Dramatic week for shipping and rig companies comes to a close
Coronavirus and a dispute over the oil price between Saudi Arabia and Russia triggered significant price drops on stock exchanges in the past week. Danish and Norwegian shipping and offshore shares also took a tumble. But one sector in particular saw share prices going up.
Hafnia, Torm, Norden and Scorpio Tankers have seen big profits this year in a strong tanker market, which has been highly affected by Russia’s war in Ukraine. The carriers are now sending record-high dividends out to stakeholders.
Demand on the majority of busy container routes is now at its lowest level in three years, an influential analyst bureau reports, saying volumes may continue to plummet beyond the Chinese New Year in February.