freight rates

Ocean Freight Rates down 1.3% yoy

Long-term contracted ocean freights fell for the second consecutive month, and are now 1.3% down year-on-year, as the ramifications of Coronavirus continue to shake...

Container transport: Drewry-ESC satisfaction survey

Availability of cargo space is number one customer requirement, according to the fourth annual shipper satisfaction survey of Drewry and ESC. Container shipping lines’...

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...

Capesize freight rates rise higher, demand strong

Freight charges for Capesize carriers shipping iron ore from Brazil and Australia to China have risen to a relatively high level, having doubled over...
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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,...
McKinsey freight

Trucks, trains, or ships: Which will be the first to return to growth?

The US freight carriers that will return quickest after the COVID-19 crisis will be the ones best placed to transport the fastest-recovering commodities. Food,...
global container shipping

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...

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...
logisitcs

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,...
LNG carriers

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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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...