Shipbuilders in China are hungry since the bulk market is lifeless, while there is still a pulse in the feeder segment when it comes to container, says Thomas Eefsen, Business Development Director at Odense Maritime Technology, to ShippingWatch. "But not much more than a pulse," he adds.
BY JOHANNES HARTKOPF-MIKKELSEN Published 13.06.16 at 12:46
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