The newbuild price of a MR tanker rose to $44.1 million in February from $42.8 million in 2022 and $37.6 million in 2021, according to consultancy MSI. Read more at S&P Global
Shipyards dust off facilities to meet huge fleet renewal demand
Mothballed capacity is being brought back to life as contracting is forecast to rise. “Expansion in capacity will certainly be needed in the second half of the decade, when we expect a surge in contracting volumes in response to the twin requirements of fleet renewals and decarbonisation efforts,” says MSI director Stuart Nicoll. Read more at TradeWinds
Shipyard capacity expected to expand amid push for dual-fuel orders
Demand for alternative fuel newbuildings will spur expansion of shipbuilding capacity, including bringing some of the collapsed yards back to life. But the boom seen in the 2000s, which later led to severe overcapacity problems, is unlikely to be repeated. The bounceback will mainly be led by demand for fresh tonnage using alternative marine fuels, especially those in the dry bulker and tanker sectors, said MSI managing director Adam Kent during a Sea Asia shipbuilding outlook seminar. Read more at Lloydslist
Shipyards build up to the challenge of launching a zero-emission fleet
A huge part of the world fleet will have to be replaced with zero-emission vessels in little more than two decades if regulators set a goal of decarbonising shipping by 2050. “Based on the evidence to date, it seems likely that most shipyards will make the step up in capability to meet demand for new green technologies, especially as the technology matures and becomes commodified,” says MSI director Stuart Nicoll. Read more at TradeWinds
The challenges for shipping in the midst of a banking crisis
The shipping industry has faced new challenges over the past 12 months due to higher funding costs following the rise in interest rates.
MSI’s Managing Director, Dr Adam Kent, contributes his thoughts on the topic in an article published by Naftemporiki
Macroeconomic Challenges for Shipping in 2023
An overview of how the shipping markets will develop over the course of the year as detailed by MSI’s sector analysts. Read more at SeaTrade
Offshore in 2023: Reasons for optimism
MSI’s Offshore Energy Analyst, Joshua Belo-Osagie, is expecting 2023 to represent another robust period for the offshore marine supply chain, with offshore wind forecast to see a positive outlook for the foreseeable future. Read more at Splash247.com
Podcast: Shipping markets outlook 2023
Where will shipping markets be headed in the coming year? This the question we seek to answer in the first episode of the Seatrade Maritime Podcast for 2023.
In this episode listeners will hear from a panel of analysts from MSI discussing the macro-economic outlook for shipping, the container sector, dry bulk, tankers, and shipbuilding in 2023. Listen to the podcast at Seatrade Maritime.
Repair yards and offshore wind make for sound investments
The industry is set for one of the most dynamic periods it has ever witnessed during the remainder of the decade as it grapples with decarbonisation, the energy transition, geopolitical ramifications and the further maturing of the Chinese economy. Read more in TradeWinds
Entering a recession in the LNG carrier market… “The volume of orders is likely to decrease over the next 10 years.”
A warning has been issued to the global shipbuilding industry that liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier orders will be sluggish in the next decade due to the rapid increase in newbuilding deliveries, based on MSI analysis. Read more at theguru