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MSI: Capesize spot rates could rise above USD 25,000 per day in Q4

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EU Needs to Speed Up Approvals of Asian Shipbreaking Yards

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The EU should faster approve Asian shipbreaking yards to allow the implementation of regulations.

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Bulker Spot Market Set for New Year Fall

The dry bulk market, which posted more positive freight rates in October, is set to plummet by January 2018 with ...

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MSI: Shipyards Still in Fight for Survival

After a painful decade in which the shipping industry has suffered from an unhealthy supply position, a sustained ...

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MSI: Strong Dry Bulk Market May Not Persist in 2H

Although the recovery of bulk carrier earnings has fired sale and purchase activity, values and new orders, market ...

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MSI: Is the Boxship Industry Really Recovering?

Following the first quarter of 2017 optimism seen in the containership industry, as well as the sentiment shift in ...

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MSI: Boxship Sector Entering Calmer Waters

The containership sector has started 2017 in a positive mood, with each of the industry’s drivers – ...

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MSI: Port Stocks and Politics to Determine Dry Bulk Fortunes

Although the bulk carrier markets began 2017 in reasonably robust form, Maritime Strategies International (MSI) has ...

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MSI: Strong Dry Bulk Market Unlikely to Last

The welcome surge in dry bulk market’s spot earnings at the end of 2016 is unlikely to last long into 2017, ...

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MSI: Major Gains in Crude Tanker Market to Be Limited

The crude tanker market is forecast to experience a limited winter upturn, as only the Very Large Crude Carrier ...

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Container Shipping Industry Still under Pressure

Whilst freight rates have improved marginally from the extreme lows seen over the middle of the year, the entire ...

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MSI: BWMC to Recover Dry Bulk Market?

Despite being beset with technical challenges and shipowners opposition, the implementation of the IMO Ballast ...

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Container Lines Shift Focus from Technology to Flexibility

Container lines have shifted their focus towards alliance structures for operational efficiency, rather than ...

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MSI: Tanker Market Conditions Causing Headaches for Owners

Current conditions in the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) freight market are not entirely attributed to ...

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MSI: Dry Bulk Market Could Recover in 4th Quarter

The dry bulk markets are expected to see a fourth quarter bounce in chartering activity for both the Capesize and ...

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MSI: Future Shipping Cycles to See Structural Change

Excess shipyard capacity and a slowing but still considerable orderbook are the negative factors overhanging ...

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MSI: Capesize Upturn Remains Fragile

A rise in iron ore trade, higher steel prices and increased scrapping have been the main factors in the recent ...

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MSI: Tanker Earnings to Bounce Back in Q2

VLCC, Suezmax, Aframax and product tanker rates are expected to rebound in the second quarter of 2016 supported by ...

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February Brings Flickers of Improvement for Boxships

There have been some ‘flickers of improvement’ in February in the container shipping industry after an opening to ...

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Idle Boxship Fleet Approaching New Record

The global containership fleet made idle this year is set to reach a new record, surpassing the 1.5m TEU mark set ...

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MSI: Earnings in Dry Bulk Market to Rebound in Q2 of 2016

As Capesize asset values hit their 16-year lows amid weak dry bulk fundamentals and partly driven by very weak ...

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