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Tanker carriers face another tough quarter

Tanker carriers are battling low earnings, and rates are far from high enough to secure black figures in the second quarter, says US firm Morgan Stanley. ShippingWatch has dived into a struggling market for a closer look.

Tanker rates tumble after OPEC meeting

Rates for supertankers in the Middle East have plunged to the lowest level since 2014 for this time of year, reports Morgan Stanley. The investment bank expects strained rates for some time going forward.

Morgan Stanley: VLCC rates at highest level since March

The fourth quarter is traditionally a good season for tanker carriers, but a surge in demand is currently keeping the vessels extra busy. A strong finish to the year for a segment which could face sliding rates following OPEC's announced cap deal.

Dry bulk making money on Capesize for the first time in a year

Strong developments in coal and iron ore transports have sent the rates for the largest dry bulk ships, Capesize, into the black last week. But the increasing volumes are seasonal, and a significant fleet growth will likely bring renewed pressure on the rates, writes Morgan Stanley.

Dry bulk rates boosted by Capesize

The dry bulk index BDI has reached an 11-month high. This is mainly attributed to an increase in the rates for Capesize vessels, but for the long term, analyst agency Morgan Stanley points to an overall improvement in the dry bulk market due to a potential increase in Chinese imports.

Morgan Stanley: Gloomy container prospects for 2016

The spot rates for container have dropped six weeks in a row and Chinese New Year's, which is traditionally a time of increased demand, did not come to the rescue. Gloomy prospects for 2016, Morgan Stanley assesses, while overcapacity seems to be sticking.

Shipping shares tumbled in global market turbulence

Dry bulk shares took new beating on the exchanges, but also product tanker, with players such as Scorpio Tankers, Ardmore Shipping and Tsakos Energy Navigation, was hit by the downturn in China. Markets have recovered to some extend again.

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