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Brian Ladin on Vessels Running on Electric Power

The shipping industry is enormous, moving roughly 80% of the world’s trade in physical goods, making it a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. Carrying billions of dollars of goods each year across every ocean on the planet, shipping companies are now looking for innovative solutions to reduce their carbon footprint, looking towards options like electric power.

Brian Ladin of Dallas, Texas, is the CEO of Delos Shipping and is recognized internationally for completing several major transactions and acquisitions. He provides an explanation of initiatives and examples of ships moving towards electric power.

An Overview

Almost all ships run predominantly on heavy fuel oil, or bunker oil. When this type of fuel is burned, it emits sulfur and particulate matter that can cause respiratory issues. Brian Ladin explains that bunker oil also emits greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, trapping heat in the atmosphere — making it a major contributor to global warming. As one shipping industry professional at Flexport puts it, if shipping was a country, it would be the sixth-largest polluter in the world. In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization adopted an initial strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships, setting out a vision to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping and phase them out. One solution presented by the industry is to find electric solutions. …


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How the Shipping Industry is Reducing Their Carbon Footprint

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) — the marine shipping sector’s governing body — pledged to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2050. The vision confirms the IMO’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gases from international shipping, and as a matter of urgency, is dedicated to phasing them out as soon as possible.

As the Chief Executive Officer for Delos Shipping, Brian Ladin of Dallas, Texas, is recognized internationally for completing several major transactions and acquisitions. From electric power to batteries and operating at lower speeds, Brian Ladin outlines several key strategies being employed by some of the industry’s most ambitious leaders.

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Brian Ladin on the Costs of Maintaining a Cargo or Marine Vessel

E-commerce is king, and it shows no signs of slowing down. The consumer demand for faster shipping is having a major impact on supply chains, specifically shipping. E-commerce has increased expectations among consumers, ushering in a new era of shipping speed. However, the costs of maintaining a cargo or marine vessel, including fuel, repairs, and maintenance, play a major role in a vessel’s ability to remain competitive. As a result, the cost of maritime freight operating costs has risen again for the third year in a row.

Brian Ladin of Dallas, Texas, is the Chief Executive Officer for Delos Shipping and provides maritime assets and financing for end users. With years of experience providing maritime assets and financing for end users, Brian knows the impact that rising costs can have on a shipping company and the industry as a whole. …


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Brian Ladin’s Alternative Financing Methods for Acquiring Ships

A question you may have never considered is: how do shipping companies stay afloat? Historically, the shipping industry had covered costs through bank loans, but after the economic recession of 2008, financial institutions have slowly begun to pull out. This reduction in bank lending, which hit an all-time low in 2014, is not likely to improve. Thus, the shipping industry has had to start looking to alternative methods of financing if they wish to remain competitive in the industry and continue acquiring vessels. Brian Ladin is the the founder of Delos Shipping, where he exercises his leadership skills and extensive experience investing in public and private businesses. Delos Shipping is a capital provider to the shipping industry, primarily focused on distressed assets, long term leases, and cyclical asset plays. …


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Brain Ladin Discusses Leases as a Form of Private Financing for Vessel Acquisitions

Continuing to acquire vessels is essential if a shipping company wishes to remain competitive and successful in the industry. However, obtaining the necessary financing to purchase new ships is no easy task, especially when the most significant source of funds from the past (bank loans) has all but disappeared as a reliable method. Now more than ever before, the shipping industry has been forced to turn to alternative methods of financing. Specifically, many companies have turned to private financing in the form of leases. Lease structured financing is the process whereby the possession of property, in this case of the vessels, passes to the purchaser, but the ownership remains with the lessor. …


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Brian Ladin Explores Big Changes Made in the Booming Container Shipping Industry

Container shipping is one of the most popular modes of transportation in the world. And while it has connected the world, it does have its drawbacks. One of which is that container shipping poses major problems for the environment. The shipping industry is responsible for a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions, however, like all industries, they have been working to right the wrongs of the past in order to reduce the negative impact that the industry has on the environment. Brian Ladin has witnessed firsthand the transformation that the industry has undergone in recent years. …


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Brian Ladin Explains What’s Being Done to Reduce Vessel Air Emissions

Container shipping is one of the most widely used transportation methods in existence. However, in recent years many people have shared concerns over the environmental impact and sustainability of this shipping method. With the undeniable effects of climate change being felt around the globe, it’s not enough for container shipping to be efficient, it must also be eco-friendly. Luckily, the industry has taken note of the environmental changes of the last decade and has already begun implementing a variety of practical measures to reduce the air pollution caused by ships.

Brian Ladin is the founder of Delos Shipping and a firm believer that in order for container shipping to continue as a viable shipping method, vessels must be as energy efficient as possible. Prior to founding Delos Shipping, Ladin built a successful career as an entrepreneur and investment professional, serving as a partner at companies such as Talisman Capital and Bonanza Capital, where his efforts generated more than $100 million in profits. Currently, he utilizes his years of experience at Delos Shipping, a capital provider to the shipping industry, primarily focused on distressed assets, long term leases, and cyclical asset plays. Below, Brian Ladin outlines what is currently being done to reduce vessel air emissions. …


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Brian Ladin Shares Top 5 Benefits of Container Shipping

Container shipping, or containerization, is one of the most popular transportation methods around the world. Shipping containers are able to carry all kinds of items, from dry goods to liquids, and can be transported by sea, road, or rail. Brian Ladin of Dallas, Texas is the founder of Delos Shipping and knows firsthand the multitude of benefits that come along with container shipping. Since earning a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Tulane University, Brian has built a successful career as an entrepreneur and investment professional. He has served as a partner at companies such as Talisman Capital and Bonanza Capital, where his efforts generated more than $100 million in profits. Currently, Brian Ladin exercises his leadership skills and extensive experience investing in public and private businesses at Delos Shipping. Delos Shipping is a capital provider to the shipping industry, primarily focused on distressed assets, long term leases, and cyclical asset plays. …


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Brian Ladin Explains How Carbon Offsets Reduce Shipping’s Carbon Footprint

Brian Ladin, founder of Delos Shipping, is helping the shipping industry shift their investment mentality towards more sustainable, environmentally friendly shipping practices. This is done by shipping companies and merchants that deal with shipping companies using vessels that run off of petroleum-electric hybrids or full electricity.

Because it takes time to convert the majority of today’s shipping industry from petroleum to electricity, these businesses can look to other ways to offset carbon emissions.

What is a Carbon Footprint?

Nearly everything that humans do to support their way of life gives off greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases are those that enter the air and retain heat within the earth’s atmosphere. When greenhouse gas emissions are moderate, there is little concern. However, with the most significant emission (accounting for over 80% of all greenhouse gases) coming from carbon dioxide (CO2) as a result of civilization’s use of fossil fuels, reducing one’s carbon footprint has become a priority. …


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Brian Ladin Explains the Benefits of Battery Powered And Petroleum-Powered Ships

Many assume that car transportation is among the most environmentally unfriendly component of human civilization. Brian Ladin of Delos Shipping explains that the truth is, today’s shipping vessels give off far more emissions. For example, one decent-sized cargo or cruise ship may give off as much CO2 as 70,000 cars. With the International Maritime Organization mandate to reduce sulfur content on ships by 7x the current average by next year (2020), companies are beginning to prepare new, greener energy sources such as batteries. But are these new methods equally effective with the environmental benefits? …

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Brian Ladin

Brian exercises his leadership skills and extensive experience investing in public and private businesses as the founder of Delos Shipping.

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