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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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May 2016

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.

Dry Bulk Shipping: Improved freight rates despite continued fleet growth

On 10 February 2016, the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) hit 290. At that point, a bulk carrier regardless of its size, age and fuel-efficient qualities earned a time charter average of USD 2,417-2,776 per day.

Container Shipping: Weak demand growth in Q1 increases pressure on the industry

The demand for container shipping is stalling at the moment. Indicators for growth in the first months of 2016 point to limited overall demand and huge variations from trade to trade.

BIMCO says dry bulk recovery will be multi-year effort, in an interview with "Akti Miaouli"

In an exclusive interview with “Akti Miaouli” newspaper, BIMCO Chief Shipping Analyst, Peter Sand, provides insight into the markets for dry bulkers, tankers and containerships in 2016 and what to expect going forward.

March 2016

BIMCO: "Dry bulk shipping fleet will grow by 1.3% during 2016"

Read the latest interview with BIMCO’s shipping analyst Peter Sand in Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide.

Dry bulk contracting comes to a halt while demolition is on the rise

With 12 weeks of 2016 behind us, the dry bulk market is still looking bleak. As the current low demand for transportation of commodities continues, the market is doing what it can by scrapping old ships and restraining from ordering new ones.

February 2016

Best year ever for container imports on the US East Coast

2015 was a busy year for container traffic on the eastern coast of the US. 7.9 million TEU of loaded containers entered the US East Coast in 2015, a 12.6% increase - compared to 7 million in 2014.