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Capesize There were finally reports of increased Brazil activity, but still largely unconfirmed. Val [...]

US refiners expect major market shifts for the fuels they produce when the lower sulfur bunker fuel [...]

Fluid dynamics is the study of non-solid matter: that which is mutable, volatile and mercurial! The [...]

The supply chain maintained pressure on box rates for the main head-hauls this week. This is expecte [...]

The Liberian Registry, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), Nether [...]

The Carlyle Group has exited its joint venture Greater China Intermodal Investments (GCI), an Asia-f [...]

Diesel generators have earned and maintained a longstanding reputation for being a power generation [...]

World oil indexes changed irregular during the week. Another U.S. crude oil inventory increase as we [...]

A 25-year-old man suspected of being part of the illegal sale of marine fuel oil on board a Singapor [...]

The Dutch shipping company Seatrade and two of its directors were found guilty by a Dutch court of i [...]

Denmark introduces new regulation, simplifying the handling of medical supplies for survival craft a [...]

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently highlighted the outstanding achievements of Dubai [...]

MPC Container Ships ASA is pleased to announce that it has today entered into an agreement to acquir [...]

In McQuilling Services’ March Short-Term Outlook, we expressed our expectation of higher crude deman [...]

With four drone types in its arsenal, DNV GL has adapted its survey technology to various ship struc [...]

The implementation of a 25% steel import tariff by US President Donald Trump under section 232 has l [...]

Traders are storing gasoline on tankers off Europe’s coast as they struggle to contain a steady rise [...]

Medium Range clean tankers’ freight rates are likely to get strong support this year, on the back of [...]

The advent of a global sulfur cap could change barging operations in Singapore. Come 2020, Singapore [...]


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The beverage sector has long favored aluminum cans for being lighter, stronger and more easily recyc [...]

Will rapidly rising oilfield service costs derail efforts by companies to maintain fiscal austerity [...]

Jim Beam, the world’s biggest-selling US bourbon whiskey, is sold mostly in aluminum cans in Japan — [...]

Crown Prince Mohammed's visit gives UK Prime Minister Theresa May a final opportunity to have L [...]

Emissions, agility and autonomous vehicles were the focus of General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s luncheo [...]

Some Chinese steel mills are responding to the strong domestic scrap price by switching back to usin [...]

From the legendary Pittsburgh steelworker to the things he may own -- blue jeans, bourbon and Harley [...]

Blockchain’s use by the global energy industry in the years ahead is the subject du jour at industry [...]

Getting inside President Donald Trump’s head was an early theme Monday at CERAWeek by IHS Markit. [...]

A continued collapse in Venezuela's oil industry to a historic nadir and field maintenance that [...]

Since 1988, S&P Global Platts has published a monthly survey tracking OPEC crude oil production [...]

A slowdown versus a reversal of Mexico's energy reform legislation is the most likely scenario [...]

OPEC is drafting an agreement to tie Russia into a so-called “super group” of oil producers. [...]

UK energy start-up Gravitricity announced February 7 it had received a GBP650,000 ($903,400) grant f [...]

As oil prices recover from the lows of 2014, US shale producers face a choice: continue to invest in [...]

The commoditization of the global LNG market has had implications across several associated industri [...]

Global tanker owner and operator Teekay Tankers is likely to opt for distillates over other... [...]

The supply chain maintained pressure on box rates for the main head-hauls this week. This... [...]

Baltic Aframax prices have dropped sharply this winter, when they typically experience a seasonal sp [...]

China's Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation Co Ltd has inked a deal with IGP Methanol and... [...]

Medium Range clean tankers' freight rates are likely to get strong support this year, on... [...]

Dry Bulk

Capesize There were finally reports of increased Brazil activity, but still largely unconfirmed. Val [...]

The bullishness of the dry bulk market has prompted increased interest for second-hand tonnage. In i [...]

Today, Friday, March 16 2018, the Baltic Dry Index decreased by 7 points, reaching 1143 points. Balt [...]

Capesize FFA Commentary: An active day in both the paper and physical markets. Both markets saw rate [...]

South Korea’s coal imports fell 5.7 percent to 10.38 million tonnes in February compared with a year [...]

While the overall sentiment in the dry bulk market is more than bullish for the long-term recovery, [...]

Highlights: The index remains bullish with the weekly stochastic now crossing the 50-level indicatin [...]

Today, Thursday, March 15 2018, the Baltic Dry Index decreased by 19 points, reaching 1150 points. B [...]

Atlantic Panamax freight rates are set to increase for April dates on the back of tight tonnage and [...]

Capesize FFA Commentary: Cape paper saw a small push in early trading albeit on small volume. The mo [...]

India is now the world’s fastest growing major economy, and its steel demand and output are growing [...]

The Index remains in bull territory and is now on a Leg 5 on the weekly chart. Near term technical r [...]

The relentless climb in China’s port inventories of iron ore may not be as worrying to the market as [...]

Today, Wednesday, March 14 2018, the Baltic Dry Index decreased by 10 points, reaching 1169 points. [...]

Capesize FFA Commentary: Capes came under continued pressure this morning with further losses on the [...]

Today, Tuesday, March 13 2018, the Baltic Dry Index decreased by 13 points, reaching 1179 points. Ba [...]

Capesize FFA Commentary: The physical cape market continues to struggle as activity in the Atlantic [...]

The Capesize index remains in range in a bearish to neutral environment, below the shorter period EM [...]

Assessing the income potential of dry bulk vessels will be easier in the future. Vesselindex.com has [...]

Today, Monday, March 12 2018, the Baltic Dry Index decreased by 9 points, reaching 1192 points. Balt [...]

Port News

The Drewry Container Port Throughput Indices are a series of volume growth/decline indices based on [...]

Ro-ro operations at the Port of Gothenburg are looking bright, with sustained growth three years in [...]

Brazilian farmers in top soy state Mato Grosso signed a memorandum of understanding with the Panama [...]

Shipping containers are piling up on the Portland waterfront at a record pace as the state invests m [...]

Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port expects to handle 7.0 million containers in 2018, up 12.9 percent from the [...]

More than 3 million tons of commodities have been loaded and unloaded in Iran’s northern Amirabad Po [...]

Global trade enabler, DP World announces the acquisition of Cosmos Agencia Maritima S.A.C. (CAM)1 fo [...]

The container terminals of the last decades were built for a familiar world, designed to serve a rap [...]

The ‘CMA CGM ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY’, the largest containership ever to call at the port on the El [...]

1-Stop Connections (1-Stop) has been selected as the solution provider for Patrick CargoLink (CargoL [...]

The largest vessel to berth at the port has also broken an iron ore cargo loading record. The 91,521 [...]

Container handling in the Port of Dunkirk takes place mainly at the Flanders Terminal. The activity [...]

Tropical Cyclone Marcus Friday, March 16, 2018, Darwin, Australia Category 1 Tropical Cyclone Marcus [...]

The Beijing-based China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) has won the tender for a dredging project [...]

Dublin Port is getting ready for the “inevitability” of border controls following the UK’s departure [...]

Terminal operator OBA (Overslag Bedrijf Amsterdam) will be clearing part of its coal-handling site t [...]

Global trade enabler DP World today announces strong financial results for the twelve months ending [...]

Sweden is a role model for the global shipping community, and other countries have a great deal to l [...]

Djibouti’s government will embrace greater Chinese involvement in the nation’s ports and sees no rea [...]

Ahead of the European Commission High-level Conference on European Multimodal Freight Transport in S [...]

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