Lowest order book in 15 years makes Nordea pursue new business in shipping

Nordea is optimistic about the order book in shipping, which according to the bank currently stands at the lowest level in 15 years. The bank has recently been active with financing for the sector, its two shipping chiefs say in an interview with shippingWatch.

Nordea's two shipping chiefs Geir Atle Lerkerød (left) and Thor-Erik Bech (right) | Photo: NORDEA

The top executives at the world's biggest shipping companies are not the only ones who are positive about the current generally limited desire to order new ships.

At major Nordic bank Nordea, its two shipping chiefs Geir Atle Lerkerød and Thor-Erik Bech also point to the lowest global order book in a long time as one of two main trends that characterize shipping and offshore right now.

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