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

vlgc

March 15, 2019

With less than a year to go before the cap on sulphur comes into force, VLGC shipowners are increasingly considering scrubbers as an attractive option...
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A Chinese ship is loaded with soybeans at Port of Santos May 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

March 12, 2019

Brazilian soya bean exports are up 85.2% in the first two months of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This comes on the...
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containers

February 28, 2019

The imbalance of US container imports over exports has worsened despite the implementation of protectionist trade policies by the US administration, according to Alphaliner. (more…)
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dry bulk

February 22, 2019

INTERCARGO’s 2017–2018 Benchmarking Report is published after a second year of solid improvement in the dry bulk market:  (more…)
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Baltic-Dry-Index

February 21, 2019

Uncertainty mounts against a backdrop of weaker growth in Chinese imports. (more…)
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containership

February 21, 2019

The many pitfalls in the coming months will decide the fate of the year. (more…)
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bulker

February 8, 2019

Following an almost total halt in exports of soya beans to China in the last quarter of 2018, the new year has brought new hopes...
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qatargas

February 5, 2019

Qatar’s plan to double its LNG carrier fleet by 60 vessels will be one of the largest fleet expansions the industry will witness to date...
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BIMCO_

February 1, 2019

Total imports of iron ore and soya beans were lower in 2018 than in 2017, down 1% and 7.9% respectively, and although imports of coal...
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containership

January 29, 2019

As the UK’s self-imposed Brexit deadline of March 29 looms, some market participants in the container shipping industry are bracing themselves for a boost in...
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Clarksons

January 28, 2019

In 2018 the ClarkSea Index had a very strong Q4, with the average in the final quarter well above that registered across the first three....
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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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