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Bimco: Dry bulk sector must adapt to survive

The crisis in the dry bulk sector is so far-reaching that shipowners will have to make significant changes if they hope to survive on the long-term, writes Bimco in a new report. Consolidation and risk management will be key for the dry bulk owners in the new reality, notes the association.

European shipyards soar on orders in 2016

Orders for European shipbuilders increased more than 45 percent in the first eight months of 2016, while Asian yards are hit hard by the lowest number of newbuilding orders in 20 years, notes Bimco.

Bimco sees two percent rise in bulk demand

In a new analysis from Bimco, the international maritime organization outlines the need for scrapping in order to rebalance the market. Demand, projects Bimco, will rise by a mere two percent annually ahead of 2023.

Bimco: Even more dry bulkers will be scrapped in 2016

The scrapping of dry bulk vessels gained momentum in 2015 in a year when the average age of ships sent to scrapping declined drastically in a historically weak market, notes Bimco. The big Capesize vessels in particular are being scrapped at a younger age.

Bimco: Hope fades for improved market in 2016

Industry organization Bimco sees hope fade for an improved shipping market in 2016. The sector must prepare for another challenging year, which could bring a decent finish, says the organization in an analysis of the market.

New Australian iron mine bad news for shipping

The opening of the Roy Hill mine in Australia and the collapse of the Samarco dam in Brazil make the distortion in the iron ore market even clearer. This is bad news for shipping, says Bimco.

Bimco projects huge bunker savings in 2015

Bunker savings are currently at the highest level seen since 2008. Bimco has calculated the size of the fuel bill for individual ship types - as well as the global shipping industry at large. The numbers point to astronomical savings.

Bimco: Shipping går fri af kinesisk valutahug

Det lyder umiddelbart dramatisk med tre devalueringer i Kina på tre dage, men det får formentlig forsvindende lille betydning for shipping, vurderer Peter Sand, chefanalytiker i Bimco, over for ShippingWatch.

Rekord mange tørlastskibe skrottet i april

Tørlastskibe for omkring 20 millioner dwt er blevet skrottet i først halvdel af 2015. Bimco peger på stigende efterspørgsel senere på året og deraf dalende skrotningsaktivitet.

IMO leaves cyber security to the industry

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee has discussed the growing threat of cyber crime against the shipping industry. Guidelines for how the industry is to handle the threat will now be compiled by Bimco.

IMO overlader cybersikkerhed til industrien

Den stigende trussel fra cyberkriminalitet mod shippingindustrien har været oppe at vende i IMO's sikkerhedskomité. Retningslinjer for, hvordan industrien skal forholde sig til truslen, skal nu udarbejdes af Bimco.

Franskmand skal lede Bimco som ny formand

Bimco har udpeget franske Philippe Louis-Dreyfus som ny formand. Han afløser John Denholm og skal stå i spidsen for shippingorganisationen de næste to år, hvor han blandt andet vil fokusere på sikkerhed og miljøet.

Ballast water hinges on several wild cards

India, smaller European countries, Greece and Singapore are examples of the parties that could make the ballast water convention come into force. But all the countries are unpredictable in their approach to ratification, Bimco tells ShippingWatch.

Ballastvand-aftale afhængig af flere wildcards

Indien, mindre europæiske lande, Grækenland og Singapore er bud på de parter, der omsider kan få ballastvandkonventionen til at træde i kraft. Men alle landene er uforudsigelige i deres tilgang til ratificering, vurderer Bimco over for ShippingWatch.

Rekordår for ophug af tørlastskibe

Et rekordstort antal tørlastskibe, især Capesize, er blevet hugget op i år. Afgangen af de mange skibe kan hjælpe det trængte tørlastmarked, vurderer chefanalytiker Peter Sand fra Bimco.

Organizations: Shipowners could be squeezed on ballast water

A week before the IMO environmental committee is to discuss ballast water, organizations warn that an approval of the convention could force shipowners to make large investments in systems that are not guaranteed US approval. A big dilemma, they say.

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