Chemical Tanker Shipping prices, markets & analysis

The ICIS Shipping report, or Chemical Tanker Shipping Report, is published weekly in the Americas, Asia and Europe.  

Each report contains a number of regional price quotes, as well as information on shipping fixtures and enquiries both within the region and for export. News on production and crude oil movements is also included when applicable. Our up-to-date pricing data and comprehensive background information enables you to make crucial commercial decisions.

What's happening in the Chemical Tanker Shipping market?
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ICIS publishes the only independent reports on the chemical tanker shipping market, publishing three weekly reports on the shipment of chemicals loading from Europe, the US and Asia.

All three reports focus on small chemical tankers generally up to 50,000 tonnes, and include freight rate assessments as well as commentary on the spot market.

Prices are always changing, for example, before the global economy went into recession in 2008 there was a great boom in chemical tanker shipping. However, since then demand for chemical tankers has almost evaporated.

Fewer products are now being shipped and there is now less need to move products from one region to another.

New tankers ordered prior to the global economic downturn continue to enter the market, adding to the already well-supplied tonnage.

Persistently high crude oil prices continue to maintain an upward pressure on the cost of bunker fuel, leaving ship owners with spiralling operating costs.

Many believe the group of emerging economies known as the BRIC countries- Brazil, Russia, India and China- may well be areas that go from strength to strength, and could be where firmer freight rates are achieved in the future.

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We offer the following regional Chemical Tanker Shipping analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Chemical Tanker Shipping marketplace.

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