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

shipping

January 21, 2020

At least $1 trillion of investment in new fuel technology is needed to enable the shipping industry to meet U.N. targets for cuts in carbon...
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tanker

January 3, 2020

The implementation of low sulfur bunker fuel regulations on January 1 could result in changed market structures for clean and dirty tankers in 2020 as...
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ships

December 20, 2019

One of the most worrying trends that has developed recently - which will affect shipping demand in the years to come - is the falling...
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moodys

December 16, 2019

Moody’s Investors Service said Friday it retained a negative outlook on US thermal coal markets in 2020 based on stiffer competition in the generation stack...
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product_tanker

December 9, 2019

At the time when the product tanker market is gearing for a rise in freight rates after the implementation of the IMO 2020 regulation, the...
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drewry

December 3, 2019

Underlying vessel operating cost inflation accelerated moderately in 2019 on higher repair & maintenance and insurance spend, while looking ahead costs are expected to continue...
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capesize

November 25, 2019

Chinese steel production dropped by one million (1m) tonnes, a decline of 1.2%, compared to October last year. China produced 81m tonnes of crude steel...
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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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