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What does 2019 hold for the container port industry?

What does 2019 hold for the container port industry?


08 Jan 2019


As we welcome in the new year, we share our thoughts on the issues and trends likely to shape the container ports and terminals sector in the year ahead.

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Small will be the new big for the LNG market

Small will be the new big for the LNG market


03 Jan 2019


Low prices, abundant supply and an aggressive shift towards cleaner gas for energy generation are creating strong demand for LNG, not just from large buyers, but also from small importers.

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Production cut by OPEC and allies unlikely to hurt crude tankers

Production cut by OPEC and allies unlikely to hurt crude tankers


19 Dec 2018


A sharp decline in prices as well as mounting pressure of oversupply has forced OPEC and its allies to cut production, however, crude tanker demand is unlikely to be affected.

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China’s import restrictions on coal spoils the party for Panamaxes

China’s import restrictions on coal spoils the party for Panamaxes


14 Dec 2018


The Chinese government’s objective of suppressing coal and lignite imports in November and December 2018 is adversely impacting demand for Panamaxes and thus rates. Nonetheless, we believe imports will be supported by winter and high-energy demand in the first quarter of 2019.

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India’s gain in sugar exports is shipping sector’s loss

India’s gain in sugar exports is shipping sector’s loss


21 Nov 2018


Higher exports from India and Thailand are likely to partly replace Brazilian sugar in Asia and the Middle East, which in turn will hurt tonne-mile demand in the dry bulk market.

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Battle for the supply chain to aide container supply-demand balance

Battle for the supply chain to aide container supply-demand balance
A shift in carrier focus away from ordering ever larger ships towards securing more of the global supply chain is expected to help improve the supply-demand balance of the container market over the next five years, according to Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster.

East-West air freight rates highest of last 4 peak seasons

Air freight rates on major East-West routes hit a 4-year high in November, according to the results of Drewry’s East-West Air Freight Rate Index.

East-West contract rates help reduce shippers’ costs

Ocean freight rates for cargoes moving under contracts on major East-West routes decreased by 7% in the fourth quarter, according to the results of Drewry’s Benchmarking Club Contract Index.

Ship operating costs reach inflection point as inflation returns

Average vessel operating costs rose modestly for the second year in succession following two years of marked declines, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast.

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Ship Operating Costs Trends Briefing

Join us at 0900 GMT or 1600 GMT on Tues, 29 January 2019 for an online briefing on the key trends and outlook in ship operating costs. The webinar presentation will analyse recent trends and outlook in the main expenditure elements of vessel operating costs, covering 46 different ship types and sizes across all the main cargo shipping markets, as well as several niche segments such as multipurpose and car carriers. The session will be hosted by Martin Dixon, Director of Research Products and L

Container Freight Rate Outlook Webinar

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1600 GMT on Tuesday 5 February 2019 on the outlook for container shipping freight rates. Hosted by Simon Heaney, Senior Manager, Container Research and Martin Dixon, Head of Research Products.

10th Chemical & Product Tanker Conference

Hugo Finlay to provide in-depth analysis of the chemical and product tanker market fundamentals.
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