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Dry Bulk: Capesize Index Slips Across the Board


Capesize : A week of dashed hopes for owners as the optimism evident the previous week evaporated. Rates slipped on all routes and underlying threats of a cyclone in West Australia saw the miners on the side lines. The West Australia/China route fell to $6.00 for 6 February onwards and cyclone worries receded, many hoped this was the floor.

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ICS Seminars


Please find upcoming HMC Professional Maritime Seminars for February and March 2019

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Are Drones the Answer to a More Efficient Energy Industry?


Drones can provide major benefits to the energy industry. According to a survey of energy companies by the Energy Drone Coalition and DRONEII.COM, around two-thirds of respondents claimed that they are currently operating drones. This number is expected to grow in the coming years, reaching a market size of 8,390.5 million by 2023 at the CAGR of around 25.53%, writes Market Research Future. So what is driving drone use in the energy industry?

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Ship Recycling – Ecological Solution Neglected by Maritime


Green shipping is not just making sure the right measures are taken when a vessel is operational. It is every decision and action from a ship’s inception to its destruction. In the past, the latter was an afterthought: after a vessel served it’s allotted average lifespan of around 25-30 years, it would be abandoned, sunk in the ocean or sent to the shores of impoverished countries for shipbreaking that harms the environment and the workers dismantling the ships. To prevent further dangerous practices, the industry is moving towards green ship recycling. But are the current initiatives enough?

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Future of LNG Oversupply or Shortage?


As the industry is stepping into the new year, the speculations and forecasts about the future of the LNG market are ranging from doom to boom. But which is the most likely scenario? Or will the market see both as it shifts from LNG oversupply to a shortage in a matter of a few years?

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