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S&P Global Platts insight conversation with Peter Sand

Peter Sand, chief shipping analyst at BIMCO, talks to Alex Younevitch, managing editor for EMEA shipping at S&P Global Platts, about the container market and the challenges that it is facing from the escalating US-China trade war, the upcoming IMO 2020 regulation, and tonnage oversupply.

Iran sanctions and the oil market

Peter Sand talks about Iran sanctions and the oil market from CNBC.

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September 2016

Tanker shipping: The expected negative change of market balance is taking its toll 5 Sept. 2016

Demand. Lower growth rates for refinery throughput and drawdowns on swollen oil stocks has impacted the seaborne tanker market negatively. BIMCO expected this to happen...

Dry Bulk Shipping: Poor freight rates despite strong demand growth from China

Demand. The dry bulk commodity imports into and exports out of China we have seen in the first half of 2016 are very positive – and nothing short of extraordinary. But, putting it into perspective, compared to the devastating freight rate levels over the same period, it highlights that something is very wrong in the dry bulk market. The market is nowhere near balanced.

June 2016

Substantial demolition of panamax containerships

Demolition of containerships almost tripled in the first 5 months of the year 2016 in comparison to the same period of last year.

Oil product tankers earnings decline as stockbuilding slows down

BIMCO’s expectations remains as the oil product tanker fleet continues to grow, with earnings at the lowest since Q3 in 2014.

"Road to Recovery Report" - interview with BIMCO Chief Shipping Analyst

BIMCO's Chief Shipping Analyst, Peter Sand, in a video interview talking about the recently published "Road to Recovery" analysis of the dry bulk market.

May 2016

BIMCO President speaks on the “road to recovery” for the dry bulk market

“Scrapping ships and no new builds is the fastest road to recovery for the dry bulk market” BIMCO President Philippe Louis-Dreyfus comments on BIMCO’s latest market analysis

BDI conducts the demolition activity

The Baltic Dry Index (BDI)’s positive effect on capacity being removed from the fleet did not continue into Q2 2016, as capesize demolition came to a halt.

Containership fleet on the brink to break through the 20 million TEU barrier

BIMCO expects the container shipping fleet to break through the 20 million TEU barrier shortly.

Macro Economics: Continuing low GDP growth reduces output, demand and investments

On 12 April 2016, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its updated World Economic Outlook stating that future economic prospects are now so poor that an immediate, proactive response is called for.

Tanker Shipping: Signs of weakness are appearing, but still money to be made

Our recommendation remains to balance your exposure to market by seeking a fixture in the time charter market.