Market Soundbite: Japan & the Clean Tanker Markets

Japanese Yards Remain Solid Contenders in the Clean Tanker Markets Japanese yards remain an important hub for clean product tanker orders, and are currently booked...

Trade Disruptions & Large Crude Tankers: A Net Plus for Now

The fall in light crude exports from the United States to the far east has led to buyers seeking replacement barrels. One of the...

VLCC’s Holding Steady

Source: GIBSONS Much attention has been given in recent months to continued activity in newbuild VLCC tonnage. Shipbrokers Gibson’s, are not an exception to that,...

EU needs to move faster on Asian approvals to deliver meaningful scrapping regulations

Source: Will Tooth of MSI Regional regulation and national policies are putting competing pressures on the scrapping market just as demand is set to rise. By December...
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Global Container Shipping to Face yet Another Crisis?

By Jose Paul (Drewry) The year 2017 saw a modest recovery in container shipping after a disastrous performance in 2016. According to Drewry maritime research...
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Logistics and Covid-19

Source: Christian Roeloffs, Container XChange Let’s face it: The world as we know it has ended. While you might find this statement a bit overly dramatic,...
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Tanker Sector Market Outlook

May 27, 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic is influencing all aspects of shipping, and is the main focus when BIMCO’s chief shipping analyst, Peter Sand,...
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Record breaking jump in Capesize spot is a game changer

(June 23) Record breaking jump in Capesize spot is a game changer Last week was one of the most exciting weeks in many years for...
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LNG Freight Rates Stabilise

As traders begin to evaluate freight positions to cover the winter period, Spark25 Pacific December prices have stabilised. Despite falls since last December's highs ($123,500),...
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Containerships opt for Cape Route

The number of containerships that have opted to use the Cape Route and by-pass the Suez Canal has risen to a historic peace-time high Since the...

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Hydrogen for the Port of Rotterdam in an International Context

Low-carbon hydrogen, such as green and blue hydrogen, offers a unique and rare opportunity for the Port of Rotterdam to remain a globally important...

LNG carbon offsetting: fleeting trend or sustainable practice?

How much does it cost to offset the CO2 footprint of an LNG cargo? Source: Vincent Demoury, GIIGNL

West Coast Trade Report – June

No one expected May’s container trade numbers to be anything but awful. And, judging from the port TEU tallies posted so far, it looks...