Analysis

Market–leading analyses from top industry specialists regarding tankers, bulkers, boxships or LNG carriers; insurance or casualties; shipbuilding, finance or offshore and more.

Analysis

containers

June 26, 2017

The shipping industry in the EU is a highly mature industry and an economic giant in the European economy directly accounting for over 620,000 jobs....
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containership

June 26, 2017

Conventionally, the container shipping market is viewed as made up of two key elements: the freight market for moving boxes from A to B, and...
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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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