World Shipping Crisis?

By: Ian Campbell | Tue, Aug 28, 2012
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Why read: Because shipping activity arguably is a particularly good predictor of things to come in the near-term.

Commentary: Apparently German shipping experts believe two-thirds of Germany's marine fleet is in financial distress - this in circumstances where it is said that German shipping companies control 40% of the world's container business. At the same time, there are reports that;

While I am sure there is a lot more underlying information and data on the current and prospective state of the world's shipping industry than I am portraying above, I suggest that in addition to reading the referenced article you consider:

Topical Reference: World shipping crisis threatens German dominance as Greeks win long game, from The Telegraph, August 13, 2012 - reading time 2 minutes.



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