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Feature: Q2 2016: Dry Bulk Shipping Overview

September 27, 2016
Capesize freight rates were relatively range bound for the first two months of the quarter but saw a significant improvement from the beginning of September.
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Panamax freight rates stay range bound in Q3 2016
Panamax freight rates have continued to stay range bound during Q3 2016, continuing from Q2, albeit at a higher level.
Q3 freight rates decline as soybean stocks dwindle
Freight rates on the front-haul soybean route from Santos, Brazil, to Qingdao, China, basis 60,000 mt, have steadily lost value since July.


News Headlines

London (Platts)--29 Sep 2016 948 am EDT/1348 GMT
UK shipping company Union Maritime has signed an agreement to fit an emissions-cleaning scrubber to one of its vessels without having to pay upfront, the company said Thursday, in a deal which may make the technology more attractive to shipowners.
London (Platts)--29 Sep 2016 824 am EDT/1224 GMT
A third cargo of US LNG has arrived on European shores, the Sestao Knutsen earlier this week unloading at the Turkish LNG import terminal at Aliaga.
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Podcasts

September 20, 2016
Evergas CEO, Steffen Jacobsen, talks about the future of transatlantic ethane trade and how Evergas and Ineos have pioneered it.
September 05, 2016
Interview with Budd Darr, senior vice president of technical and regulatory affairs at Cruise Lines International Association, on how tighter emissions regulations are impacting the global cruise liner industry.
August 10, 2016
Our editors discuss the surprise announcement from the Turkish government to levy a $15/mt tax on imported thermal coal for power generation.
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The Barrel Blog

August 25, 2016
With shipping markets in the doldrums, Bunker Bulletin caught up with several marine fuel industry credit VIPs and asked them what keeps them up at night.
August 23, 2016
Positive vibes in the market, it seems, are still unable to lift the mood of the Capesize market.
July 28, 2016
The expanded Panama Canal will allow US LNG producers to deliver their cargoes to select destinations in South America and Asia faster and cheaper.
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