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27 November – 6 December 2017 the Palace of Nations (Geneva) hosted the 52nd session of the ECOSOC S [...]

To steer the next phase of its growth, Bahri, a global leader in transportation and logistics, has a [...]

KVH Industries, Inc., announced a deal to bring coverage of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) [...]

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) Annual General Meeting voted on Tuesday to supp [...]

On December 13, a naming ceremony was held at the Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works of Mitsubi [...]

White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster warned Tuesday that shipping companies caught sm [...]

The prospects of using electricity in marine transportation and the links with the renewable sources [...]

Pat Donnelly, of Braemar ACM-GFI, has been elected as Chairman of the Tanker FFA Brokers Association [...]

A new shipping route between Iran and Oman will be launched in late December. It will connect Iran’s [...]

Capesize FFA Commentary: A steady start on cape paper which saw Jan trade numerous times at 18500 fi [...]

Tough new environmental regulations will soon hit the shipping industry. The IMO 2020 sulfur cap and [...]

2017 has been a calmer year for global container shipping following a tempestuous 2016, but the indu [...]

In view of the European Council deciding this week on whether the Brexit negotiations can enter the [...]

APL will be implementing the following void sailing on the Asia-Fremantle Express (AFX). The details [...]

Consolidation, whether through alliances or M&A, will continue apace in the container shipping i [...]

BIMCO has published a new edition of BARECON, the industry’s go-to standard contract for bareboat ch [...]

The “Tony de Brum” declaration – named after the celebrated Marshallese politician who died earlier [...]

Scrapping of tanker vessels across the world is expected to rise significantly in 2018 as earnings f [...]

ECSA, European Community Shipowners’ Associations held its Board of Directors’ meeting today and Nie [...]

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industri [...]


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The boom in infrastructure projects is driving steel demand in India as the country prepares for nat [...]

Tough new environmental regulations will soon hit the shipping industry. Our infographic to help you [...]

OPEC oil output in November dived to 32.35 million b/d, its lowest in six months led by declines in [...]

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

2020: a term that implies clarity of vision. A recent Platts conference certainly featured numerous [...]

For the first time since Donald Trump was inaugurated president, more of the benchmark commodity pri [...]

US oil pipeline companies were calling their lawyers in Washington last week after regulators said a [...]

The US crude blend LOOP Sour was lighter and sweeter in November, even as the Louisiana Offshore Oil [...]

Ever closer relations between Saudi Arabia and Russia, the world’s two largest oil exporters, look l [...]

The iron ore forward curve has made history in November by recording the longest period of contango* [...]

It has been a little more than nine months since President Donald Trump took office, and although mo [...]

Oil superpowers are butting heads. Saudi has escalated a bitter feud by accusing Iran of an "ac [...]

The European Commission, watchdog of the EU treaties, is throwing everything it has at Russia’s plan [...]

The growing band of fossil fuel-averse investors gained a new recruit in October — this time a bank: [...]

It has been a tough couple of weeks for Saudi Aramco. Recent anonymously sourced reports of the comp [...]

The Africa Oil Week conference in Cape Town got a taste of Texas or even a little slice of Hollywood [...]

Bunker fuel demand in Northwest Europe and mainly in the port of Rotterdam has caused... [...]

Heavy crude grades in West Africa have struggled to sell in recent weeks, with January-loading... [...]

China's bunker fuel suppliers said Thursday the likely impact of the International Maritime Org [...]

Ruwais is set to supply West Africa with a second distillates cargo in over two... [...]

Liftings of propane and butane exports from Ineos' Grangemouth, Scotland, export terminal are e [...]

Dry Bulk

Today, Thursday, December 14 2017, the Baltic Dry Index decreased by 62 points, reaching 1668 points [...]

Capesize FFA Commentary: A steady start on cape paper which saw Jan trade numerous times at 18500 fi [...]

Shipowners active in the dry bulk market are popping champagne bottles early this year, as the “Fest [...]

Up to 70 ships are now sitting off the coast of Mackay as ­Dalrymple Bay coal port continues to stru [...]

Today, Wednesday, December 13 2017, the Baltic Dry Index decreased by 13 points, reaching 1730 point [...]

Capesize FFA Commentary: An initital burst of optimism as the January contract was paid numerous tim [...]

China is likely to achieve its goal of reducing coal capacity by 500 million metric tons well ahead [...]

Today, Tuesday, December 12 2017, the Baltic Dry Index climbed by 16 points, reaching 1743 points. B [...]

Capesize FFA Commentary: It was a positive morning yesterday for cape paper as rates pushed in antic [...]

Supramax Index- Technically bullish we have concerns regarding the recent market pullback and the po [...]

Today, Monday, December 11 2017, the Baltic Dry Index climbed by 25 points, reaching 1727 points. Ba [...]

China’s iron ore imports rebounded in November to one of the highest levels on record, with appetite [...]

The dry bulk market looks to be on a tight rope as it balances its way out of the doldrums. Overcapa [...]

Capesize FFA Commentary: Another very promising day for the big ships as rates continued to firm in [...]

The Union ministry of power made a startling claim that coal import was not necessary owing to impro [...]

Goa’s mining industry is in a recessionary phase as the ore export have fallen by over 76% in the fi [...]

Panamax Index- Technically bearish below USD 12,579 as we approach the Bollinger band after 10 conse [...]

Today, Friday, December 08 2017, the Baltic Dry Index climbed by 23 points, reaching 1702 points. Ba [...]

Capesize FFA Commentary: Cape paper regained some ground early trading but the promise of a tighter [...]

Capesize Index appears to be technically bullish above USD 20,626. However at USD 13,000 above the 2 [...]

Port News

Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement of 19 October 2017, in which Odfjell Terminals [...]

A report released today by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) shows that the indu [...]

Submarine Outfall Inspection Works off Cheung Chau Typhoon Shelter Thursday, December 14, 2017, Hong [...]

Iran’s biggest container port near the Strait of Hormuz, Shahid Rajaee Port, handled 1.62 million Tw [...]

The International Transport Forum has used Jakarta as an example to illustrate how ports with more m [...]

Coal supply seemed to have caught up following lagging behind outflows at northern transfer ports, a [...]

Through November, Port Houston terminals handled nearly 35 million tons of cargo representing a nine [...]

2017 will go down as a good year for U.S. trade growth, but that’s coming on the heels of a rarity — [...]

India has a vast opportunity for expansion of the capacity of its ports as the total containerised c [...]

Up to 70 ships are now sitting off the coast of Mackay as ­Dalrymple Bay coal port continues to stru [...]

Black Sea container terminals of Ukraine, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria handled 1 981 104 TEU in 9m [...]

Indian ports are far behind Chinese ones when it comes to handling of containers. India’s total cont [...]

Amsterdam was included in the S&P Global Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings for ethan [...]

During November 2017 in AB Klaipėdos nafta (hereinafter – the Company) reloaded 646 thousand tons of [...]

India must boost its ports fast to make them globally competitive as the gap with China is widening [...]

This was announced at the municipal People’s Committee meeting to revise Resolution No. 148/2016/NQ- [...]

Plastic pollution in our oceans can show itself as dead seabirds filled with bottle caps, marine mam [...]

With just under one month left in 2017, the Port of Long Beach has already exceeded the cargo total [...]

The Québec Port Authority (QPA) yesterday announced its plan to build a container terminal at the si [...]

A plan to convert 11 of the 12 ports owned by the Central government and run as ‘trusts’ into ‘autho [...]

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