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The Shipfix Blog: Ukrainian Grain Exports Facing Renewed Uncertainty
By Ulf Bergman on November 4, 2022

The drone attacks on Russian naval assets in Crimea last weekend led to the suspension of the country's participation in the deal that has allowed Ukraine to recommence seaborne exports of...

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Leveraging Shipfix Data in Trading Forward Freight Agreements (FFAs)
By Alex Stuart-Grumbar on September 26, 2022

Forward Freight Agreements (FFAs) are a type of commodity derivative used both by shipowners and charterers, to manage their exposure to forward freight market volatility. 

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The Shipfix Blog: Is the Capesize Recovery Sustainable?
By Ulf Bergman on September 20, 2022

Under normal circumstances, a three-quarter gain in freight rates for the Panamaxes during the first half of September would have been considered a sterling performance for the tonnage...

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The Shipfix Market Blog #15 - With Hindsight: "Sell in May and Go Away"
By Ulf Bergman on August 7, 2022

In the equity markets, it is often suggested that one should “sell in May and go away”. While it is not necessarily a foolproof trading strategy, the perhaps somewhat dubious rationale is...

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The Shipfix Market Blog #14 - A Recovery for the Ukrainian Grains Trade?
By Ulf Bergman on July 26, 2022

The deal that will allow Ukraine to recommence exports of grains from its ports in the Black Sea is only a few days old. Yet, its survival is already in doubt following the Russian missile...

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The Shipfix Market Blog #13 - A Changing Reality for the European Coal Trade
By Ulf Bergman on July 22, 2022

Europe is rapidly heading for the deadline when the EU sanctions on imports of Russian coal become terminal. Imports have been allowed since the sanctions were announced a few months ago,...

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The Shipfix Market Blog #12 - A New Quarter: More of the Same?
By Ulf Bergman on July 14, 2022

It is difficult not to get caught up in the general feeling of doom and gloom when it comes to the global economy. War in the eastern parts of Europe, an increased risk of renewed...

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Ukraine Finds New Routes to Export Grains by Sea
By Alex Stuart-Grumbar on June 14, 2022

Ukrainian grain exports from Danube River ports have been surging in recent weeks with Ukraine trying to find alternative export routes with other larger commercial ports such as Odessa and...

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