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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A series of renowned shipping names, including Blystad Group, are behind the new company Maritime Asset Partners, which will offer alternative financing to shipping companies. USD 150 million are ready to be invested. "We can raise more money according to our needs," head of the company Nick Roos tells ShippingWatch.
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The container carriers' higher freight rates do not constitute an actual problem for Danish freight forwarder Scan Global Logistics. But the CEO tells ShippingWatch that he hopes prices will soon stabilize.