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

Malaysia upstream a ‘saviour’ for regional OSV owners

MSI’s Gregory Brown states that utilisation of floating drilling rigs (semi-submersible and drillships) is expected to rise over 70% in 2020. Jack-up rig utilisation is now climbing to more than 65%, statistics have shown. He foresees utilisation for anchor-handlers and PSVs will rise to 60% in 2020, a rise from 50% in 2017-18. Read more

Malaysia upstream a ‘saviour’ for regional OSV owners