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

BIMCO_

May 14, 2021

The closure of the Colonial pipeline which runs from the US Gulf to the US East Coast, has caused a spike in oil product tanker...
Read More
bulker

May 6, 2021

Record high US seaborne exports of coarse grains in March of 9.2 million tonnes took total Q1 exports to 21.3 million tonnes. This is the...
Read More
Fitch

April 20, 2021

Global freight rates will remain high in the short term, but will moderate in the longer term once shipping supply-chain disruptions are cleared and more...
Read More
BIMCO_

April 16, 2021

Tonne mile demand generated by US crude oil exports has fallen by 9.7% in the first two months of 2021 compared with the start of...
Read More
AktiMiaouli

April 13, 2021

The March 2021 edition of Akti Miaouli newspaper features a special analysis of the dry bulk market, focusing on S&P by sector and the dominance...
Read More
BIMCO_

April 9, 2021

The Chinese ban on coal imports from Australia has shaken up coal trades in the east. In the absence of Australian coal exports to China,...
Read More
containership

April 8, 2021

In March, orders for 45 Ultra-large containerships (ULCS, 15,000+ TEU) were placed, breaking a record on its own. (more…)
Read More
drewry

April 5, 2021

The composite index inched up 0.2% or $12 this week, and also, remains 220.2% higher than a year ago. (more…)
Read More
BIMCO_

March 18, 2021

In the first two months of 2021, Brazilian iron ore exports have risen by 9.1% to 53.0m tonnes, driven by China. So far this year,...
Read More
Tokyo LNG Tanker

March 17, 2021

S&P Global Platts reports daily LNG tanker charter rates have dropped to an all-time low of $25,000/d for an Atlantic Basin tanker just two months...
Read More
Bimco_tanker

March 12, 2021

The year 2021 has been tough on crude oil tanker freight rates across the board so far. Consequently, the industry buzz has been all about...
Read More
BIMCO_

March 4, 2021

The snowstorm that hit Texas in the middle of February caused a 1.1 million barrels per day (bpd) drop in US crude oil production between...
Read More
tanker

February 25, 2021

After a turbulent year, low demand looks set to plague the market in the coming months combined with too many ships fighting for too few...
Read More
containership

February 25, 2021

After a down and up year in container volumes, the current logjams in the system and unbalanced trades will take months to resolve, allowing carriers...
Read More
containers

February 23, 2021

In the full year of 2020, global container shipping volumes fell by 1.2% compared with 2019, much less than feared even before the pandemic was...
Read More