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Tanker market report dated 17 November 2017

21 November 2017

Asian Products Push: Increased activity from China has been a key support factor in recent weeks and looks set to continue to underpin the markets for the balance of the year. Earlier in the month the Chinese government issued an additional 5 million tonnes of product export quota to the state-owned refiners to use by year end. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers.

Tanker market report dated 7 June 2019

18 June 2019

China officially increased tariffs up to 25% on $60 billion of US products from 1st June, following the US decision to increase tariffs on $200bn/year of imports from China to 25% from 10th May. Chinese imports of nearly every US energy commodity now face a tax of up to 25%. Crude is exempt, but China’s imports of US crude have fallen dramatically anyway since the 2nd half of 2018. Despite the trade conflict, US crude exports continue to grow. The loss of trade to China is being offset by higher shipments to other Asia Pacific countries and Europe. Similarly, Chinese crude imports continue to increase, with US barrels being replaced from multiple sources. As such, up until now the impact of US-China trade conflict on the crude tanker market has been very limited, although undoubtedly there would have been stronger long haul VLCC demand, if China had continued buying US crude.  The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers.

Tanker market report dated 5 April 2019

08 April 2019

Earlier in 2019, we published a market report into how the surge in Chinese refined product exports had a profound effect on the product tanker market. However, with significant new refining capacity coming online in China this year, it is important to assess where the additional crude supply will come from. With two of China’s key suppliers under sanctions, and many others participating in output cuts, procuring the additional volumes demanded may not be as simple as before. Where will China turn?  The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.

Tanker market report dated 21 June 2019

21 June 2019

As we noted in our report dated 7th June, the slowing global economy, partly driven by the ongoing US-China trade war is starting to impact on world oil demand. An increasing number of agencies are factoring in an increased risk of an economic downturn into their projections. In May, the OECD lowered its forecast for global economic growth to 3.2%, whilst the Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis recently claimed that world trade had fallen back to its slowest growth rate since the financial crisis.  The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers.

Tanker market report dated 28 June 2019

02 July 2019

2019 so far has proved to be a year dominated by geopolitical events. The US Administration has placed sanctions on both Iran and Venezuela in a bid to reduce crude exports to zero. Tanker sabotage and disruption in the Middle East Gulf has pushed insurance premiums up and led to some shipowners to avoid the region. Potential disruptions to Libyan supply remain. The US-China trade war has threatened to generate an economic slowdown, adding further market uncertainty. Crude prices have ebbed and flowed, touching highs of $74.57/bbl in April and lows of $54.91/bbl in January as both supply, demand and geopolitical signals vie for supremacy.  The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers.

Tanker market report dated 21 December 2018

02 January 2019

2018 has been a year of extremes. For most part, trading conditions have been very challenging amid a persistent oversupply of tonnage, with spot earnings often well below operating expenses. TCE returns for VLCCs trading on the benchmark TD3C voyage from the Middle East to China averaged just over $11,000/day during the 1 st nine months of the year. However, since early autumn, notable increases in loadings out of the Middle East and strong demand from Asian refiners for Middle East and Atlantic Basin crudes have contributed to a very impressive rebound in earnings, with TD3C averaging in Q4 at over $50,000/day.  The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.

Tanker market report dated 26 October 2018

29 October 2018

India, along with China has long been revered as a key driver of world oil demand growth. However, higher crude prices and a weaker rupee have seen domestic fuel prices surge. Now, with sanctions imminent against one of India’s largest suppliers, consumers could see further price rises which may impact on their purchasing power. This begs the question; can the crude market really rely on India to drive demand over the coming years in a higher price environment?   The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.

Dry cargo fixture and market reports dated 24 September 2018

25 September 2018

CAPESIZE: Despite a holiday in China, South Korea and Japan rates remained largely steady some gained a little ground. The Baltic Exchange daily fixture report features daily updates on the Baltic exchange indexes, timecharters, periods, voyage fixtures and is listed by ship name, size, delivery place and freight rate. The weekly dry bulk market report by the Baltic Exchange contains news impacting the following segments; capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize. 

Dry cargo fixture and market reports dated 9 October 2018

10 October 2018

CAPESIZE: A day of watching rates fall on the key West Australia/China run and the little Atlantic activity until the day was coming to an end. The Baltic Exchange daily fixture report features daily updates on the Baltic exchange indexes, timecharters, periods, voyage fixtures and is listed by ship name, size, delivery place and freight rate. The weekly dry bulk market report by the Baltic Exchange contains news impacting the following segments; capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize. 

Dry cargo fixture and market reports dated 4 May 2018

07 May 2018

CAPESIZE: A positive end to the week for the big ships with gains particularly in the east on the key West Australia/China run and the majors and operators in the market. The Baltic Exchange daily fixture report features daily updates on the Baltic exchange indexes, timecharters, periods, voyage fixtures and is listed by ship name, size, delivery place and freight rate. The weekly dry bulk market report by the Baltic Exchange contains news impacting the following segments; capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize.