Bulker Market Resilient After Lunar New Year

As stakeholders navigated numerous variables over the start to 2024, including global economics and shipping route disruptions, the Bulker market remains dynamic and responsive to evolving trends and challenges. Bulker earnings reached their zenith in December but have since experienced a customary seasonal dip. However, despite the current decline, earnings continue to stand at historically …

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63% South Korean orderbook being fitted with dual fuel engines 

South Korean Orderbook Analysis To mark the start of the KOBC and Marine Money conferences in South Korea, we take a look at the South Korean orderbook, using VesselsValue data. The infographic analyses the breakdown of vessels on order in South Korea, the top ordering nations, the key companies investing in South Korean newbuildings, the …

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Aframax values hover near historical highs 

15YO Aframaxes valued at USD 40.04 mil in September 2023 In recent weeks there has been a slight correction in values based on the latest benchmark sales. However, year on year values for this sector are up across all age categories, for example 15YO vessels of 110,000 DWT are up by c.20.95% from USD 31.88 …

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Capesize sales equal record highs

Greek buyers have been the most active in this sector, accounting for c.29% of sales reported this year Although overall Bulker sales have been more moderate so far this year, the volume of Capesize sales has been moving in the opposite direction to the rest of the sector with sales up there next to the …

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Half Year Review: Cargo Demolition 1H 2023

Introduction In the first half of 2023, 114 vessels were sold for scrap, a 73% increase over the same period in 2022. 51 tankers were scrapped, accounting for approximately 44.7% of all cargo vessel demolition in the first half of 2023. The rising scrapping numbers are a direct result of historically high scrapping rates, which …

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