06 January 2011
Global economy: Weak recovery sets the scene2010 was a remarkable year for shipping, strengthening the recovery that started with improved overall volumes in the second half of 2009 and ending with concerns in practically all segments. We are now in the early days of 2011 with a global recovery losing momentum as the macroeconomic drivers behind the economic recovery, such as giant stimulus packages, are being phased out and traditional concerns about inflation, deflation and economic overheating are challenging national and international economists.
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
11 April 2012
Towards the end of 2011, we got the first indication that liner companies were winning “the pricing battle” against shippers on the level of freight rates on the main lanes from Far East to Europe and the Mediterranean.
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.
15 February 2018
BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, Peter Sand, will be participating at the 18th edition of Trans Pacific Maritime on 4-7 March 2018 in Long Beach, California.
28 October 2009
An ”L-shaped” market in the making? Demand: The overall sluggish demand picture has resulted in slow steaming and idle capacity equal to 550 vessels comprising 10% of current trading fleet or 1.3 million TEU.
19 December 2017
Bunker fuel traders in China say the use of mass flow meters at local ports is increasing amid growing expectations their usage will become mandatory in the near future.
29 August 2017
As freight rates are coming back from the abyss, their actual rise seems to be magnified beyond their actual performance. Some container spot freight rates are up more than 100% from the very low levels of last year, but may still be at a loss-making level now and so spot rates are not the best indicator for market profitability.
27 January 2017
As the lowest level of newbuild containership deliveries since 2004 was combined with record breaking scrapping levels, net inflow of capacity amounted to just 246,000 TEU – a growth rate of 1.2% - probably the lowest ever.
30 October 2017
BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst Peter Sand will moderate the “Dry Bulk Market Outlook: Sustaining Cautious Optimism for Calmer Waters” panel discussion, scheduled for 23 November at 16:00-17:30. Peter Sand will be joined by Burak Cetinok, Head of Research at Arrow Shipbroking Group and Angad Banga, Chief Operating Officer at The Caravel Group.