The week in charts: Tonne-mile demand tanks, carriers bullish on containers
Also, why compensation for the Wakashio fuel oil spill could be capped at a low level and crew abandonment cases hit 166 since 2017
July’s tonne-mile demand figures for crude oil tankers fell sharply, Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows, particularly from the Middle East and West Africa. It looks like August demand will follow a similar pattern. Meanwhile, carriers appear more optimistic about container demand
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