Will Joe Biden benefit shipping? Chief executives disagree
Will Joe Biden's presidency benefit shipping or will his influence be minimal? ShippingWatch asks several executives from major container, tanker and dry bulk companies what they think, and their answers show that opinions differ.
The current tanker market is catastrophically poor with unprecedented low rates in the otherwise attractive winter months, Norden CEO Jan Rindbo tells ShippingWatch. That is why he projects that Norden's earnings will almost halve in 2021, compared to 2020's record result.
Despite a strong second half-year, Kuehne + Nagel's container volumes declined overall in 2020. Sky-high demand and container shortages have led the logistics company to focus on its "key customers" during the pandemic, says CEO Detlef Trefzger.