19 November 2020
Nickel ore is one of the most problematic cargoes to be carried in solid bulk form. This article provides information on why it is so and how it can be shipped safely with some precautions to be taken into consideration.
22 December 2020
Providing the latest information on contact points relating to designated national competent authorities that are responsible for the safe carriage of grain and solid bulk cargoes.
04 December 2012
China’s continued hunger for iron ore for its steel-making industry, alongside coal imports, is expected to become stronger in 2013.
14 October 2012
As we are heading into Q4 our thoughts go back to the strong days during the end of last year. In spite of a recent strong return of Chinese iron ore imports, history is unlikely to repeat itself. Freight rates have been on the slide since mid-Summer and only Capes have resisted consistent erosion.
21 September 2011
In absolute numbers, 2011 is going to be the new Number 1 in terms of the greatest amount ever of dry bulk tonnage leaving the fleet to be recycled. We are on course for more than 20 million DWT to be demolished, with the potential of reaching 25 million if owners continue to be attracted by the relatively high demolition rates and freight rates fail to improve significantly through the remainder of the year.
15 August 2011
Overall dry bulk demand is developing in a disappointing way. By the beginning of the year, overall demand was forecast by
12 April 2011
The disasters in Japan and Australia have had their effects on shipping demand in the Pacific Basin. Australia is getting back to normal operational activity
10 October 2010
Following the summer dip where Capesize was hit badly, dry bulk freight rates have once again bounced back like a tumbler. Capesize rates are back at year-to-date average around USD 30,000 per day. Capesize freight rates are moving like a heartbeat, but at lower and lower pulse levels and going deeper and deeper as more vessels enter the market. In spite of remaining inefficiencies in the supply chain, slow steaming, and continued strong demand for raw materials going forward, the big ships are in for a fundamental imbalance between supply and demand.
10 February 2010
Solid demand picture in a stabilized market but a tsunami of ships are expected to be launched in 2010
20 April 2020
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