Opinion

Opinion

US_China

October 31, 2019

The trade war and China’s economic shift made 2018 a tough year for global shipping and will continue to reverberate through the industry, according to...
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Sovcomflot-VLCC

October 21, 2019

Delivered tonnage of crude oil tankers have grown by +37%, whereas total fleet demolitions for 2019 have slumped to the lowest in a decade with...
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Employees working at cargo ship Kypros Land which is loading soybeans to China at Tiplam terminal in Santos, Brazil, Merch 13, 2017.  Picture taken March 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

October 11, 2019

Combined soya bean exports from Brazil and the US are down 7.8% in the first eight months of this year, as the main Brazilian soya...
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containership

October 7, 2019

Shipping association Bimco has submitted a new proposal on regulating ships’ power to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) working group. (more…)
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Long-Range-Tanker

September 19, 2019

Demand drivers and freight rates: Rising geo-political tensions have led to disruptions to the tanker shipping industry and all other ships trading in the Persian...
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bulker

September 19, 2019

BIMCO expects the fundamental market balance to deteriorate in 2019 which will do nothing to improve freight rates as the 2020 sulphur cap nears. (more…)
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korea_yard

September 12, 2019

The Korean shipbuilding industry took first place for the fourth consecutive month, winning 74 percent of the world’s shipbuilding orders in August. (more…)
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drewry

August 28, 2019

The Drewry Container Port Throughput Indices are a series of volume growth/decline indices based on monthly throughput data for a sample of over 220 ports...
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BIMCO_

August 19, 2019

The trade war has brought increased attention to the soya bean trade between the US and China with 2019 offering conflicting narratives. On one hand,...
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ship

July 26, 2019

Confronting the first crisis of his premiership, Boris Johnson must decide what to do about the Stena Impero, the British oil tanker being held by...
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Clarksons

July 9, 2019

In this week’s analysis, we again update shipping’s mid-year report, reviewing progress across a range of shipping sector “subjects”. (more…)
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crude oil export korea

June 28, 2019

April was a disappointing month for the crude oil shipping industry with a dramatic fall in US crude oil exports which caused tonne mile demand...
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VLCC

June 24, 2019

VLCC spot freight rates between the Arabian Gulf and China rose 101% in the days between 13 June 2019 and 20 June 2019, in the...
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tanker

June 13, 2019

Iran, Libya and Venezuela face export limitations because of sanctions and internal political troubles. At the same time, US exports of crude oil are growing...
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containers

June 13, 2019

As weak demand growth is forecasted for the coming quarters, the container shipping industry is set to return to negative margins. (more…)
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