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

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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SM Shanghai

December 28, 2018

A few days before Christmas, the container ship “SM Shanghai” was steaming toward California’s Port of Long Beach. Just ahead and coming to the end...
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Panamax-bulk-carrier

December 21, 2018

2018 has been a slow year for dry bulk demolitions, with only 4.2 million DWT scrapped (as of 17 December), down 71.6% compared to last...
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Brexit

December 19, 2018

The British government has held talks with shipping firms to secure back-up vessels in case Britain exits the European Union with no trade deal but...
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Panamax-bulk-carrier

December 19, 2018

The Chinese government’s objective of suppressing coal and lignite imports in November and December 2018 is adversely impacting demand for Panamaxes and thus rates. Nonetheless,...
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ships

December 18, 2018

By Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst (more…)
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moore-stephens

December 17, 2018

Shipping confidence dipped slightly in the three months to end-November 2018, Moore Stephens said. (more…)
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