German shipping needs to find new friends

The German shipping crisis has changed the entire financing structure for the country's banks and shipowners. Private equity funds are becoming the new players, say several central industry figures to ShippingWatch.

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The private equity funds will become serious players in the German shipping industry in the years to come. With the collapse of the KG system, shipping will have to get its money from the professional investors instead of private parties. That's the analysis presented to ShippingWatch by by several influential players in the industry.

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