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Dry cargo fixture and market reports dated 4 October 2017

05 October 2017

PANAMAX: Market sentiment seemed to turn late in the day Tuesday and whilst some reported fixtures remained low, these were possibly concluded earlier.  The Baltic Exchange daily fixture report features daily updates on the Baltic exchange indexes, timecharters, periods, voyage fixtures and is listed by ship name, size, delivery place and freight rate. The weekly dry bulk market report by the Baltic Exchange contains news impacting the following segments; capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize. 

Dry cargo fixture and market reports dated 3 October 2017

04 October 2017

CAPESIZE: There was still evidence of fixing from the West Australia/China despite the holidays but generally the sentiment veered towards the negative. In the Atlantic, there was rumour of both Brazil and transatlantic activity but details were scarce. The Baltic Exchange daily fixture report features daily updates on the Baltic exchange indexes, timecharters, periods, voyage fixtures and is listed by ship name, size, delivery place and freight rate. The weekly dry bulk market report by the Baltic Exchange contains news impacting the following segments; capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize. 

Tanker market report dated 6 April 2018

09 April 2018

Clean Hope: Undoubtedly, 2017 proved to be a very difficult year for the product tanker market, with earnings sinking to multi year lows on the back of rapid fleet growth in the larger product tanker segment The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.

Tanker market report dated 21 September 2018

24 September 2018

Robust scrapping activity has been one of the key features of the tanker market this year. Demolition has been particularly strong in the VLCCs sector: we have seen 32 tankers sold to the breaking yards so far in 2018 versus 11 units over the whole of 2017. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.

Tanker market report dated 16 March 2018

19 March 2018

To Scrap or not to Scrap: Traditionally, one of the key drivers for demolition has been weak spot earnings. Just a couple months ago in our weekly commentary we reported higher tanker scrapping in 2017 on the back of deteriorating trading conditions. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.

Tanker market report dated 16 February 2018

19 February 2018

Suezmax Snapshot - Crude tanker earnings across all sectors were challenged in 2017, not least the Suezmax sector, which saw net fleet growth of 45 units during the year. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.

Tanker market report dated 28 September 2018

01 October 2018

Winter has typically been a period of stronger earnings and higher freight volatility for the tanker sector. However, the winter of 2017/2018 was a disappointment across all sectors, despite it being particularly cold in the Northern hemisphere. As analysts, this has made forecasting the 2018/2019 season all the more challenging.  The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.

Tanker market report dated 15 June 2018

18 June 2018

The current dynamics in the oil markets are very different to the conditions seen just a year ago. Back in June 2017, OECD crude stocks were firmly stuck at their record high level for this time of year. By April 2018 inventories declined below the five year seasonal average, providing clear evidence that the cutbacks in OPEC/non-OPEC production have proved effective in clearing the overhang of crude oil supply. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.

Tanker market report dated 9 November 2018

20 November 2018

Oil prices had been on an upward trajectory since July last year, with Brent values briefly climbing above $85/bbl in early October. However, more recently prices have moved down to just over $70/bbl. Nonetheless, so far in 2018 Brent has averaged some 34% higher than it did back in 2017. Such an impact is starting to make an impact on global consumption levels. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.