02 June 2021
Demand drivers and freight rates
A recent small and short spike in oil product tankers shows just how far the tanker market still has left to go on its recovery journey.
05 January 2021
A Tanker conducting STS Operations in International waters in the Persian Gulf reported a limpet mine attached to the hull of the vessel.
24 February 2020
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, recently dubbed COVID-19, continues to generate massive economic and financial uncertainty when it comes to China and global shipping.
21 January 2020
After the killing of General Qassem Soleimani by a US drone in early January 2020, and the following retaliation by Iran, BIMCO is publishing its view of the escalated tension in the Persian Gulf, as well as advice regarding the new sanctions clauses, and encourages owners, operators and charterers to follow the operational and contractual guidance set out in this article.
25 November 2019
BIMCO expects freight rates will once again come under pressure after the end of the high seasonal demand in Q4, as well as the boost from the sulphur cap. The fleet growth of 6.3% in the crude oil tanker market and the 4.8% growth in the oil product fleet will have its consequences on the supply and demand balance.
17 September 2019
Even with the sulphur cap expected to give a boost to the tanker market, high fleet growth will put pressure on earnings.
21 June 2019
As a result of increasing tension in the Persian Gulf area following recent attacks on two tankers, War Risk underwriters are charging additional premiums (AP) for calls to the Arabian Gulf/Gulf of Oman. Some underwriters are charging a flat rate for all tonnage operating in the area, while others are differentiating based on the type of tonnage, flag and port of call. AP is typically charged as a percentage of the hull value. Underwriters day top value is at present 1%.
13 June 2019
BIMCO is urging nations to defuse tension and work together through diplomatic efforts following new attacks on two tankers at the Strait of Hormuz on 13 June.
13 June 2019
20 May 2019