New York correspondent, Seatrade Maritime
Barry Parker is a New York-based maritime specialist and writer, associated with Seatrade since 1980. His early work was in drybulk chartering, and in the early 1990s he moved into shipping finance where he served as a deal-maker and analyst with a leading maritime merchant bank. Since the late 1990s he has worked for a group of select clients on various maritime projects, also remaining active as a writer.
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With the dual black swan events of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the surge in oil supply Frontline ceo Robert Macleod believes that skyrocketing rates of $250,000 per day rates for VLCCs are real this time.
There is an old cliché about “challenges” being just another side of “opportunities” so it goes with tankers.