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We are starting off 2015 with a total of nine sales and one charter and we have several more sales and charters pending over the next few weeks. In 2014, we brokered thirty-one sales and six charters. Looking back over the past 34 years, we have averaged about 41 sales/charters per year.

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Office Closure: We will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015 for a Federal holiday. We will be back in the office on Tuesday at 7 a.m. Pacific Time, May 26, 2015.
It’s all about the price of oil. In our last September 2014 tank barge market report we were just beginning to see the drop begin in earnest. At that time oil prices were running about US $80/BBL for West Texas Intermediate Crude. Since then some pain and suffering has really taken hold on the market. At the end of February (after a brief rally) WTI crude prices were hovering around US $50/BBL.

Crowley Marine has sold the "Pt Oliktok" to Island Tug & Barge of Seattle, Washington.

The 28.0m x 7.6m landing craft "Islander" was sold to private U.A.E. buyers.

Riverview Equipment has sold its inland pusher tug "Cassie Lind" to private interests for re-powering and refurbishment to be further employed in the new Owner’s inland service.

Marcon International is pleased to announce the long term bareboat charter of the AHTS "Bremen Hunter" from her German owner/operators to Latin American charterers.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - Drivers and vessel operators both are dealing with the frustration of trying to budget for fuel needs given the yo-yoing of fuel prices seen every month since late 2014. One month prices may be up 24 - 27% but then the next they are down 9 - 14%, so in the long run, prices are inching up but how high they go and how quickly we get there are uncertain at this time.

Of 12,947 vessels and 3,899 barges tracked by Marcon, 3,240 are supply and tug supply boats, with 263 officially on the market for sale. 58.33% of foreign and 89.36% of U.S. flag supply / tug supply boats Marcon has officially listed for sale are direct from Owners. So far in 2015, actual sales price of all vessels and barges sold by Marcon International has averaged 91.15% vs. 2014s 86.42% and 2013s 87.07%.

Of the 3,899 barges and 12,947 vessels we currently track, 712 are tank barges with 32 inland and 36 ocean or coastal barges officially on the market for sale. Nine of the 32 inland barges are 10 years of age or less.

Of the 12,947 vessels (excluding barges) Marcon currently tracks, 689 are inland river pushboats with 75 officially on the market for sale (60 U.S. flag and 15 foreign flag).

Of the 12,947 vessels and 3,899 barges Marcon tracks, 1,137 are crew, fast supply & pilot boats with 218 officially on the market for sale, plus we have 54 boats available for charter worldwide.

Following is a breakdown of available anchor handling coastal, ocean and harbor tugs. Separate reports available on inland river pushboats and anchor handling tug supply vessels.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - This week, EIA launched a redesigned International Energy Portal that will provide new and expanded tools and capabilities to examine trends in global energy markets.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - China’s robust economic growth and thirst for energy resources in the past decade has driven it to become the top global energy consumer. China has the largest oil and gas production in the Asia-Pacific region and the largest coal production in the world, but the country’s escalating energy demand, albeit at slower growth levels in the past few years, increases its reliance on imports and need to secure more energy supplies.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - On April 2, Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) reached a framework agreement that could result in the lifting of oil-related sanctions against Iran.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 - The average U.S. offshore rig count for March 2015 was 43, down 9 from the 52 that were counted in February 2015 and down 10 from the 53 that were counted in March 2014. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - For 2014, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that, excluding Iran, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) earned about $730 billion in net oil export revenues (unadjusted for inflation).


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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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