High Shipping Costs Are Here to Stay, Says Bloomberg
By Henry Ren (Bloomberg) Stubbornly high shipping expenses for businesses are getting sealed into contracts for the next 12 months, forcing companies to pass the extra costs on to consumers....
“There is nothing going on here so you should probably find something else to do with your time,” commented the person who answered the phone at Nordic Tankers this morning.
A rather amusing response to a press inquiry, but I suppose she was just doing her job as the gatekeeper.
The company apparently ordered 6 new chemical tankers with options for 6 more from Avic Dingheng, according to a report by TradeWinds, yet the news of the nearly half billion dollar order apparently hadn’t yet trickled down into the company.
“Oh, yeah, I saw that article,” she replied, but in a way that seemed to suggest the article was completely baseless. “You can call back on Tuesday if you want.”
I’ve reached out to the CEO Per Sylvester Jensen for comment in the meantime.
The company does appear to be in a fleet growth mode however. Last month, Nordic Tankers acquired two stainless steel chemical tankers built in 2010 and 2011, respectively, from Fukuoka, adding two to the two other ships they acquired three weeks prior.
And, on the subject of gatekeepers, here’s something amusing for your Friday:
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