Lorentzen & Stemoco

Keep it tight

MARKETS Its reputation for taking a comparatively civilised approach to business means that the LPG tanker sector is emerging from the recession rather faster than some other tanker segments, with little prospect at present of any supply overhang to disturb rising earnings

BW Gas tanker Austria

It takes two to trade

MARKETS Sanctions against Iran have upped the uncertainty stakes in the tanker markets as charterers seek out alternative sources for misplaced cargoes. Julian Macqueen looks at what’s happening in the shipping world this month

Norgas Sonoma

Demand holds the aces

MARKETS The VLGC sector seems to be enjoying the forecast upturn but demand for product tankers has been hit by a shift in trade patterns and disappointing consumption figures

LPG Tanker Yuricosmos

Still waters run deep

The days of tanker operators thanking their lucky stars for the influx of tonnage to cope with an extra glut of products reclassified under the International Bulk Chemicals (IBC) Code are starting to wane.

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