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State of the Bunker Industry - Examining the Key Issues Stakeholders Face Today

This is not the post-2020 environment we expected. The event examined the key issues that marine fuel stakeholders from buyers to suppliers face today. How did we get here, and what can we expect in the months ahead? Is there any IMO 2020 hangover at all, or is the focus now only on dealing with the reality of new market dynamics and the changing economic landscape? Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO provided the Shipowners' Perspective.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Future Shipping Demand with BIMCO's Peter Sand

From the drastic decrease in oil demand to lockdown in manufacturing, Peter provided an overview of the macroeconomic challenges being faced by individual shipping sectors and subsequently indicators of how the breakbulk and project cargo sectors are faring through the current pandemic. 

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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. 

September 2019

Meet BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst at the Argus Fuel Oil Summit 2019 in Miami, Florida, US

Join Peter Sand at the Argus Fuel Oil Summit in Miami, Florida, US. The Chief Shipping Analyst will be participating in the panel discussion: 2020 is rapidly approaching – are shipowners prepared?

Dry bulk: Rates may have climbed out of the abyss, but challenges remain in place for the autumn

BIMCO expects the fundamental market balance to deteriorate in 2019 which will do nothing to improve freight rates as the 2020 sulphur cap nears.

Tanker Shipping: A boost from the 2020 sulphur cap will not make up for a fast-growing fleet.

Even with the sulphur cap expected to give a boost to the tanker market, high fleet growth will put pressure on earnings.

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.