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Total deadweight tonnes of the stainless steel fleet
Chinese seaborne specialised products imports 2014 (mt)
From a complex chemical derivative to simple molasses, our Specialised Products team helps move a hugely diverse range of cargoes, each with its own individual carriage requirements. The sheer diversity of the market calls for a wide knowledge of each and every product and vessel type.
As global demand for household goods increases, the need for specialised products to feed the supply chain rises. These include petrochemical liquids like methanol, gases, clean and dirty oil products and lubricants, vegetable oils (such as palm oils), biofuels and molasses. This tremendous range of specialised products requires specialised vessels, from small units to large and sophisticated chemical tankers with the capacity to transport 20 or more different products from many different shippers in custom-designed, stainless steel, double-skinned tanks. At any time one of our team might be fixing cargo for a 1,000 dwt river barge, whilst another could be organising a parcel to be carried on a highly advanced, multi-grade 45,000 dwt fully stainless steel carrier.
The core Specialised Products team's strength is to deliver global reach with a personal touch. Through our global office network with more than 120 expert staff we service a wide range of customers from multinational corporations to smaller niche market participants.
As the demand for specialised products has grown in recent years, our team has expanded rapidly - both organically and by acquisition - and has increased more than ten-fold since 2005. Today, we are by a considerable margin the largest team in the sector, offering our clients an unrivalled service.
Our business is generally comprised of four distinct charter types: spot fixtures; Contracts of Affreightment (CoAs); timecharter; and bareboat charters.
Our brokers rely upon our dedicated analyst team with their expert insight into the complexities of the Specialised Products market.
MD Specialised Products
Our unique blend of broking knowledge and market analysis is made available to our clients through reports, presentations and bespoke consultations, creating ever greater value to our existing and future customers.
Our clients can be safe in the knowledge that our post-fixture team, with its years of specialised experience, provides the highest level of support throughout the life of each fixture and beyond, at any time of the day, anywhere in the world.
Stainless Steel Super-Segregator
37,000 dw tonnes IMO 2
46,000 dw tonnes IMO 2
Stainless Steel Mid-range
33,000 dw tonnes IMO 2
25,000 dw tonnes IMO 2
Stainless Steel Modern Class
25,000 dw tonnes IMO 2
Coated Large Intermediate
16,500 dw tonnes IMO 2
Stainless Steel Workhorse
19,000 dw tonnes IMO 2
Coated Small Intermediate
13,000 dw tonnes IMO 2
Stainless Steel Coastal
6,000 dw tonnes IMO 2
Market Analysts, Specialised Products
DryPmx: ECSAM discussions but inquiry lvls elsewhere sparse. Hope next few days bring influx of fresh cargo to see rates start to climb
AFRAS: Rates fallen away slightly this wk on Afras in the Med, with Last done Levels ard ws150-155 level.
TC14: Finishing up at WS 100 STEADY/SOFT Houston closing last night - down 17.5ppts from Monday.
TC2: We have seen tc2 come off 7.5ppts from Monday – now trading at WS 150 STEADY
FFA: Dwindling demand ahead of Chinese NY sees IO price continue to slump. Expect a quiet wk to follow as festivities start to get underway.