16 September 2019
Global growth in container volumes has picked up slightly in the second quarter of the year, with growth in the first seven months reaching 1.2%, compared to the just 0.8% in the first quarter.
09 October 2019
Combined soya bean exports from Brazil and the US are down 7.8% in the first eight months of this year, as the main Brazilian soya bean export season disappointed.
11 June 2019
Fleet growth expected to outstrip demand growth in 2019 and 2020, making the near future look unappealing.
21 June 2019
VLCC spot freight rates between the Arabian Gulf and China rose 101% in the days between 13 June 2019 and 20 June 2019, in the aftermath of attacks on two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz.
27 June 2019
April was a disappointing month for the crude oil shipping industry with a dramatic fall in US crude oil exports which caused tonne mile demand to fall disproportionally.
18 December 2019
One of the most worrying trends that has developed recently - which will affect shipping demand in the years to come - is the falling trade-to-GDP ratio.
19 February 2019
European containerised imports look likely to be stuck with demand growth of no more than 2% for years to come. That means the long-hauls into northern and southern Europe, where Ultra Large Containerships are perfectly suited to reap the benefits of economies of scale, will suffer unless cascading is accelerated.
19 December 2019
Join Peter Sand as he provides his latest dry bulk outlook at the INTERCEM Shipping Forum in Málaga, Spain on 21 January 2020.
12 June 2019
The tanker market is – even more so than before – all about geopolitics.
16 October 2019
Delivered tonnage of crude oil tankers have grown by +37%, whereas total fleet demolitions for 2019 have slumped to the lowest in a decade with a reduction of 52% from the year before.