9 Pct of Global Terminals Are Semi-Automated

Interview with Daniel Schäfer, Market Analyst at German DS Research.

Asia to Middle East, South Asia Trade Sees Weak Demand

Containership

Demand from Asia to the Middle East and South Asia is in a steep decline, according to Drewry.

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More Service Cuts Needed to Revive Asia-Europe Corridor

Containership

Drewry: Another service cut in Asia to North Europe corridor would help the spot market gain traction.

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Drewry: Turkey Lira Crisis May Affect Asia-Med Growth

Containership

Rising Asia-Med freight rates might not last long as economic crisis engulfs Turkey.

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LNG Spot Charter Rates Hit Peak despite Low Seasonal Demand

LNG carrier

LNG charter rates strengthened in the second quarter of 2018 and are at their peak since 2012.

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Reefer Trade Growth to Push Freight Rates Up

Reefer vessel Colombian Star

Continued modal shift will sustain expansion in the containerised reefer trade, supporting freight rate development.

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Drewry: Container Port Utilisation Levels Set to Rise

Container terminal

Drewry: Average utilisation levels are expected to rise markedly across almost all regions of the world by 2022.

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Consolidation between Top Tier Carriers Unlikely

CMA CGM

Drewry: The consolidation between top tier carriers is unlikely due to competition laws.

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Drewry: Ascent of the Charter Market Is Over

MSC Containership

The rapid growth of charter rates in the container shipping market is likely to be over.

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Container Prices to Squeeze Leasing Rate Returns

Containers

Drewry: Container equipment rental rates and cash investment returns remain weak, despite last year's recovery.

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Drewry: Manning Costs Rising on Trade Recovery

Seafarer

Cost growth returned to seafaring in 2018 and is projected to accelerate moderately on recovering vessel earnings ...

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1 Pct of World Loaded Traffic Could Be Lost to Trade War

containership

Drewry: the threat of tensions further intensifying with new tariffs is likely to be very damaging for the sector.

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Shippers More Dissatisfied with Carriers' Service Quality

Container ships

The level of customers' satisfaction with the service quality of container lines is down.

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Middle East Demand on the Rise

Container shipping

Drewry: Demand growth from Asia to the Middle East topped 26% in the first quarter of 2018.

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Weak Olefin Trade Puts Pressure on LPG Shipowners

Dorian LPG vessel

Drewry: Weak olefin trade is to keep the freight market for Handysize vessels under pressure in 2018.

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North America-ECSA Demand to Rise in 2018

Containers

Drewry: Demand in the North America-ECSA container trade is expected to see gradual improvement during 2018.

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Drewry: Up to 20 VLCCs Could Be Left Without Work

VLCC Anne

Lower oil exports from Iran stemming from new sanctions against the country could leave up to 20 VLCCs without work.

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Payment in Container Shipping in Dire Need of Digitization

digitlization

The payment process in container shipping ready for digital disruption.

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Drewry: Leased Container Fleet Still Growing

Containers

Drewry: The leased container fleet now has a clear majority over that owned by transport operators.

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Asia-Oceania Trade to See Slight Rise in Volumes

Container shipping

Asia to Australasia trade is to see an increase in volumes in 2018, but it seems unlikely that it will be spectacular.

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Drewry: Is LNG the Fuel of the Future?

LNG-fuelled containership

Drewry: LNG is looking more plausible as the marine fuel of the 21st century.

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Boxship Deliveries to Reach 1.2 Mn TEU in 2018

Drewry: The full-year containership delivery total is to be in the region of 1 million to 1.2 million TEU.

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