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  • MARITIME ANALYSTS

      Dynamar B.V. helps shipping companies steer the best course in business. Our services are always in demand and we are looking for a talented Shipping Analyst to join our team as a: Shipping Analyst With offices in the Netherlands (Amsterdam Area), China, Turkey and presences in Romania and Great Britain, Dynamar is a leading independent provider of Business Information Risk Reports, co...
  • DynaMarkets Monitor - The build up to Brexit

    With it appearing more and more likely that the United Kingdom will be leaving the Brexit transition period with no deal, the focus on the island nation’s supply chains, port infrastructure and shipping capacity will become ever stronger. In 2019, the United Kingdom’s ports handled 486.1 million tonnes of goods, up 1% from the previous year. Trade with the European Union accounted f...
  • DynaLiners Daily – The search begins in Poland

    The Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaport Authority has started the search for the future operator of the 2 million TEU deepwater container terminal that is under construction on reclaimed land along the coast of Swinoujscie. The terminal will offer a quay line of 1,300 metres with a maximum draught of 15.5 metres. The application is scheduled to close towards the end of January 2021. The SSA is sai...
  • DynaLiners Daily – CMA CGM looks to a speedy solution

    Following the well documented delays and the difficulties that some shippers are having in getting their goods to the intended destinations, CMA CGM has introduced a new Trans-Pacific service. The SEAPRIORITY Express (SEA-X), which will operate between Yantian, Los Angeles and Ningbo, indicates that it will have a transit time of just 12 days with exclusivity for shipments booked via its SEAPRI...
  • DynaLiners Daily - Hapag-Lloyd 9M2020 volumes fall

    In the nine month period to September 30, 2020, Hapag-Lloyd recorded a 3% year-on-year decline in container volumes. For this period, the German carrier reported total carryings of 8.70 million TEU.
  • DynaLiners Daily – HMM makes progress; remains loss making

    HMM’s nine-month financial results are unique in that sense that the South Korean carrier is probably the only major operator (besides troubled PIL) posting a loss in the first nine months of this year. Despite a revenue increase of 6% to KRW 3.88 trillion (USD 3.32 billion) and an operating profit of KRW 352 billion (USD 301 million), in combination with a reduction in carryings of 15% t...
  • DynaLiners Daily – Pathways becoming clearer

    Earlier this week, the International Maritime Organisation announced its draft amendments to the MARPOL convention would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity. The draft amendments will now be put forward for formal adoption at MEPC 76 session, to be held during 2021.  Hot on the heels of the announcement, Maersk Line, the world&...
  • DynaLiners Daily – Intra-Asia volumes set to pick up?

    In the nine-month period to the end of September, intra-Asian container trade reached 31.35 million TEU, down 1.9% year-on-year according to the latest figures available from Container Trade Statistics. The trade now represents around 75% of all intra-regional trades worldwide and this proportion could be set to increase in light of the recently agreed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnershi...
  • DynaLiners Daily – A sign of things to come?

    The Port of Felixstowe, the busiest container port in the United Kingdom, has come under immense pressure in recent weeks. With businesses beginning to stockpile in the run up to both the holiday period and the end of the Brexit withdrawal period, the port has seen demand levels increase while struggling to shift containers inland. All in addition to the general disruption caused by the coronav...
  • DynaLiners Daily - DynaLiners Shares Index

    For whatever reason(s), the markets were very happy this past week. The main DynaLiners Shares Index posted a growth of fifty-seven points to end the week on 993. This was the second largest jump this year after the sixty-seven point gain of week 18. The sector indices performed as well, if not better, with DLSI Owners best of all with a 111-point and 14% gain to 929. The other three managed to...
  • DynaMarkets Monitor - Few reasons for reefer optimism

    After a stellar start to the year in which the conventional reefer segment reminded the market of its importance and key attributes, namely speed and flexibility, the seasonal downturn in cargoes well and truly hit through September and October. As was reported in the September edition of the DynaMarkets Monitor, “earnings for conventional reefers continued to move downwards after the im...
  • DynaLiners Daily – ONE posts an impressive six month profit

    During the first six months of fiscal 2020 (April-September), Ocean Network Express (ONE) posted a turnover of USD 5.92 billion, a reduction of 1% over the same months of the year before. Net profit, however, almost five-folded to USD 682 million, due to an extremely profitable second quarter. For the full fiscal year, ONE expects to make a profit of USD 928 million net. The reversal of fortune...
  • DynaLiners Daily - DynaLiners Shares Index - Gradual pressure

    Slowly but surely, the DynaLiners Shares Index is being pushed downwards. Although this week’s loss of a marginal six points to 936 was only equivalent to 0.7%, there has been a clear downward pressure since week 34’s record of 1,037. Even so, it was still in a much better place than at the same points of 2019 and 2018. The individual sector indices followed suit this week, losing b...
  • DynaLiners Daily – The orderbook picks up

    Throughout the course of 2020, and as a result of the unprecedented level of uncertainty for the sector, the container vessel orderbook has remained a source of optimism for operators. Over recent years, over capacity has plagued many trades and caused bottom line issues for carriers. In many cases, it was believed that the container shipping sector’s success in managing the challenges of...
  • DynaLiners Daily - A new service to Australia

    Despite the ongoing tensions between Australia and China and the impact it has already had on both the coal and barley trade between the two, some positive news has emerged. Cosco SL has recently announced its intention to launch a new service linking China with ports in the north of Australia (Townsville) and a number of other destinations in the South Pacific including the Philippines and Pap...
  • DynaLiners Daily - Belgium tests 16 metres for Antwerp

    The Belgian Authorities have started testing whether ships can safely transit the Westerschelde, which gives access to the port of Antwerp, with a draught of 16.0 metres. The current maximum is 15.56 metres. The relatively small addition would be an important one for the Belgian port as, with the current high loading rates and consequent deep draughts, it becomes increasingly difficult to act a...
  • DynaLiners Daily – OOCL returns for more megaships

    After a year in which HMM has taken delivery of a series of twelve 24,000 TEU vessels and the recent news of Hapag Lloyd rekindling it’s interest in a series of large new buildings, OOCL is the latest to be linked with new vessels. The carrier has recently been linked with a USD 1.1 billion move for seven new builds of 23,000 TEU. The construction looks set to take place at Dalian COSCO K...
  • Concern for coal shippers continues to mount

    The news goes from bad to worse for major coal shippers. After a prolonged period characterised by low prices, the ramping up of Chinese domestic production and the increasing pace of moves away from coal across Europe and North America, the growing number of reports about the unofficial Chinese ban on coal imports from Australia make for difficult reading. The instructions have reportedly been...
  • DynaLiners Daily - DynaLiners Shares Index

    This week’s DynaLiners Shares Index saw a marginal drop of six points to 942. DLSI Carriers (down nine) and DLSI Ports (down two) also suggested a lack of movement. Only DLSI Shipowners (down twenty four and 2.9%) and DLSI Boxes (up twelve and 1.8%) showed signs of normal activity. In fact, for the latter, the continuing reports of equipment shortage appears to have done wonders for the i...
  • DynaLiners Daily – Which way will it go?

    With carriers continuing to enjoy a period of strong earnings and the need for additional capacity also becoming apparent on the Trans-Atlantic trade, it is worth asking the question of how long this can continue. Already, some have questioned its possible longevity, with Rolf Habben Jansen, chief executive of Germany's Hapag Lloyd indicating that a possible correction is on the cards. Elsewher...
  • DynaLiners Daily - US charges Russian officers for NonPetya attacks

    Six intelligence officers of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate were charged by the US Justice Department over several cyberattacks in recent years, including the NotPetya malware attack that brought down the IT systems of Maersk in 2017. They are alleged to have engaged in computer attacks intended to support Russian government efforts, which began by targeting Ukrainian organisations b...
  • DynaLiners Daily - Logistical limitations in India

    The recent spike in both rates and volumes is causing concern in the Indian container shipping market. Through October, it has become evident that shippers are facing an uphill battle to secure enough shipping containers on the back of reduced Indian imports, high demand and repositioning delays. The troubles add to the existing woes caused by increasing freight rates and a tightness in vessel ...
  • DynaLiners Daily - Progress stopped

    Although the main DynaLiners Shares Index DynaLiners Shares Index dropped by 2.8% and twenty-seven points to 948 these past seven days, it was not all bad. The DLSI Carriers sector index bore the brunt of the pressure, losing sixty-four points and 4.8%, but still ended well above the 1,000 barrier. DLSI Owners and DLSI Boxes managed to book marginal gains of 1%-2%, continuing the theme of the p...
  • DynaLiners Daily - The Port of Rotterdam releases its third quarter throughput figures

    The Port of Rotterdam has recently released its container throughput figures for the period to the end of September. Year-to-date throughput in TEU (10.67 million) was down 4.7% from the corresponding period in 2019 (11.19 million), a marked an improvement from the six month period to the end of June, when a 7% year-on-year decline was recorded (2020: 7.00 million, 2019: 7.53 million). In the a...
  • DynaMarkets Monitor - Concerns for shippers continue

    In some ways 2020 so far has shaped up to be a year of two very different, yet strikingly similar, halves for major container-shipping lines. The unprecedented drop in shipped volumes through the first half of the year contrasts strongly with the state of the market through August, September and into October, at least on certain trade lanes. Trends including the restocking of inventories in the...
  • DynaLiners Daily – Strong third-quarter performance among West African ports

    In its third quarter earnings release, Bolloré group reported a 3% decline in revenues generated from transportation and logistics with the figure falling from USD 1.462 billion at the end of September 2019 to USD 1.420 billion at the end of September 2020. However, the group reported that the three-month period to the end of September saw excellent performance across its terminals in We...
  • DynaLiners Daily - The threat of early obsolescence

    The red-hot container vessel charter market has breathed a new lease of life into the market for older vessels, especially those in the Panamax segment. Recent reports indicate that MSC has recently taken the 4,178 TEU AMALTHEA for around USD 17,000 a day for a period of eighteen to twenty months, the highest rate for such a vessel in a decade. This begs the question as to whether the growth in...
  • DynaLiners Daily - A new chapter?

    Following the signing of a normalisation agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, MSC has carried its first direct cargo from Dubai to Haifa, using the Indus Express. Although both ports were already on the schedule of this service, it was officially not used for the UAE-Israel trade. Other carriers such as Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk have also announced accepting cargoes between the t...
  • DynaLiners Daily - DynaLiners Shares Index

    The main DynaLiners Shares Index and all four sector indices enjoyed positive weeks, continuing the bounce back that has now lasted three week. All indices posted double-digit absolute growths, with DLSI Owners up thirty-two points and 4% to 847. The main index was up thirteen points and 1.4% to 975. Although DLSI Boxes’ twenty point and 3% gain was not the best, it did finish on a year h...
  • DynaLiners Daily - Where are we heading?

    In recent weeks, the container shipping sector has seen the commencement of the maiden voyage of the world’s largest LNG powered containership, the approval in principle for a 23,000 TEU vessel fuelled by ammonia and  the announcement from one of the largest carriers, MSC, that it views hydrogen and biofuels as the way forward. As the development of alternative fuels gathers pace and...
  • DynaLiners Daily - Another record broken

    After a number of days on which it was hitting the headlines on account of its struggles to overcome a cyber-attack, CMA CGM has now posted some positive news. The French line’s newest addition, the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADÉ, has set a new record for the number of loaded containers carried upon its departure from Singapore, with 20,723 full containers loaded. The vessel is making its m...
  • DynaLiners Daily - The back and forth continues

    The struggle between Britain’s ports for post-Brexit market share of the UK’s trade in goods has reignited this week following the UK Major Ports Group’s working paper highlighting the potential of the country’s East Coast short-sea and container ports to pick up volumes at the expense of the Ro-Ro centric Port of Dover. The report claims that some 1.2 million TEU could ...
  • DynaMarkets Monitor - Tanker Troubles

    The record-breaking VLCC fixtures that occurred during the first half of 2020 seem a lifetime ago. As we approach autumn, following a summer characterized by travel uncertainty, low demand levels and wild fluctuations between optimism that the coronavirus had been contained and pessimism that a second wave was around the corner, the tanker trade is looking in poor health. The wave of floating ...
  • DynaLiners Daily - A sign of things to come?

    Two weeks on from the first reports that major French liner operator CMA CGM was the target of a cyber-attack, the Group has now stated that its sites are now up and running, with all functionalities restored. Over the course of the last three years, each of the world’s top four carriers, namely Maersk, MSC, CoscoSL and CMA CGM have all been targeted. A sign of things to come for smaller ...
  • Dynamarkets Monitor - A potential new role for the EU in shaping global shipping norms

    In recent weeks,  European Parliament has voted to include shipping within the bloc’s carbon dioxide (CO2) Emissions Trading System (ETS), a scheme within which polluters have to pay for their pollution through the purchase of allowances. The move raises important questions for those involved in the practical end of shipping, while also challenging the perceptions of the role of th...
  • Dynamarkets Monitor - Movement towards more multi-modality

      The shift towards multi-modality is now one of the most prevalent themes within transport research and transport policy. The development of multi-modal transport networks is seen as an important tool in the battle to reduce emission levels from transport and also to help ease road congestion around urban hubs and logistical bottlenecks. In Europe, and the European Union in particular, ...
  • Dynamar - Vacancies

    Since 1981, Dynamar B.V. has provided Transport and Shipping Information and Consultancy services for the Marine, Energy and Financial sectors. Our consultancy department is a leading independent provider of analytical studies on various aspects of the maritime industry, with a particular emphasis on container liner shipping. We are looking for an experienced consultant to expand our organiza...