Several factors explain the plummeting dry bulk rates
Dry bulk rates have taken an unusual dive at the beginning of 2022. Most recently, the Baltic Dry Index dipped by 4 percent Friday. Several factors have triggered a ”panic in the market,” an analyst explains to ShippingWatch.
Thursday’s board election at tanker operator Euronav may determine the fate of the large-scale merger with Frontline. The newly elected board will have to reconfirm the merger, states Euronav CEO to ShippingWatch.
Shanghai, which has been shut down for weeks and caused chaos in logistics chains, is heading for a gradual return to normal. But it could take significantly longer before container traffic sees stability return, says shipping analyst.
The technology available for carriers currently fits freight ships better than ferries, according to DFDS. The carrier thus expects to launch ’green’ freight vessels first and will soon choose which fuel to bank on, says top exec.