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2017 is off to a good start with six 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, March 22, 2017 - In 2016, U.S. crude oil exports averaged 520,000 barrels per day (b/d), 55,000 b/d (12%) more than in 2015 despite a year-over-year decline in production. However, the rate of U.S. crude oil export growth has slowed significantly from its pace over 2013-15 when annual U.S. crude production grew rapidly.

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.

Thursday, March 09, 2017 - EIA estimates that global oil inventories fell at a rate of almost 1.0 million barrels per day (b/d) in February, which would be the third-largest monthly decline rate since the beginning of 2014.

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.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - Baker Hughes announced that the international offshore rig count for February 2017 was 200, down 6 from the 206 counted in January 2017, and down 25 from the 225 counted in February 2016. The average U.S. offshore rig count for February 2017 was 20, down four from the 24 counted in January 2017 and down six from the 26 counted in February 2016.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - The CPB World Trade Monitor shows that the volume of world trade rose 0,5% month-on-month in December, having increased 2.6% in November (initial estimate: 2.8%).

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - U.S. real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 1.9% in fourth quarter 2016, according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 3.5%.

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.

Wednesday February 2, 2017 - Turkey is an increasingly important transit hub for oil and natural gas supplies as they move from Central Asia, Russia, and the Middle East to Europe and other Atlantic markets.

Wednesday, February 2, 2017 - Japan is the world’s largest liquefied natural gas importer and ranks in the top four countries for the highest coal imports, net imports of petroleum and other liquids, and consumption of crude oil and petroleum products.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - Of the 13,111 vessels and 3,847 barges Marcon tracks, 1,126 are crew, fast supply & pilot boats with 215 officially on the market for sale, plus we have 57 boats available for charter worldwide.

Monday, January 16, 2017 - After a lackluster outturn in 2016, economic activity is projected to pick up pace in 2017 and 2018, especially in emerging market and developing economies. However, there is a wide dispersion of possible outcomes around the projections, given uncertainty surrounding the policy stance of the incoming U.S. administration and its global ramifications.

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 3,816 barges and 13,121 vessels we currently track, 682 are tank barges with 38 inland and 26 ocean or coastal barges officially on the market for sale.

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.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - Of the 13,121 vessels (excluding barges) Marcon currently tracks, 716 are inland river pushboats with 75 officially on the market for sale (62 U.S. flag and 13 foreign flag).

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