13 December 2011
Overall, it’s noticeable that record numbers of fixtures and demand for tonnage only produce a short-lived spike at rather low altitudes – making little impact on stretched owners’ financial accounts. Ship owners without a solid cash balance and a strong, or at least sustainable, cash flow will find it increasing difficult to continue in this business at the present level and volatility.
16 February 2011
Right now, all eyes seem to be on the Suez Canal as Egypt faces political unrest. Events have pushed the oil price above USD 100 per barrel for Brent crude
12 April 2011
In a year that is bound to be challenging for tankers, increasing focus will be on the different disruptions affecting the market and bringing about rate spikes
04 May 2020
Despite lower volumes being fixed in the spot market, it is key to tracking developments in the container shipping market, as it quickly responds to the changing situation and adjustments to demand and supply.
26 February 2020
Low demand growth will continue into 2020, with carriers struggling to increase freight rates enough to cover the additional costs of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap compliance. Fleet growth is lower then last year, but still too high compared to demand growth.
03 July 2018
The trade war adds painful uncertainty for the shipping industry, as it distorts the free flow of goods, changes trade lanes and makes it difficult for ship operators and owners to position their ships efficiently in the market.
21 February 2018
What will the future bring? Overall demand growth is expected to be lower than in 2017, but still high enough to potentially improve the fundamental market balance.
22 November 2009
The ending of the monsoon has focused increased attention on the piracy issue and thus also the costs of piracy.
06 November 2017
This is the highest global oil demand ever but it's also a large and growing fleet. What the tanker market needs most right now is more tankers engaged in floating storage facility.
14 August 2014
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its global growth projection from 3.7% in April to 3.4% in July. The adjustment is primarily due to the large negative result in the US in the first quarter of the year. The IMF stressed that this is now behind us – and it therefore sticks to its 2015 projection with an unchanged growth level of 4.0%.