Opinion

Opinion

oil_tanker

June 30, 2020

The Trump administration’s plan to add as many as 50 oil tankers to an already long list of sanctioned vessels would be enough to send...
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Akti_Anastasiadis

June 29, 2020

Akti Miaouli presents a special feature on the Cyprus Maritime Industry. In an article, President of Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Anastasiadis, says "Cyprus is a global...
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Bimco_tanker

June 29, 2020

Crude oil and product tanker markets alike have faced high volatility in recent weeks and months, largely due to geopolitics and the constantly evolving situation...
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Diana Containerships

June 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has shutdown much of the US economy for months and even as parts of it reopen, the data is beginning to reveal...
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BIMCO_

June 5, 2020

In yet another turn of extraordinary events, the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is now hovering around the lowest level in at least 20 years. The...
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Dry_Cargo

May 26, 2020

The outlook is poor for dry bulk, as the negative demand shock and overcapacity come together to send rates to multi-year lows, even a return...
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containers

May 26, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has – and will continue to – hit the container shipping market hard, and the current economic situation provides no hope for...
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tanker

May 25, 2020

Geopolitical tensions have now eased, leaving freight rates to feel the full effects of the weak underlying market and falling demand. Tanker shipping looks set...
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China

May 21, 2020

Throughout April, container shipping spot freight rates on the back-haul trade from North Europe to China were higher than those on the front-haul trade from...
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BIMCO_

May 11, 2020

The sulphur regulation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that came into force on 1 January 2020 took the centre stage in the shipping industry...
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VLOC

May 4, 2020

Converted Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOC) are increasingly becoming a thing of the past with the long-term freight contracts coming to an end as newer...
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OIL

April 28, 2020

The magnitude of how damaged the energy industry is came into full view on April 20 when the benchmark price of U.S. oil futures CLc1,...
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Containership

April 28, 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus has disrupted container supply chains around the world and depressed the demand for vessels and boxes. It will lead to...
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A flag with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) logo is seen before a news conference at OPEC's headquarters in Vienna, Austria December 10, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

April 22, 2020

Members of OPEC and allies (OPEC+), agreed to a historic production cut of 9.7 million barrels of crude oil per day (m/bpd) to reduce the...
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OPEC-OPEK

April 17, 2020

Crude oil prices collapsed in March 2020, recording their deepest monthly drop since the global financial crisis in 2008. The ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic...
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