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

August 16, 2017

World container trade appears to be back on track, according to Drewry, which upgraded its annual outlook for 2017. (more…)
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Containers are piled up at Kwai Chung Container Terminals in Hong Kong July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

August 14, 2017

The Hong Kong Competition Commission has issued a five-year block exemption order for liner shipping vessel-sharing agreements (VSAs). (more…)
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Clarksons

August 14, 2017

By the late 1800s, the shipping industry had been transformed by the introduction of steam power and iron ships. Coal and grain were two of...
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Dry-Bulk-Terminals

August 9, 2017

US seaborne coal exports have turned years of negative growth around and seem to be climbing for a third quarter in a row. (more…)
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August 7, 2017

The Wall Street Crash in 1929 marked the onset of the Great Depression in the US. Times were tough, but jazz music, which had taken...
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Clarksons

August 4, 2017

Now that half the year has passed, a review of offshore project sanctioning might be timely. (more…)
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gas

August 3, 2017

The failure of a $27 billion project last week may offer a lesson to natural gas exporters: Go small or go home. (more…)
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drewry

August 2, 2017

Drewry expects that dry bulk shipping charter rates will continue to recover with firm demand and controlled fleet growth, according to the latest edition of...
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Demolition

July 31, 2017

Demolition is a key determinant of the size of the global fleet. Typically, vessel recycling volumes are low when the shipping markets are strong and...
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Clarksons

July 28, 2017

The containership orderbook has diminished by 30% in capacity terms since the start of 2016. (more…)
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drewry

July 26, 2017

Despite falling freight rates for floating storage regasification units (FSRUs), investment returns at current asset prices and charter rates are higher compared with standard LNG...
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Clarksons

July 26, 2017

The ordering boom in 2006-08 landed the crude tanker market with near record deliveries and robust fleet growth in the subsequent years. (more…)
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Clarksons

July 24, 2017

In the metal and mineral bulk trades, as in the heavy metal music scene, a few very big names often end up dominating the headlines:...
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July 17, 2017

In last year’s half year shipping report, we reported on an industry that “must do better”. (more…)
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Clarksons

July 10, 2017

“Going where the work is” has been a familiar mantra for many generations across the world, and the shipping industry is no different. (more…)
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