Containership charter hire rates still hitting new heights, but are expected to soften

Daily hire benchmarks being smashed in all sizes as ocean carriers, niche shipping lines and forwarders competed for the same vessels. The only dilemma keeping shipowners awake at nights is whether to take the huge daily hire rates on offer for short to medium periods, or bank the still- elevated rates from carriers for much longer periods reports MSI. Read more in Canadiansailings

Lack of free tonnage keeps charter market insulated against freight rate falls

While a softening in consumer demand has weakened global freight rates, the containership charter markets are largely insulated, due to the absence of open tonnage and the duration of time charters.

Although there are signs of the red-hot charter market cooling, particularly in the smaller sizes, and some loss of appetite for multi-year fixtures, MSI’s suggests there is no immediate signs of major corrections. Read more in The Loadstar

MSI adds environmental benchmarking tool to HORIZON vessel data platform

MSI has added a new tool, Environmental Credentials, to its FMV output, enabling users to understand the performance of their vessels and fleets – and those of their competitors. The new service provides estimated ratings against the International Maritime Organization’s EEXI and CII regulations to 2026 and Annual Efficiency Ratios for 2020 and 2021 measured against the Poseidon Principles trajectory and a ‘zero emissions’ scenario by 2050. Read more here Hellenic Shipping News