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Spring Outlook 2018

In our Spring Outlook market series, we find most participants are taking a glass half-full approach. Read the previous outlook 2018 series here

 

Owners hope sunshine can win the day

Supply-demand balances are improving in box, dry bulk, oil and gas shipping sectors as shipping confidence index rises further

Dry Bulk Tankers and Gas Containers

Five things to watch: LNG shipping

US exports and Chinese imports are driving up tonne-mile demand, boosting earnings outlook despite high fleet growth
International Tankers and Gas Arctic shipping

Five things to watch: LPG shipping

LPG shipping markets may gradually recover this year on US exports and slowing fleet growth

Asia Pacific North America China

Five things to watch: Product tankers

Market sentiment in the product tanker spectrum has been firming even as a sustainable earnings recovery still seems months away

International Tankers and Gas Political Risk and Trade

Five things to watch: Regulation

Environmental regulation is the long-term trend, but shipping must first contend with a wide-reaching transparency regulation coming soon

International Regulation Environment

Five things to watch: Marine insurance

Technology and industry consolidation are making the marine insurance sector stir up historically high levels of interest

International Insurance Ship operations

Five Things to Watch: Containers

Recovery ground remains shaky on potential regulatory changes and continued newbuilding orders

Asia Pacific Europe North America

Five things to watch: Dry bulk shipping

Forecast earnings in Lloyd's List survey rise as supply-demand balance continues to improve

China Dry Bulk Capes

Five things to watch: Crude tankers

Most market players hold a dim view over earnings prospects this year even as rising scrapping volume could pave way to recovery

International Tankers and Gas VLCC

Five things to watch: Law

Several cases before the London courts are tied up with the actions of some of the world’s more controversial regimes

International Law Ship operations

Five things to watch: Ship finance

Say goodbye to your banker next door. Say hello to a global array of new lending products

International Finance Ship operations

Latest From Market Outlooks

The power of externalities

With strong supply-demand signals, external factors such as Washington’s policy preferences have become the strongest risks to shipping markets

North America United States

Quarterly Outlook: Law

New rulings on the Hague Rules and time-barring of claims for awaiting orders could have profound implications in future shipping operations

Mid-Year outlook Law

Quarterly Outlook: Insurance

Blockchain and broker consolidation in London may bring changes to the marine insurance industry in the coming quarters

United Kingdom Lloyds

Quarterly Outlook: Regulation

A year and a half before the sulphur cap, attention needs to focus on enforcement

International EU

Five risks to check: LPG shipping

Owners face obstacles on the journey to freight recovery as trade growth remains lacklustre

North America Asia Pacific

Five risks to check: LNG shipping

Bullishness is justified for the most part, but trade risks and supply worries could prove obstacles

US States China
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