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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: What are the shipping market tipping points for 2021?

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With the help of BIMCO’s chief shipping analyst Peter Sand we’re taking a quick run through the key tipping points that will shape the shipping markets in 2021 on the podcast this week. Peter and Lloyd’s List editor Richard Meade cast their eyes across box market buoyancy, tanker troubles and the bulk market’s optimistic expectations for the year that inevitably all hinge on China. The next 12 months of shipping markets — all in under 25 minutes!

WHILE most of us exited 2020 breathing a huge sigh of relief, the reality is that the forces fuelling the economic rollercoaster have not gone away and the only certainty we can be sure of right now is that uncertainty is still a pretty reliable outcome.

In some respects the pain points for the shipping markets remain unchanged – it’s always going to be a basic calculation of supply vs demand, asset value, liquidity and healthy dose of luck and hutzpah that determine the winners and losers.

But we’re still just about in January and at that stage where we’re still looking ahead with a familiar mix of fear and fervour as we consider what lies ahead for the rest of the year.

So we thought this week we would take a quick look this week at the key tipping points that are going to be affecting the core markets for 2021.

Buckle up — the forecasts are going to come at you pretty fast this week. Lloyd’s List editor Richard Meade is joined by returning podcast guest Peter Sand, BIMCO’s chief analyst and the two of them are taking you through a detailed analysis of the forces shaping the future of box, bulk and tankers markets all in about 20 minutes — you’re welcome.

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