Boardley warns on ‘very difficult’ times ahead in latest Splash TV episode

Southampton: Shipping should brace itself for a “very difficult” 12 months thanks to a fragile global economy and overcapacity in many sectors, warns Tom Boardley, the marine director at British classification society Lloyd’s Register, in the latest Splash TV episode.

Tankers are at a peak and may come off, Boardley reckoned, while bulk carriers remain “in the depths”. Shipping cycles have become more unpredictable and the downtime for bulk carriers in particular could last for some time, Boardley said.

Splash TV interviews top names in shipping every week. For the full Tom Boardley Splash TV interview, click here.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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