Frontline enters the red in dismal tanker market

Tanker carrier Frontline takes a dive into the red in the second quarter in a tanker market where a considerable proportion of the fleet is sailing at negative rates. "This is not sustainable," notes CEO Lars H. Barstad in the financial report.

Photo: Frontline

John Fredriksen-controlled tanker carrier Frontline exits the second quarter with red figures on the bottom line and a top line slashed in half.

The tanker carrier books a net deficit of USD 26.6 million in the second quarter, a steep dive from USD 199.7 million in profits in the second quarter of 2020, the company's financials reveal.

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.

An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

Extreme container rates can push shippers into bankruptcy

Extreme container freight rates might lead to a string of bankruptcies for companies without transport deals, says shipping analyst Lars Jensen in an analysis to Shippingwatch. Particularly smaller fashion brands are under pressure, according to trade organization.

Containers piling up at Port of Felixstowe

Efficiency is dropping at UK container port Felixstowe while containers are piling up, according to Vesselsvalue. Some carriers are now opting to divert their vessels away from the port.

Multipurpose market red-hot but short on capacity

With acute shortages of capacity, bottlenecks and ensuing delays have continued to affect the multi-purpose sector, where containers are lucrative goods. The rates are currently record high, according to an analysis from Toepfer Transport.

Further reading

Related articles

Trial banner

Latest news

See all jobs