28 October 2009
An ”L-shaped” market in the making? Demand: The overall sluggish demand picture has resulted in slow steaming and idle capacity equal to 550 vessels comprising 10% of current trading fleet or 1.3 million TEU.
17 December 2009
Still a long way to go before demand catches up with the massive amount of tonnage. Demand: Generally speaking demand is still pretty sluggish, but having said that, the future trends have already arrived. Intra-Asia trade is set to be where the volume growth is going to be strong.
15 October 2014
Two key trading lanes attract attention these days: one being the major battlefield today – the other being the potential battlefield of tomorrow.
10 April 2014
14 August 2014
The demand side continues to improve on a global scale. The winter weakness in the US and still-sluggish demand in Europe has been offset by continued strong demand on North-South trades in the Atlantic basin and improving conditions on the ever-strong intra-Asian trading lanes.
08 October 2015
2015 will see a new record inflow of newbuilt tonnage. BIMCO forecasts close to 1.6 million TEU will be delivered by the end of 2015. This marks the highest inflow of new capacity ever.
20 February 2015
2014 turned out to be a very hectic year for the demolition market and it became clear just how volatile the market really can be. Previous experiences tells us the end of the year is usually one of the busiest moments for scrapyards, however in 2014 this effect was washed out by declining demolition prices.
15 June 2015
The demand situation is developing a tad slower than what the market had anticipated. After the expected dip around Chinese New Year (February), volumes have failed to pick up markedly.
22 May 2015
The 2015 has started off as a pretty challenging year for the container shipping industry. With volatile spot rates coupled with oversupply and ordering of ever bigger ships, shipowners across the board seem to have a lot on their plates.
12 June 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has shutdown much of the US economy for months and even as parts of it reopen, the data is beginning to reveal the extent of the damage that has been done and a slow recovery is taking a tentative shape.