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  • 9 December 2019

    LNG-fuelled newbuildings will remain a minor component of the global fleet going forward confirming the conclusions of a 2012 study on the matter, according to Maritime Strategies International (MSI).

  • 22 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The crude tanker market is forecast to experience a limited winter upturn, as only the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) sector showed any sizable movement in October, with spot earnings on TD3 increasing sharply to around USD 40,000/day, according to Maritime Strategies International (MSI). Spot activity in other segments mostly moved sideways, although one year […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The dry bulk markets are expected to see a fourth quarter bounce in chartering activity for both the Capesize and Panamax sectors,driven by improving iron ore, coal and grain trades, but the effects may be limited, according to Maritime Strategies International (MSI). MSI said that it sees positive signs beyond the traditional summer lull in chartering activity […]

  • 28 February 2017

    The containership sector has started 2017 in a positive mood, with each of the industry’s drivers – demand, supply and earnings – in a healthy shape. Maritime Strategies International (MSI) expects the sector to move into the next quarter with a reinforcement of this encouraging trend. In terms of demand, MSI said that the global economy is […]

  • 2 August 2017

    After a painful decade in which the shipping industry has suffered from an unhealthy supply position, a sustained reduction in contracting has at last begun to move fleet orderbook into closer balance with an improving demand picture. However, shipyards remain underemployed and must still fight for survival, according to independent research and consultancy firm Maritime […]

  • 18 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Decarbonisation results would be multi-decade declines in fleet capacity, earnings and asset prices across the affected sectors.

  • 27 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The dry bulk market, which posted more positive freight rates in October, is set to plummet by January 2018 with the largest drop expected to come from Capesize earnings. According to Maritime Strategies International, iron ore imports to China remain the strongest driving factor despite the downside risks amid Chinese government-enforced cuts in steel production. The […]

  • 16 February 2017

    Although the bulk carrier markets began 2017 in reasonably robust form, Maritime Strategies International (MSI) has forecast weak forward prospects for the dry bulk sector due to a combination of volatile trade conditions and political policy. Future earnings in the bulker market will partly be influenced by events beyond the control of shipowners, according to […]

  • 23 July 2018

    MSI: Capesize spot rates could rise above USD 25,000 per day in Q4

  • 6 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Container lines have shifted their focus towards alliance structures for operational efficiency, rather than relying on large scale technological innovation, according to research and consultancy firm Maritime Strategies International (MSI). With container lines continuing to seek cost savings, MSI Analyst Jamie Seneviratne said that any equipment manufacturer looking to drive innovation must consider how vessels employing their […]

  • 23 March 2020

    Only 1 dry bulk vessel of the planned 24 newbuildings was delivered by Chinese shipbuilders in February 2020.

  • 28 March 2017

    Following the first quarter of 2017 optimism seen in the containership industry, as well as the sentiment shift in the markets, the industry could be heading to healthier rates with earnings following the course, according to Maritime Strategies International (MSI). Freight rate improvements have recently moved liner operators toward profitability, whilst charter owners are seeing […]

  • 16 January 2017

    The welcome surge in dry bulk market’s spot earnings at the end of 2016 is unlikely to last long into 2017, according to Maritime Strategies International (MSI), which predicts a depressed year for rates. While iron ore trade undershot its expectations, coal trade overshot them with geographical imbalances playing a key role. However, MSI believes the short term […]

  • 19 September 2018

    Daniel Richards, container shipping analyst at MSI, comments on the state of play in the market.

  • 22 February 2016

    There have been some ‘flickers of improvement’ in February in the container shipping industry after an opening to the year which saw 1.3m teu of capacity idle, freight rates struggling and the charter market on its knees, Maritime Strategies International reports. Having suffered a torrid end to 2015, liner companies finally managed to produce some upwards […]

  • 30 September 2018

    MSI’s Tim Smith reveals when to expect the tanker market to start sailing on the recovery path.

  • 18 April 2017

    Although the recovery of bulk carrier earnings has fired sale and purchase activity, values and new orders, market faces an uncertain outlook for the balance of the year, according to research and consultancy firm Maritime Strategies International (MSI).  MSI has forecast a positive short-term outlook for dry bulk freight rates but has cautioned on prospects […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Current conditions in the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) freight market are not entirely attributed to seasonality, according to Maritime Strategies International (MSI), instead, MSI says dynamics reflect lower rates of crude import growth across the year combined with reduced waiting times and much higher deliveries. The impact of much higher fleet growth this year is […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Excess shipyard capacity and a slowing but still considerable orderbook are the negative factors overhanging brighter prospects for shipping demand growth, according to Maritime Strategies International (MSI). MSI has forecast a structural change to future shipping cycles, “with shorter, sharper cycles with any bull run culled by the relative rapid delivery of legions of ships via the […]

  • 19 July 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    The EU should faster approve Asian shipbreaking yards to allow the implementation of regulations.

  • 22 March 2016

    VLCC, Suezmax, Aframax and product tanker rates are expected to rebound in the second quarter of 2016 supported by oil market fundamentals’ recovery, according to Tanker Freight Forecaster from Maritime Strategies International. Though last month saw a fall in VLCC spot earnings, rates are set to rise in the second quarter on high crude supply which […]

  • 16 December 2015

    As Capesize asset values hit their 16-year lows amid weak dry bulk fundamentals and partly driven by very weak sentiment over the near-term future for vessel earnings, the first quarter of 2016 is expected to be characterized by a seasonal lull keeping earnings down. However, freight rates are expected to recover in Capesize and Supramax  sectors in […]