Having the right ships at the right price at the right time — and, crucially, being in a position to take advantage of these rare market opportunities — was traditionally how magnates were made; but longer-term thinking is now required from business models facing extinction
Tankers: From hubris to headwinds — tonne-miles, trade imbalances and geopolitics drive demand as peak oil looms
Russia-led dislocation in oil trades buttresses earnings for the global tanker fleet, amid rates volatility ahead of moderating oil demand growth from 2024
MEPC80 is at the top of shipping’s global regulation agenda in 2023; the outcomes could shape the industry and influence critical business decisions for many years to come
Shipbuilding production is set to ramp up in 2023, while yards should finally reap the benefit of orderbooks filled with high-value contracts
Claims inflation is rising perceptibly, yet not to the same extent as inflation in the wider economy and consumer market
Supply is set to outstrip demand by some margin over the next two years; the question is whether container lines can maintain the discipline to manage the influx
The dry bulk market seems to be lacking impetus as participants look to China for direction. So far, however, any hopes of a fast and furious uptick in freight rates have been dashed as recovery in the second-largest economy has been slow, while consistent congestion — a feature of the past two years — has eased
US exports are supporting freight rates for VLGCs, says Poten & Partners
Private capital is filling finance gaps as bank lending shuns older or fossil fuel-linked vessels
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