Topic: Markets

Charter rates continue upward trend

The charter rates for multipurpose vessels continue to crawl back up from the low levels of June and July this year. Toepfer’s Multipurpose Shipping Index for October shows an increase of 70 dollars to an...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

BIMCO: Sharp rebound in shipping unlikely

At the Project Cargo Summit, taking place on 23 and 24 September, Peter Sand of BIMCO presented his outlook for project cargo, heavy lift and breakbulk shipping. He sees ‘an industry under pressure’. Yet, there...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Vroon to recycle three platform supply vessels

Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) has decided to dispose of three platform supply vessels (PSVs), with the aim of “right-sizing” its PSV fleet. The vessels, VOS Power, VOS Producer and VOS Prominence, were built between 2006...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Charter rates claw back slowly

The charter rates for multipurpose vessels keep slowly improving from their downfall earlier this year. In the latest edition of Toepfer’s Multipurpose Shipping Index, the average day rate for a 12,500-DWT geared vessel now stands...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Maersk carries out major restructuring

Maersk is carrying out a major reorganisation aimed at “streamlining” the organisation, which is said to have nothing to do with Covid-19. The Danish group reports this in an advisory to its customers.Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Dutch shipbuilding in 2019

There was a dramatic turndown in the shipbuilding industry last year. Several yards reported red figures and the order intake was just € 351 million, 45 per cent less than in 2018. SWZ|Maritime’s editor Gerrit...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk