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Tanker Shipping - Strong demolition prices and volume supports an uneventful market looking forward

17 June 2014

Demolition prices have been on the rise since late last year and recently reached the same high levels seen in the beginning of 2012. In two of the major demolition markets, India and Pakistan, the positive development started around October 2013 after a year of more or less status quo. In China, also a large market for demolition, development has been the opposite, with slowly declining prices since the beginning of 2013.

Demolition report dated 29 September 2017

03 October 2017

As September draws to an end after the recent remarkable rally in prices, all sub-continent locations are now displaying an increasing resistance to the firming levels and except Pakistan (to an extent), both Bangladeshi and (especially) Indian end-buyers are starting to reverse their prices. The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.

Demolition report dated 18 October 2019

21 October 2019

Following a brief few weeks of positivity, subcontinent markets are once again embarking on a dispiriting downwards descent, with End Buyers withdrawing their offers amidst declining levels from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.

Demolition report dated 5 July 2019

08 July 2019

Inclement weather has put much of the activity in the subcontinent markets on hold this week, as Bangladesh and Pakistan continue to digest and challenge the latest outcome of their respective budgets and India continues to battle the outcome of its volatile steel plate. The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.

Demolition report dated 5 April 2019

08 April 2019

With a previously beleaguered Pakistani market starting to return to a firmer footing last week, it seems we may soon have all of the sub-continent markets firing on and keen to buy before the monsoon season sets in towards the end of May.  The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.

Demolition report dated 31 August 2018

04 September 2018

Following the conclusion of Eid holidays, unlike Turkey, in Pakistan and Bangladesh, this week, prices and demand started to improve with some frisky numbers being promptly put forth by bullish Cash Buyers who are already confident of a market returning to form.  The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.

Demolition report dated 7 September 2018

11 September 2018

Markets are precariously poised at present, with the depreciating Indian Rupee & volatile local steel plate prices bringing grave concern to Alang Buyers, while news of a ‘mini’ budget with a potentially negative outcome for Gadani’s ship recycling sector has started filtering through from Pakistan.  The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.

Demolition report dated 11 May 2018

15 May 2018

Following the official reopening of the Pakistani market for tankers, the offloading of the plethora of unsold tanker / VLCC tonnage continued at pace this week, as interested Pakistani Buyers eagerly filled their plots. The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.

Demolition report dated 23 February 2018

27 February 2018

The ongoing rumors of an imminent Pakistan market reopening within the next month or so have further intensified over the last week and this has led to some increasingly speculative Cash Buyer purchases The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.