Shipowners On the Hunt for Tonnage

While the main story of the past few weeks has been the rebound of the dry bulk market, which has been a result of increased Chinese iron ore imports, another interesting byproduct of this development has been unfolding in the background. Most ship owners are always on the lookout for ship acquisitions and that search is always intensified during period of increases in charter rates, as is the case today. As a result, many are willing to “pull the trigger” on deals otherwise unattainable, due to the increased optimism surrounding the market.