13 June 2010
VLCC freight rates settled down to around USD 45,000 per day in the second half of May but continue at sustainable levels that have been the norm in that market
04 May 2010
Following a very welcome period of rate hikes due to the tough Winter in the northern hemisphere, the Spring is here now and the product tanker markets
10 October 2013
Demand: The dynamic nature of the product tanker market, where refinery locations, local market demand specifications and price arbitrage trades are constant moving objects, turn one main trade into a minor trade within a New York minute.
11 December 2013
It is safe to conclude already that it has been another truly amazing year for Chinese iron ore imports. A growth rate of 10.8% for the first 11 months as compared to the same period last year is solid. Evident also from the freight rate development in the Capesize market, the last 5 months have been exceptional, with 17.8% y-o-y growth for July-November.
13 February 2013
There is room for some optimism in the container ship business, as witnessed by the number of loaded containers going into the ports on the US West Coast. Here, demand increased by 1.7% during 2012, more than making up for the fall in demand in 2011.
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.
16 December 2009
Can tankers escape the doldrums and unleash cramped demand on the back of higher oil demand?
30 May 2018
The impact of the sanctions against Iran and global stockpile levels are two factors to watch out for.
03 September 2018
The capacity of the fleet is growing too fast for the demand to cope with it. All three aspects of the supply side have pushed up the fleet growth – in nominal as well as active terms.
31 May 2018
The dry bulk shipping industry remains on the road to recovery, as demand continues to keep its nose just ahead of fleet growth, while scrapping and ordering remains subdued.