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Inderpreet Walia

Senior Markets Reporter


Inderpreet covers the dry bulk and tanker markets for Lloyd’s List from the shipping and commodity trading hub of Singapore. With a keen interest in uncovering topics which impact maritime industry, she keeps a close eye on a range of market fundamentals that drive the seaborne trade and freight markets.

An Indian national, she also provides our in-depth coverage of the Indian shipping industry and port-related developments in the nation. 

She has a keen interest in unravelling the macroeconomic and geopolitical trends impacting the shipping markets, and in regulations and climate change.

Inderpreet, who joined Lloyd’s List in 2015, is experienced in covering dry bulk, liquefied petroleum gas and the resource space including coal, metals and agri markets. She has also covered commodity market mayhem, piracy incidents and ship recycling trends.

Prior to joining Lloyd’s List, Inderpreet was a research analyst with Drewry Maritime Services covering the dry bulk market. She managed and authored Drewry’s flagship publications - Shipping Insight and Dry Bulk Forecaster, and was part of Drewry’s advisory team for vessel valuations and port feasibility studies.

Inderpreet holds a master’s degree in economics with a specialisation in international trade, and is accomplished in analytical platforms such as SPSS and SAS.

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SFL Corp buys LR2 quartet along with long-term charters

The vessels are equipped with modern eco-design features including exhaust gas cleaning systems

Tankers and Gas Suez and Aframax

Coal, control and congestion to shape dry bulk freight market

Port congestion has been particularly acute in northern China, where 314 bulk carriers are now tracked at anchor, up from 250 a month ago, awaiting to discharge at coal, ore, minerals or grain terminals, according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence data

Dry Bulk Capes

Fertiliser supply constraints spell sluggish demand for supras and handies

Restrictions on Chinese and Russian fertiliser exports may alter existing trade flows, as key buyers are forced to look for alternative sources, says analyst

China India

Singapore extends programme to vaccinate foreign seafarers

Singapore started vaccinating non-resident seafarers in August with the next phase of the scheme taking effect from November 15 and running through to June 30 next year

Singapore Crewing

Hafnia acquires 32 vessels in takeover of Chemical Tankers

The transaction, which is expected to be completed by February next year, subject to consent or waivers from some of the chemical tanker company’s existing financiers, includes the acquisition of a modern fleet of 32 ships

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