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.

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

20 5月 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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原油 石油製品 フレート/輸送 Asia-Pacific Europe Latin America and Caribbean Middle East North America English

28 4月 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 フレート/輸送 English Agriculture

22 4月 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 フレート/輸送 石油製品

05 4月 2022

Weight of Freight — Dirty tankers: The Russia-Ukraine impact in five graphs

More than a month has now passed since the Russia/Ukraine conflict began, plunging European and global commodity markets into turmoil.

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原油 フレート/輸送 Global English Asia-Pacific Europe North America

30 3月 2022

Weight of Freight: d’Amico adjusts to product tanker market in flux

This latest Weight of Freight episode provides a shipowner’s perspective on current clean tanker market fundamentals, ‘self-sanctioning’ Russian oil, and how elevated bunker prices have affected trading.

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フレート/輸送 石油製品 Global Europe FSU English

24 3月 2022

Weight of Freight: Russia-Ukraine conflict shakes up shipping

Government sanctions on Russia and self-sanctioning by companies have altered global oil, coal and grain trade flows. But what impact has that had on freight rates?

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Asia-Pacific Africa FSU Global Middle East North America English Europe

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Browse all podcast episodes and blog posts from Argus across the freight and transportation industries, including more past installments from the Weight of Freight series.

Other content and services

  • Why Latin America should care about tanker freight’s depression

    Clean petroleum products importers in Latin America are heavily exposed to tanker freight volatility. This paper outlines Argus’ expectations for freight rates and how uncertain geopolitical landscapes and tighter orderbooks may easily bring back volatility.
  • ARGUS Freight

    Argus Freight provides daily freight indexes, news and analysis and is a must-have source of market intelligence for all industry players exposed to seaborne transportation costs. It covers the key trade routes for both clean and dirty tankers, as well as dry bulk and LPG markets.
  • ARGUS freight and transportation capabilities

    Argus covers freight rates in the tankers, dry bulk and LPG markets, along with pipeline, rail and barge transportation prices and provides the latest insight into the impact of freight on a wide range of commodity markets.

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