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Dry bulk: A Challenging Future

By Jens Ismar 2016-09-18 18:17:57

We know we are operating in one of the more volatile industries in the world and have been through severe down cycles before, but his time it is different. Slowly, but surely the realization that the commodity boom and the unprecedented Chinese hunger for raw materials was likely a “once in a lifetime” bubble, is sinking in.  Effectively all data relating to the dry bulk market, whether on the supply - or demand side, underlines the fact that we are...

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Is Dry Bulk Shipping About To Break Down?

By Jens Ismar 2016-07-18 19:16:42

Industry commentary is dominated by talk of poor markets and financial challenges facing the industry, and not without good reason. For those of us in dry bulk shipping, the market since the beginning of 2014 has been the worst downturn since the mid-eighties. Access to finance and liquidity will likely continue to be a pressing corporate issue for shipowners until the markets recover, and the longer this takes -...

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