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High tariffs and a weak rupee hit Indian vegetable oil imports - but impact to be short-lived

High tariffs and a weak rupee hit Indian vegetable oil imports - but impact to be short-lived


06 Sep 2018


A sharp rise in import tariffs, and depreciation in the rupee has hurt India’s country’s edible oil imports in recent months, but firm demand during the upcoming festive season is likely to push imports higher in the closing months of 2018.

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The dilemma of fitting scrubbers

The dilemma of fitting scrubbers


14 Aug 2018


The uncertainty about what will happen to bunker prices after 2020 is creating something of a dilemma for tanker owners; should they opt for scrubbers or not?

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What is driving the summer rally of LNG spot charter rates?

What is driving the summer rally of LNG spot charter rates?


07 Aug 2018


No Fukushima-like disasters, only a handful of demolitions and deliveries remaining strong, yet, LNG spot charter rates have touched highs not seen since the summer of 2012. We investigate what is driving this summer’s LNG spot charter market rally.

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Trump and Kim’s forging alliance could hit dry bulk recovery

Trump and Kim’s forging alliance could hit dry bulk recovery


26 Jul 2018


While a growing proximity between US President Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim is important to deescalate political tension in the Pacific, their alliance could potentially leave 29 Panamaxes unemployed, while providing employment to only 11 Supramaxes.

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Now is a good time to buy LPG coasters

Now is a good time to buy LPG coasters


18 Jul 2018


Firm freight outlook coupled with attractive valuation make small LPG coasters an attractive buy at the moment.

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Capesize charter rates expected to keep increasing despite trade war uncertainties

Capesize charter rates expected to keep increasing despite trade war uncertainties
Drewry maintains a positive outlook on the dry bulk market and expects charter rates to improve from current levels, according to its latest Dry Bulk Forecaster.

Reefer container trade expansion to support freight rates

Despite moderating perishable seaborne trade growth, continued modal shift will sustain expansion in the containerised reefer trade and so support freight rate development, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2018/19 report.

Container terminal utilisation levels set to rise... trade wars permitting

The medium term outlook for global container port demand growth is positive thanks to strong underlying economic momentum across the world’s major economies, according to Drewry’s latest Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast.

Challenges and opportunities for the global port and shipping industry

Presentation given by Neil Davidson, Drewry Senior Analyst Ports and Terminals at the China Maritime Day Forum, 11 July 2018.

Events

Outlook for Seafarer Costs Trends Briefing

Join us at 0900 BST or 1600 BST on Tues, 25 September 2018 for an online briefing on the outlook for seafarer availability and costs. The webinar presentation will provide Drewry’s projections for the supply / demand of officers, together with the latest assessments and forecasts for seafarer costs across the main deepsea cargo vessel sectors. The session will be hosted by Martin Dixon, Director of Research Products and Latifat Igbinosun, Senior Market Analyst at Drewry.

Maritime HR & Crew Management

Latifat Igbinosun to discuss the outlook for crew costs and the implications of new technology.