Ukrainian Ports to Become Deeper and Greener

USPA

USPA is making Ukrainian ports greener through a new concept.

Drewry: Car Carriers on Recovery Path despite Uncertainty

Car carrier

Drewry: Car carrier shipping is to continue its recovery, supported by improving utilisation, but headwinds still exist.

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Drewry: Signs of Recovery Appear in North America-ECSA Trade

Containership

Drewry: North America-ECSA container trade is seeing signs of recovery in demand and freight rates.

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Drewry: Expansion of Container Terminals in the Doldrums

container terminal

Container terminal capacity expansion in the next five years has fallen to the lowest proportion ever.

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Drewry: Prospects Improve for Multipurpose Shipping

Shipping

Growth in renewable energy generation and Asian construction boom lifted prospects for multipurpose shipping fleet.

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Drewry: Tight Supply to Keep Oil Prices Up in Q4

tanker

Oil prices have already started to rise ahead of US sanctions against Iran.

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Container Demand Forecast Downgraded

Containership

Drewry: Forecast for container demand was downgraded for the next five years.

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2020 Rule Exposes Lack of Fuel Cost Transparency Concerns

Containership

Drewry: Unease among global shippers/BCOs and freight forwarders rising ahead of IMO's 2020 rule.

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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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