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  1. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Cheaper oil brings short term relief for shipping lines

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 05:21am by JING YANG

    ... explanation of why the freight rates have risen in the past month despite pressure on many other commodity prices," Windham said. The Baltic Dry Index, a benchmark for dry commodity freight cost, ... year of a protracted downturn. "Cheaper commodity prices lower the input cost for the producing and consuming industries and may bring around not just higher profits but also higher demand ...

  2. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Maersk-MSC tie-up approval may run to late 2014

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 12:38am by JING YANG

    ... such benefits have so far failed to be passed on to shippers, exporters and consumers, Lu said. "Antitrust means competitors will not be allowed to come together as such a move will significantly influence market price. What we see now- the trend of forming container shipping alliances- is not against the law, but very close to being against the law, and is in spirit contradicting ...

  3. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Chairwoman Sabrina Chao steers Wah Kwong Maritime past rocky shoals

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:48am by Charlotte So

    ... and the introduction of complex financial tools for shipowners. Wah Kwong relied on an anticyclical strategy when the Baltic Dry Index- used by shipping firms to determine the prices of their cargoes- gyrated ...

  4. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Pacific Basin sails into black on dry bulk turnaround

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 01:10am by Charlotte So

    ... for between 5 per cent and 7 per cent of cargoes carried. Pacific's results were boosted by a recovery in freight rates. The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) sank to 745 points in the first half of 2013, ... profit fell 34 per cent in the year to US$26.1 million. Pacific management predicted that lower commodity prices compared with domestic production will shore up the import of mining products ...

  5. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Shipping industry set to emerge from five-year downturn

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 05:12am by Reuters

    ... fundamentals," said Ong Choo Kiat, president of U-Ming Marine Transport, one of Taiwan's largest listed shipping companies. Prices of new and secondhand ships started to rise last year ... of the pick-up will be China's continued urbanisation and falling iron ore prices, experts say, which should support import growth even though the commodities super-cycle that drove a 2003-2008 boom ...

  6. Business - China Business - SHIPPING

    Surging orders give shipbuilders hope

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 01:21am by Charlotte So

    ... cargoes. The recovery in new builds for dry bulk shipping in 2013 was reflected partly in the Baltic Dry Index (BDI), a measure of the average charter rates on dry bulk vessels, which rebounded ... with a capacity of less than 40,000 DWT, Handymax with a capacity of 40,000 to 50,000 DWT and Supramax ships with a capacity of 50,000 to 60,000 DWT. The price of dry bulk vessels was down on average ...

  7. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Gnanalingam joins billionaires' ranks

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... in the firm after the share sale is valued at about US$1.2 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He and his family are also getting about US$350 million from selling some stock. ... their own game," he said yesterday. "At the end of the season, you look for better players." The port operator priced its initial public offering at 2.50 ringgit (HK$6) per share, ...

  8. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    No festive cheer for shipping industry, Maersk boss David Skov says

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... to come up," Skov said. The rate slide was not only caused by slower-than-expected economic recovery but also increasing efforts by shipping companies to buy new ships amid low prices ... Triple Es- which are said to consume 35 per cent less fuel than the company's fleet average- would be shared with its two rivals. As for the Shanghai municipal government's move ...

  9. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Maersk confident on outlook for emerging markets

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Stockholm Chief of biggest shipping line looks beyond 'temporary setback' in commodity prices Maersk confident on outlook for emerging markets AP Moeller Maersk, ... is growth potential, even if we have a temporary setback in commodity prices." Investors dumped emerging market assets in the past quarter amid signals from the US Federal Reserve it might ...

  10. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Dry-bulk carriers ride new trend in energy industry

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... amount of energy, he said. China, the world's largest consumer of thermal coal, has focused its investment in alternative energy sources in wind, solar, hydro- and most importantly nuclear ... consumption outside Europe, a decline in forward contract prices of iron ore and falling orders for new ships are expected to put things back on track in the next two years. In its latest forecast, ...




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