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Two-tier box charter market extends through mid-year

With larger tonnage in demand to cover scrubber retrofits, a two-tier charter market has been created, with vessels in excess of 6,000 teu commanding increasing rates as smaller ships lose ground

International Containers

Trade war dims charter market sentiment

Owners will have to withdraw transpacific capacity if proposed tariffs come into effect, leaving chartered tonnage due for expiry in 2019 heavily exposed, according to MSI analysts Daniel Richards

Containers International

Costamare eyes surge in rates for larger boxships

Costamare’s latest earnings report highlights the lift-off in post-panamax boxship rates in recent weeks with several stand-out fixtures amid good fundamentals of low supply and strong demand

International Costamare

GasLog newbuild locked into eight-year charter

The long-term charter at undisclosed rates comes with two optional extension periods of six years each, which GasLog says will reduce risk and improve cash flow visibility

Monaco Tankers and Gas

Caribbean aframax market suffers from lack of Venezuelan cargoes

India could be willing to cut all imports of Venezuelan crude to satisfy US sanctions in return for further waivers on importing Iranian crude

Venezuela United States

Idle numbers keep box charter market in check

The acid test for the charter market will be its ability to absorb some of the idle ships holding back rate development

International Containers

Capesize and panamax owners bemoan Malaysia’s U-turn on bauxite mining

Shipments from Malaysia to China will shift the pendulum back to smaller vessels while tonne-mile demand is expected to suffer from shorter distances

Malaysia Dry Bulk

Supply overhang lingers over charter market

With market ascendancy firmly with the charterers, a tendency for flexible and short-term fixtures remains a feature

International Containers

Crude tanker earnings fall amid Opec worries and oversupply

There are around 18 newbuilds to be delivered in the first quarter of 2019, with 10 in January alone

International Tankers and Gas

IRISL vessels drive up idle containership fleet

Three of IRISL’s 14,508 teu newbuilds have joined the idle pool, with the remaining fourth vessel set to join them imminently

Middle East and Africa North America

MSI sees ‘renewed upside’ for box charter market in 2019

MSI says a steady flow of returning tonnage from charter expiries will also keep a lid on charter rates in early 2019

International Containers

Rush to be ‘low-sulphur ready’ could trigger box charter rate surge

Analysts and brokers are forecasting a surge of up to 30% in some sectors

International Containers
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