In its latest Tanker Freight Forecaster MSI notes that the VLCC and Suezmax markets moved unequivocally downwards in January, with spot rates sliding rapidly from a seasonally strong December. Pressure has persisted in these sectors in February leaving the crude tanker spot market under increasing strain. Read more . . .
Although the bulk carrier markets began 2017 in reasonably robust form, Maritime Strategies International has forecast weak forward prospects for the dry bulk sector due to a combination of volatile trade conditions and political policy. Read more . . .
With seaborne volumes into the US market expected to slow due to new auto plants in the US and Mexico that ship overland, the push to boost US manufacturing and the potential for tariffs on imported goods threatens overseas imports more. MSI’s Niklas Carlen gives Tradewinds his opinion on the car carrier market. Read more . . .
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The shipyard capacity conundrum is one which is facing all ship sectors and had multiple facets. How accurate is the orderbook? What will future shipbuilding look like? when will it make sense to order newbuildings and can yards survive until then? Read more . . .
On the 25th January MSI director Dr. Adam Kent delivered his presentation entitled “Shipyard Capacity Conundrum – What Next?” to the delegates of the London Marine Money conference. Download the presentation here.
MSI has extended its unique online valuation tool, FMV, to cover the OSV sector at a time when many owners and their lenders are working to agree long term restructuring plans. FMV provides instant access to key vessel valuation indicators in the main shipping markets. Read more . . .