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

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March 28, 2017

Natural gas is set to account for an increasing share of the global energy mix in coming years, with gas consumption growing by an average...
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March 27, 2017

Last year saw a record level of boxship demolition, and this rapid pace of scrapping was sustained into early 2017 with a record monthly level...
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March 23, 2017

The IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention was finally ratified in 2016 and 55 states representing 53% of global GT are currently signatories. (more…)
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March 22, 2017

Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-February 2017, as recorded in our latest Shipping Confidence Survey. (more…)
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March 22, 2017

In 2011, Nigerian oil production stood at 2.55m bpd (of which 71% was offshore), accounting for 7.1% of total OPEC oil production (and 40% of...
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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

March 21, 2017

The pace of bulkcarrier fleet growth has fallen sharply since 2010, when the fleet grew by a record 17%. (more…)
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Clarksons

March 20, 2017

In the last few decades, the shipping industry has generally been able to rely on seaborne trade as a fairly steady performer. (more…)
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Clarksons

March 16, 2017

The Japanese orderbook has shown its endurance in the current muted shipbuilding market and recently surpassed its South Korean counterpart in size for the first...
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Clarksons

March 13, 2017

After a long cycle of build-up in capacity in the 2000s, shipyards hit a new peak in global output in 2010. (more…)
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chrt

March 10, 2017

As the dry bulk fleet grew by 2.6% year on year in January 2017 it exceeded 800 mill DWT. (more…)
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Large container ship arriving in port.

March 10, 2017

Spot container freight rates from North Europe to China increased by 45% this week, reaching a four-year high. The “World Container Index assessed by Drewry”...
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Clarksons

March 6, 2017

In 2016 the shipping industry saw significant supply side adjustments in reaction to continued market pressures. (more…)
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Product-Tanker

March 3, 2017

Following an extremely weak year for product tanker contracting in 2016, the product tanker orderbook has declined significantly and at the start of February 2017...
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An aerial view of a container ship.

February 22, 2017

Containership deliveries changed course in 2016, toppling from the record level of 1.7m TEU in 2015 to reach just 0.9m TEU, having previously increased each...
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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

February 20, 2017

About a year ago, I wrote a couple of columns examining the data available in the industries responsible for moving goods from A to B....
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