The Weight of Freight content series

The Weight of Freight content series

In this series, Argus’ global team of experts explore the intricate, yet powerful connections between the shipping and commodities markets.

Through podcasts, blogs, white papers and more, this series focuses on different markets, themes and regions to give you the very latest insights to understand the weight of freight.

Argus podcast episodes are available on a variety of podcast platforms as well as the Argus Blog, where each episode can be streamed and is provided with a full transcript and related links.

Learn more about Argus Freight and the global pricing solutions we provide.

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This free monthly email includes handpicked industry news, analytical insight, special featured content and key pricing indications, helping to keep you ahead of the global freight market.

Latest blog posts and podcast episodes

05 October 2022

Weight of Freight: Crouching tanker, hidden dragon

Medium Range (MR) clean tanker freight rates from northeast Asia have fallen from their record highs in late September on reduced spot activity, as many participants were away for the week-long APPEC conference in Singapore during the same period. But what are the short...

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Asia-Pacific Freight & Transportation English

03 October 2022

Weight of Freight: Trafigura talks decarbonization and freight volatility

Global Head of Wet Freight at Trafigura, Andrea Olivi, joins Argus’ Head of Freight Alex Younevitch.

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English Freight & Transportation Crude oil Global

29 September 2022

Weight of Freight: Decoding The Poseidon Principles

The focus of the world seems to be finally shifting towards the issue of climate change, albeit slowly. Recently, even billionaire founder of clothing brand Patagonia Yvon Chouinard, gave away his entire company to a trust, the proceeds of which will go towards fighting...

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Net zero Freight & Transportation Emissions Oil products Global Europe Asia-Pacific English

23 September 2022

Weight of Freight: Rising Asia-Pacific Panamax rates – Rain, rain, come again

Freight rates for Asia Pacific Panamax routes have been moving higher since the start of September, as multiple typhoons have led to disruptions in vessel schedules, thinning spot vessel supplies in the northeast Asia region. But are rates able to sustain at these highe...

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English Coal Freight & Transportation Asia-Pacific

25 August 2022

Weight of Freight: Dry bulk ton-mile demand in flux as trade routes shift

Dry bulker rates could come under pressure globally as very few grain cargoes have left Ukraine so far this quarter. The third quarter is typically when Ukrainian grain reenters the global market. But for the third quarter of 2022, only a handful of vessels have made it...

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Africa English Europe Global Latin America and Caribbean Middle East Freight & Transportation North America

18 August 2022

Weight of Freight: Southeast Asian Aframax rates – Are higher levels here to stay?

Southeast Asian Aframax tanker freight rates have been on a steady climb since end-June, following firm demand for vessels on the inter-region short-haul trades. But could the fall in crude prices and subsequently fuel costs, put a halt to the upward trend? Or are there...

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Asia-Pacific Crude oil Freight & Transportation English

15 August 2022

Weight of Freight: Green ammonia – green or mania?

As the world’s focus turns on to the energy sector and what is the best green fuel for the future, there are still many unknowns, specifically in the shipping sector. As shipowners flounder desperately to find an alternative to traditional bunkers, many are hailing ammo...

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Africa English Europe FSU Latin America and Caribbean North America Freight & Transportation

01 August 2022

Weight of Freight: Weighing the past to understand the future - Volatility in east of Suez clean tanker freight rates

In today’s tumultuous markets, freight rates and oil product prices have been unpredictable. Will this volatility continue? What are the main correlations between the two markets?

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Asia-Pacific English Freight & Transportation

20 July 2022

Weight of Freight: Maxing out the Suezmaxes

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is redefining the global seaborne trade in crude oil. The impact on freight has not only been longer voyages and more tonne-miles but greater volatility as Europe instead draws on west Africa and the Mideast Gulf for its supplies, while Russ...

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Freight & Transportation Crude oil Global English Africa Asia-Pacific Europe Middle East
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