10 April 2014
Global oil demand is seasonal, with Q1 being the weakest season – again, leaving only upside for the remainder of the year.
14 February 2012
Overall oil demand declined by 0.3 million barrels per day y-o-y in Q4-2011 as the global economy weakened and the winter season did not provide low enough temperatures to stimulate demand. As we have just left 2011 behind us, the final estimates for demand growth stay preliminary for the time being at 3% for product tankers
20 November 2018
The continued severity of the tanker market conditions has made owners dig deep into the oversupply of capacity. Still BIMCO expects the tanker fleet to keep growing. A short-term rate recovery is not expected, as it is ‘maintenance season’ for the global refining industry in September and October.
28 April 2022
China is the world’s largest importer of crude oil and Russia is the second largest crude exporter. Much of the crude oil trade between the two countries, however, is piped and the short distance from Far East Russia to China also limits the impact on demand for crude oil tankers. Still, a change in the Russia to China dirty trade has the potential to impact tanker tonne miles demand as it could come at the expense of longer trade lanes.
19 February 2018
The future of oil demand and subsequently of tanker demand is very much policy driven. It has been so in the past to some extent, but in coming years this will be more apparent.
27 May 2019
ASBATANKVOY, one of the most widely used tanker charter parties in the world, will form the basis when BIMCO and the Association of Ship Brokers & Agents (U.S.A.), Inc. (ASBA) begin to jointly develop a charter party specifically for use in the gas tanker trade.
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.
28 August 2017
The global tanker industry is directly linked to the global oil industry. Right now, demand for seaborne transport of oil is below normal and fleet growth is high, which means that the fundamental balance is uneven. The result is declining tanker earnings with the main culprit being the fast-growing fleet.
20 December 2021
Although freight levels in some shipping sectors reached breath-taking highs this year, 2021 is a year to forget for tankers, particularly in the crude segment. The majority of crude tonnage (non-eco, non scrubber) was forced to operate at sub-zero levels for large parts of the year. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers - features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.
02 July 2018
It’s not unusual for newbuild crude tankers to carry clean cargoes on their maiden voyage. However, with the crude tanker market in a depressed state of late, charterers have sought to take advantage to secure competitive freight costs on product flows from East to West. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.