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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

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

Shipowner opex remains hostage to rising marine insurance costs

Shipowner opex remains hostage to rising marine insurance costs

US cold blast pulls LPG shipping rates further down

US cold blast pulls LPG shipping rates further down

Seafarer supply is expected to tighten heralding higher manning costs

Seafarer supply is expected to tighten heralding higher manning costs

Hydrogen replacing coking coal – should owners of dry bulk ships take note?

Hydrogen replacing coking coal – should owners of dry bulk ships take note?

China's self-sufficiency in paraxylene to impact chemical shipping market in 2021

China's self-sufficiency in paraxylene to impact chemical shipping market in 2021

Financial Event Updates

Qatar Petroleum’s tender for future LNG ships – How do potential returns compare?
Surge in COVID-19 cases may curtail the rally in crude tanker stocks
Dry bulk equities - Beginning of a super cycle, or just an upswing?

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)