Shipping Insights Briefing - Issue 1, 2015

Shipping industry seeking alternative financing

The shipping industry is still reeling under overcapacity, low freight rates, and lack of bank financing. As companies are struggling to mitigate cost pressures and secure the funding for new vessels to stay competitive, alternative financing is gaining momentum.

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Our report examines a few of these alternative financing approaches – including the growth in importance of Asian export credit agencies (ECAs), and the increasing exploration of capital markets – and assesses their likely impact on the shipping industry and its governance. It also provides a forward-looking view on the future financing landscape, with increasing collaboration and a focus on high growth markets now the key to remaining profitable.

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