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REPAIRCON 2018

20 September 2016

REPAIRCON 2018 is a standard contract for ship repairs. It can be amended to be used for ship conversion work as well. The latest edition of this contract is REPAIRCON 2018, issued in 2018. Copyright in REPAIRCON 2018 is held by BIMCO.

Tanker market report dated 10 August 2018

13 August 2018

2018 has been a horrible year for product tanker owners, with sale and leasebacks being necessary for many to provide a financial bridge to better times. Many are pinning their hopes on 2020; which, as we have written in the past is expected to be supportive for product tankers. However, many are also hoping that new refinery developments will offer a further boost to tonne mile demand, similar to what was seen from 2014-2016. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.

Tanker market report dated 22 June 2018

25 June 2018

It has been three years since the Chinese government first allowed the independent refineries to directly purchase crude oil on the open market, provided they met certain conditions. At the beginning, eleven independents were licenced to import just over 49 million barrels of crude in the first year of operation. By 2018, the government, as part of their aim to tackle environmental issues, announced even tighter regulations and taxation on the independent refiners and blenders in an effort to weed out small operations and deal with tax evading players. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.