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

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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Clarksons

May 15, 2017

In recent years, in generally difficult market conditions, it has been no surprise that many sectors have seen a significant removal of surplus tonnage. (more…)
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tanker_russia

May 11, 2017

Recovery in the crude tanker shipping market is not expected until 2020 as weak trade growth and a bloated orderbook limit any rate recovery. But...
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moodys

May 10, 2017

The outlook for the global shipping industry is stable, given that the aggregate EBITDA of rated shipping companies will remain at similar levels in 2017...
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drewry

May 9, 2017

Demand for methanol and vegoil will moderately support global seaborne trade causing the shipping fleet trading in chemicals and vegoils to expand, according to Drewry....
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Container ships and bulk carriers waiting for cargo are seen in the shipping lanes off the coast of Singapore April 18, 2009.  REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

May 8, 2017

Many of shipping’s asset markets appear to offer a fairly reasonable level of liquidity most of the time, but just like the “Karma Chameleon” in...
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FSRU-Independence

May 4, 2017

The FSRU fleet has grown fairly rapidly over the last decade, supported by growing global gas demand and LNG trade. (more…)
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bulk

May 3, 2017

Drewry’s outlook for dry bulk shipping remains positive given the shrinking supply-demand gap, according to the latest edition of the Dry Bulk Forecaster, published by...
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clarksons_shipping_flag

May 2, 2017

The US is the second largest importer of crude, but also the biggest oil producer globally. Recently, there have been a number of changes in...
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The Maersk's Triple-E giant container ship Maersk Majestic, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port, part of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, in Shanghai, China, September 24, 2016. Picture taken September 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song

May 1, 2017

In the high jump ‘the scissors’ was one of a number of techniques eventually superseded by Dick Fosbury’s ‘Flop’, which saw the American athlete win...
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Hamburg-Süd-containership

April 28, 2017

Spot container freight rates on the mainlane trades recorded sharp declines in 2015, before appearing to ‘bottom out’ in the middle of 2016. (more…)
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bulk carrier

April 27, 2017

In March 2016, Commodity Countdown assessed the dry bulk market at rock bottom, as average bulker earnings hit record lows. (more…)
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Containership

April 26, 2017

A leading shipping analyst has predicted the return of rate volatility to the world’s major trades as the spectre of overcapacity comes back to haunt...
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