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From Mines to AIS Spoofing, Assessing the Risks to Shipping in the Black Sea

Mar 03, 2022

Commercial ships are being advised of the high risk operating in the Black Sea following Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, with various reports of missile attacks on commercial ship, plus warning of the waters containing mines.According to a press release from the NATO Shipping Center (NSC), there is a high risk of collateral damage on civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea, citing…

Greek Owners Top Global Cargo Carrying Capacity

Nov 08, 2023

BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, Niels Rasmussen, has revealed that Greek and Chinese shipping companies now own 34% of the global fleet’s cargo capacity, with Greek owners leading on cargo capacity.“The global fleet of cargo carrying ships consists of around 61…

Ship Grounded in Suez Canal

May 25, 2023

A ship has grounded in the Suez Canal, shipping agent Leth Agencies said early on Thursday.Suez Canal tugboats are trying to refloat the vessel, named Xin Hai Tong 23, the company said.There was no immediate comment from Canal authorities.'M/V…

AD Ports' SAFEEN Feeders in Trade, Shipping Deal with Saif Powertech

Apr 15, 2022

AD Ports Group's feeder service, SAFEEN Feeders, has signed a long-term trade facilitation and shipping agreement with Saif Powertec Limited, a listed firm in Bangladesh that is active in ports, logistics, civil engineering, and power sectors…

Clearlake Shipping Fixes 37,000-dwt Asphalt Carrier

Aug 11, 2021

Clearlake Shipping, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gunvor Group, has fixed a new building 37,000 deadweight ton (dwt) asphalt carrier, the White Pearl, to be delivered before year end.White Pearl will complement Gunvor’s growing asphalt trading business…

BIMCO: U.S. Coarse Grain "Madness" Triples Ton-Mile Demand

May 05, 2021

Record high US seaborne exports of coarse grains in March of 9.2 million tonnes took total Q1 exports to 21.3 million tonnes. This is the highest ever first quarter on record and a 120% increase from Q1 2020.Of the total 21.3m tonnes exported so far this year…

USTC Acquires 60% Stake in CM Biomas

Mar 25, 2021

USTC has acquired 60% of CM Biomass, the world’s largest independent wood pellet trading company, a move designed to consolidate USTC as a global force in shipping and trade. USTC, which has a long history within commodity trade, shipping, and logistics…

BIMCO: China Cements Top Position in the Bulk Market

Jan 13, 2021

The turbulence of the past year has in many ways clouded the underlying fundamentals in the dry bulk shipping market, but with 2020 now behind us, we are in a better position to establish an overview of expectations for 2021. Overall, total…

BIMCO: "Soya bean bonanza," U.S. Exports Strongest in History

Oct 27, 2020

Following years of disruption to US soya bean exports due to the US-China trade war, the first seven weeks of the 2020/2021 marketing year, which runs from 1 September to 31 August, have seen the strongest exports ever. By October 15, 11.4 million tons of soya beans had been exported by the US…

Shipping Confidence at 18-month High

Dec 19, 2019

Confidence in the shipping industry rose in the last quarter to its highest level for 18 months, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from leading shipping adviser and accountant BDO.The average confidence level expressed by respondents to the survey was 6…

Baltic Index Sags Again on Weak Capesize Demand

Dec 17, 2019

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index fell for a tenth-straight session on Tuesday, as capesize vessel rates hovered near a six-month low.The Baltic index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels that ferry dry bulk commodities…

Diana Shipping Posts $1.8M Q3 Net Income

Dec 02, 2019

Diana Shipping reported net income of $1.8 million and net income attributed to common stockholders of $3 million for the third quarter of 2019. This compares to net income of $14.8 million and net income attributed to common stockholders of $13…

Stronger Demand Bolsters Baltic Index

Nov 27, 2019

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, inched up on Wednesday, helped by stronger demand across all vessel segments.The Baltic index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels…

Baltic Index Logs Best Day Since July on Capesize Rates

Nov 25, 2019

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, on Monday recorded its biggest daily percentage jump in more than four-and-a-half months, buoyed by a surge in capesize rates.The Baltic index…

Baltic Index at 4-month Low on Weak Demand

Nov 04, 2019

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, fell to a four-month low on Monday, weighed down by easing rates across vessel segments.The Baltic index, which reflects rates for capesize…

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