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Since the initial coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we've been closely monitoring and assessing the impact of developments on the shipping industry, from the financial health of key industry players to displaced container equipment, cancelled sailings, freight rate development and market forecasts. We've introduced this dedicated 'hub' to give you access to all our analysis and commentary on the subject in one place, which we hope will go some way to helping you stay on top of the evolving situation.

Latest Opinions

Multipurpose vessel charter rates surpass 2008 peak with further to go

Multipurpose vessel charter rates surpass 2008 peak with further to go

Methanol - a bright future as a marine fuel

Methanol - a bright future as a marine fuel

Asia's summer, Europe's winter create explosion in LNG market

Asia's summer, Europe's winter create explosion in LNG market

Can 'green ammonia' be the future marine fuel?

Can 'green ammonia' be the future marine fuel?

China pushes coal trade on the longer route – a boon for smaller vessels?

China pushes coal trade on the longer route – a boon for smaller vessels?

India’s decision to diversify its crude imports will have little impact on the crude tanker rates

India’s decision to diversify its crude imports will have little impact on the crude tanker rates

Financial Event Updates

Container shipping equities: Industry braces for higher cost
LPG Shipping Stocks - What lies ahead?
Ports & terminals vs shipping lines: Do investors favour the latter?

Industry at a glance

World Container Index

East-West composite ($/40ft)

Bunker Prices

Rotterdam ($/tonne)

Global Port Throughput

Jan 2012 = 100

Idle Capacity

('000 teu)