articles​ &​ publications


Shipping is an international, inspiring and highly captivating industry.  Many of its practices are based on maritime tradition going back several centuries ago. However, there is always need and desire for innovation for new products and services, like modern sailing boats always aiming at sailing faster, sooner and closer to the wind.

We are proud and honored to be part of this industry.  In this website we have posted some of the articles that we had published in the trade press and conferences, and articles where we were honored to contribute our thoughts and insight. This site is a small token of appreciation for all the people in shipping, from the ones crossing the oceans onboard vessels under any weather conditions and away from the families, to the people back in the office looking after the ships, their operations and trades.

Basil Karatzas is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co., a shipping finance advisory and ship brokerage firm based in Manhattan, New York.  Basil has more than fifteen years shipping expertise from husbandry agency, to project cargo and chartering, vessel operations, ship brokerage, vessel valuations and shipping finance.  He holds a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) degree in international business, enterpreneurship and finance from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and he's a member of prominent industry associations and organizations.  Basil is a frequent contributor to industry conferences and publications, hosting a popular industry blog at, and he can be reached at +1 713 545 5990 or at

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