11 August 2010
Demand: There is no doubt that the main drivers in dry bulk shipping are beginning to show some muscle; China and perhaps even more so, vessel oversupply in particular in the Capesize segment, is responsible for recent weakness in rates as well as adding doubt to the future.
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
10 February 2010
Solid demand picture in a stabilized market but a tsunami of ships are expected to be launched in 2010
18 September 2019
BIMCO expects the fundamental market balance to deteriorate in 2019 which will do nothing to improve freight rates as the 2020 sulphur cap nears.
31 January 2019
Total imports of iron ore and soya beans were lower in 2018 than in 2017, down 1% and 7.9% respectively, and although imports of coal grew 3.7% in 2018, this was slower than the growth in 2017.
17 April 2019
Chinese imports of iron ore keep falling, while its crude steel production keeps growing.
11 June 2019
Fleet growth expected to outstrip demand growth in 2019 and 2020, making the near future look unappealing.
20 February 2019
Calling a market turnaround to perfection is pure luck. But scouting for pillars that would support a higher level of demand makes sense. First up is the next Brazilian soya bean export season.
26 November 2019
The fundamental balance in the market has worsened in 2019 with supply growth outstripping demand, and BIMCO expects that this will continue into 2020.
18 December 2019
One of the most worrying trends that has developed recently - which will affect shipping demand in the years to come - is the falling trade-to-GDP ratio.