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Skuld’s IMO 2020 sulphur cap experience.


More than a year has passed since the International Maritime Organization (IMO) mandate for the 0.50% sulphur cap for marine fuel (MARPOL Annex VI) came into force. The regulation orders ships to only use marine fuels with a sulphur content of no more than 0.50% sulphur.Skuld’s IMO 2020 sulphur cap experience

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Dry Bulk Market: Is the Momentum Sustainable This Time Around?


Despite last week’s setback, the dry bulk market continues to impress with its strong trajectory since the onset of this year. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Allied Shipbroking said that “now, reaching close to halfway through the 2nd quarter of the year, the current orbit in freight earnings is far from just an “atypical” bullish start, pushing somehow many market participants to become even more enthusiastic and “hungry” for fresh business opportunities. 

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The Green Revolution Could Be a Boost for Product Tankers


Product tankers operating in Europe could receive a welcome increase in demand, as a result of the “Green” revolution underway in the continent. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Gibson said that “there is no doubt that the green revolution is underway and arguably Europe is its epicentre. 

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Capesize dry bulk earnings break record on the back of strong 2021-start


As daily earnings for the largest of the dry bulk ship types – capesize – reached USD 28,520 on Friday 16 April, a ten-year-high was attained. However, whereas Fridays’ daily average time charter equivalent earnings (TCE) are seasonally strong, they are not special by their own merit.

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Dry Bulk Market Still Fragile Despite Recent Rally


Despite the dry bulk market’s recent upward momentum, things are still quite fragile and nothing should be taken for granted. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Allied Shipbroking said that “with Q1 of the year already passed, it is interesting to note that a typically sluggish period in the year for the dry bulk sector has come to be one of the most promising rallies not seen for many years.

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Ship Owners Reap Major Fees in the Demolition Market


The boosting of financial incentives by scrapyards over the past few weeks seems to have worked, as more and more tonnage becomes available for scrapping. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Clarkson Platou Hellas that “after having seen some barren weeks in the recycling field, due to the improving freight markets and steadily rising second-hand values, there was finally something to get excited about with some large and interesting units circulated for sale. 

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