Introduction:

The shipping sector appears to slowly be emerging from its negative cycle, with Moody’s changing its outlook on the global shipping industry to stable earlier this year, driven primarily by positive developments in the dry bulk and container ship market segments. Still, traditional sources of ship finance that had previously dried up are unlikely to re-emerge in a hurry. Bank lending to the shipping companies has decreased in recent years in response to increased regulatory capital requirements and a more conservative approach to risk.

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