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Port inventories’ nightmare to haunt Capes?

Port inventories’ nightmare to haunt Capes?


20 Feb 2019


High iron ore inventories at Chinese ports and looming uncertainty in the global economy are threatening the demand for Capesizes.

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LSFO futures trade to clear clouds over bunker prices

LSFO futures trade to clear clouds over bunker prices


11 Feb 2019


With less than 11 months left until the IMO 2020 regulation on low-sulphur bunker fuel comes into effect, the availability and price of the low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) as well as high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) are still very uncertain. The uncertainty is making investment decisions pertaining to the upcoming regulations difficult for all industry participants, ranging from shipowners, charterers, refiners and bunker suppliers.

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Economic slowdown and sanctions on Iran to dampen South Korean petchem exports

Economic slowdown and sanctions on Iran to dampen South Korean petchem exports


06 Feb 2019


US sanctions on Iran have forced South Korea to look for alternative sources of condensates, thereby impacting tonne-mile demand. Moreover, as Asian petchem consumption is likely to slow down, intra-regional trade will weaken and will therefore lead to lower charter rates for small gas carriers.

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US sanctions on Venezuela to boost tonnage demand for tankers

US sanctions on Venezuela to boost tonnage demand for tankers


31 Jan 2019


US sanctions on Venezuela are likely to change the pattern of crude tanker trade, with long-haul trade replacing the short-haul trade. While the prospective change in trade pattern will favour VLCCs, it will work against Aframaxes.

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Brumadinho disaster will hurt Capesize demand

Brumadinho disaster will hurt Capesize demand


31 Jan 2019


The collapse of the upstream dam in Brumadinho will hurt Vale’s iron ore production from Minas Gerais in Brazil if the Brazilian government does not allow Vale to compensate the loss by increasing production at its other mines. Potentially 35-40 Capesize vessels might lose employment in 2019.

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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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Global Grain Asia

Drewry to present on Transport, Logistics and Freight Costs: How are terminals going to cope with the change in trade flows?

5th Mare Forum Singapore

Drewry to discuss the digital transformation of shipping and ports in a panel session.

10th Chemical & Product Tanker Conference

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