Review of the Dry-Cargo Shipping Market In May 2013Download PDF

According to the Baltic Exchange (London), the dry-cargo shipping market fell slightly in May 2013. The average monthly BDI was 853 points. The change was -3%, compared with the preceding month. In April 2013, the average monthly BDI increased by 0% compared with March. It is a great stretch to identify Panamax and Handysize as the most active sectors, which increased by 1% and 5% in April and by 9% and 2% in May, respectively.

Review of the Container Tonnage Market In May 2013Download PDF

The time-charter container shipping market showed some recovery in April-May 2013, as confirmed by the dynamics of the relevant freight indices. According to Drewry, the tonnage that container lines expect in the Asia-Northern Europe direction in the second quarter of 2013 will increase by 10.2% while Trans Pacific shipping is expected to increase by 5.5%. According to the same source, container shipping is expected to increase by 4.7% in 2013 and 5.7% in 2014.

Review of the Container Market in the Black Sea Region in the First Quarter Of 2013Download PDF

In the first quarter of 2013, the Black Sea container terminals Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria processed 623,103 TEU, including empty container (excluding transshipment). This is stated in a review prepared by the Informall Business Group. It examines only data for loaded containers, which totaled 432,422 TEU. As a result, the overall growth in loaded containers achieved in the region in the first quarter of this year was 14.88% compared with the same period of last year.

Grain Production In Ukraine, Infrastructure Concomitant To Export Of Grain Download PDF

Experts with the Center for Transport Strategies are forecasting that the volume of grain production in Ukraine will increase from 46.2 million tons in the 2012/2013 marketing year to 66.3 million tons in the 2017/2018 marketing year. Thus, the increase will be about 43%.

Specialization Ukrainian Seaports: Limitation Or Opportunities For GrowthDownload PDF

According to analysts with CTS, modernization of all ports is impossible and superfluous. Firstly, it requires large financial resources and, secondly, it will lead to an increase in overcapacity and lower efficiency. Read more in a report by the head of CTS’ expert division, Andrei Shklyar, that was prepared at the sixth international conference "Freight and Ports of the Azov-Black Sea Basin 2013"

Ranking Of Black Sea Shipping Lines In First Quarter Of 2013Download PDF

The ranking is based on the consolidated volumes of lines, excluding transshipments to the following markets: Ukraine, terminals: GPK Ukraine, Illichivsk Container Terminal, TIS, Brooklyn Kiev; Russia, terminals: NUTEP, NLE, NMTP; Romania, terminals: CSCT, SOCEP; Bulgaria, port terminals: Varna, Burgas; Georgia, port terminals Poti, Batumi.

Review: Dry-Cargo Shipping Market In March 2013Download PDF

According to the Baltic Exchange (London), the dry-cargo shipping market finally interrupted a series of declines in March 2013 and showed the long-anticipated seasonal growth (+142 points compared with +19% in the previous month), and the average monthly BDI in March 2013 was 887 points.

Market Of Container Tonnage In February-March 2013Download PDF

February-March 2013 was marked by a slight improvement in the time-charter container shipping sector, as evidenced by the dynamics of the corresponding container indices. The Braemar Container Index calculated by London brokers rose by 1.93 points or 3.5% in the past month alone.

Review of the Dry-Cargo Shipping Market In December 2013Download PDF

According to the Baltic Exchange (London), the dry-cargo shipping market ended the year on a positive note by rising significantly in December 2013. The average monthly BDI rose by 642 points or 41% to 2,200 points.