Affiliates, partners, and transactional counterparties:


NOG Northern Invest GmbH & Co. KG

http://www.northern-invest.de/en/index.php


Grona Shipping GmbH & Co KG

http://www.grona-shipping.com/


LNG Supply Ltd. 

​http://www.lng-bunkeringae.com/


M.K. Shipping B.V. 

http://www.mk-shipping.com


TB Marine Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG

http://www.tbmarine.de/


Accuritas Global Solutions - 
Supporting Transportation, Energy, Maritime, and Logistics

http://www.accuritas.com/


Murano Systems LP 

http://www.muranoconnect.com/


Prime Energy Partnership (US) LLC 
http://www.primepartnership.com

Contacts


London, U.K.       +44.203 287.1145


Connecticut, U.S.   +1.475 529.0122


email:  Trading@shipsarecool.com


post:    Wilton, CT 06897-7642 - United States

Essential reading


Ninety Percent of Everything:  Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate  -  by Rose George


The Box:  How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - by Marc Levinson 


The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 - by David McCullough


Dangerous Waters:  Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas - by John S. Burnett


Seized: A Sea Captain's Adventures (Battling scoundrels and pirates while recovering stolen ships in the world's most troubled waters) - by Max Hardberger


The Tragedy of the Commons - by Garrett Hardin, Science magazine, 13 December 1968, full article  here 


The Petroleum Shipping Industry: A Nontechnical Overview - by Michael D. Tusiani


Maritime Economics (3rd ed.) - by Martin Stopford


The Long Way Home -  by Ed Dover


American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900  -  by H.W. Brands 


Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road to Bankruptcy and Bailout, and Beyond -  by Paul Ingrassia 





Why Diomedes


The Diomedes Islands are a pair of sparsely populated rocky outcrops in the Bering Strait, between Alaska and Siberia. The islands are only 3.8 km (2.4 miles) apart, but are separated by the Russian/US border, which made them an obscure - but heavily guarded - outpost during the Cold War. 

In addition to their status as the convergence of continents and ideologies, the Diomedes Islands represent the complexity & nuance of international trade.  Divided by the International Date Line, Russia's Big Diomede Island is one calendar day ahead of Little Diomede in the U.S., despite the two islands being visible from each other.

The Diomedes Islands remain remote and largely unknown, but have a long history in the migration of people and ideas.  They are a symbol of cooperation and individuality, globalization and independence, and the promise of a new day - with all of the associated determination and opportunity.  

Lifting the Ice Curtain  - by Peter Iseman, New York Times Magazine, 23 Oct. 1988,  full article here


"Diomede Islands: Two Islands Split by the US-Russian Border and the International Date Line" - link here  (from: Amusing Planet - 28 February 2014)



Additional information, pics, data, and reports
 

The Oracle of impressive ship photos:

 Auke Visser´s International Super Tanker collection - full site here 



Industry Organizations


www.balticexchange.com

www.cmaconnect.com
www.nosclearing.com

www.asba.org/

www.naccusa.org/events/

Ship Owners & Operators:


http://www.penfieldmarine.com/

http://www.intlseas.com/MNA

 www.chembulktankers.com/

http://ridgeburytankers.com/

http://teamtankers.com/business/our-fleet/

http://www.stolt-nielsen.com/Stolt-Tankers.aspx

http://www.jotankers.com/
http://www.odfjell.com/TANKERS/Pages/default.aspx​

http://teekay.com/

 www.uptankers.com/

http://web.stealth.gr/

 www.dryships.com/pages/report.php

 www.handytankers.com/Fleet/Pages/Tools.aspx

 www.ds-norden.com/

​http://www.heidmar.com/
www.torm.com

www.hafniamanagement.com/Pages/default.aspx

www.euronav.com/

 www.fairfieldchemical.com/

www.navig8group.com/
 www.scorpiotankers.com/

 mtmaritime.com/mtm_login/Profile.html

 www.maersktankers.com/

http://pioneermarine.com/

http://misc.com.my/

 www.navios.com/home.asp

 www.frontline.bm
 www.cmb.be



Ship Brokers:


http://www.spimarine-global.com/

www.galbraiths.co.uk/home.html

http://www.castor-group.com/

http://braemaracm.com/research/

www.mcquilling.com

www.netcousa.us/resources.html

www.mjlf.com

www.truenorthchartering.com/

www.odingroup.com

www.eastportmar.com/

https://affinityship.com/

www.clarksons.com/services/

www.gibsons.co.uk/

http://www.crweber.com/

https://www.maerskbroker.com/

http://www.lrmidland.com/index.php

www.dietze-assoc.com/

www.ssyonline.com

www.steensland.com/

www.compassmar.com/

http://www.lorstem.com/


Publications


https://www.marinemoney.com
http://www.lloydslist.com
http://www.tradewindsnews.com

http://gcaptain.com/

http://fairplay.ihs.com/

http://www.seatrademagazine.com/



Bunker suppliers:


http://www.ampni.com/

http://monjasa.com/port-info

http://www.integr8fuels.com/

http://dan-bunkering.com/Pages/Home/Houston.aspx

http://gibunkering.com/

https://www.oceanconnectmarine.com/OCM/Index.aspx

http://www.peninsulapetroleum.com/

http://www.lqm.com/



Ship's Agents


http://www.moranshipping.com

http://www.wilhelmsen.com/services/maritime/Pages/wmshome.aspx

http://gac.com/shipping/ship-agency/

http://marbnet.com/



Other information sources and reports


http://www.genscape.com/

https://www.vesselfinder.com

http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/

https://www.q88.com/CorpHome.aspx

https://www.vesseltracker.com/app

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/

http://www.searoutefinder.com/

http://www.shipfinance.dk/en/SHIPPING-RESEARCH/

http://www.coastguardfoundation.org/

http://www.usmm.org/libertyships.html

 www.maersktankers.com/AboutUS/Pages/TheTankerBusiness.aspx

https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=17991
http://www.maersktankers.com/Pages/Tools.aspx




Academies, Universities, and Programs of study


http://www.sunymaritime.edu/

https://www.usmma.edu/

https://mystic.williams.edu/
http://mainemaritime.edu/

http://www.tamug.edu/corps/

https://www.maritime.edu/

https://www.csum.edu/web/mycampus/home

http://www.sea.edu/