As geopolitical storms brew in the Red Sea, shipping routes are getting caught in the crossfire. Listen to Andrew Khaw, Editor Asia Freight and Wilson Wirawan, Dry Bulk Team Lead - Maritime Analyst, BRS Shipbrokers, discuss the escalating tensions and their impact on trade routes, freight costs, and the overall market outlook for the dry bulk freight segment.


This episode was recorded on 26th January 2024

Key topics covered in the podcast:

  • Red Sea Flashpoint: Unpacking the risks and disruptions caused by heightened tensions.
  • Suez Canal Squeeze: How are escalating Red Sea concerns impacting Suez Canal traffic and dry bulk shipments?
  • Market Manoeuvres: Exploring potential alternative routes and their cost implications for dry bulk shippers and shipowners.
  • China's Conundrum: Analysing China's economic slowdown on dry bulk demand and trade patterns, amid geopolitical uncertainties.
  • Future Forecast: Charting the course for dry bulk shipping in the face of a complex and evolving landscape.


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