11 April 2012
There is no doubt that it takes time from when commodities are bought and transportation fixed and executed to the cargo being landed at the buyer’s desired port of discharge. There’s also no doubt that buying activity for staple cargoes such as coal and iron ore was hectic during the final months of 2011.
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
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
17 March 2011
We all feel shocked and entirely devastated by the terrible disasters that have hit Japan and the escalation in their effects on the Japanese society
19 March 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a pandemic. There is little doubt that this will have significant implications for the shipping industry. But to what extent?
08 May 2018
When two of the world’s top trading partners, get entangled in a stand-off, where the outbreak of a trade war could become the extended tool of intense negotiations, we’d better prepare for what may come. While hoping that it will never take place.
30 May 2018
GDP growth and high trade multipliers have benefitted the shipping industry through higher trade volumes, but this could be as good as it gets.
21 February 2018
What will the future bring? Overall demand growth is expected to be lower than in 2017, but still high enough to potentially improve the fundamental market balance.
17 February 2017
BIMCO attended the 4th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 4), which was held in London from 13 to 17 February 2017.
05 January 2018
The IMO's Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL), has new updates effective from 1 January 2018.