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2020 Bunker Regulation - "A Refined View"

March 23, 2017

Over the next five-year period, the regulatory environment of marine transportation will adapt according to new environmental policies.  Two monumental changes in maritime operations are fast approaching, one being the global 0.5% Sulphur Emissions Cap, which will begin in 2020 as a way to reduce the carbon footprint created by maritime transportation. 

JBC Energy, a boutique oil market research company based in Vienna, has recently released a multi-client study that tackles the IMO regulatory change from every relevant angle, providing a detailed take on the supply, demand and price changes that have to be expected in the wake of ...

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What's in Store for Tanker Supply?

March 8, 2017

Tanker tonnage supply has been a topic of interest recently, with many market participants eager to know when the fleet may experience a slim down.  Vessel exits have been limited over the past few years, falling to a low of less than 30 in 2015.  This slowdown has occurred during a time when the pace of newbuilding deliveries has been elevated, averaging 230 new ships per year since 2010.  This imbalance has caused the global fleet count to swell to over 4,700 ships in 2017, up 28% from 2010. 

The question now is, will there be an increase in ...

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