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Basil M Karatzas to speak at the Equipment Management Conference, Feb 23-25 2020

Covering the marine industry at North America's premier conference for equipment management professionals

Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co., the pre-eminent marine appraisals, valuations, marine surveys and shipping finance firm, is pleased to announce that its Founding Partner and CEO Mr Basil M Karatzas will be presenting at the Equipment Management Conference in Orlando, Florida, February 23rd – 25th, 2020. The conference is hosted by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), and this annual event is the flagship gathering of equipment management professionals in North America.

The presentation will cover recent developments in the marine industry both internationally and also domestically, including containerships, tankers, dry bulk, offshore and drilling equipment, as well as the ‘brown water’ market of inland barges, tugs and towboats and the ‘blue water’ segment of the Jones Act market. From recent emissions regulations overseas (IMO2020) to domestic regulations, with ‘SubChapter M’ most prominent among them, the presentation will endeavor to shine light on investment risks and also investment opportunities in this often under-estimated, but all to critical industry, the marine (or maritime or shipping) industry.

Basil M Karatzas stated, “we are profoundly thrilled, and honored, that our firm’s reputation and expertise got us invited to present, for the first time, at this very consequential conference for commercial equipment leasing and finance professionals.” Mr Karatzas continued, “we are looking forward to sharing information on the maritime industry with a wide range of equipment finance professionals, and hoping to increase market awareness with those not active in the marine space yet. After all, shipowners and mariners have always been at the frontlines of business and trade, and occasionally revolutions; John Hancock, as a quick reminder, a signer of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America in 1776, was the first American shipowner.”

Basil M Karatzas is a Certified Marine Surveyor (CMS), Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), and also Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV); a member of several marine professional associations, including BIMCO and the Baltic Exchange. Basil has been educated at Harvard Business School (HBS) and at the Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University in Houston. Basil is the Founding Partner and CEO of Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co., a shipping appraisals and valuations, marine surveys and inspections, and shipping finance firm based in Manhattan, NYC.

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We sincerely hope to see you in Orlando, February 23rd – 25th, 2020, and answer any marine related questions. If not, please feel free to contact us directly by email!

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