Scrapping cannot keep pace with new dry bulk ships

In 2012, every time three bulk carriers were delivered, only one was scrapped, shows new numbers from Clarkson Research. The Panamax fleet is growing fastest in 2013.

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In 2012, every time three bulk carriers were delivered, only one was scrapped, and that goes for three out of the four major segments in dry bulk, shows new data from Clarkson Research according to Tradewinds.

In 2012, 213 capesize ships were delivered while 73 were scrapped. The Panamax deliveries constituted precisely one a day, 365 ships in total, last year, while the number of Panamax ships which were scrapped was 125.

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