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

maersk2

January 17, 2019

A “reduced appetite” for ordering ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) and carriers instead aspiring to become global logistics integrators could finally balance container capacity supply with...
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ship emissions

January 10, 2019

In fewer than 12 months’ time, thousands of merchant ships are going to start burning fuel containing higher concentrations of sulfur. That’s a quirky outcome...
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oil tanker

January 10, 2019

For the Asian dirty and clean tanker markets, 2018 was a mixed bag that saw a fragile start but only to end on a fairly...
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bulker

January 10, 2019

In spite of a depressed fourth quarter in 2018, all segments of the dry bulk freight market saw earnings increase year on year. (more…)
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SM Shanghai

December 28, 2018

A few days before Christmas, the container ship “SM Shanghai” was steaming toward California’s Port of Long Beach. Just ahead and coming to the end...
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Panamax-bulk-carrier

December 21, 2018

2018 has been a slow year for dry bulk demolitions, with only 4.2 million DWT scrapped (as of 17 December), down 71.6% compared to last...
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Brexit

December 19, 2018

The British government has held talks with shipping firms to secure back-up vessels in case Britain exits the European Union with no trade deal but...
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Panamax-bulk-carrier

December 19, 2018

The Chinese government’s objective of suppressing coal and lignite imports in November and December 2018 is adversely impacting demand for Panamaxes and thus rates. Nonetheless,...
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ships

December 18, 2018

By Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst (more…)
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moore-stephens

December 17, 2018

Shipping confidence dipped slightly in the three months to end-November 2018, Moore Stephens said. (more…)
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Fitch

December 4, 2018

The global shipping sector outlook remains negative reflecting the demand-side risks of protectionism and slower economic growth, Fitch Ratings says (more…)
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bulker

December 3, 2018

The first twelve weeks of the 2018/19 marketing year, which started on 1 September 2018, have painted a dire picture for US soya bean exports...
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bulker

November 22, 2018

Demand drivers and freight rates This year – 2018 – has delivered as promised. The improved fundamental market conditions in the first three quarters of...
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Supertanker

November 21, 2018

Demand drivers and freight rates Crude oil tanker freight rates made an exceptional comeback in October. (more…)
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containers

November 20, 2018

Demand drivers and freight rates Some 13.7 million TEU were shipped globally in September, bringing the full year total up to 125.2 million TEU. While...
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