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Chinese crude oil demand needs 45 additional VLCC’s to support growth

31 October 2017

In 2019, global oil demand is forecast to pass the symbolic 100 million barrels per day threshold (International Energy Agency). Developing countries account for almost all of the growth and Asia dominate.  BIMCO stated in its forecast for 2017, that the tanker demand growth for 2017 is expected  to come predominantly from the greater Asia region, led by China. China has met expectations by ramping up its import of seaborne crude oil by 13% for the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period last year. As China is importing crude oil from further afield in 2017 than in 2016, the tonne miles generated has surged 18%. 

Dry Bulk Shipping

26 October 2009

A ”W-shaped” market in the making, but spiced up with frequent congestion. Demand: Following the market meltdown in 4th quarter 2008, demand has surprised on the upside since China in February initiated ..

Tanker Shipping - Strong demolition prices and volume supports an uneventful market looking forward

17 June 2014

Demolition prices have been on the rise since late last year and recently reached the same high levels seen in the beginning of 2012. In two of the major demolition markets, India and Pakistan, the positive development started around October 2013 after a year of more or less status quo. In China, also a large market for demolition, development has been the opposite, with slowly declining prices since the beginning of 2013.

China Manufacturing PMI steadies

01 October 2014

The two measurements of Purchasing Manager Indexes (PMI) of Manufacturing both came in unchanged from the month before – unprecedented in itself, and only somewhat encouraging for the industries depending on continued expansion of the manufacturing sector.