Business News | Forecasts

Experts relevant to those in the business of handling heavy lift and oversize cargoes across the globe provide market forecasts and insight into the ever-changing world of project logistics.

Mood is upbeat, but challenges to overcome

June 1 - At this week's Breakbulk Europe event, during a discussion session on ocean-going issues, participants heard that companies on all sides of the supply chain still face many challenges.

Multipurpose rates edge up

May 23 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector continue to creep upwards, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.

ICS fears chaos and confusion

May 22 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) fears ‘chaos and confusion’ unless the International Maritime Organization (IMO) resolves issues concerning the implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur in marine fuel cap.

ICS warns on looming sulphur cap

May 11 - The International Chamber of Shipping's (ICS) chairman, Esben Poulsson, has warned IMO member states that the implementation date of the 0.5 percent global sulphur in fuel cap is fast approaching, suggesting that “time is fast running out."

Multipurpose rates continue to increase

April 23 - The multipurpose shipping sector has seen a further rise in time charter rates over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.

Multipurpose shipping is ripe for recovery

April 4 - The multipurpose shipping sector is forecast to recover further in 2018 after starting the year on a confident footing, according to the latest edition of the Multipurpose Forecaster and Annual Review, published by global consultancy Drewry.

DHL forecasts solid growth

March 30 - In its latest quarterly Global Trade Barometer, DHL has forecast solid positive growth for global trade within the next three months.

Multipurpose rates continue to rise

March 22 - The multipurpose shipping sector has seen a further rise in time charter rates over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.

No delay for Sulphur Cap implementation

February 28 - Kim Yeon-tae, executive director of the Korean Register is unequivocal when he states that the chances of postponing the Sulphur Cap 2020, "are very, very small".

Global growth boosts shipping, says BIMCO

February 21 - Economic growth around the world is supporting the shipping industry, says the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) in its latest macroeconomic assessment.

Cosco overtakes BBC in multipurpose top spot

February 16 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has taken over, not for the first time, from BBC Chartering as the world's largest multipurpose operator by deadweight, according to Dynamar's latest report.

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