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Containers: Charter rate

Latest From Charter rates

Stifel slashes dry bulk earnings outlook

Market recovery could be long and painful, warn analysts

Asia Pacific Europe

Charter rates fizzle as summer hits home

Market sentiment remains strong with an encouraging low idle fleet and fixture negotiations bubbling in the background
Containers Charter rates

Suezmax spot rates jump on West Africa demand

Aframax rates plunge on excess tonnage, despite surge in Libyan production levels

Middle East and Africa Europe

Statoil awards seven long-term offshore vessel contracts amid market improvements

Charters worth $368m are for five and three years
Offshore Tankers and Gas

Braemar opts for rose-tinted spectacles

London-listed shipbroker Braemar focuses on improvements made in face of industry challenges
Tankers and Gas Dry Bulk

Data Hub: Charter Rates

Fixture activity on the wane and rates stagnating, but owners will go into the quiet summer period better prepared than last year

Containers Charter rates
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Containers: Between the lines

Latest From Between the lines

Between the Lines: Capacity changes

Increasing vessel size on major trade lanes has led to a collapse in the number of services offered.

Containers Between the lines

Between the Lines: Alliances analysed II

We round off the alliance capacity injection analysis with the transatlantic trade

Containers Between the lines

Between the Lines: Alliances analysed

As the new alliances launch their new services, we take a deep dive into their network operations

Containers Between the lines

Between the Lines: Benchmarking the new alliances on capacity deployment

The shape and structure of the new alliances’ service networks is beginning to emerge

Containers Between the lines

Between the Lines: Big in Japan

The consolidation of the three Japanese container lines will create a new large carrier

Containers Between the lines

Between the Lines: Bunker busters

As carriers begin to release their third-quarter results, SeaIntel chief executive Alan Murphy forecasts a $600m loss from the rising cost of bunker fuel

Containers Between the lines
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Dry Bulk: Capesize

Latest From Capes

Capesize earnings rocket to almost $20,000 per day

China's imports of raw materials continue strongly

International Capes

Euphoric cape market reported as earnings rise 18%

Earnings boosted by strong activity from Brazil, Australia and South Africa

Market Insight Capes

Capesize earnings surge 40% in week

Average rates boosted to three-month high on strong demand for shipping iron ore
Capes Dry Bulk

A tale of two capesize markets

Secondhand prices remain resilient despite short-term freight earnings softness

Asia Pacific China

Rise in Brazil iron ore activity supports capesize market

Time charter earnings rise to highest this month

Capes Ship operations

Cape earnings bounce back to over $7,000 per day

Steady iron ore flows from Australia lead to gains, while forward prices help improve sentiment
Capes Dry Bulk
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Dry Bulk: Handies

Latest From Handies

Softer trend in handysize market looks set to continue

Overtonnage put a damper on handysize bulker rates

Asia Pacific North America

Handysize earnings on downward slope

Activity slows across all basins
Handies Dry Bulk

Precious Shipping narrows losses but warns of market crunch

Improved sentiment leads shipowners to hold off scrapping older vessels

Thailand Dry Bulk

Ghana-China bauxite venture could boost handysize bulkers

Proposed $10bn project points to more longhaul trades
Ghana Guinea

Handysize bulker earnings reach two-month high on Pacific strength

Further rate gain is expected with dwindling prompt tonnage
Handies Market Insight

Black Sea and east coast South American grain shipments boost handysize rates

Bulker charter activities in the Russia-China route may slow down as Russia considers new coal handling rules

Asia Pacific South America
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Dry Bulk: Panamax

Latest From Panamax

Panamax earnings tick up 10% on increased optimism

Large harvests in the US are expected to drive tonnage demand in the fourth quarter, says Braemar

International Panamax

Panamax bulker earnings rise and shine on tight North Atlantic tonnage

China's coal imports could be near-term worries, says Banchero Costa
Panamax Market Insight

Panamax bulker earnings may recover after falling below $9,000 per day

Signs of improving earnings as fresh cargoes emerge from South America, Australia and Indonesia
Panamax Dry Bulk

Rising Indian iron ore exports to benefit smaller bulkers

Firm demand will guide dry bulk charter rate recovery
India Dry Bulk

Australian train crash derails panamax bulker rally

Weaker charter activity in South America also hurts sentiment

Asia Pacific Australia

Panamax bulkers earnings rise back above $10,000 per day

Buoyant segment supported by increasing Brazilian corn exports

Panamax Dry Bulk
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Dry Bulk: Ultra & Supras

Latest From Ultra and supras

Supras fall further as vessels vie for employment

Brokers expect the market to stabilise soon

Asia Pacific North America

Supramax bulker earnings dip on sluggish Pacific and Atlantic

Rates may be boosted in coming weeks on grains from South America and Black Sea
Market Insight Ultra and supras

Rising Indian iron ore exports to benefit smaller bulkers

Firm demand will guide dry bulk charter rate recovery
India Dry Bulk

Supramax bulker rally loses steam despite Black Sea support

China prepares to open the way for US rice imports, raising hopes for tonne-mile demand later on

Asia Pacific North America

Supramax bulkers continue upwards trend to near three-month high

Strength in the Pacific for coal and nickel ore movements sees 3.3% gain in average time charter earnings in the week to more than $9,000 per day
Ultra and supras Dry Bulk

Supramax bulker earnings jump to 10-week high on Pacific strength

Indonesian coal exports seen as main driver

Asia Pacific Indonesia
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Tankers & Gas: LNG

Latest From LNG

Spot LNG freight rates hit a ceiling at $43,000 per day

Egypt’s plan to import fewer cargoes may hurt LNG vessel demand

International Middle East and Africa

Qatar crisis yet to shake LNG carrier demand

LNG shipping outlook in graphs: Booming LNG trades support tanker demand despite rapid fleet growth
Middle East and Africa Asia Pacific

Asian gas demand supports LNG vessel spot rates

South Korea’s turn to review LNG destination clauses will expand trade opportunities

Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa

Painting the supply-demand picture for the months ahead

We present the essential supply and demand drivers of dry, wet bulk and gas sectors in charts in our mid-year outlook
China Dry Bulk

Teekay LNG hit by higher expenses and weak LPG rates

New York-listed MLP extends two charters with Awilco LNG
Canada Tankers and Gas

LNG carrier spot rates hit $42,000 per day on Asian demand

First unescorted merchant LNG vessel on Northern Sea Route to reach Asia via Bering Strait in 15 days
Asia Pacific Europe
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Tankers & Gas: LPG

Latest From LPG

Baltic LPG index rebounds on uptick in gas carrier trades

Middle East Gulf to Japan VLGC spot rates appear to have bottomed out for now

Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa

LPG carrier owners' eyes too big for their bellies

LPG market outlook in graphs: Severe oversupply means owners cannot see light at the end of tunnel, despite healthy demand growth
Asia Pacific United States

VLGC earnings drop further as US-Asia arbitrage fails to open

Panama Canal approves higher transit fees for gas carriers, further clouding prospects

Middle East and Africa United States

Painting the supply-demand picture for the months ahead

We present the essential supply and demand drivers of dry, wet bulk and gas sectors in charts in our mid-year outlook
China Dry Bulk

Asian LPG price rise offers glimmer of hope for VLGC owners

Spot earnings from Middle East to Asia are near their lowest since the financial crisis
Tankers and Gas LPG

Teekay LNG hit by higher expenses and weak LPG rates

New York-listed MLP extends two charters with Awilco LNG
Canada Tankers and Gas
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Tankers & Gas: Products

Latest From Products

Asian clean MR tankers post gains on stronger demand

MR tanker rates in other regions still pressured by excess tonnage

Asia Pacific International

Long range product tankers boosted by naphtha and diesel trades

Earnings of LRs near year-to-date high on Asian fuel demand, refinery outages

Europe Middle East and Africa

Weak tanker rates hit OSG and International Seaways

International Seaways upsizes a term loan facility to $550m for fleet growth
North America United States

Painting the supply-demand picture for the months ahead

We present the essential supply and demand drivers of dry, wet bulk and gas sectors in charts in our mid-year outlook
China Dry Bulk

Teekay Tankers holds bearish view after second-quarter loss

Tanker rates may recover in the second half of 2018, says chief executive Kevin Mackay
Canada Tankers and Gas

MR product tanker earnings slump to nine-month low as LRs rise

Oversupply of tonnage in US Gulf and weak arbitrage to West Africa hurt Atlantic trades

Europe North America
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Tankers & Gas: Suez & Aframax

Latest From Suez and Aframax

Cheap VLCCs cannibalise smaller crude tanker trades

With suezmax rates near bottom, VLCC competition just makes things worse

International Middle East and Africa

Booming Libyan and Nigerian oil exports fail to lift mid-sized crude tankers

Baltic Exchange's aframax TCE hovers around six-year low on general oversupply and Caribbean sluggishness
Europe Nigeria

Aframax tanker earnings sink to five-year low

Upside prospects in short term appear limited barring a geopolitical event or trade disruption, analyst says

Europe Tankers and Gas

Suezmax earnings post weekly gains but Nigeria cap might prove worrisome

Nigeria voluntarily agrees to 1.8m bpd cap as market focus shifts August programme

Middle East and Africa Nigeria

Opec’s struggle is shipping’s gain

Cartel's failure to curb oil supply helps tanker markets muddle along

International Middle East and Africa

Nigeria and Congo oil supply disruptions hit suezmax rates

UK and Baltic aframax trades also weak on lower Russian oil exports 

Middle East and Africa Nigeria
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Tankers & Gas: VLCC

Latest From VLCC

Busier West African market fails to stem VLCC losses

Baltic very large crude carrier benchmark rates lowest since October 2014

Middle East and Africa Tankers and Gas

VLCC earnings head for three-year low despite strong oil demand

Firm underlying oil demand signals outweighed by severe vessel oversupply in Middle East
Middle East and Africa China

Louisiana Offshore Oil Port expansion to open US market for VLCCs

Spot very large crude carrier earnings stem losses as chartering activity accelerates
Middle East and Africa North America

VLCC owners hope for a better August amid rates dip

McQuilling says earnings in the Americas are outpacing Middle East markets
Middle East and Africa South America

Opec’s struggle is shipping’s gain

Cartel's failure to curb oil supply helps tanker markets muddle along

International Middle East and Africa

Softer Middle East fixtures stem VLCC rate surge

Is seasonal summer slowdown in oil and tanker markets setting in?
Tankers and Gas VLCC
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