19 August 2013
The balancing act continues, as demand moves forward at snail’s pace while a new record-sized containership is deployed in the Asia-Europe trading lane
11 December 2013
The freight market for VLCCs was surprisingly strong in November, building on top of a rally starting back in September from very sluggish levels. There is a significant influence from seasonality behind this as Asia, and the northern hemisphere in general, prepare for Winter.
12 December 2012
Overall Asian exports look weak for the moment, as consumers hold back across the board.
22 January 2016
2016 continues where 2015 ended, with all eyes on China. This is mainly because of uncertainty surrounding the development of the world’s second-largest economy. When the first day of the Shanghai Stock Exchange of 2016 closed prematurely, the trading results echoed around the world. It warned us that we are in for a rough ride in 2016.
21 December 2016
Since Q1 2013, the significance of US coal exports has seen a considerable setback, with 2016 achieving the same levels as 2009. This is due to the long-haul routes carrying coking coal from the US East Coast and US Gulf Coast to East Asia not operating to the same extent and the EU is demanding less thermal coal.
08 December 2010
Overall demand remains strong in volumes with European trades picking up to supplement Asian demand. Volumes are set for 7% growth in 2011
01 March 2018
BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst will be visiting Singapore to be the moderator at BIMCO’s own seminar and networking event “Crude Oil Tankers: Road to Recovery”. Peter Sand will furthermore be participating in Maritime CEO Forum and a panel discussion at the 15th edition of Asia Pacific Maritime Conference. All three events are hosted in Singapore and will take place on 13-15 March 2018.
23 June 2011
In the past three months, time charter rates have hovered around the same levels, providing owners with a steady market despite the downward shift in spot freight rates. Summer demand should determine the next turning point, with initial indicators suggesting weaker East/West volumes, but stronger North/South trade. Moreover, increased flows on the Middle East and intra-Asia trades should drive rates for small containerships higher, as idle capacity is now removed and orderbook in this segment is low.
09 October 2011
Global oil demand has never been higher, despite recent revisions. Demand is driven by growth in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and FSU, while requirements in North America and EU are contracting in 2011 as well as in 2012. The IEA has revised down its demand outlook by 0.2 million barrels per day (mb/d) for 2011 to reach 89.3 and by 0.4 mb/d for 2012 to reach 90.7. Growth outlook now stands at a modest 1.1% in 2011 and 1.6% in 2012.
31 October 2019
BIMCO will offer market insights at the inaugural Capital Link Hong Kong Maritime forum and at the Asian Logistics and Maritime conference.