The biggest container ship yet capable of sailing on LNG was delivered to French shipping line CMA CGM on Tuesday. The ship was christened at a ceremony in Shanghai and will set out on its maiden voyage Wednesday.
In 13 years, DSV has expanded vigorously in Latin America, and last year the region represented the highest growth rates in the logistics firm’s air and sea business. Large acquisitions have given access to new markets, says regional head in an interview with ShippingWatch.
Diving spot rates on container freight mean that more shippers are expected to want to leave the more costly long contracts, according to analysts. This may hit carriers such as Maersk, where seven out of ten are on contract. Futures indicate rate decline as well.
After an extreme year in both the container and dry bulk segments, which have seen several ship sales, trading is now stagnating somewhat. ”There are fewer buyers, but optimism isn’t gone,” Maersk Broker executive tells ShippingWatch.