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Capesize shipments of Guinean bauxite jump 27.4% YTD

03 November 2022

High energy prices in Europe have shifted aluminium production to China. Due to China’s increasingly depleted bauxite reserves, this shift has resulted in an increase in bauxite shipments, benefitting the capesize segment. Guinea, the world’s largest exporter of bauxite, accounts for around half of traded volumes and has seen a 14.9% increase in bauxite shipments so far in 2022.

Brazil’s import of Russian clean petroleum products jumps 135%

30 April 2024

Since the European Union sanctioned Russian oil exports in 2022, crude oil and dirty and clean petroleum products (CPP) have found new buyers. India and China have taken most of the crude oil and dirty products while Türkiye and Brazil have emerged as the main buyers of CPP. Year-to-date, Brazil’s import of Russian CPP has increased by 135% year-on-year.

Supply/demand balance at 2019 level as container volumes fall 4.6% y/y

13 October 2022

Since July 2020, the container market has benefitted from a surge in consumption of goods compared to pre-COVID levels, and head-haul and regional trade volumes have followed. Compared to the same period of 2019, container volumes in the second half of 2020 were up 5.7% while full year 2021 volumes were 9.0% higher. Volumes in the first half of 2022 were up 8.3%, also compared with H1 2019. Despite a growing fleet, capacity supply was unable to keep up as port congestion absorbed as much as 14% of the fleet, data from Sea-Intelligence shows.

BIMCO's documentary work – offshore project underway

23 August 2023

Offshore installation contracts are vital for the successful execution of offshore projects, including the transportation and installation of offshore wind farms and other marine structures. These contracts often involve multiple stakeholders, such as various contractors, subcontractors, developers, suppliers, vessel providers and clients. The complexity and high-value nature of such projects mean that clear contractual arrangements must be in place to manage risk and to ensure smooth operations.

Commodity Trading and Chartering Masterclass Online

21 October 2020

Commodity Trading & Chartering Masterclass Online is a series of 10 online sessions, 60-90 minutes per session. The course will examine commodity trading as a whole and discuss international contracts of sea carriage, which are heavily influenced by sale contracts.