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
Supply-demand balances are improving in box, dry bulk, oil and gas shipping sectors as shipping confidence index rises further
US exports and Chinese imports are driving up tonne-mile demand, boosting earnings outlook despite high fleet growth
LPG shipping markets may gradually recover this year on US exports and slowing fleet growth
Market sentiment in the product tanker spectrum has been firming even as a sustainable earnings recovery still seems months away
Environmental regulation is the long-term trend, but shipping must first contend with a wide-reaching transparency regulation coming soon
Technology and industry consolidation are making the marine insurance sector stir up historically high levels of interest
Recovery ground remains shaky on potential regulatory changes and continued newbuilding orders
Forecast earnings in Lloyd's List survey rise as supply-demand balance continues to improve
Most market players hold a dim view over earnings prospects this year even as rising scrapping volume could pave way to recovery
Several cases before the London courts are tied up with the actions of some of the world’s more controversial regimes
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The Lloyd’s List Half-year outlook 2021 takes the temperature of the core maritime trades and offers a view on the market dynamics during the coming six to 12 months. Joining editor Richard Meade to consider the core box, bulk and tanker trade trends are: markets editor Michelle Wiese Bockmann, containers editor James Baker and senior dry bulk reporter Nidaa Bakhsh
A vaccine-led recovery is under way for the crude and product tanker markets but the underlying fundamentals that determine its speed and magnitude have never been so uncertain
Our half-year health check on the state of the maritime markets finds shipowners in a better place than they anticipated 12 months ago. While tankers will have to wait for a meaningful vaccine-led recovery, box and bulk are booming, with prospects of earnings stretching well into 2022 for both sectors
Leasing has also expanded to fill part of the gap in ship lending, especially as lessors expanded their scope from newbuildings to cover secondhand transactions
After a long wait, shipping will finally learn how the European Commission believes it should be integrated into the EU’s Emissions Trading System. Meanwhile, governments at the IMO will engage in negotiations about a market-based measure, such as a carbon levy
The current year has seen some major claims, not least Ever Given, but the secular trend towards better safety overall continues
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