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LNG dual-fueled vessels make 10 % of tanker orders in 2020

18.11.2020

Risavika LNG front month has increased by 2.4 % week on week to 24.60 EUR/MWh. Colder weather forecast for the rest of November supported European front month gas prices. Still the gas supply side remains healthy and number of LNG cargoes arriving to Europe is increasing, thus, price increase was limited.

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Tanker Market Fundamantals Could Turn Positive As Supply Is Down on Most Classes

21.10.2020

Tanker supply is edging near a 5-year low in many segments of the market. This development could bring positive news for tanker owners in the mid-term, which could also help make a case for more investment both in the S&P, but also in the newbuilding market in the coming months.

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How the major dry bulk commodities drive the freight market into Q4

02.10.2020

The world is in the midst of the second coronavirus wave and with that comes the natural question of how the current dynamics will play out for the dry bulk shipping market. 

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Ship Owners Looking for More Deals in the Dry Bulk Segment

22.09.2020

Ship owners are actively looking for more deals in the dry bulk S&P market. In its latest weekly report, Intermodal said that it was “another active week in terms of SnP has concluded in the dry bulk market with a diversified array of transactions recorded. Despite the correction in dry trade freight rates, there is still ample purchasing appetite displayed from interested parties, while vessel values – more or less – remain stable”.

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Pandemic Has an Unexpected “Silver Lining” for Ship Owners Financing-Wise

20.08.2020

Ship owners appear to have benefited from lower interest rates, when it comes to financing new deals.In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Intermodal said that “since the Covid-19 outbreak, governments and central banks around the globe have been using their ammunition and stimulus packages to keep their economies running.

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Chinese iron ore imports break record at 112.7 million tonnes

13.08.2020

China imported a record 112.7 million tonnes of iron ore in July, just shy of 10m tonnes above the previous record. July thereby marked the fourth month in a row that iron ore imports exceeded the corresponding month the year before. In the first seven months of the year, iron ore imports are up 11.8%, or an additional 69.5m tonnes, which is the equivalent of 300 extra Very Large Ore Carrier loads (230,000 tonnes).

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