More information?

Can’t find the publication you’re looking for?  Send us an e-mail specifying a title or subject and we will contact you by return!

Call us +31 72 5147400

Subscribe to DynaLiners

Start your three-week your FREE TRIAL now and receive a copy of the latest DynaLiners Weekly straight away. For more information, call us at +31 72 5147400 or send us an E-mail!



Monthly Markets Monitor

Dynamar is on top of the developments in the worldwide shipping markets. On a continuous, daily basis, we scan, check and process information on all relevant shipping sectors, markets and companies. The resulting experience and know how on 5 all-important segments flows into this particular report. Please click for a free sample!

Sign in as customer

Are you a Dynamar customer? Thank you and logon here to search our vast database of over 20,000 companies and download the Business Information Report(s) you require. No customer yet?

Register now

Latest news

  • 28 March 2020

    DynaLiners Daily - Yilport numbers

    Ports in which Turkish Yilport owns a stake handled 6.2 million TEU, or 4.6 million TEU based on equity share. The container volumes were split between Malta (2.7 million TEU), Turkey (1.1 million TEU), Iberia (1.2 million TEU), Nordic Countries (495,300 TEU) and others (600,000 TEU). In addition, it handled 11.5 million tons of general cargo, 317,000 CEU Ro/Ro units and 3.4 million cbm of liqu... Read more

  • 28 March 2020

    DynaLiners Daily - Heung A Line or Heung-A Shipping?

    Heung A Line, now owned by Sinokor, has distanced itself from its former parent Heung-A Shipping, which is undergoing a KDB, Korean Development Bank-led debt restructuring. Heung-A Shipping, which now is solely a tanker operator, sold a 90% shareholding in Heung A Line in December 2019 for KRW 36 billion (USD 29 million).   Read more

SLOW STEAMING - A transient fashion or here to stay?

Slow Steaming encompasses the operation of vessels at slower than maximum commercial speed, while adding a ship to the container service to keep the original frequency.

Certainly not a new issue, the Slow Steaming phenomenon has returned to the liner trades in full force since 2007. Initially, this was driven by the need of saving fuel costs, soon thereafter followed by other imperatives of addressing over-capacity, reducing harmful emissions and ... empty pockets.

By mid-2008 half of the 31 North Europe-Far East slings had slowed down, plus a handful of others. An extensive assessment in the publication shows that 2 years later, modern box vessels cruising slower than ships in the era of sail can be found be found in all major East-West and North-South trades. The joint capacity of all slowed down bottoms is nearly half of that of the total containership fleet, with the number of extra vessels tight into the Slow Steaming services making up for some 8%.


Slow Steaming is a multi-faceted strategy, affecting many sectors of the liner trades and raising a multitude of questions, including:  

  • how it serves the environment
  • the actual speeds
  • the container box fleet
  • the effect on the total fleet    
  • the savings (per knot, per service, per TEU)
  • the logistics effect
  • the number of ships and carriers involved
  • the possible alternatives    
  • the scheduling and integrity of services
  • the technical side of the matter
  • what’s in it for the shipper, and:

the future of Slow Steaming once full recovery is there, capacity tightens again, and/or fuel prices sink.

All these topics are brought together in a unique, August 2010-published comprehensive report:

SLOW STEAMING: A transient fashion or here to stay?

Download table of contents

  • Table of contents