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  • 20 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The shipping industry has experienced a particular blast of cold air during 2016, with few sectors escaping the frosty grasp of the downturn, according to Clarksons Research. The shipping markets have in the main been pretty icy since the onset of the global economic downturn back in 2008, Clarksons said. Since the start of the fourth […]

  • 11 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Shipping is experiencing some of its toughest conditions since the financial crisis and, despite its many efforts, may well be heading for an appointment with the bankers, according to Clarksons Research. With the spread of challenges facing the industry, Clarskons said that it is unlikely “the shipping markets would achieve many top grades,” however, the industry showed […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Market conditions across most sectors of the shipping industry in 2016 have been highly challenging and things in many sectors appear to be as bad as they have ever been, according to Clarksons Research. In the wider fleet some niche sectors have seen better earnings, but even so, most shipowners will surely be hoping that […]

  • 10 July 2017

    “Going where the work is” has been a familiar mantra for many generations across the world, and the shipping industry is no different, according to Clarksons Research.  In an analysis, the provider of data and market intelligence for shipping industry looks at the top shipowning nations and the trading patterns of their fleets. This analysis […]

  • 27 February 2017

    With the improved safety at sea, total vessel losses seem to be on a downward trajectory. 2016 marked the fewest number of ship losses on record although the world fleet reached its greatest ever size, Clarksons Research said.  In 2016, reported losses reached a historically low level of 54 vessels and 0.2 million gross tons, […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    Orders are down around 35 % year on year in 2019 to date.

  • 9 October 2017

    As some of the shipping sectors are now moving into a new phase, Clarksons Research examined improvement indices for four main volume shipping sectors which indicate that bulkers and containerships are moving away from the bottom of the cycle. As explained, a helpful measure of the progress of the cycle might be to look at how […]

  • 20 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The number of active shipyards on a global scale has dropped by 62 percent since the beginning of 2009, according to Clarksons shipping consultancy. Specifically, there was a total of 358 active yards, defined as having at least one unit under construction, as of July 2017, a slashed figure when compared to 934 from 2009. […]

  • 7 March 2016

    The first 3 months of 2016 are shaping up to be the busiest quarter on record for bulk carrier demolition as owners fight to restore balance in supply-demand capacity, data from Clarksons Research shows. In the first 9 weeks of the year, 120 bulk carriers of 10.1m dwt have been reported sold, a pace that, […]

  • 22 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    China’s independent yards have faced significant challenges in recent years against subdued global contracting.

  • 22 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    As containership deliveries dropped from the record 1.7 million TEU in 2015 to just 0.9 million TEU in 2016, the boxship sector could enter a new era of less robust fleet growth if deliveries remain at moderate levels, Clarksons Research said. The slowdown in boxship deliveries in 2016, alongside record levels of demolition, led to […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Clarksons: Deliveries in the bulk carrier sector are set to continue on a downward trend in the next few years.

  • 14 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    A substantial decline in size of the orderbook left many yards struggling to secure contracts as state-backed entities received the majority od orders. While the number of yards accounting for the first 25% of the orderbook has remained steady over the last decade, as of start September 2017, 50% was on order at 24 yards, […]

  • 24 October 2016

    The ‘old Panamax’ sector seems to be slowly fading away, falling from 969 units in 2012 to 796 at the start of October, as the fleet is in a steady and perhaps terminal decline, according to Clarksons Research. Although plenty of ‘old Panamaxes’ are out there battling on, things are only going one way at the moment […]

  • 22 January 2018

    The shipbuilding industry completed another difficult year as low contracting remained a trend in 2017.

  • 12 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    With the latest turn of the tide, Greek owners have placed themselves at the top with 210.1 millon gross tons, representing the world’s largest fleet, according to Clarksons Research. This change is the latest in a recent set of switches in the leadership of ownership of the global orderbook. Although the Japanese now own the world’s […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The previous year was very weak for newbuild ordering as contracting activity fell to its lowest level in over 30 years in numerical and tonnage terms, according to Clarkson Research. Low levels of newbuild demand have continued to limit ordering across the majority of vessel sectors, and the majority of shipyards have struggled to win orders. […]

  • 21 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    With contracting this year only slightly less subdued than in 2016, there has been a welcome influx of activity in the very large crude carrier (VLCC) sector, Clarksons Research informed. In the first five months of 2017, there have been 27 VLCCs of a combined 8.5 million dwt reported ordered. This is a 366% increase year-on-year in […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The car carrier sector has seen an increase in scrapping and almost no new orders in 2016 as vessel owners are trying to combat a decline in global seaborne car trade, according to Clarksons Research. Given the strong link between economic growth, consumer demand and car sales, the car carrier sector has been highly exposed […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The containership orderbook has diminished by 30% in capacity terms since the start of 2016 and in the first half of 2017 it totalled less than 40,000 TEU, Clarksons Research said. However, there are several important aspects of the orderbook to consider, including the change in the overall size of the orderbook, the shape of the orderbook schedule and […]

  • 5 October 2015

    Cruise lines seem to have abandoned their cautious approach to ordering new ships this summer as the cruise orderbook has achieved record level, with the sector hoping to take advantage of the mobility of its assets to tap the enormous potential in emerging markets, according London-based industry analyst Clarksons Research. Since the start of last year, 24 firm […]

  • 5 December 2016

    Strong demolition has been a prominent feature of the shipping industry this year, as challenging market conditions continue to drive a significant supply-side response in a number of sectors, according to Clarksons Research. As conditions in most sectors were under pressure, 2016 has been an extremely difficult year for the shipping markets. Reflecting this, demolition […]