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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Blog posts and podcast episodes

14 5月 2021

Asian premium beckons as US LNG outgrows Panama

Higher premiums for spot LNG delivered to Asia could become more common, with growing US liquefaction having already far outstripped the capacity of the Panama Canal.

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天然ガス/LNG フレート/輸送 Global Asia-Pacific North America English

22 4月 2021

Weight of Freight: US-Brazil fuel trade to play a leading role for MR tankers

Join our latest Weight of Freight podcast where we discuss current trends in the atlantic basin product tanker market with a special guest.

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English Global 石油製品 フレート/輸送

19 4月 2021

Port delays in China cost crude traders big time

While all eyes were on the Ever Given, a flotilla of ships in northern China was held up for even longer. Delays are eating into arbitrage as ports struggle to keep up with increased crude imports — with costs to traders sometimes topping more than $1.1mn a day.

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フレート/輸送 Asia-Pacific 原油 English

30 3月 2021

5 things we learnt from the Suez Canal blockage

On the afternoon of Monday 29 March, the containership Ever Given was freed from the banks of the Suez Canal, upon which it ran aground on 23 March.

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フレート/輸送 Agriculture 金属 石炭 LPG/NGL 石油製品 Africa Middle East Europe Asia-Pacific English

23 3月 2021

Global LPG Conversations: Freight market developments plus European propane, butane price shifts versus naphtha

Argus LPG Editor Peter Wilton and reporter Aidan Lea sit down with Alan Hayes, VP of Business Development to discuss seasonal dips in the value of both grades of LPG versus competing petrochemical feedstock with a focus on the recent freight market developments.

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LPG/NGL 石油化学 フレート/輸送 Europe English

18 3月 2021

Weight of Freight: Dirty tanker rates to face “painful” recovery

We welcome a special guest from Gibson Shipbrokers in this next instalment of the Weight of Freight podcast series.

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English Global フレート/輸送 石油製品

12 3月 2021

Decarbonisation in the bunker market

With the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 2020 sulphur regulation changes now in the rear-view mirror, IMO 2030 represents the next major milestone in the bunker market. There are different ways that the market will meet these targets and the stricter ones ou...

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石油製品 天然ガス/LNG バイオエネルギー 化学肥料 排出権 Global English Asia-Pacific Europe Latin America and Caribbean Middle East North America

04 3月 2021

Weight of Freight: Dry Bulk outlook with Golden Ocean CEO

This episode in the Weight of Freight welcomes Golden Ocean to share their opinion on 2021 and discuss their recent ship purchases.

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English Global 石油製品

08 2月 2021

Talking IMO 2020, transparency, and preparing for the future with KPI OceanConnect CEO Søren Høll

Our latest marine fuels webinar explores the global market and volumes in 2021, as well as how owners and operators can deliver cost-effective marine energy procurement strategies.

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English 石油製品 フレート/輸送

24 2月 2021

The Crude Report: Texas’ cold snap boosts US Aframax spot, futures prices

Aframax tonnage has been tight in the Atlantic basin thanks to heavy demand for fuel oil loadings in Europe, but demand grew even more this past week as charterers rushed to secure vessels for US loadings in response to Texas’ unusual winter weather.

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原油 フレート/輸送 North America English

16 2月 2021

Changing Flows: Possible shifts to Asia’s clean tankers following refinery developments in Australia

This podcast focuses on the possible impacts to clean tankers in the region, owing to Australia’s refinery developments.

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Global English フレート/輸送

08 2月 2021

Weight of Freight: How will shipowners spend cash in 2021?

Like any industry, shipping needs a sea of cash to keep sailing ahead. The volatile year of 2020 might have given shipowners in tankers and dry bulk markets more money to work with, but how will they spend it in the uncertain 2021?

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English 石油製品 フレート/輸送

29 1月 2021

Changing Flows: The impact of Australia’s refinery developments to Asia’s dirty tankers

Listen to experts from our Singapore team as they discuss developments in Australia's oil products industry and how it might affect commodity demand and trade flows.

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石油製品 English

27 1月 2021

China’s iron ore hunger should support dry bulk rates

To support its booming steel output, China’s only viable option for more iron ore is Brazil, which will serve to support Capesize rates and tonne-mile demand.

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金属 Europe フレート/輸送 English

14 1月 2021

Why are carriers with US LNG changing tack for Suez?

Ongoing congestion at the Panama Canal has spurred firms delivering US LNG to east Asia to seek alternative routes, with the Suez Canal emerging as the preferred option in recent weeks.

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天然ガス/LNG North America English

18 12月 2020

Peter Sand on tanker freight - The balance of optimism and realism

Special freight podcast introducing guest Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO. This episode spotlights the impact of freight on global commodity markets.

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English Global フレート/輸送 石油製品

01 12月 2020

Return of Libyan crude oil could curb tanker demand

The ramping up of Libyan crude production in recent weeks has led to more bookings for Aframax tankers in the Mediterranean, helping to briefly lift freight rates from their summer lows.

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原油 フレート/輸送 Africa Europe North America English

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.

Argus oil trade route maps

The increased volatility in prices for oil products and clean tankers freight rates is keeping the market on its toes. As trade routes and arbitrages grow unstable, a comprehensive view into the links between products and shipping costs is required. These weekly maps give you that view.

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