Contributions

IMO 2020 is nothing new

April 2nd, 20191 Shippers and carriers faced off earlier this decade over high fuel prices, recalls Lars Jensen from SeaIntelligence Consulting. At the annual Transpacific Maritime...

Consortia BERexit?

April 1st, 20190 Rotterdam-based advocate August Braakman, a specialist in maritime antitrust law, gives his verdict in the heated Block Exemption Regulation debate. The debate...

Dry bulk newbuild headwinds

April 1st, 20190 This year's ordering volume exceeds the ordering activity seen in 2017, 2016, and 2015, warns Jeffrey Landsberg from Commodore Research. Dry bulk freight rates came...

Lubes headache brewing

March 22nd, 20190 Fuel choices have obscured the complex issues over lube selection ahead of IMO 2020. Here’s a useful guide to the problems coming up and how to handle them. The...

Exxon Valdez 30 years on

March 22nd, 20190 As the Solomon Trader disaster shows, nowhere is safe from oil spills, write Dr Sian Prior, Eelco Leemans and Dave Walsh from the Clean Arctic Alliance. This Sunday,...

Grain trades provide bulker hope

March 18th, 20190 Chief correspondent Jason Jiang writes that despite the ongoing China-US trade spat, 2019 looks set to be an improving one for the grain trades. John Wobensmith, CEO...

Smart money and shipping

March 5th, 20192 Making his Splash debut today is the scurrilous Mr Prospector, who mulls making a dry bulk investment against the better judgement of his increasingly distant pension...
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