Clarkson: Ports constitute better investments than shipping companies

Investments in ports and terminals yield better returns than money spent on containers and bulkers. This is shown in a new report from Clarkson Capital Markets, which has done a comparison of the two investments types, reports Lloyd’s List.

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The earnings on port and terminal investments are more resistant to the fluctuations of the market than money spent on ships. According to Lloyd’s List, this is the assessment made by Clarkson Capital Markets following a comparative analysis of investments in ships and port infrastructure.

“For leading, high-quality terminal operations, we do not expect a steep fall-off in utilizations and tariffs. We see the port terminal business as a good way to play a down cycle,” writes Clarkson Capital Markets.

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