Poll Archive

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1. Does the new flurry of orders mean that VLCC may soon stand for Very Large Crisis Coming?

- 75%
75
- 18%
18
- 7%
7

2. Do you consider shipping containers to be a sound alternative investment?

- 37%
37
- 48%
48
- 15%
15

3. Do you think the cost burden will prompt owners to defy emission control area rules?

- 55%
55
- 34%
34
- 12%
12

4. Do you think ship finance has a future at loss-making Royal Bank of Scotland?

- 30%
30
- 62%
62
- 8%
8

5. Will worries about securing payment prevent shipping companies doing business with Iran during the six-month sanctions amnesty?

- 61%
61
- 29%
29
- 10%
10

6. Are you sceptical about the capacity claims that shipowners and shipbuilders are making for new-generation boxships?

- 65%
65
- 21%
21
- 15%
15

7. Do you believe that intra-Asia container shipping is heading for a shake-up, and soon?

- 65%
65
- 35%
35

8. Does the rapid influx of private equity into shipping threaten transaction quality, leaving too few good deals?

- 77%
77
- 23%
23

9. Will more specialist gas-carrier owners outsource their shipmanagement?

- 67%
67
- 33%
33

10. Will Hapag-Lloyd form some kind of tie-up with Hamburg Süd and CSAV?

- 64%
64
- 36%
36
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