After a slow but robust recovery in 2017, the world freight market as a whole and the Black & Mediterranean Sea market in particular have stabilized in 2018. II Azov-BlSea & Med Cargo Flow Outlook Conference is aimed at helping the shipowners, charterers and brokers answer the main question – weather what we see now is already the new era of high freight? Should the shipowners and investors leave memories about 2007-08 behind and work here and now, being satisfied with the existing freight traffic and daily earnings? Or maybe the market has just taken a short break before proceeding with a further improvement, and it’s time for traders to start considering new logistics and optimization schemes? The answers can be found only through the objective and highly professional assessment of prospects of main export markets, namely grain, metallurgical, coal, chemical and construction ones, as well as through close study of the dynamics of the world dry bulk fleet market. Low commodity markets and tonnage oversupply are now a good reason for both charterers and shipowners to analyze and forecast export cargo flows with most thoroughness. A clear perspective on export potential helps charterers optimize their freight expenses and gives shipowners more accurate risk assessment opportunity.
Charterers, traders, ship operators, owners and brokers are invited to discuss upcoming trends and possible logistic challenges of Azov and BlSea freight market.