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So far in 2015, we have brokered twelve sales and two charters 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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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.

Pacific Maritime Freight, Inc. sold the aluminum hull, crew boat "Gracie G" to Anchorage Launch Service of Portland, Oregon.

Major Marine Tours of Alaska has sold its day passenger vessel "Emerald Sea" to private U.S. West coast Buyers.

Tidewater Marine has sold their high-speed, aluminum crew / supply vessel "Merlin Tide".

Ecuanave SA of Guayaquil, Ecuador sold the "Salango" (ex-Stepafell) to private interests.

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.

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.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - Petroleum product exports averaged 4.1 million barrels per day (b/d) in the first four months of the year, the latest monthly data available. This was an increase of 0.5 million b/d over the same time last year.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - In April, prices slightly rebounded in Rotterdam and Singapore, but these gains were closely countered by declines in Fujairah and Houston. In May, we saw increases in all areas.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - North Sea Brent crude oil prices averaged $64/barrel (b) in May, a $5/b increase from April and the highest monthly average of 2015. Despite estimated global inventories increasing by more than 2 million barrels per day (b/d) for the third consecutive month, several factors contributed to higher prices in May.

Monday, June 08, 2015 - The average U.S. offshore rig count for May 2015 was 32, down 1 from the 33 that were counted in April 2015 and down 26 from the 58 that were counted in May 2014. 

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - We continue to foresee a well below-average 2015 Atlantic hurricane season. A strong El Niño event now appears likely. Conditions in the tropical Atlantic remain unfavorable for hurricane formation. We continue to call for a below-average probability of United States and Caribbean major hurricane landfall.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - Egypt is the largest non-OPEC oil producer in Africa and the second-largest dry natural gas producer on the continent. The country also serves as a major transit route for oil shipped from the Persian Gulf to Europe and to the United States.


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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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