The Jones Act market had regularly been front-page news a couple of years ago when, at the top of the market, a Jones Act products tanker achieved $120,000 daily rate for an one-year TC by a major oil company. With shale oil production going strong and cheap money aplenty, lots of attention was drawn to the Jones Act market, and much of such attention was from different type of players, outside the typical ‘shipowner market’ – the seaways transport providers, the providers of one link only in the long supply chain. In the article originally published in Marine News magazine in December 2015 under the title “Trailblazing Transactions in the Jones Act Market”, Basil M. Karatzas contemplates on the market trends of the Jones Act industry.
Given the weak state of the Jones Act market (widely defined to include ‘brown water’ assets, too) and the energy and offshore industries at present, the trend of well-diversified and well-capitalized players expanding in the market is likely to continue…probably the topic of a new article in the near future!
Article is copyrighted material of Marine News and New Wave Media.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information here within has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website. Thank you for the consideration.