17 February 2011
As the Chinese Lunar New Year draws to an end, the container lines have already prepared themselves for a strong rebound. In fact they must have been
11 January 2011
The flooding in Queensland is primarily affecting the important coal export from Australia. Iron ore which is exported out of West Australia is not directly affected yet
14 April 2011
Container rates have been sliding on all the major trading lanes since July 2010, with the exception of a small hiccough round the turn of the year
18 March 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is impacting global shipping demand for 2020 negatively.
23 March 2020
Amid massive market uncertainty, BIMCO has analysed the potential implications of a pandemic for the commercial shipping markets and Chief Shipping Analyst, Peter Sand, will deliver the insights in a string of webinars in the coming weeks.
11 April 2012
Towards the end of 2011, we got the first indication that liner companies were winning “the pricing battle” against shippers on the level of freight rates on the main lanes from Far East to Europe and the Mediterranean.
30 May 2018
The impact of the sanctions against Iran and global stockpile levels are two factors to watch out for.
31 May 2018
Overcapacity remains in the sector, where fleet growth is extremely uneven.
10 July 2018
2018 has been absolutely horrible for the crude oil tankers with freight rates and the fleet utilisation rate falling to a record low level.
13 February 2018
Chinese seaborne imports of iron ore, coal and crude oil have all grown strongly throughout 2017. Both seaborne imports of crude oil and iron ore have reached the highest levels ever recorded, while coal reached the highest level in three years.
Imports of crude oil and coal have benefitted the shipping industry to the greatest extent as both volumes and distances have increased.