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.

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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

19 January 2023

Weight of Freight: These 3 factors could spur a crude freight rebound

The tanker chartering rush that pushed crude freight rates to record highs in November 2022 is over, but the question remains: what could cause rates to rebound?

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Freight & Transportation Global English

19 January 2023

Weight of Freight: Dry bulk ton-miles soar as Europe moves from Russian coal

Last year, the dry bulk trade routes in Europe were reshaped after the European Union and other countries exercised sanctions against Russia. After Russian coal was banned in Europe in August, the ton-miles increased in the region, but it didn`t support the rates for dr...

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Freight & Transportation Global Agriculture Coal Metals Natural gas/LNG English

16 December 2022

Weight of Freight: Georgia’s IMO rep talks fake registrations

Matthew Mitchell, Market Reporter at Argus sits down with Ivane Abashidze, Georgia's rep to the IMO and Vice Chair to the IMO Legal Commitee as they discuss the IMO's legal committee and some of the issues it deals with including insurance and sanctions.

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English Freight & Transportation Global

13 December 2022

Driving Discussions and the Weight of Freight: Why 2023 will be a year of change for diesel shipping

European distillates’ demand will shape the global flows and the shipping market, which is to become a central element for the supply of Diesel into Europe, particularly from February 2023 onwards, once Russian Diesel is phased out.

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Russian English Freight & Transportation

24 November 2022

Weight of Freight: Dry bulk insights with Pacific Rim’s Kelle Horn

This episode takes a deep dive into the minor bulk trade in the Americas, and touches on the shifting global grain trade including Asia-Pacific’s increasing focus on South American grains over US Gulf coast and west coast North American suppliers.

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Asia-Pacific Agriculture English North America Freight & Transportation

23 November 2022

Weight of Freight: Coasting through the winter and into 2023?

This latest Weight of Freight podcast episode focuses on the 2023 orderbook, the return of the European refineries, Polish demand and what these could all mean for freight rates.

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English Europe Freight & Transportation LPG/NGL

28 October 2022

Weight of Freight: Urals crude seeks outlets under the cover of darkness

Russian charterers have been hunting for alternative ways of exporting crude as EU sanctions loom, and many have started to consider running “dark” — long the key to sanctioned Iran maintaining a presence in the global oil market.

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Crude oil Freight & Transportation Global Africa Asia-Pacific Europe FSU Latin America and Caribbean Middle East English

17 October 2022

Weight of Freight: CII, EEXI regulations already making waves

Two new International Maritime Organization environmental regulations do not take effect until the beginning of next year, but they are already the subject of much speculation. The Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) and the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) are...

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Emissions Freight & Transportation Crude oil Oil products Asia-Pacific Europe North America Global English

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
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