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BBC World Podcast - Update: Oil tanker transport costs rise

BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, Peter Sand, featured in BBC’s World Business Report, to describe recent disruptions and surges in freight rates of the oil tanker market.

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BIMCO's Sand: Companies are rushing to secure their cargo shipments no matter the price

Peter Sand of BIMCO discusses what's driving the tremendous spike in global tanker shipping rates on CNBC.

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June 2019

Dry bulk: A struggling market gets all hyped up by Capesize volatility

Fleet growth expected to outstrip demand growth in 2019 and 2020, making the near future look unappealing.

Macroeconomics: Slower growth from unresolved trade tensions harms global trade volumes

Economic growth around the world is slowing, and several governments – including Germany, China and South Korea – have announced stimulus packages to boost their economies.

May 2019

Rising deliveries of Capesize ships pose a threat to the already fragile market balance

Despite increased demolition of Capesize ships, the size of the fleet is set to grow substantially.

April 2019

Meet BIMCO's Chief Shipping Analyst in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst will be participating at the TOC Europe in Rotterdam on 18 June 2019.

"It's the steel production, stupid!"

Chinese imports of iron ore keep falling, while its crude steel production keeps growing.

US seaborne crude oil exports hit record high for fifth month in a row

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.

Chinese purchases of US soya beans bounce back in January

Exports to China rose in January, reaching 1.4 million tonnes, up from only 69,079 tonnes in December and accounting for 30.7% of total US soya bean exports in January.

March 2019

Meet BIMCO's Chief Shipping Analyst in New York City and Montreal

BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst will be participating at the INTERCEM Shipping Americas in New York City, USA, which will take place on 20 May 2019, and the Shipping Federation of Canada’s Annual Conference on 22 May 2019 in Montreal, Canada.

Brazilian soya bean exporters set new records

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 back of record high exports in 2018 of 83.6 million tonnes, a 22.7% increase from 2017.

BIMCO's market analysis team launches new multimedia page

BIMCO’s market analysis team spearheads the launch of a multimedia page on the BIMCO website, where videos and soundbites of the latest market analysis and comments will be available.