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Avance Gas: Limited fleet growth strengthens LPG market

Fewer newbuild deliveries and increasing US volumes make Avance Gas more optimistic about the LPG market in 2018. The carrier booked another net deficit in 2017.

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Analyst casts doubts on product carriers' 2020 hopes

Shipowners and analysts project solid demand growth for product tanker ahead of the new global sulfur regulations in 2020. But many elements remain uncertain, and there is a lack of concrete data, renowned analyst tells ShippingWatch.

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