12 March 2020
Even before the effects of the coronavirus, the ‘Phase One’ agreement between China and the US failed to boost volumes of the implicated goods in January.
23 January 2020
Peter Sand will offer his view of the most relevant future commercial aspects to the shipping industry in Athens at the Slide2Open Shipping Finance conference on 30 January 2020.
22 January 2020
Brazilian crude oil exports hit a record high in December 2019 with a total 8.7 million tonnes of crude oil exported, as China continues to turn to Brazil for crude.
26 February 2020
Low demand growth will continue into 2020, with carriers struggling to increase freight rates enough to cover the additional costs of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap compliance. Fleet growth is lower then last year, but still too high compared to demand growth.
26 February 2020
The fundamental balance will continue to deteriorate in 2020, offering little support to operators hoping to pass on higher fuel costs, caused by the sulphur cap, to shippers.
10 October 2018
Meanwhile the exports of soya beans to China from the US are down 31% for the first eight months and 95% in August alone, compared to the same periods of least year.
01 November 2018
The trade war and particularly the Chinese tariffs on imports of US soya beans can now clearly be seen with the start of the soya bean exporting period in the US.
19 April 2018
The shipping of soya beans from the US to China is one of the most significant ‘one commodity’ cargoes that may become affected by the trade war between the US and China.
09 October 2018
Total US crude exports to all destinations other than China hit a new all-time high in August at 6.96 million tonnes.
04 January 2018
2017 was a year of change. Much of it for the better, but a cautious approach is still needed for 2018 to maintain the progress already achieved.