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Container shipping: Defying the odds during the pandemic?

The massive consolidation drive in the container shipping market that dominated the narrative over t...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: 3 months ago
Posted: 6 months ago

Significant Slippage of Drybulk Deliveries from China Imminent

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

Posted: 6 months ago
Posted: 9 months ago

LNG-fuelled newbuildings to remain minor component of global fleet

LNG-fuelled newbuildings will remain a minor component of the global fleet going forward confirming ...

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  • Vessels
Posted: 9 months ago
Posted: about 1 year ago

MSI: Rapid Decarbonisation to Lead to Radical Transition

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

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: about 1 year ago
Posted: about 1 year ago

MSI: Bulkers without Scrubbers Will Become Uncompetitive

Early adopters of scrubbers are set to reap the fruits from higher charter rates and asset values. ...

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  • Rules & Regulation
Posted: about 1 year ago
Posted: about 1 year ago

Interview: Any Light at the End of the Tunnel for Tankers?

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

Posted: about 1 year ago
Posted: over 2 years ago

Interview: Over-Optimism Cause of Containership Market’s Woes?

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

Posted: over 2 years ago
Posted: over 2 years ago

Capesizes to Deliver the Goods in H2

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

Posted: over 2 years ago
Posted: over 2 years ago

MSI: EU Needs to Speed Up Approvals of Asian Shipbreaking Yards

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

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  • Rules & Regulation
Posted: over 2 years ago
Posted: over 2 years ago

MSI: Bulker Spot Market Set for New Year Fall

The dry bulk market, which posted more positive freight rates in October, is set to plummet by Janua...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 2 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

MSI: Supply/Demand Better but Shipyards Still in Fight for Survival

After a painful decade in which the shipping industry has suffered from an unhealthy supply position...

Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

MSI: Strong Dry Bulk Market May Not Persist in 2H

Although the recovery of bulk carrier earnings has fired sale and purchase activity, values and new ...

Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

MSI: Is the Boxship Industry Really Recovering?

Following the first quarter of 2017 optimism seen in the containership industry, as well as the sent...

Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

MSI: Boxship Sector Entering Calmer Waters

The containership sector has started 2017 in a positive mood, with each of the industry’s driv...

Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

MSI: Port Stocks and Politics to Determine Dry Bulk Fortunes

Although the bulk carrier markets began 2017 in reasonably robust form, Maritime Strategies Internat...

Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

MSI: Strong Dry Bulk Market Unlikely to Last

The welcome surge in dry bulk market’s spot earnings at the end of 2016 is unlikely to last lo...

Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

MSI: Major Gains in Crude Tanker Market to Be Limited

The crude tanker market is forecast to experience a limited winter upturn, as only the Very Large Cr...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

MSI: Container Shipping Industry Still under Pressure

Whilst freight rates have improved marginally from the extreme lows seen over the middle of the year...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

MSI: BWMC to Recover Dry Bulk Market?

Despite being beset with technical challenges and shipowners opposition, the implementation of the I...

Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 4 years ago

MSI: Container Lines Shift Focus from Technology to Flexibility

Container lines have shifted their focus towards alliance structures for operational efficiency, rat...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 4 years ago
Posted: over 4 years ago

MSI: Tanker Market Conditions Causing Headaches for Owners

Current conditions in the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) freight market are not entirely attributed...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 4 years ago
Posted: over 4 years ago

MSI: Dry Bulk Market Could Recover in 4th Quarter

The dry bulk markets are expected to see a fourth quarter bounce in chartering activity for both the...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 4 years ago
Posted: over 4 years ago

MSI: Future Shipping Cycles to See Structural Change

Excess shipyard capacity and a slowing but still considerable orderbook are the negative factors ove...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 4 years ago
Posted: over 4 years ago

MSI: Capesize Upturn Remains Fragile

A rise in iron ore trade, higher steel prices and increased scrapping have been the main factors in ...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 4 years ago
Posted: over 4 years ago

MSI: Tanker Earnings to Bounce Back in Q2

VLCC, Suezmax, Aframax and product tanker rates are expected to rebound in the second quarter of 201...

Posted: over 4 years ago
Posted: over 4 years ago

February Brings Flickers of Improvement for Boxships

There have been some ‘flickers of improvement’ in February in the container shipping industry after ...

Posted: over 4 years ago