17 December 2009
Still a long way to go before demand catches up with the massive amount of tonnage. Demand: Generally speaking demand is still pretty sluggish, but having said that, the future trends have already arrived. Intra-Asia trade is set to be where the volume growth is going to be strong.
06 January 2017
This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping.
28 August 2017
The global tanker industry is directly linked to the global oil industry. Right now, demand for seaborne transport of oil is below normal and fleet growth is high, which means that the fundamental balance is uneven. The result is declining tanker earnings with the main culprit being the fast-growing fleet.
09 June 2017
There are few purely economic incentives to demolish VLOC’s converted from VLCC’s, as they have secured freight rates and employment on long-term time charter contracts a long time ago. There is also no incentive to sell your ship for immediate profit, as the value of a converted VLOC currently in service, is the same in the secondhand market as the demolition market.
15 October 2014
Two key trading lanes attract attention these days: one being the major battlefield today – the other being the potential battlefield of tomorrow.
15 August 2014
Some time ago, BIMCO expected the first signs of a solid recovery in the oil tanker industry to appear in the product tanker market. However, like other soon-to-arrive recoveries, the waiting time tends to increase as we approach the expected tipping point. This time around, global refinery throughput started the year strongly but entered a still running soft patch in May, high volumes but shorter hauls out of the US Gulf, and the steady inflow of new ships were part of the cocktail that prevented freight rates from taking off big time.
12 February 2014
The arrival of January also meant that Capesize freight rates once again touched the ground following three extraordinary months of flying high. Q4-2013 represents the strongest quarter in demand ever, and the seasonal weakness of Q1 simply had to affect the level of freight rates negatively.
14 May 2014
Strong data from China support Capesize bulkers the most, as general market conditions slowly improve
09 October 2015
The shipping market and underlying profitability can only improve if the fundamental conditions (supply and demand) also improve. Therefore transportation of larger volumes, longer sailing distances in general or a lower increase of dry-bulk fleet size is a prerequisite for better markets to arrive.
01 October 2015
Peter talks to Gibraltar Shipping providing more insight on his role and views on current shipping trends.