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Summer outlook 2018

In our latest Quarterly Outlook series, we highlight the most significant risks in the main market sectors for the coming year. Read the previous outlook 2018 series here.


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 Containers

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 Tankers and Gas

Five risks to check: LPG shipping

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

North America Asia Pacific India

Five risks to check: Product tankers

Crunch time for owners as newbuilding interest has recovered even before product restocking occurs

Tankers and Gas Products Mid-Year outlook

Quarterly Outlook: Regulation

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

International EU IMO

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 Political and Trade

Five risks to check: Container shipping

Oversupply worries persists with large newbuilding tonnage, while high bunker bills erode earnings of carriers

Containers Mid-Year outlook Bunkers

Five risks to check: Dry bulk shipping

Trade tensions, Chinese policies and supply disruptions may continue to affect market landscape even as fleet growth remains low

Asia Pacific China Europe

Five risks to check: Crude tankers

The down cycle has turned out longer and deeper than originally thought amid oversupply of tonnage

Tankers and Gas Mid-Year outlook VLCC

Five risks to check: Ship finance

Regulation and higher interest rates are resulting in more risks for owners and lenders despite freight market recovery

Asia Pacific China Finance

Quarterly Outlook: Insurance

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

United Kingdom Lloyds Mid-Year outlook

Latest From Market Outlooks

Pandemic fallout delays vessel deliveries and limits new orders

The total number of ships delivered in 2020 is expected to increase compared with last year, but a high number of deliveries will be delayed to 2021 and cancellations are increasing

Mid-Year outlook Lloyds List magazine

Tankers facing wild ride as global depression looms

Opec cartel navigating geopolitical and economic icebergs as oil market rebalances over 2020’s second half

Mid-Year outlook Lloyds List magazine

With all hopes pinned on China, the new normal looks very familiar

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed shipping market weaknesses, yet resilience within each sector reveals an industry inching its way towards new solutions

Mid-Year outlook Lloyds List magazine

Shipping's green push faces virtual halt

The coronavirus disruption means major decisions have been put off or delayed — and the rest of the year is unlikely to change that

Mid-Year outlook Lloyds List magazine

Trade imbalances smother LPG sector

Freight rates to remain at depressed levels in the second half of the year

Mid-Year outlook Lloyds List magazine

Are shipping’s banks finally coming back?

Shipping’s comparative resilience in the face of the coronavirus pandemic could help it gain more confidence among financiers who are used to seeing other businesses as a safer bet

Mid-Year outlook Lloyds List magazine
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