22 September 2022
Gulf of Guinea crude oil exports have year-to-date contributed 13.7% of VLCC’s tonne miles demand and 16.5% of Suezmaxes. A 13.5% y/y drop in Nigerian year-to-date crude oil output has been the main drain on demand and caused a 5.9% decline in tonne miles. A further decline in Gulf of Guinea exports can be expected from mid-2023 when Nigeria’s Dangote refinery begins operation – requiring a sizeable portion of the country’s crude oil – and possibly add to rate volatility.
12 September 2022
Capesize: The Capesize sector spent the week trundling along the market floor as the last few day’s brief revival of rates was quickly wiped out, returning the 5TC back to $5-6k OPEX levels. On a more positive note, the Atlantic basin has begun to see a little more fixture activity with both Transatlantic and Fronthaul from Eastern Canada trades being heard.
27 February 2018
22 August 2022
Capesize: The Capesize market continued to soften this week leaving little ambiguity about the state of the market as the 5TC posted at a low of $6,267 on Friday. While the Pacific rates have already been bottoming out in recent times, the Atlantic trade routes were the movers this week shedding value as hopes of a trend-bucking rally diminish.
09 February 2021
The shipping number of the week provides numbers with a brief analysis of relevant developments in the shipping markets.
23 June 2011
In the past three months, time charter rates have hovered around the same levels, providing owners with a steady market despite the downward shift in spot freight rates. Summer demand should determine the next turning point, with initial indicators suggesting weaker East/West volumes, but stronger North/South trade. Moreover, increased flows on the Middle East and intra-Asia trades should drive rates for small containerships higher, as idle capacity is now removed and orderbook in this segment is low.
21 September 2021
Panamax: A strong week for the Panamax market, principally for the Atlantic basin, with a good replenishment of mineral cargoes seen all week versus a limited tonnage list. The weekly dry bulk market report contains a summary of the recent movements in the market, alongside the latest figures for average dry bulk earnings and Baltic Dry Indices.
17 May 2021
This week, despite the rapidly escalating Covid-19 crisis across much of Asia, steel plate prices continue their upward trajectory once again for the second running week. The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.
06 September 2021
Supramax: A week of falls across most routes led to the BSI closing at 3,348, a drop of 122 week-on-week. With Hurricane IDA the US Gulf lost momentum as cargo supply eased, whilst from South America fresh enquiry was limited. The weekly dry bulk market report contains a summary of the recent movements in the market, alongside the latest figures for average dry bulk earnings and Baltic Dry Indices.
21 August 2015