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What does 2019 hold for the container port industry?

As the new year comes in, here are some thoughts from Drewry on what the key issues and trends will be in the container ports and terminals sector in 2019.

03 Jan 2019: Small will be the new big for the LNG market

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.

19 Dec 2018: Production cut by OPEC and allies unlikely to hurt crude tankers

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.

14 Dec 2018: China’s import restrictions on coal spoils the party for Panamaxes

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.

21 Nov 2018: India’s gain in sugar exports is shipping sector’s loss

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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