Don’t wait for freight: suppliers look to boost demand

Growing interest in shipping derivatives means FFA market needs to change

As investors flock to the shipping sector to gain exposure to global economic trends, interest has remained firmly focused on the dry bulk sector. But with oil prices on the rise again, market participants believe changes to current products could encourage similar interest in wet freight.

The launch this year of the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) to focus on freight futures reflects a renaissance of investor interest in the shipping sector. Established players believe the market is ripe for

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