Covid-19: Shipping Market Impact Assessment (Update No. 6, 02 Jul 2020)

As we reach mid-year, our latest review of the shipping market context is now available for download. With mid-year data points now available, our aim with this briefing is to continue to provide a framework to help understand and monitor the huge impacts of Covid-19 in the shipping market context. The review also includes analysis of a range of newly developed high frequency and near time data, including a new Summary Tracker that will be updated each week.

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Energy Transition: The Shipping Context

In our March semi-annual report, we cited satellite imagery of reduced pollution as economic activity slowed as a “stark reminder of climate change”. In this week’s Analysis, we look at some of the challenges (and opportunities) the shipping industry potentially faces with its cargo base, changes in offshore activity and in reducing its own emissions footprint through fuel transition, technology and regulation.

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