"Marine Transportation" Category

On the Hunt for Some Small Cap Sporting Goods Companies

Posted On September 19, 2014 | by AllenCaron

Bass Pro Shops, a private company that sells recreation gear for fishing and hunting out of 100 stores in the U.S. and Canada, made news this week with the report that it has hired boutique M&A advisory […]

A new article in Market Realist this month stated that dry bulk shipping is gaining traction again, thanks to the recent rise in value of 10-year-old Panamax and Capesize ships. Panamax vessels have gone from a value […]

Aye, Aye! Baltic Dry Index Indicator Hits 2013 High

Posted On December 23, 2013 | by AllenCaron

As anybody who follows indices knows, the Baltic Dry Index (BDI), a measure of dry bulk commodity shipping rates, had its worst year since the 1980s in 2012. Fortunately, on December 12th, 2013, the BDI  hit an […]

Shipping stocks, mostly in the dumps for the past 12 months due to what is generally considered an oversupply of ships, have enjoyed a nice ride in the early days of 2013. For the first time since November, […]

There are articles this morning with significant news for the economy as a whole and for the investment community in particular.  First of all, the job market improved more than expected, and is back on the curve it […]

The recent news from the granddaddy of all shippers, Denmark’s AP Moller-Maersk, was not good — and investors in all the smaller container shipping companies were broadsided by it. In early May, Maersk reported heavy first quarter losses, […]

The road to economic recovery is long for the US and other countries that have experienced negative growth or dismally small growth rates over the last several years.  It seems that a variety of indicators are moving up more […]


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