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2021: Europe’s year for shipping’s regulations

The International Maritime Organization will likely finalise its short-term GHG emissions measure in 2021; but it is the European Commission that will step forward with a market-based measure proposal that could alter maritime regulations as we know them

IMO Environment

Low fleet growth lifts dry bulk spirits

Dry bulk markets should be entering a period of higher rates, given a downcycle that spanned four years from 2016; but uncertainty about the pace of the recovery post-pandemic is still causing some concern

International Dry Bulk

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

International Annual Outlook

Fleet scarcity to boost 2021 LPG freight rates

Strong LPG fundamentals are expected to present the segment with healthy demand in the coming year, while tight fleet supply, driven by a heavy drydocking maintenance schedule for older vessels, will keep freight rates buoyant

Tankers and Gas Annual Outlook

Capacity management will be box shipping's new normal

Tight cost controls and strict capacity management got container lines through the crisis of 2020. Yet while the outlook for 2021 still remains clouded by the ongoing pandemic, the lessons learned this year will put lines in a strong position to manage the uncertainties of next year

International Containers

LNG industry finds light in the dark

Next year will see fewer cargo cancellations as existing LNG plants ramp up output, which will help boost LNG fleet utilisation, observers say

International Tankers and Gas
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