Future of Shipping Poll results

Future of Shipping Poll results

Results from our third annual Future of Shipping Poll have been revealed in the latest issue of Maritime CEO magazine, published this week. The survey asked nine questions and drew in more than 600 responses. Readers were also encouraged to leave comments, which made for some very acerbic thoughts about our industry.

Results plus key comments are carried below.


This year looks set for a great deal of more consolidation and a peak in bankruptcies, readers overwhelmingly voted.


Finance for smaller owners keen to buy secondhand vessels will be hard to come by, according to nearly three quarters of respondents, but the family-run shipowner model will continue to prosper.


A new survey is set to launch tomorrow, with the results featuring in the Posidonia issue of Maritime CEO magazine due out at the end of May.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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