Opinion

Opinion

ships

May 21, 2019

World trade growth is likely to remain weak into the second quarter of 2019 according to the WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI), released...
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Ships

May 17, 2019

The marine industry’s January 2020 shift to using very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) to power ships worldwide will launch a one- to five-year disruption...
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container

May 1, 2019

Drewry has urged containership owners planning to scrap older vessels this year to “get a move on”. (more…)
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Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize

May 1, 2019

Demolition of dry bulk ships in the first four months of 2019 was 120% higher than in the same period of 2018. Much of this...
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containers

April 25, 2019

The Drewry Container Port Throughput Indices are a series of volume growth/decline indices based on monthly throughput data for a sample of over 220 ports...
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Diana Containerships

April 19, 2019

The composite index decreased 0.3% this week but 12.8% up as compared with same period of 2018. (more…)
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clarksons_shipping_flag

April 16, 2019

Providing newbuilding market data has always been a strong focus for Clarksons Research but in recent years there has been a growing need to better...
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LPG

April 12, 2019

South Korea’s LPG imports are expected to increase 9.5% in 2019 on account of stronger demand from the petrochemical sector as well as the recent...
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Bimco_tanker

April 9, 2019

US exports of crude oil have, since August 2018, continued to rise every month, with a new record high in January of 9.6 million tonnes....
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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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