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Rules’ Uncertainty Plagues Dry Bulk and Tanker

July 22, 2022


Ship owners in the tanker and dry bulk segments have been the most reluctant to commit to newbuilding orders, as opposed to their LNG and container shipping counterparts, where decisions are driven by different incentives. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Intermodal said that “faced with uncertainty regarding the most cost-efficient alternative fuels and the future dominant method to reduce their greenhouse emissions, many owners abstain from the newbuilding realm, especially in the wet and dry sector, while sticking to ageing fleets.

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