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So far in 2015, we have brokered fifteen sales and three 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.

The tug boat "Suiattle" has been sold by Dunlap Towing to Alaskan buyers.

Marcon International, Inc. is pleased to announce the sale of the U.S. flag crew boat "South Fork" between private interests.

Rebonave’s "Monte da Luz" successfully completed a tow of a 289’ ocean work barge from Malta to the Caribbean.

Of the 13,054 vessels (excluding barges) Marcon currently tracks, 704 are inland river pushboats with 67 officially on the market for sale (53 U.S. flag and 14 foreign flag).

Of the 13,947 vessels and 3,944 barges Marcon tracks, 1,139 are crew, fast supply & pilot boats with 196 officially on the market for sale, plus we have 52 boats available for charter worldwide.

Of the 3,944 barges and 13,054 vessels we currently track, 705 are tank barges with 24 inland and 32 ocean or coastal barges officially on the market for sale.

Of the 12,947 vessels and 3,899 barges that Marcon currently tracks, 4,826 are tugs with 622 currently officially on the market for sale worldwide, down 16% since November and down 9.46% from February 2014.

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%.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - According to the Paris-based, International Energy Agency’s "Oil Market Report", crude oil prices fell sharply during July and into early August, pressured by an abundance of supply and a strong US dollar.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - As previously reported by EIA, Midwest retail gasoline prices rose significantly as a result of the unplanned outage at BP’s refinery in Whiting, Indiana. Following the outage, the supply chain is now in the process of adjusting and the availability of replacement supply is apparent.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - The Colorado State University Dept. of Atmospheric Science expects that the next two weeks will be characterized by below-average amounts (less than 70 percent) of activity relative to climatology. This forecast is a tough call, however, as Tropical Depression 4 may generate significant levels of ACE.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - North Sea Brent crude oil prices averaged $57/barrel(b) in July, a $5/b decrease from June. Brent crude oil spot prices fell further in early August, settling at $48/b on August 7. The recent price declines reflect concerns about lower economic growth in emerging markets, expectations of higher oil exports from Iran, and continuing actual and expected growth in global inventories.

Friday, August 07, 2015 - The average U.S. offshore rig count for July 2015 was 31, up 3 from the 28 that were counted in June 2015 and down 26 from the 57 that were counted in July 2014. 

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - Turkey is well placed to serve as a hub for oil and natural gas supply headed to Europe and other Atlantic markets from Russia, the Caspian region, and the Middle East. Turkey has been a major transit point for oil and is becoming more important as a transit point for natural gas.


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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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