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

Capesize_bulk_carrier

January 21, 2021

The year 2021 has started strongly for the Capesize market with a 10.4% increase in the number of journeys completed or underway in the first...
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drewry

January 19, 2021

Container shipping: The year 2020 was full of highs and lows for liner operators marked by a significant swing in fortunes. (more…)
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BIMCO_

January 15, 2021

The turbulence of the past year has in many ways clouded the underlying fundamentals in the dry bulk shipping market, but with 2020 now behind...
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SSY

January 11, 2021

After a highly volatile 2020, leading shipbroker Simpson Spence Young (SSY) looks at the next 12 months and highlights areas of particular interest in their...
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cont

January 8, 2021

Despite the alarming headlines in the spring of last year, container shipping proved remarkably resilient in 2020 in terms of volumes as well as freight...
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drewry

December 1, 2020

The Drewry Container Port Throughput Indices are a series of volume growth/decline indices based on monthly throughput data for a sample of over 235 ports...
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BIMCO_

November 25, 2020

The second half of the year has provided some cheer for the dry bulk market, with all ships in the spot market averaging earnings above...
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BIMCO_

November 12, 2020

Exports from the US to China of the manufactured goods included in the Phase One agreement between the two countries reached USD 31.1 billion in...
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BIMCO_

October 23, 2020

A strong comeback in US retail sales has replaced the 14.7% drop seen in April. In fact, US retail sales have been up since June...
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WTO

October 7, 2020

The WTO now forecasts a 9.2% decline in the volume of world merchandise trade for 2020, followed by a 7.2% rise in 2021. (more…)
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emissions

September 30, 2020

Policymakers in many countries have outlined plans for an ambitious transition from a system dominated by oil, gas and coal in the 2010s to one...
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containers

September 24, 2020

The peak season for containerised exports from Asia to the US is now underway with the COVID-19 pandemic and astoundingly high freight rates making it...
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BIMCO_

September 18, 2020

As the year 2020 continues to deliver positive surprises for the container shipping sector, the gap between short and long term contract freight rates on...
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tanker

September 10, 2020

A stunningly strong 12 months for the tanker shipping industry is now being replaced by lower freight rates, as lower oil production and demand sets...
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containers

September 10, 2020

Despite lower demand because of the pandemic, carriers have achieved high freight rates and profitability in the first half of the year through large-scale capacity...
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