Shipping News revived

Market news:
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/more-newbuilding-orders-could-be-on-the-way/

image

The sanction busters are having a boom time:

Will the “Dark Fleet” grow with the EU ban on seaborn oil import from Russia?

More on the Dark Fleet:

Good news for some:

1 Like

(319) Introducing Icon of the Seas | 360º Tour in 4K - YouTube

I may be wrong but it seems to me this frenzy will die down as quickly as container mega freight rates and container time charter rates.

Container market collapse sees first ships heading for scrap - Splash247

Wan Hai Lines Selling 10 Containerships for Scrap (gcaptain.com)

Industry News: No Scrubs: Countries and Ports where Restrictions on EGCS Discharges Apply (nepia.com)

1 Like

https://maritimecyprus.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/UNCTAD-2022-Maritime-Transport-statistics.pdf

Next year shipping may have to do without US (??):

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/if-china-sneezes-shipping-will-catch-a-cold-a-saying-more-timely-than-ever/

Maybe China will stop sneezing?:

Shipping company sail into space:

But Chinese New Year is only a short way away and China shuts down for at least 10 days,
Besides, with mass travel Covid-19 may spread wide and fast, causing the need for a reversal in policy after CNY is over.

Shipping is a funny old game and China is a very important market for all types of shipping.

Source: Clarksons Research

This years Captains Table conference jin Hong Kong just started:

Alternative link:

World’s largest Shipmanagement company formed by merger:

PS> Sounds a lot like OSM taking control of Thome.(??)

PS> Badly maintained ships are welcome as long as they meet the age limits. (??)