Category Archives: Conferences & Speaking Engagements

Images of Panama City

We have had the opportunity to visit Panama City to present at the 1st MareForum Conference, Panama: Singapore of the Western Hemisphere, just two days ahead of the official Panama Canal opening with the expanded locks. Never a person to meet a bit, a few lovely memories and pictures from Panama City with its rich history and amazing architecture.

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Welcome to colorful Panama! Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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Welcome to colorful Panama! Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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An impressive skyline in Panama City, with high end residential towers and office buildings with avant garde architecture. Image Credit: Karatzas Images.

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An impressive skyline in Panama City, with high end residential towers and office buildings with avant garde architecture. Image Credit: Karatzas Images.

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An impressive skyline in Panama City, with high end residential towers and office buildings with avant garde architecture. Image Credit: Karatzas Images.

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An impressive skyline in Panama City, with high end residential towers and office buildings with avant garde architecture. Image Credit: Karatzas Images.

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An impressive skyline in Panama City, with high end residential towers and office buildings with avant garde architecture. Image Credit: Karatzas Images.

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An impressive skyline in Panama City, with high end residential towers and office buildings with avant garde architecture. The F&F Tower (previously known as the Revolution Tower) of the green glass and twisted body stands out. Image Credit: Karatzas Images.

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An impressive skyline in Panama City, with high end residential towers and office buildings with avant garde architecture. The F&F Tower (previously known as the Revolution Tower) of the green glass and twisted body stands out. Image Credit: Karatzas Images.

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An impressive skyline in Panama City, with high end residential towers and office buildings with avant garde architecture. The F&F Tower (previously known as the Revolution Tower) of the green glass and twisted body stands out. Image Credit: Karatzas Images.

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An impressive skyline in Panama City, with high end residential towers and office buildings with avant garde architecture. Image Credit: Karatzas Images.

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Vasco Nunez de Balboa Square; first European to cross the Panama Isthmus (then) and reach the Pacific Ocean, in 15013. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vasco Nunez de Balboa Square; first European to cross the Panama Isthmus (then) and reach the Pacific Ocean, in 15013. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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View of the old city, Panama City. Image Credit: Karatzas Images.

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Bridge of the Americas (Puente de las Americas) spans the Panama Canal by Panama City and the Pacific Ocean. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Bridge of the Americas (Puente de las Americas) spans the Panama Canal by Panama City and the Pacific Ocean. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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A lighthouse stands attentive by the Pacific Ocean, Panama Canal. Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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Panama containership terminal. Image credit: Karatzas Images


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Memories of Posidonia 2016

With Posidonia 2016 just behind us, we share herewith a few memorable moments caught on camera; sorry, but no images of people or private citizens, or gossip!

For those interested in a quick analysis and our take of Posidonia 2016, the article from the Maritime Executive ‘Posidonia 2016 at BDI 600’ may be worth reading.


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Posidonia Central Plaza – at the Heart of Shipping. Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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Posidonia 2016 – The Venue, having accommodated 22,000 visitors in 2016. Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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Ah, Posidonia 2016 and the party scene! With the perfect background! Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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Ah, Posidonia 2016 and the party scene! With the perfect background! Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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Ah, Posidonia 2016 and the party scene! With the perfect background! Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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Ah, Posidonia 2016 and the party scene! With the perfect background! Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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Ah, Posidonia 2016 and the party scene! With the perfect background! Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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Model of liberty ship ‘Hellas Liberty’ on exhibit at Posidonia. Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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No exhibition in Greece would had been complete without reference to history! ᾽Ναυπηγοἰ᾽ (Νaval Architects) in Ancient Greece were important people! Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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No exhibition in Greece would had been complete without reference to history! ᾽Τριηροποιοι᾽ (Shipbuilders) in Ancient Greece were important people! Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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No exhibition in Greece would had been complete without reference to history! And a model of a Trireme! Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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From the old, to the new! Union Greek Shipowners (UGS) celebrating 100 years! Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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A book about Swedish Shipping! Always we had a soft spot for Sverige! Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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Who said romance is dead? Great way to attract attention to one’s booth! Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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The section for Japan at Posidonia. We always had a soft spot for the Country of the Rising Sun, too! Credit Image: Karatzas Images

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His Excellency, the Ambassador of Japan to Greece, Mr Masuo Nishibayashi, speaking at the Japan’s Ship Exporters Association reception. Credit Image: Karatzas Images

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The Minister of State for Transport of the UK, Mr Robert Goodwill MP, speaking at the British Residence, British Embassy in Athens during Posidonia 2016. Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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A World-class Maritime Centre: Maritime UK – at the British Residence, British Embassy in Athens during Posidonia 2016. Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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Taking a stroll in Piraeus’ main ferry port, ferry ‘Panagia Tinou’ heavily listing. For more images, please see Images of Ferry ‘Panagia Tinou’ listing in Port of Piraeus. Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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Taking a stroll in Piraeus’ main ferry port, ferry ‘Panagia Tinou’ heavily listing. For more images, please see Images of Ferry ‘Panagia Tinou’ listing in Port of Piraeus. Image Credit: Karatzas Images

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Taking a stroll in Piraeus’ containership terminal, 9,300-teu vessel MV ‘CMA CGM Arkansas’ unloading containers at the Cosco terminal. Image Credit: Karatzas Images.


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Media Mentions for Basil Karatzas

We are taking pride to always be up-to-date with our business , and, if possible, a little ahead, as famously once a highly successful executive of a top notch company presciently said. At the shipping finance advisory and ship broking firm Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co., we measure our success not only by the number and size of the transactions we work on and successfully conclude, and the caliber of the shipowners and clients we work with, but also by the times we were honored to provide current market information, insight, opinion and counsel to maritime, finance and trade topics to highly respected publications.

A few recent articles where Basil M. Karatzas and Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co. were in the press:

Monetary controls in Greece squeeze consumers and business, June 29th, 2015, The New York Times. Basil Karatzas is quoted in reference to the impact of the bank closings and imposition of capital controls may have to the shipping industry. Link to a pdf version of the article can be found here.

Ships scrapped as freight rates fall, June 12, 2015, The Wall Street Journal. Basil Karatzas is quoted in reference to increased levels of demolition of older vessels in a weak freight environment and the impact on the shipping markets. Link to a pdf version of the article can be found here.

Costly bet on big cargo ships comes up short, June 1, 2015, the Wall Street Journal. Containerships have more than doubled in size in the last seven years, and ambitions are high for even bigger ships; however efficiencies are not always commensurate as the rest of the supply chain has to improve. Link to a pdf version of the article can be found here.

Financial distress plagues dry-bulk carriers, June 16, 2015, Daily Bankruptcy Review, Dow Jones. Article on page 10. With dry-bulk freight rates hovering at 30-year lows, most types of dry bulk vessels are operating below cash breakeven; once the seasonally slow summer is over, filings in the US and elsewhere can get a second wave.

Additional links to articles and media mentions for Basil Karatzas and Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co. can be found on the Shipping Finance by Karatzas Marine blog by following the link here.

Happy reading!


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2015 06JUN01 WSJ Costly Bet on Big Cargo Ships Comes Up Short_HL

2015 06JUN16 DAILY BANKRUPTCY REVIEW Financial Distress Plagues Dry-Bulk Carriers

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Fairplay Feature

‘Fairplay’ Profiles Bail M Karatzas and Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.

The January 8th, 2015 issue of the well-respected international shipping weekly publication ‘Fairplay’ (published since 1883) has honored in its weekly ‘Profile’ pages Basil M. Karatzas, CEO of Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co., and Managing Partner of Karatzas Maritime Capital Management. Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co., based in Manhattan, has been acting as shipbroker and shipping finance advisor to shipowners, institutional investors, banks and leasing companies worldwide. Karatzas Maritime Capital Management has been investing along its clients in transactions in the shipping and maritime sectors.

It has been a tremendous horor for the firm and its principals to be recognized so prominently in such well established trade publication and reflects on the progress, success and reputation the firm and its principals have been enjoying since the inception of the firm in 2011. The firm is extremely thankful and appreciative of the trust and support its clients have placed in its principals and business practices, and looking forward to successfully grow along its clients; ‘by doing always your best and placing clients’ interests first, success will come and that soon,’ as Basil Karatzas delights to remind in the office.

An online version of the article can be found by following the link herewith, while a pdf version of the story can be found herebelow:

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Spreadsheets, not buccaneers

Spreadsheets, not Buccaneers.

A brief history of the shipping markets through the profile of Basil M Karatzas, CEO of Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co, a ship brokerage and shipping finance advisory firm based in Manhattan, New York.  Original article first appeared on January 8th in IHS Maritime Fairplay magazine.

And your Beautiful Ships! Image source: Basil Karatzas

Beautiful Ships! Image source: Basil Karatzas

Alternative Ship Finance North America 2014

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                  Examine how to obtain and structure finance from alternative sources                                                                                                                                                                                                            ALTERNATIVE SHIP FINANCE NORTH AMERICA 2014                                      5 – 6 May 2014, Downtown Conference Center, New York  http://www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/FKT2722KAWL

Deepen your understanding of alternative financing structures and sources that are available to you Attend this seminar to:

– Assess the availability of alternative finance sources in the current market

– Explore how deals have been structured through detailed case studies, including full transaction details, analysis of deal success and share price performance

– Discover what you need to do to prepare to raise alternative ship financing, including tailoring the cashflow to meet investor appetite

– Understand the financier’s lending appetite and identify opportunities for financing projects in 2014/2015

– Benefit from worked examples on how alternative finance options are sourced and structured including private equity, shipping bonds and ship leasing

Quote VIP code: FKT2722KAWL and receive a 10% discount

For more information, visit the website: http://www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/FKT2722KAWL

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