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Inderpreet Walia

Dry Bulk Reporter


Inderpreet covers all vessel sizes in the dry bulk market ranging from valemaxes to handies. She writes analytical reports and market commentaries as well as annual and quarterly outlook, supply analysis, demand assessment and freight market coverage for Lloyd’s List. She has a keen interest in uncovering topics which impact the shipping industry.

Inderpreet contributes to the monthly magazine, The Intelligence and is also involved in other flagship projects like Lloyd’s List Top 100.

She also provides our in-depth coverage on Indian shipping industry and port-related developments in the nation.

Prior to joining Lloyd’s List, Inderpreet was a research analyst with Drewry Maritime Services covering the dry bulk market. She managed and authored Drewry’s flagship publications - Shipping Insight and Dry Bulk Forecaster. She has also been a member of the team advising on vessel valuations and port feasibility studies.

Inderpreet has a master’s degree in economics with a specialisation in international trade and is well versed with analytical platforms like SPSS and SAS.

Originally from India, Inderpreet relocated to Singapore in 2015 as she thought it would be nicer to count the capesizes while stuck in traffic.

When she’s not writing or tracking vessel movements, you can find her rolling through the town which offers plenty of food or revel in dancing to the beats of Bollywood songs.

Latest From Inderpreet Walia

Capesize index falls 26% over the week but market stays optimistic

China, which is of course the most important economy for dry bulk demand and especially capesizes, will remain the shinning star for the coming year, according to the International Maritime Fund. China’s growth is having a positive spillover effect on commodity prices, providing encouragement to dry bulk freight rates.

International China

Singapore gas giants favouring dual-fuel LPG carriers

Eastern Pacific Shipping has agreed to exercise an option for another dual-fuel LPG vessel, while BW LPG has initiated a trial for a very large gas carrier which has been retrofitted with LPG dual-fuel propulsion technology

Singapore Tankers and Gas

Nachipa supports slow steaming to curb emissions

Nachipa’s chief executive Felipe Simian said in an interview with Lloyd’s List that the only way to manage things smoothly is to have a level playing field and regulatory certainty so that everybody knows what is happening. He feels that the International Maritime Organization’s sulphur cap regulation was very poorly implemented

Chile Dry Bulk

New Diamond master fined $65,000

The Sri Lankan Attorney General had asked the court to order approximately $1m in restitution, but the court lowered it to approximately $65,000. After paying the fines, Colombo Magistrates’ Court removed the travel restrictions that had been placed on the master

Sri Lanka Tankers and Gas

Australia’s coal exports to China may be hit hard amid tensions

Should volumes reduce from Australia, China will have to look farther afield for its coal supplies. The US, Russia and South Africa could be options, with higher shipments from Indonesia already emerging

Dry Bulk Australia

Eastern Pacific joins biofuel bunker trial with GoodFuels

Eastern Pacific said it will test and analyse the residual-fuel equivalent biofuel on the ship, as well as on other Eastern Pacific-managed vessels in the future. Alternative marine fuels are seen as essential transitional fuels that will pave the way towards industry-wide decarbonisation

Singapore Bunkers
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