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Impact of COVID-19 on Future Shipping Demand with BIMCO's Peter Sand

From the drastic decrease in oil demand to lockdown in manufacturing, Peter provided an overview of the macroeconomic challenges being faced by individual shipping sectors and subsequently indicators of how the breakbulk and project cargo sectors are faring through the current pandemic.

State of the Bunker Industry - Examining the Key Issues Stakeholders Face Today

This is not the post-2020 environment we expected. The event examined the key issues that marine fuel stakeholders from buyers to suppliers face today. How did we get here, and what can we expect in the months ahead? Is there any IMO 2020 hangover at all, or is the focus now only on dealing with the reality of new market dynamics and the changing economic landscape? Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO provided the Shipowners' Perspective.

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December 2018

Only two Panamax bulkers demolished in 2018

2018 has been a slow year for dry bulk demolitions, with only 4.2 million DWT scrapped (as of 17 December), down 71.6% compared to last year. An almost total halt in Panamax demolitions has been an important factor behind this fall, with demolition in every ship segment down.

Reflections 2019: Global Shipping Scouts for Future Growth

This article contains extracts from BIMCO's Reflections 2019, which will be available in full on 2 January 2019 on www.bimco.org and will be sent out to all BIMCO members alongside thier free member copy of BIMCO's Holiday Calendar 2019.

Meet BIMCO’S Chief Shipping Analyst in Rome, Italy and Athens, Greece

BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst will be participating at the INTERCEM Shipping Forum in Rome, Italy on 22 January 2019 and the Slide2Open Shipping Finance Conference in Athens, Greece on 24 January 2019.

November 2018

Trade war leading to headwinds for the fragile dry bulk recovery

Although the 25% tariff on Chinese imports of US soya beans was implemented on 6 July 2018, its effects have only really started to show since the start of the fourth quarter.

Tanker Shipping: Winter is coming, random shocks can be powerful, but only fundamental improvements last

The continued severity of the tanker market conditions has made owners dig deep into the oversupply of capacity. Still BIMCO expects the tanker fleet to keep growing. A short-term rate recovery is not expected, as it is ‘maintenance season’ for the global refining industry in September and October.

Dry Bulk Shipping: BDI weakness in Q4, as the trade war limits demand growth and demolitions stall

The fragile recovery is stalling because the fleet is growing too fast.

Macroeconomics: Adverse trade politics and rising trade barriers are challenging the industry

The effects of rising barriers to trade, capital flowing out of emerging market economies, and the elevated geopolitical risk are now clear to everyone.

Container Shipping: Slow growing demand is a constant challenge

By examining our fleet-growth estimate alone, 2019 looks like a year in which the fundamental balance can only improve. But the trade war remains the wild card here. 

No US Crude oil exports to China for second month in a row

For the seventh month in a row total US crude oil exports excluding china hit a new all-time high reaching 7.9 million tonnes in September.

US Soya Bean exports to China are down by 97%

The trade war and particularly the Chinese tariffs on imports of US soya beans can now clearly be seen with the start of the soya bean exporting period in the US.