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

drewry

April 2, 2020

The world is a very different place to when the last edition of Drewry’s Container Forecaster report was published in December. The only certainty is...
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lng

March 31, 2020

Development of mega LNG liquefaction projects continues to suffer in a coronavirus (COVID-19)-impacted market with low demand, historically low LNG prices and an oil price...
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containers

March 27, 2020

The global economy’s most abrupt and consequential shock in at least a generation is unfolding at ports and other hubs of international commerce as the...
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2020-bulkers

March 23, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic worsening globally, the enforcement of further restrictions across key ports from this week was seen having a detrimental impact on the...
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ships

March 20, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a pandemic. There is little doubt that this will have significant implications...
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ships

March 19, 2020

[BIMCO] The coronavirus pandemic is impacting global shipping demand for 2020 negatively. The speed of the virus spread makes it difficult to assess the full...
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bulker

February 27, 2020

The start of the new year has, as is often the case for dry bulk shipping, been marked by falling freight rates. The seasonal slump,...
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BIMCO_

February 26, 2020

High fleet growth in 2019 and the coronavirus in China are clouding the outlook for 2020, despite the expected lower fleet growth. (more…)
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shipping

February 24, 2020

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, recently dubbed COVID-19, continues to generate massive economic and financial uncertainty when it comes to China and global shipping....
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Fitch

February 14, 2020

Global ports will see reduced trade volumes as a result of the coronavirus, COVID-19, which would become more severe should Chinese production take time to...
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shipping_maersk

February 10, 2020

The virus spread coincides with the Chinese Lunar New Year (CNY), which marks the traditional low season for shipping markets. Thus, the virus’ knock-on effects...
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Bulk_carrier

January 30, 2020

US seaborne exports to China of the goods which China has imposed tariffs on since the start of the trade war fell by 37.6% in...
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gas

January 24, 2020

In May, while President Donald Trump toured a new $10 billion plant designed to prepare natural gas for export, he made a vow. Such facilities...
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shipping

January 21, 2020

At least $1 trillion of investment in new fuel technology is needed to enable the shipping industry to meet U.N. targets for cuts in carbon...
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tanker

January 3, 2020

The implementation of low sulfur bunker fuel regulations on January 1 could result in changed market structures for clean and dirty tankers in 2020 as...
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