Barry Parker

Barry Parker

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.

Tankers, geopolitics and sanctions

October 1, 2019

All of the shipping sectors have come up against ‘geopolitics’ during 2019, which is now moving into Q4, historically a time of seasonal market strength and sees the two forces combining. Read More

US ascends to top of oil export leagues

September 17, 2019

For US oil exporters, the news is all good. The monthly report just released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has put the US at the top of the oil exporting league, albeit temporarily - for a short period in June. Read More

More scrubbers or more vessels? Maybe both

August 14, 2019

In spite of the ‘Dog Days’ of summer, second quarter earnings reports from listed companies are in season; unfortunately, they reveal the cooled down and generally chilled nature of investor attitudes regarding the sector. Read More

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