LNG as Fuel Perfect Bridge until 2050

Forward Ship CEO, Alexander P. Panagopulos

Alexander P. Panagopulos, CEO of Forward Ships: LNG as marine fuel is the future.

Payment in Container Shipping in Dire Need of Digitization


The payment process in container shipping ready for digital disruption.

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Drewry: Leased Container Fleet Still Growing


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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Drewry: Owners Concerned about Meeting New Bunker Standards

Drewry: Shipowners concerned over compliance ahead of IMO’s proposed 2020 bunker regulation.

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Multipurpose Shipping Starts 2018 with Optimism

Multipurpose vessel

Multipurpose shipping has started 2018 on a confident footing and is forecast to recover further.

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Container Shipping in Slow but Steady Recovery

Illustration; Container ship

Drewry: Container shipping would see a healthy demand growth that will outpace the fleet in 2018 and 2019.

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Europe-ECSA Box Volumes Break Three-Year Losing Streak

Container volumes from Europe to ECSA broke a three-year losing streak with first annual growth since 2013.

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Port Houston Concerned about Proposed Steel Tariffs

Port Houston worried that the proposed tariff on steel cargo could decrease cargo volumes.

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Chainalytics, Drewry to Form Ocean Buying Group for Shippers

Chainalytics and Drewry have partnered to launch an ocean freight procurement solution for shippers.

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Drewry: Recovery on the Horizon for VLGC Owners

A slowdown in fleet growth is expected to push the VLGC sector into recovery, according to Drewry.

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Asia-Med Trade to Be among Better Performers in 2018

Despite a slump at the end of 2017, Asia to Med trade will be one of the better performers in 2018.

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 Oversupply to Turn Up the Heat on Chemical Shipping in 2018

Chemical shipping freight rates will weaken due to the depressed outlook on overtonnaged long-haul routes.

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Drewry: Spot Rates to Nosedive after Chinese New Year

Drewry: Container spot rates to fall sharply after Chinese New Year, but will strengthen thereafter.

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Drewry: Final Months of 2017 See Weak Box Rates

Market share aggression among carriers saw spot rates collapse in the final months of 2017.

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LNG Charter Rates to Remain under Pressure in 2018

Increasing vessel supply to keep LNG charter rates under pressure in 2018, despite strong growth in trade.

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Drewry: China's Waste Rules to Affect Container Shipping

Nearly 3% of world loaded container traffic at risk from becoming landfill as China introduces new waste rules.

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Drewry: Reefer Rates Rise for 4th Consecutive Quarter

Global average reefer freight rates kept rising over the last 12 months, even during off-peak seasons.

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Asia-US Rates Recovering ahead of Contract Season

Spot rates rise in the Asia-US East Coast trade, but remain well below the same period last year.

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Drewry: Shippers Should Keep an Eye on M&A Activity

With nearly 400 different vessel operators still active, there is plenty of room for M&A activity.

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