Weekly Briefing: Box backlash begins | Bulk basks in hot summer markets | Tankers hit a speed bump
Lloyd’s List’s weekly headline view of the stories shaping the key shipping markets
More record profits have failed to divert attention in the box market from the delays leading to bad blood between carriers and their customers. The dry bulk market has continued to bask this summer, with the Baltic Dry Index passing 3,375 points, just 43 points shy of a record in June. But storm clouds are gathering. Meanwhile in tankers, whether it’s described as a ‘deferral’ or a ‘speed bump’, one thing is clear: the contagious Delta variant has darkened recovery prospects
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