Dibner Maritime Associates LLC and its consulting team have been continuously involved with the US international and Jones Act petroleum and chemical tank vessel trades since the mid-1970’s. Throughout this period, DMA consultants have worked with many oil companies and independents on a wide range of projects ranging from market evaluations, to competitive and customer analyses, to the development of strategic plans, to operational improvement. Our clients have included many tanker operators, costal tug-barge operators, and inland tank barge operators. This provides us with unparalleled insights into the character of the trade from many perspectives. Our consultants have assisted Amoco, Arco, BP, Conoco Dow Chemical, Exxon, Sun, Phillips, Shell Oil Company, Texaco, Union Carbide, K-Sea, Kirby Corporation, Seabulk International, Crowley Marine Transport Lines, Maritrans, Moran Towing and Transportation, and Penn Maritime among others.
In the course of its consulting activities, DMA consultants have developed various tools and frameworks accurately and insightfully understand the current and future trends for these trades