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2016 to date has eleven sales completed with several sales and charters pending. In 2015, we brokered twenty six sales and four charters. Four 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 35 years, we have averaged about 41 sales/charters per year.

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Every day we hear news of more cuts in E&P budgets, leading to more charter terminations for rigs and offshore service vessels. Oil & Gas companies, both private and government controlled, slashed projects around the world during 2015 and 2016 with everyone running for cover as oil prices slid from over $100/BBL to less than $30/BBL.

July 27, 2016 - The sale of the Marpol double-hull, product tanker "Tsemes" was recently concluded to direct Mexican buyers.

July 18, 2016 - The U.S. flag, ABS coastal loadline, deck barge "Islander" was sold.

June 20, 2016 - The 46 CFR Subchapter M - Inspection of Towing Vessels Final Rule (FR) has been published in 81 FR 40003. The intent of the rulemaking is to promote safe work practices and reduce casualties both onboard, and caused by towing vessels.

July 20, 2016 - The Coast Guard corrected errors which refer to the date July 20, 2016 in three regulations within the Inspection of Towing Vessel final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on June 20, 2016.

The U.S. flag, inland deck barge "Lockwood 2001" was sold to U.S. Mid-West interests.

Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington is pleased to have been appointed by Purple Water Ltd., a towing and ship design company operating from Geneva, Switzerland and London, U.K. as exclusive broker to market the shipyard licensing and construction of the new patented design, double-ended, double hull tug "Giano"® design to be built in the Americas.

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publishes "The Report Card for America’s Infrastructure", which grades the current state of national infrastructure categories on a scale of A through F. Since 1998, America’s infrastructure has earned persistent D averages and the failure to close the investment gap with needed maintenance and improvements has continued.

Marcon International Inc. is pleased to announce the sale of a U.S. flag inland pusher between U.S. West Coast operators.

A 90’ x 27’ U.S. flag tug built by Bollinger Machine in 1966 was sold between U.S. West Coast operators on a private & confidential basis.

The 1,700BHP "Benjamin Foss" was sold by Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington to private U.S. interests.

Of the 13,125 vessels and 3,876 barges Marcon tracks, 1,149 are crew, fast supply & pilot boats with 233 officially on the market for sale, plus we have 56 boats available for charter worldwide.

Of the 13,084 vessels and 3,860 barges that Marcon currently tracks, 4,936 are tugs with 623 currently officially on the market for sale worldwide, up 1.47% since February and down 1.42% from May 2015.

Of the 3,821 barges and 12,982 vessels we currently track, 662 are tank barges with 26 inland and 22 ocean or coastal barges officially on the market for sale.

Of the 12,982 vessels (excluding barges) Marcon currently tracks, 693 are inland river pushboats with 54 officially on the market for sale (45 U.S. flag and nine foreign flag).

Of the 13,081 vessels and 3,831 barges tracked by Marcon, 3,280 are supply and tug supply boats, with 291 officially on the market for sale.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Increased gasoline production and high inventories combine to reduce global refinery gasoline margins.

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - According to the Paris-based, International Energy Agency’s "Oil Market Report", global oil supplies rose by 0.6mb/d in June to 96mb/d after outages curbed OPEC and non-OPEC supplies in May.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - U.S. regular gasoline retail prices this summer are forecast to average $2.25/gallon, 2 cents/gal lower than forecast in last month’s STEO and 39 cents/gal lower than last summer, measured as April through September.

Friday, July 08, 2016 - Baker Hughes announces June 2016 rig counts. The average offshore rig count for the United States was 21, down 3 from the 24 that were counted in May 2016, and down 7 from the 28 that were counted in June 2015.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - The Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science continues to foresee a near-average 2016 Atlantic hurricane season. ENSO is currently neutral and the potential for a transition to weak La Niña conditions by the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is possible.

June 29, 2016 - Colombia experienced a dramatic rise in energy production since the implementation of regulatory reforms in 2003; however, crude oil prices have declined since 2014, which has stymied production growth.

June 22, 2016 - Azerbaijan is one of the world’s oldest oil producers, and oil and natural gas production and exports are central to Azerbaijan’s economy. Azerbaijan’s oil production has been relatively stable over the last few years, but oil revenues declined about 40% from 2014 to 2015 due to lower oil prices.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - For 2015, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) earned about $404 billion in net oil export revenues (unadjusted for inflation).

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - India was the third largest global energy consumer behind China and the United States in 2013. Despite having notable fossil fuel resources, India has become increasingly dependent on energy imports to meet its growing demand.


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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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