02 May 2022
Tanker investments these days are not a straightforward decision. A prospective buyer is faced with a combination of price pressure, regulatory uncertainties, long term demand concerns and limited near term yard availability, all of which are making ordering newbuild tankers a complex undertaking. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers - features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.
23 June 2017
BIMCO expected newbuild activity to pick up, so the recent development is not surprising. It is however not what the industries needs. As the dry bulk -, crude oil - and oil product tanker shipping sectors are all struggling with very low freight rates, it is important that the recent development in contracting activity reflects a short-term trend.
17 January 2022
For tankers, it feels like every other shipping sector has experienced some form of super cycle over the past 12-18 months. Whilst tanker owners witnessed record low earnings, rates in the container and LNG sectors soared to record highs. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers - features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.
18 August 2022
BIMCO’s Niels Rasmussen, Chief Shipping Analyst, will be holding his second trio of quarterly “Shipping Market Overview & Outlook” webinars on 13 September.
26 November 2019
New tanker ordering activity has been restricted in recent years, most notably back in 2016, when just 76 tankers over 25,000 dwt were ordered. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers.
28 April 2020
The practice of charterers using oil tankers for floating storage is certainly not a new concept. What’s different with the current demand for storage is the huge number of ships being time chartered for floating storage purposes due to the collapse in oil prices, partly as a result of COVID-19. Therefore, BIMCO is receiving enquiries about “floating storage” clauses and questions about what additional wording owners should consider adding to their time charters.
12 June 2019
The tanker market is – even more so than before – all about geopolitics.
14 February 2012
Overall oil demand declined by 0.3 million barrels per day y-o-y in Q4-2011 as the global economy weakened and the winter season did not provide low enough temperatures to stimulate demand. As we have just left 2011 behind us, the final estimates for demand growth stay preliminary for the time being at 3% for product tankers
25 January 2021
Tanker shipping was in many ways the odd one out of the shipping sectors in 2020; at the start of the pandemic, the market was strong, only to finish off the year in the doldrums, while the other sectors stayed profitable.
20 November 2018
The continued severity of the tanker market conditions has made owners dig deep into the oversupply of capacity. Still BIMCO expects the tanker fleet to keep growing. A short-term rate recovery is not expected, as it is ‘maintenance season’ for the global refining industry in September and October.