be responsible for ensuring that their vessels comply with the provisions of 46 CFR Subchapter M.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - In response to increased Arctic shipping traffic, the United States and Russian Federation have proposed a system of two-way routes for vessels to follow in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - The Coast Guard can issue Certificates of Inspection (COIs) to towing vessels utilizing the Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) option to comply with 46 CFR Subchapter M.

There are two options for documenting compliance with the requirements for Subchapter M to obtain a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection for a towing vessel. There’s the USCG option, in which all inspections of the towing vessel are conducted by the USCG. There is also the Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) option.

As the last transaction of 2017, Marcon International brokered the sale of the U.S. flag ocean tank barge Klamath.

Marcon fixed the tow of the 400.3’ heavy lift crane barge "Pacific Lifter" from Tuxpan on Mexico’s East Coast to Ensenada, Mexico.

The 5,750BHP, U.S. flag tug "Ocean Pathfinder" has been sold to U.S. West Coast buyers after her completion of a three year bareboat charter.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center has issued Technical Note (MTN) 1-17. The guidelines apply to all requests to the Coast Guard for verification of compliance with design standards of 46 CFR Subchapter M. The MTN also provides guidance for submission of requests for equivalencies to design standards, for the use of alternate design standards, and for major conversion determinations for Subchapter M vessels.

Of the 13,322 vessels and 3,798 barges that Marcon currently tracks, 5,025 are tugs with 635 currently officially on the market for sale worldwide, up 42 or 7.08% from our last report in August, but down 3.05% and 16.23% from November 2016 and 2012, respectively.

Of the 3,798 barges and 13,322 vessels we currently track, 701 are tank barges with 56 inland and 26 ocean or coastal barges officially on the market for sale.

Of the 13,322 vessels (excluding barges) Marcon currently tracks, 746 are inland river pushboats with 113 officially on the market for sale (95 U.S. flag and 18 foreign flag).

Of the 13,322 vessels and 3,798 barges Marcon tracks, 1,130 are crew, fast supply & pilot boats with 221 officially on the market for sale, plus we have 44 boats available for charter worldwide.

Thursday, December 07, 2017 - This decision aid is designed to assist with preparation, completion and documentation of inspections or surveys of commercial towing vessels required to comply with 46 CFR Subchapter M. The job aid will generate a custom requirement list for a specific commercial towing vessel using any computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - In various contexts and in the course of many conversations, shipowners have expressed the expectation that ballast water management systems (BWMS) should be plug and play equipment.


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Marcon International, Inc. P.O.Box 1170, 9 NW Front Street, Coupeville, WA 98239 USA
Phone:360-678-8880 | Fax: 360-678-8890 | email info@marcon.com
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