Opinion

Opinion

Fitch

June 23, 2017

Traffic growth in the ports sector is likely to remain well below historical levels for the foreseeable future, due to fundamental structural changes in the...
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vlcc

June 21, 2017

With contracting this year only slightly less subdued than in 2016, there has been a welcome influx of activity in the VLCC sector, which accounts...
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containers

June 21, 2017

Container shipping companies have benefited from a modest increase in freight rates since the start of the year, but a sustainable recovery in the container...
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VLOC

June 12, 2017

With an average age of 23.8 years, the fleet of Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOC) converted from Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) are vintage compared...
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Clarksons

June 12, 2017

In the ‘Three Card Trick’ or game of ‘Find The Lady’ beloved by hustlers everywhere, the aim is to track the movement of one item...
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qatar

June 7, 2017

Oil markets seem impervious to geopolitical risk. As four Arab neighbors imposed an unprecedented embargo on Qatar on Monday, oil prices briefly jumped 1.6 percent...
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CMA_CGM

June 6, 2017

Despite a near doubling of the number of 13,000 teu-or-above vessels deployed on the transpacific Asia-US west coast trade this year, the Los Angeles-Long Beach...
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Clarksons

June 5, 2017

The vast majority of the world’s trade in goods is moved by sea, and it has long been recognised how shipping is a critical element...
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clarksons_shipping_flag

June 1, 2017

Since the onset of the global economic downturn in 2008, on average, tanker earnings have been less than half the level achieved during the preceding...
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clarksons

May 29, 2017

Global oil prices were buoyed in Q4 2016 by OPEC’s decision to cut production. (more…)
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Clarksons

May 22, 2017

“Look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves” goes the saying, a mantra the shipping industry has a long taken to heart. (more…)
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Clarksons

May 18, 2017

Forward cover, an indicator of shipbuilders’ future work levels, is still declining at a global level. (more…)
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aurora lpg

May 17, 2017

Vessel oversupply will persist in the LPG shipping market for the next two years, keeping freight rates under pressure across most size segments. (more…)
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Clarksons

May 15, 2017

In recent years, in generally difficult market conditions, it has been no surprise that many sectors have seen a significant removal of surplus tonnage. (more…)
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tanker_russia

May 11, 2017

Recovery in the crude tanker shipping market is not expected until 2020 as weak trade growth and a bloated orderbook limit any rate recovery. But...
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