Newbuild prices have peaked with MSI predicting they will drop by up to 10% in the coming 12 months. Read more at Splash247
Month: October 2022
Oodles of new LNG carriers but where are the supply trains?
Concerns about insufficient shipbuilding capacity for LNG carriers would be better redirected to liquefaction capacity. More than 200 large LNG carriers have been ordered since April 2021 at increasingly expensive prices, but investment in new LNG supply is not keeping pace. Read MSI’s Senior Gas Analysts opinions of the LNG market in TradeWinds.
About Turn In Used LNG Carriers Fortunes
As the charter market for LNG carriers approaches record levels of $500,000 per day, shipowners are increasingly interested in second-hand vessels that can be chartered immediately. Read MSI’s Senior Gas Analyst Andrew Buckland’s contribution to the article at Energia.gr
Bumpy road lies ahead for bulkers
There has been hope in the market that rules such as EEXI will help support bulker demand relative to vessel supply as the trading fleet reduces its speed.
But analysis by Maritime Strategies International (MSI) suggests that any supportive effects will be offset by the unwinding of port congestion, which will release ships back into the market. Read more at TradeWinds
What is the impact of the decline in the container shipping market on China’s ship finance leasing companies?
The risk of downside freight and rental rates in the container ship market has increased, and the balance of supply and demand has undergone qualitative changes, says MSI Asia Director JJ Wang. Read more at Xinde Marine
Potential shortage of feeder container ships threatens intra-Med trades
Newbuildings are needed to mitigate the impact of environmental legislation on older boxship fleet. Tougher environmental legislation and an ageing fleet could soon result in a feeder container ship shortage in the Mediterranean. A quarterly review by analyst Maritime Strategies International (MSI) highlights a scenario that it argues will need to be resolved through a dedicated newbuilding programme by regional operators. Read more at TradeWinds
Shipping Quarterly : Asia freight rates seen firmer in Q4 despite OPEC+ output cut
Oil supply constraints and likely price rises over winter suggest VLCC earnings gains could slow down over the next six months, according to Tim Smith, MSI’s London-based director. Read more at S&P Global
Uncharted Waters or Familiar Territory – Which way next?
Watch Adam Kent’s presentation from the 21st Annual Marine Money Week Asia event in Singapore via YouTube, covering changing trade routes, supply side developments and how earnings and prices will develop.
Podcast: In Conversation with Adam Kent, MSI about shipping markets
Seatrade Maritime News Editor Marcus Hand caught up with Adam at the Marine Money Asia conference for a quick fire look at the tanker, container, and dry bulk shipping markets, and where they are headed. Listen to the podcast here Seatrade-maritime.com
Mediterranean markets face ‘potential feeder containership shortage’
The impact of environmental regulations on an older fleet could tighten available tonnage in southern Europe, according to Daniel Richards from MSI. Dedicated newbuild contracting by regional Mediterranean owners will have to increase in the coming years to replace ageing vessels removed from the fleet as progressively tighter environmental regulations come into force. Read more at Splash247.com