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BIMCO IMO2020 sulphur webinar

Includes BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analysis Peter Sand, who will focus on the changes occurring in the freight market, debating a range of issues including freight rates in USD per tonnes against the TCE quotes. Who pays what in the market? Non-scrubber-fitted ships being the benchmark ship but what does that mean to the ones with a scrubber on board?

The commercial aspects that matter to the future shipping industry

Peter Sand provides his take on the commercial aspects that matter to the future shipping industry at the Slide2Open Shipping Finance Conference on 30 January 2020

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November 2019

Dry Bulk Shipping: Freight rates down from multi-year highs as the market fundamentals make themselves felt

The fundamental balance in the market has worsened in 2019 with supply growth outstripping demand, and BIMCO expects that this will continue into 2020.

Tanker shipping: sky-high freight rates have given way to a profitable winter market supported by the fast-approaching IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

BIMCO expects freight rates will once again come under pressure after the end of the high seasonal demand in Q4, as well as the boost from the sulphur cap. The fleet growth of 6.3% in the crude oil tanker market and the 4.8% growth in the oil product fleet will have its consequences on the supply and demand balance.

Macroeconomics: World growth and trade volumes under pressure, but still positive

A continued slowdown in global growth, as well as a lower trade multiplier will reduce overall demand for shipping for the rest of this year and through 2020.

IMO2020: Market uncertainty brings more fuel oil price volatility

The oil market has recently been shaken up by geopolitical events, but volatility in the price difference between low and high sulphur fuel cannot be explained by that alone – the uncertainty is the chaos factor.

Fuel spread now available for 32 ports on BIMCO website

BIMCO members can now monitor the price spread between Marine Gas Oil Low Sulphur and 380 centistoke High Sulphur Fuel Oil in 32 different ports around the world with daily information supplied by MABUX.

October 2019

BIMCO to present shipping market insights in Hong Kong

BIMCO will offer market insights at the inaugural Capital Link Hong Kong Maritime forum and at the Asian Logistics and Maritime conference.

Tanker deliveries are soaring as demolitions hit decade-lows

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.

BIMCO's Peter Sand to offer container market insight in Athens

BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, Peter Sand, will be speaking and providing the audience with unique insights on the container market at the European Shipping Seminar on 27 November 2019 in Athens, Greece.

BIMCO launches interactive graphs showing bunker fuel spreads

BIMCO has developed a monitoring service for bunker prices, with data provided by MABUX, which is now available to all BIMCO members here.

Shipping industry more hurt by developments in soya bean trades this year than last

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.