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.
20 November 2018
The fragile recovery is stalling because the fleet is growing too fast.
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.
30 January 2017
Iron ore provides 30% of the demand for the dry bulk market and, during 2016, its related tonne-mile demand went up by 6%. This was the key factor behind the overall demand side growth of 2.2%.
28 August 2017
Since early July, the capesize rates have gone up and up. By mid-August, they had reached a breakeven level to become profitable. BIMCO estimates that a capesize ship on average fleet financing and operational cost levels, turns profitable when rates are above $15,300 per day.
06 November 2017
This ongoing recovery is still in a "fragile" state - demand has increased but so has supply.
30 October 2017
BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst Peter Sand will moderate the “Dry Bulk Market Outlook: Sustaining Cautious Optimism for Calmer Waters” panel discussion, scheduled for 23 November at 16:00-17:30. Peter Sand will be joined by Burak Cetinok, Head of Research at Arrow Shipbroking Group and Angad Banga, Chief Operating Officer at The Caravel Group.
15 August 2014
The freight market, which performed so well in Q1, has certainly not delivered in the past 4 months. BDI has dropped from 1,621 on 20 March to hit 747 on 29 July. Panamax ships have not been above USD 10,000 per day since 20 February, and below USD 5,000 per day for most of June and July. BIMCO expected challenging market conditions, also for Panamaxes, but rates below USD 5,000 per day were an unpleasant and unexpectedly low level.
12 December 2014
Rates have struggled all year to beat last years’ performance, and failed miserably to do so beyond Q1, with the exception of Capesizes that managed to deliver stronger freight rates in Q2 also.
09 April 2014
Despite the year-on-year improvements, the complete lack of volatility outside the Capesize segment means that spot operators’ trading possibilities have been scarce.