Regulation and market measures combine to reshape the shipping market- Foresight July 2021

As decarbonisation efforts, global regulation, along with the Poseidon Principles gather momentum after what has been a volatile year, even by the shipping industry’s standards, MSI thought it pertinent to publish some analysis looking at what we might achieve in the near-term.

Regulation and market measures combine to reshape the shipping market- Foresight July 2021

Carriers set to benefit well into next year

Depleted inventories and ecommerce demand will continue to support containerised freight demand. Box shipping is benefiting from high demand and constrained supply. But even if consumer spending patterns revert to type, the sector can expect the new normal of higher rates to remain in place. “We expect healthy trade volumes to persist over the rest of the year. Overall, we’re expecting containerised trade to grow by around 7% this year and that growth story will continue in to 2022.” says MSI Read more in Lloyd’s List

Carriers set to benefit well into next year

Exporters Take Unusual Steps to Ease Container Shortage

“Exporters and their industry groups are noisier and more active lobbyists on these types of issues,” said Daniel Richards, a senior analyst at Maritime Strategies International Ltd., a shipping consultancy. “When you add to that the importance of the export sector to most Asian economies you can see why these governments have at least made efforts to be seen to be proactive. Read more in Bloomberg

Exporters Take Unusual Steps to Ease Container Shortage

Ocean container volumes are about to fall off a cliff

The new market outlook of U.K.-based consultancy Maritime Strategies International (MSI) reads like a Stephen King novel geared toward container-line executives. It’s not exactly feel-good reading for cargo shippers either. Cheap freight rates are only attractive if they don’t trigger another Hanjin Shipping-style bankruptcy. Read more

Ocean container volumes are about to fall off a cliff

IMO 2020 – lower sulphur means higher freight rates

‘From our discussions with Maritime Strategies International (MSI) and other active participants in the freight market, we now expect a higher uptake of scrubbers. We estimate that 20-25% of the larger Capesize vessels will have scrubbers fitted by end 2020. For the mid-size Panamax vessels, the uptake is lower at 5%.’  Read more

IMO 2020 – lower sulphur means higher freight rates