Opinion

Opinion

moodys

December 14, 2017

Consolidation, whether through alliances or M&A, will continue apace in the container shipping industry into 2018 as companies try to boost market share, improve efficiency,...
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Bimco_tanker

December 13, 2017

The United States (US) government lifted their restrictive policy on crude oil exports in December 2015. In September and October 2017, increased demand from Asia...
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platts

December 11, 2017

The cost of carrying clean petroleum products on Medium Range tankers on the short-haul US Gulf Coast-East Coast Mexico and the USGC-Caribbean routes rose 62%...
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containers

December 11, 2017

The festive season is coming closer, and for many of us the time to get the seasonal shopping done is running out. (more…)
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Workers are seen under the logo of the Panama Canal at the Miraflores locks, a day before the inauguration of the Panama Canal Expansion project, in Panama City, Panama June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Alberto Solis

December 11, 2017

It seemed at the time like a somewhat random, and amazingly fortuitous, coincidence. (more…)
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Fitch

December 6, 2017

Fitch Ratings’ sector outlook for global shipping remains negative as we do not expect a material improvement in market fundamentals in 2018 due to lingering...
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South Korea

December 5, 2017

South Korea’s shipbuilding industry has been overtaken by latecomers, including China, in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, very large crude carrier (VLCC) and offshore...
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clarksons

December 4, 2017

A key driver of seaborne trade growth over the last two decades has been the spectacular economic rise of China. (more…)
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Clarksons

November 29, 2017

Shipping industry cycles are constantly influenced by the twin factors of supply and demand, and for investors if it’s not time to worry about one,...
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IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim

November 28, 2017

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mr. Kitack Lim, has urged Member States to seize the opportunity to set bold and ambitious goals,...
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Intermodal

November 23, 2017

China consumes more than two-thirds of the global seaborne iron ore market and at the same time produces as much steel as the rest of...
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DSME

November 22, 2017

This year has seen a further shake up in the profile of the containership orderbook. (more…)
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Clarksons

November 20, 2017

In an industry as volatile as shipping, having the right ship at the right time can bring significant rewards, but the other end of the...
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Intermodal

November 16, 2017

For another week, oil seems to be the most volatile and interesting commodity to watch. In this segment we’ll look at some of the major...
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Clarksons

November 12, 2017

Every year, readers of the Shipping Intelligence Weekly are invited to submit their predictions of the value of the ClarkSea Index at the start of...
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