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2017 is off to a good start with seven sales and we have several more pending. Marcon ended 2016 with passing the 1,000,000BHP sold or chartered in tugs milestone with its 19th and final transaction of the year. Two 5,000HP twin screw and ASD tugs continue to be fixed on previously arranged long-term charters in the U.S. and Latin America. Looking back over the past 36 years, we have averaged about 40 sales/charters per year.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Global economic activity is picking up with a long-awaited cyclical recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade. World growth is expected to rise from 3.1% in 2016 to 3.5% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Increasing crude oil production in the Permian basin of western Texas and eastern New Mexico is filling available pipeline capacity, putting modest downward pressure on West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil priced at Midland, Texas compared with WTI at Cushing, Oklahoma.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - As a result of growing U.S. supply, which has lowered U.S. crude oil prices relative to international crude oil prices, more U.S. crude oil is being exported to balance the domestic light sweet crude oil market. Recent export data indicate that the marginal destination for U.S. crude oil is Asia.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - The 3,800HP U.S. flag, twin screw tug "Altair" was sold by Kirby Offshore Marine Pacific LLC of Houston, Texas to U.S. West Coast interests.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - Of the 3,848 barges and 13,124 vessels we currently track, 689 are tank barges with 39 inland and 25 ocean or coastal barges officially on the market for sale.

Friday, April 07, 2017 - Baker Hughes announced that the international offshore rig count for March 2017 was 197, down 3 from the 200 counted in February 2017, and down 14 from the 211 counted in March 2016. The average U.S. offshore rig count for March 2017 was 19, down 1 from the 20 counted in February 2017 and down 8 from the 27 counted in March 2016.

Thursday, April 06, 2017 - The United States’ 926 ports are essential to the nation’s competitiveness, serving as the gateway through which 99% of overseas trade passes. Ports are responsible for $4.6 trillion in economic activity - roughly 26% of the U.S. economy.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - Of the 13,124 vessels and 3,848 barges Marcon tracks, 1,126 are crew, fast supply & pilot boats with 220 officially on the market for sale, plus we have 53 boats available for charter worldwide.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - With over 5,500 tugs and towboats and more than 31,500 barges as of the end of 2015, the industry moves more than 600 million tons of domestic cargo each year safely and efficiently.

Monday, April 03, 2017 - Of the 13,124 vessels (excluding barges) Marcon currently tracks, 730 are inland river pushboats with 96 officially on the market for sale (80 U.S. flag and 16 foreign flag).

Monday, April 03, 2017 - The United States’ 25,000 miles of inland waterways and 239 locks forming the freight network’s "water highway" gets a grade of "D" according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. Most locks and dams on the system are well beyond their 50-year design life, and nearly half of vessels experience delays.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - Caustic soda is highly reactive with aluminum causing it to oxidize and corrode quickly. Additionally, when caustic soda is exposed to aluminum under some conditions it can also produce highly flammable hydrogen gas.

Friday, March 24, 2017 - According to the CPB, world trade was stagnant month-on-month in January after a 0.9% growth in December. World industrial production grew 0.2% month-on-month after 0.1% the previous month.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - Members of the International Salvage Union (ISU) provided 213 services to vessels carrying more than 2.5 million tonnes of potentially polluting cargoes during operations in 2016.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - The UAE is currently the seventh-largest petroleum producer in the world, and hydrocarbon export revenues are projected to account for $65 billion in 2017, roughly 20% of all export revenue.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - According to the Paris-based, International Energy Agency’s "Oil Market Report", having expanded by 1.6 mb/d in 2016, global oil product demand growth is expected to ease back to 1.4 mb/d in 2017. Early indicators of 1Q17 demand support this, with slowdowns seen in January in Japan, Germany, Korea and India.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - Australia is rich in commodities, including fossil fuel and uranium reserves, and is one of the few countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that is a significant net energy exporter.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, January 2017’s U.S. exports in goods excluding services increased $1.101 billion (+0.87%) to $127.954 billion in January 2017 over the previous month and $10.977 billion (+9.38%) compared to January 2016.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - Brown Water Marine Services, Inc. has sold their two U.S. flag, 42’ crewboats "Brown Bayou" and "Brown River" to Caribbean buyers on private terms.

Monday, January 09, 2017 - As the second sale on the second working day of the New Year, Marcon concluded the sale of a single product, 128m double hull oil tank barge on a private & confidential basis.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - What is coming down the pipe in 2017 and 2018? As of this week, I am more clueless than normal, but see 2017 to be a volatile and uncertain period. Once again, most sectors of the maritime industry face declines in trade, demand and freight / day rates.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - Marcon started out the New Year with the sale of the ocean-going, combo deck / tank barge PCC Provider on 3rd January to Alaskan buyers.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - Of 13,111 vessels and 3,847 barges tracked by Marcon, 3,249 are supply and tug supply boats, with 270 officially on the market for sale. 75.74% of foreign and 98.53% of U.S. flag supply / tug supply boats Marcon has officially listed for sale are direct from Owners.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - Of the 13,121 vessels and 3,816 barges that Marcon currently tracks, 4,945 are tugs with 637 currently officially on the market for sale worldwide, up 2.25% since May and 0.32% from August 2015.


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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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