Senior Markets Reporter
Inderpreet covers the dry bulk and tanker markets for Lloyd’s List from the shipping and commodity trading hub of Singapore. With a keen interest in uncovering topics which impact maritime industry, she keeps a close eye on a range of market fundamentals that drive the seaborne trade and freight markets.
An Indian national, she also provides our in-depth coverage of the Indian shipping industry and port-related developments in the nation.
She has a keen interest in unravelling the macroeconomic and geopolitical trends impacting the shipping markets, and in regulations and climate change.
Inderpreet, who joined Lloyd’s List in 2015, is experienced in covering dry bulk, liquefied petroleum gas and the resource space including coal, metals and agri markets. She has also covered commodity market mayhem, piracy incidents and ship recycling trends.
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, and was part of Drewry’s advisory team for vessel valuations and port feasibility studies.
Inderpreet holds a master’s degree in economics with a specialisation in international trade, and is accomplished in analytical platforms such as SPSS and SAS.
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Owing to high spot LNG prices, importers in Asia now intend to shun buying LNG at spot rates. They will shift shift their buying strategy to that of securing long-term deals, an approach that was going out of fashion among buyers for providing less flexibility
Any increase in oil demand will be met by rising supplies as stock depletes, which will be positive for the tanker market as it expands seaborne volumes boosting tonnage demand
The green notation will be awarded to vessels that have implemented procedures to reduce their carbon emissions, such as usage of low or zero-carbon fuels
The project will help shipowners to conveniently and responsibly recycle their marine assets in a safe and environmentally sound manner while ensuring that green ship recycling practices are followed
Move is significant as it illustrates a shift towards capesize and larger vessels. The company is expanding its bulker fleet with bigger types of newbuildings and secondhand ships as it exits the supramax and handysize carrier category
China’s need for coal has resulted in a shipment from Kazakhstan carried on a capesize. Elsewhere, there are reports that some bulkers carrying Australian coal have finally been allowed to unload their cargoes after waiting to discharge following the unofficial ban imposed by Beijing late last year amid a trade scuffle