Computational Fluid Dynamics

Over just the past fifteen years, the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has become mainstream in ship design.

Capacity Cuts Crucial in Container Shipping Recovery

Despite a modest increase in freight rates seen in 2017, a sustainable recovery in the container shipping market ...

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Fitch Predicts More M&A Activity, Defaults in 2017

Muted demand growth will exacerbate overcapacity for the shipping sector in 2017, putting pressure on freight rates ...

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Fitch: US Ports Exposed to Carriers Via Terminal Operators

US ports are exposed to shipping companies via terminal operators, which are often structured as joint ventures ...

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Fitch Ratings: Panama Canal's Ratings at A, Outlook Stable

The Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and its USD 450 million senior ...

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NordLB to Face Execution Risks if It Cuts Shipping Loans

The German shipping bank Norddeutsche Landesbank (Nord/LB) could encounter high execution risks if it goes through ...

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Fitch: Mergers and Acquisitions Trump Alliances

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), rather than more popular alliances, are inevitable to address overcapacity and ...

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Fitch: US Ports Not Ready for Container Weighing

US ports, rated by Fitch Ratings, have neither designated facilities for weighing containers nor the systems for ...

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Fitch Downgrades Global Shipping Outlook to Negative

Fitch Ratings has revised the global shipping sector outlook for 2016 to negative from stable in 2015. The rating ...

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Stormy Seas ahead for Shipping amid China's Slowdown

China’s slower growth and economic transition will pose significant risks for the shipping sector, which ...

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US Ports Pose Low Risk Despite Volume Swings

Stand-alone U.S. port ratings remain largely in the ‘A’ category despite volume fluctuations during ...

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SCF May Miss Out on Tanker IPO Fever

Russia’s shipping company Sovcomflot could miss out on improving market fundamentals that are likely to ...

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Fitch: Calmer Waters Ahead for Shipping

Calmer waters are ahead for the shipping industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), according to Fitch ...

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Drillers to Favor Buying over Building?

The cyclical downturn in the offshore oil and gas-drilling market may provide an opportunity for drillers with ...

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