The Outlook of Shipping Industry in 2017 and Beyond

shipping analysis and trade
Published 05/04/2017 by Mehdi Rastegary (Sina Ports and Marine Services Co.)

The year 2017 began with slow recovery in the market, bringing some improvement to prices in main trade lanes. Yet as trends indicate, the slight improvements do not have the momentum to transform the current trends of the global markets.


This is indeed an outcome of the socioeconomic and political factors that are influencing both the supply and demand in the shipping industry and its context in the realm of international trade. A brief review on some key trends can be useful.

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