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A divided market

A divided market


20 Jun 2018


Eco-ships to command a considerable premium over their vintage counterparts in the wake of higher bunker prices, resulting in a two-tier market.

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Emerging consumers to support coal trade

Emerging consumers to support coal trade


14 Jun 2018


While coal demand and imports in Europe, India and China are slowing down, emerging consumers in South East Asia will salvage coal trade to a certain extent.

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Are shipowners ready for higher interest rates?

Are shipowners ready for higher interest rates?


01 Jun 2018


Companies that have high debt on their balance sheets, and are exposed to the floating interest rate, have started feeling the heat of the rising interest rate. A recent example is coming from the LPG sector, with Navigator Holdings publishing its first-quarter 2018 results.

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US sanctions on Iran to have limited effect on crude trade and tanker demand

US sanctions on Iran to have limited effect on crude trade and tanker demand


17 May 2018


The United States (US) unilateral withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal is unlikely to have any significant impact on the global crude oil trade and tonnage demand in the tanker market,as long as the deal is honored by the other signatories, and Saudi Arabia and other producers are willing to fill the possible shortage in global oil supply.

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China’s ban on scrapping foreign vessels will be a boost for South Asian recyclers

China’s ban on scrapping foreign vessels will be a boost for South Asian recyclers


09 May 2018


In another move to control and prevent pollution, China - the fourth largest shipbreaker in the world - has decided to ban the demolition of foreign flagged vessels and offshore units at Chinese yards from 31 December 2018.

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News

Olefin trade not helping LPG shipowners

Olefin trade not helping LPG shipowners
The freight market for S/R (Handysize) vessels will remain under pressure throughout 2018, according to Drewry’s latest LPG Forecaster.

Drewry launches special report: Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) - what lies ahead?

Drewry Financial Research has conducted an in-depth assessment of the issues facing HMM and their future prospects with consideration given to current and anticipated future market conditions.

Lessors strengthen their grip on the container equipment market

The move towards container leasing and away from carrier ownership continues unabated, according to Drewry’s latest Container Census & Leasing and Equipment Insight

Multipurpose shipping eyes recovery

Multipurpose shipping has started 2018 on a confident footing and is forecast to recover further on rising demand, according to Drewry’s latest Multipurpose Forecaster and Annual Review.

Events

Multipurpose Shipping Market Outlook

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1600 BST on Tues 3 July 2018 on the outlook for the multipurpose shipping market. Hosted by Susan Oatway, Senior Analyst for Multipurpose & Breakbulk Shipping and Martin Dixon, Head of Research Products.

Project Cargo Summit

Susan Oatway to discuss the heavy lift and MPV shipping markets.

TPM Asia

Drewry to discuss the growth of China as a buyer and the impact on freight rates, port infrastructure, and regional supply chains.