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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Argus Freight Market Highlight

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

22 June 2022

Weight of Freight: Euronav breaks down decarbonization for tankers

Euronav’s Head of Fuel Procurement, Rustin Edwards, joins Argus Head of Freight Alex Younevitch

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English Freight & Transportation Global

20 June 2022

Weight of Freight: Insurance ban narrows Russia’s options

A proposed EU ban on marine insurance for tankers carrying Russian oil could dramatically curtail exports, especially if the UK joins in. A ban on Russian seaborne oil imports grabbed the headlines when EU leaders finally agreed a sixth round of sanctions at the end of ...

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Europe FSU Freight & Transportation Crude oil Oil products Africa Asia-Pacific Global

26 May 2022

Weight of Freight: East of Suez Aframax and Suezmax rates – down and out?

East of Suez Suezmax tanker rates have been subdued since the start of May, following competition from Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), on reduced demand from China as the country continues to implement its zero Covid-19 strategy. Could this downwards cannibalisation ...

20 May 2022

Weight of Freight: For tanker owners, fuel efficiency pays

Just as fuel-efficient car owners are feeling validated in their decision to opt for fuel savers, so too are oil tanker owners who ordered fuel-efficient tankers, or so-called “eco” tankers.

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Crude oil Oil products Freight & Transportation Asia-Pacific Europe Latin America and Caribbean Middle East North America English

28 April 2022

Weight of Freight: Panamax grain cargoes boost first quarter trade

Despite tumultuous events affecting dry bulk freight so far in 2022, including coal bans and fresh Covid-19 lockdowns, there was an unfaltering constant: Panamax fixing activity from steady volumes of grain cargoes, from South America in particular.

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Global Latin America and Caribbean Freight & Transportation English Agriculture

22 April 2022

Weight of Freight: Clean Asia-Pacific MR tanker rates – Upwards and onwards?

Asia-Pacific Medium Range (MR) tanker rates have been trending higher since the start of the year, mainly because of strong Australian demand for clean petroleum products.

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Asia-Pacific English Freight & Transportation Oil products
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