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Shippers eye Liverpool as alternative to congested southern UK hubs

Shippers in the northwest of the UK would prefer a local gateway if Asia services called at Liverpool

Europe United Kingdom

Sub-capesize market to rebound after January slump

MSI predicts weak freight rates will see scrapping surge, but the forecast upturn in sub-capesize earnings in Q2 and Q3 will not be shared by the capesize market

Dry Bulk Brazil

Low-sulphur fuel rises may cause container line failures

Smaller regional carriers are particularly at risk from higher costs imposed by low-sulphur regulations

International Containers

Ocean freight customers resisting fuel price rises

Carriers are expected to begin charging additional fees to share the cost burden of compliance from the third quarter onward

Containers Ports and Logistics

South African coal exports indicate a reshaping of bulk carrier demand

Key market India is diversifying its coal sourcing with Indonesia, South Africa and Australia now facing pressure from US exports

Dry Bulk Ports and Logistics

China’s bearish demand set to hit bulker earnings

Iron ore imports may have peaked, while slowing manufacturing and economic headwinds could hurt bulk carrier demand this year, says BIMCO

Dry Bulk Political and Trade
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