• Cosco Shipping Announces Chartering Agreement...

    COSCO SHIPPING Lines Company Limited (“COSCO SHIPPING Lines”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. (“COSCO SHIPPING Holdings” or the “Company”) together with its subsidiaries (collectively the “Group”) and its subsidiaries

  • Dry Bulk Carriers in High Demand

    Shipbrokers left and right are reporting a flurry of activity in the S&P dry bulk segment over the past week. In its latest weekly report, Allied Shipbroking said that “on the dry bulk side, there was an explosion of activity this past week, with a large number of vessels changing hands.

  • Shipping’s recovery insufficient to lift seafarer...

    Despite a recovery in cargo shipping markets, ship manning costs will remain suppressed as shipowners and operators continue to be financially challenged and the officer shortfall recedes, according to the latest Manning report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

  • Moving Containers Globally? Let’s Stick Together!

    Container shipping is often thought of as the ‘glue’ which keeps the world economy turning, providing a low unit cost way of moving both manufactures and a range of other goods between producers and consumers around the world. As such, container ports and terminals are crucial nodes in the world’s transportation system, and their sheer number and ubiquity merits a close look.


Asia Develops a Taste for U.S. Oil Exports

For decades, Asian oil buyers relished Tapis from Malaysia, Seria Light from Brunei, Duri from Indonesia, and Daqing from China. Now, as plunging regional output starves them of high-quality crude, they are developing a taste for something new.


Saudi shipper Bahri sees VLCC market improving by Q4

Saudi Arabia’s Bahri, the exclusive oil shipper of Saudi Aramco, expects supertanker rates to stabilise at slightly better levels going into the fourth quarter, the vice president for commercial and operations of its oil business said.


Container shipping on a rising tide

If only investors in shipping had the equivalent of a mariner’s tide tables. They can see where the low water mark in share prices lies, but must divine for themselves how high the waters might now rise.