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BBC World Podcast - Update: Oil tanker transport costs rise

BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, Peter Sand, featured in BBC’s World Business Report, to describe recent disruptions and surges in freight rates of the oil tanker market.

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BIMCO's Sand: Companies are rushing to secure their cargo shipments no matter the price

Peter Sand of BIMCO discusses what's driving the tremendous spike in global tanker shipping rates on CNBC.

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September 2019

Macroeconomics: Low growth persists amid trade tensions and a slowdown in global manufacturing

Global economic growth continues to slow with recession warnings sounding in many corners of the world, none of which points to high global trade volume growth for the time being.

Container Shipping: Ship sizes keep increasing despite stagnant volume growth

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.

August 2019

Meet BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence in London, UK

Join Peter Sand at the London International Shipping Week, where he will be participating in the Navigating Through IMO 2020 amid slowing growth discussion hosted by Bloomberg Intelligence. The discussion will cover the outlook for the commercial shipping markets, alongside an IMO panel discussion on how to prepare for the upcoming IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap. The event will be followed with a networking reception.

Record high seaborne US crude oil exports in June 2019

The highest US crude oil exports to China in 11 months lifted total seaborne US crude oil exports to a record high at 11.9 million (m) tonnes in June 2019.

Meet BIMCO's Chief Shipping Analyst at JOC Container Trade Europe in Hamburg, Germany

Join Peter Sand at the JOC Container Trade Europe conference in Hamburg, Germany on the 17th of September.

US soya bean exports, up or down?

The trade war has brought increased attention to the soya bean trade between the US and China with 2019 offering conflicting narratives.

June 2019

Tonne miles from US crude oil exports drop dramatically in April

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.

Crude oil tanker freight rates from the Arabian Gulf to China double on the back of tanker attacks

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.

Container Shipping: The many pitfalls in the coming months will decide the fate of the year

As weak demand growth is forecasted for the coming quarters, the container shipping industry is set to return to negative margins.

Tanker Shipping: While we wait for 2020 to kick in, it's all about politics

The tanker market is – even more so than before – all about geopolitics.