There are the optimists in dry bulk, who believe that a recovery is in progress. And then there are the ones who believe that it will likely be 2018 before the market is healthy again. And then there is Ultrabulk CEO Per Lange, who simply points to an imbalance that is hard to ignore.
Police in South Korea have raided Polaris Shipping's offices in Seoul and Busan. Investigators are hoping to find new information concerning the cause of the tragic accident in April in which the carrier's vessel, Stellar Daisy, sank in the South Atlantic.
The Greek dry bulk carrier exits the first half of the year with a net loss of USD 50.3 million, following a new deficit for the second quarter. Despite a low risk profile, JP Morgan voices concerns about growing credits to sister company.
Swiss-based Gearbulk, controlled by the Jebsen family, and Norway's Grieg Star, headed by sisters Camilla and Elisabeth Grieg, have a new partnership to create a dry bulk carrier with a fleet of more than 130 vessels and headquartered in Bergen. (Being updated)
Following a USD 90 million deficit in 2016, the former Viking Supply Ships CEO Christian W. Berg will play a key part in turning developments around at Norwegian GC Rieber Shipping. ShippingWatch has interviewed Chairman Paul-Chr. Rieber about the opportunities facing the carrier.
Container carrier Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL), which is on track to be sold to Cosco, can look back on a second quarter with a significant boost in revenue. Stronger rates indicate an overall positive result for the container sector in the second quarter, says Fearnleys.