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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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May 2018

Container shipping: Change required for higher rates

Overcapacity remains in the sector, where fleet growth is extremely uneven.

Tanker shipping: added uncertainty is not helpful to the struggling tankers

The impact of the sanctions against Iran and global stockpile levels are  two factors to watch out for.

Macroeconomics: Economic growth likely to peak in 2018

GDP growth and high trade multipliers have benefitted the shipping industry through higher trade volumes, but this could be as good as it gets.

The trade war is all about the eastbound transpacific trade lane

When two of the world’s top trading partners, get entangled in a stand-off, where the outbreak of a trade war could become the extended tool of intense negotiations, we’d better prepare for what may come. While hoping that it will never take place.

Free BIMCO 'power panel' debate at Posidonia

A “Power panel” debate on the dry bulk and oil tanker shipping markets, including the 2020 global sulphur cap experiment. Sign up here

April 2018

Soya bean trade lanes may change due to the ongoing trade war

The shipping of soya beans from the US to China is one of the most significant ‘one commodity’ cargoes that may become affected by the trade war between the US and China.

BIMCO’s market analysis team launch supply side graph section

BIMCO’s market analysis team launches a graph section, where BIMCO members can get an overview of a specific sector and how the supply side of that sector develops.

Meet BIMCO’s Deputy Secretary General and Chief Shipping Analyst in Odessa

BIMCO’s Deputy Secretary General Søren Larsen and Chief Shipping Analyst Peter Sand will be visiting Odessa, Ukraine to participate at the Grain & Maritime Days on 24 – 25 May 2018 at Black Sea Shevchenko Park Hotel, Odessa, Ukraine.

March 2018

A trade war is harmful to us all and clearly bad for global shipping

Free trade provides prosperity and peace. It’s a fundamental principle to cherish and safeguard. All trade-restrictive measures are in principle bad for shipping. Right now, the international atmosphere is full of threats of retaliation and it appears likely that major trading partners with the US like the EU and China will hit back to draw a line in the sand for the US Administration and President Trump.

US seaborne exports of oil products at an all-time high

Following a seasonal surge in December 2017, the US seaborne export of oil products (materials derived from crude oil) reached the highest annual level ever, in terms of volume and tonne miles demand. An increase in volume, combined with a marginal increase in the average sailing distance, caused the total annual tonne miles demand to surpass the previous high set in 2013.