Return to SPI MARINE NEWS "Coronavirus Update." The number of Coronavirus cases doubles every five days. In comparison to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic of 2003 which affected 8,100 during its eight-month outbreak; the number of reported Coronavirus cases as of 5 February has hit over 24,500, up
Return to SPI MARINE NEWS "Tariff Retaliation - If you rise, we'll rise." The latest round of tariffs between the US and China has hit a number of different sectors, and the petrochemical industry has not escaped unscathed. They came earlier this month when the Trump administration raised tariffs
Return to SPI MARINE NEWS "Every Sulphur Cloud has a Silver Lining." Of late there has been talk of a return to slow steaming, last seen when bunker prices were last at their highest (around 2013-1H 2014). For the Shipowning/Operating community this seems to tackle a number of issues; absorbing
Return to SPI MARINE NEWS "Halloween Brexit Deadline Impact." The 31 March was enshrined in law as the date when Britain would depart from the EU. But after a month of back and forth to Strasberg by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to get reassurances on her withdrawal agreement; numerous
Return to SPI MARINE NEWS "Three Key Dynamics Shaping Chemical Tanker Freight Markets" - SPI eBook. The Three Key Dynamics The Shaping Chemical Tanker Freight Markets. In our first monthly market report of the year back in January, we focused on the outlook for 2019 and concluded that market players
Return to SPI MARINE NEWS "Water Goes Around" - Market Commentary As pressure mounts on the industry to reduce harmful emissions, fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies are poised to enter these waters. For years we have long seen hydrogen fuel cells being used in public transport from Barcelona to Beijing.