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28 March 2018: Trump's steel tariff blow might not be all bad news.

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Rahul Sharan

Rahul Sharan

Lead Research Analyst, Dry Bulk

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Latest opinion: 28 Mar 2018

28 Mar 2018: Trump’s steel tariff blow
President Trump’s decision to slap a 25% tariff on steel imports might not be all bad news, as alternative trading patterns could lead to an increase in tonne-mile demand.

16 Jan 2018: Petcoke ban in India poses a challenge for Supramaxes
A nationwide ban on petcoke use in India will reduce demand for Supramax vessels in 2018, though the resultant increase in coal imports will soften the impact.

1 Dec 17: Increasing scrap imports to India – a new hope for Handies
A fast-growing demand for ferrous scrap in India is engaging Handysize vessels on long-haul routes. India imported 6.4 million tonnes of scrap in 2016, of which 5.5 million tonnes was ferrous scrap.

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Our dry bulk shipping practice is highly respected in the industry and is regularly followed and referenced in both industry and mainstream media. The team is responsible for maintaining extensive information resources and conducting weekly, monthly and annual analysis on the sector and assessing the impact of macroeconomic as well as regulatory and environmental change on the sector.

In addition to detailed market analysis and rigorous forecasting, we offer market leading analysis of the dry bulk market, covering all the principle vessel categories, as well as appraisals of shipping finances, including pricing, operating costs, vessel values and investment returns. We challenge conventional wisdom through our deep understanding of the trade dynamics driving demand for different vessel types in all corners of the world.

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An elite and diverse group of industry stakeholders from shipowners, to charterers, port authorities, investors and financial intermediaries rely on our range of weekly, monthly and annual market research, sector expertise and commercial experience to help inform decisions, reduce costs and drive performance improvement.

Key Contacts

Rahul Sharan

Rahul Sharan

Lead Research Analyst, Dry Bulk

Key Contacts

Rahul Sharan

Rahul Sharan

Lead Research Analyst, Dry Bulk

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