Opinion- Themes that would make headlines in Shipping in 2018

The maritime sector will not be dull in 2018. Dry bulk is expected to have better volumes than containers and tankers. Though oil demands have picked up, capacity is expected to be an issue. Bulk carriers will be in demand and scrapping rate is likely to be slow. The bulk carrier freight market is expected to be positive. Modest improvements in earnings from all the sectors but concerns of orders will remain. 2018 will signal end of the Panamax segment and consolidation is likely to continue in 2018. Read More