Upturn in multipurpose driven by container and offshore wind

The rates in Toepfer's multipurpose index have more than doubled in the past year, held up by strong demand from the container market and wind sector. Drewry also reports higher rates for the segment.

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The strong container market combined with growth in the offshore wind sector is maintaining positive rate developments at multipurpose carriers following a number of years marked by weak demand, show indices at Toepfer and Drewry.

According to Toepfer's multipurpose index, the average daily rates for multipurpose vessel have more than doubled in the past 12 months.

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