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Michelle Wiese Bockmann

Markets Editor

Michelle Wiese Bockmann is a London-based energy commodities and shipping editor/analyst employed as Markets Editor at Lloyd’s List. She has more than 20 years’ experience across three continents covering the global maritime and oil and gas sectors. She provides editorial analysis of the energy commodities and shipping markets for Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s List Intelligence. As well as writing for specialist maritime news providers, she has led shipping coverage at Bloomberg News, worked as an analyst and editor for oil price reporting agency OPIS, and provided maritime intelligence as senior analyst for New York-based data analytics firm, ClipperData. Before moving to England from Australia, Michelle was a political writer for The Australian, the country’s national newspaper and the Americas Editor for global shipping magazine, Fairplay. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of South Australia. Michelle is the Lloyd’s List staff representative on the Editorial Board.

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Tanker scrapping to rebound from 23-year low

More than 90 vessels in excess of 34,000 dwt are forecast for scrapping in 2021, compared with only 25 last year, shipbroker says

International Tankers and Gas

Freight rate volatility pushes derivatives trading to 12-year high

The tanker FFA market’s growth is ‘a story of medium-term development, not just a busy 2020. We’ve seen consistent growth since 2017’, said Tom Stockton, head of the FFA wet brokers’ association

International Dry Bulk

IEA cuts oil demand forecast as global tanker fleet faces slowdown

Forecasts to weigh on spot tanker earnings, which are already below operating costs for most of the 2,000-plus larger tankers that lift the majority of crude exports and lead direction of rates for smaller sizes

International Tankers and Gas

Transatlantic product tankers divert as US refined products demand stalls

Diversions imply cargo surplus, adding further gloomy signal to depressed transatlantic tanker earnings which remain below operating expenses

International Tankers and Gas

Tanker earnings downgraded for 2021 to half of cash breakeven levels

Resurgence of coronavirus infections arrests nascent recovery in oil demand growth that is said to have ‘profound negative impact’ on tanker earnings

Can a bipolar tanker market find equilibrium in 2021?

The old shipping adage that cargo is king applies more than ever for 2021. A rising east-west divide, post-Trump geopolitical policies, and post-pandemic consumer behaviour are recasting tanker market dynamics over the next 12 months

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