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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

Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: Insurance

Marine insurers are heading into the uncharted waters of changing risk

International Lloyds

Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: LPG

The market is just past the cyclical nadir and on an upswing

International Tankers and Gas

Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: LNG

The global appetite for liquefied natural gas is rising as new demand hot spots for the clean-burning fuel are developing

International Tankers and Gas

Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: Product tankers

Nascent recovery in product tanker market will be put to the test in 2019

International Annual Outlook

Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: Crude tankers

Geopolitical wildcards seen testing crude tanker market recovery

International Tankers and Gas

Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: Dry Bulk

Demand looks healthy, supply factors are in check for now, so the outlook for 2019 is looking positive

International Dry Bulk
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