Sunday, September 12, 2021
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World’s Shippers Are Earning The Most Money Since 2008

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) The global shipping industry is getting its biggest payday since 2008 as the combination of booming demand for goods and a global supply chain that’s collapsing...

21 hours ago
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
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Maritime News

Hedge Funds Hook Shipping Stocks Grappling for Recovery

By Maiya Keidan and Jonathan Saul LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Shipping stocks may still be in the doldrums in the view of many investors, but hedge funds have bet...

February 15, 2018
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Maritime News

Fitch: Deals, Defaults Ahead as Shipping Outlook Stays Negative

The following statement was released by the rating agency LONDON, November 30 (Fitch) Muted demand growth will exacerbate overcapacity for the shipping sector in 2017, putting pressure on freight rates...

November 30, 2016
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Friday, May 20, 2016

International Shipping Crisis – What about the Professional Mariner?

By Captain George Livingstone [su_box title=”Author’s Note”] I have accepted an invitation from the good folks at gCaptain to become a contributing writer, this being the inaugural column. Briefly, I am an...

May 20, 2016
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Friday, March 11, 2016
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New Silk Road Index Charts Shipping Industry’s Stormy Waters

By Colin Simpson (Bloomberg) — A new Chinese shipping index that tracks freight movements among the countries on the route of one of President Xi Jinping’s key trade initiatives has...

March 11, 2016
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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Maritime News Dry Bulk Values in the Pits

By William Bennett,  ( – Both the BDI and the BCI have been hitting successive record lows. Capesize rates fell below $2000pd in January 2016 and with the current OPEX...

February 4, 2016
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

EEX Exchange Looks Beyond Freight to Steer Through Dry Shipping Storm

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Cleartrade Exchange is expanding its commodities business, aiming to boost fertiliser and bunker fuel derivatives activity after a lukewarm reception for its...

February 2, 2016
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Monday, December 14, 2015

Tougher Shipping Markets Ahead in 2016, Trafigura Says

LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Commodities trading firm Trafigura expects tougher conditions in tanker markets next year as weaker world economy prospects and a slide in oil prices are set...

December 14, 2015
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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U.S. Shale to Drive LPG Ship Market, Latsco Shipping Says

By Paul Tugwell July 1 (Bloomberg) — Increased U.S. exports of liquefied petroleum gas amid higher shale oil production will boost demand for ships that carry gases such as propane,...

July 1, 2014
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Friday, December 13, 2013
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Shipping Industry at Start of Two-Year Rally Says Morgan Stanley

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) — Shipping is at the start of a two-year rally, led by advancing rates to haul coal, iron ore and grains, as fleet growth slows and China’s...

December 13, 2013
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Monday, October 7, 2013
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It’s Time to Lower Expectations for a Shipping Recovery

The World Bank lowered its economic growth forecasts for 2013 and 2014 for China and most of developing East Asia. It cited slower growth in the world’s most populous country as well...

October 7, 2013
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