Prices for oil tankers and container carriers on rise
Data from Clarkson Research Services Limited showed that prices for oil tankers and dry bulk commodity and container carriers have been on the rise. Some analysts said that the rise indicates the global shipbuilding industry may have hit the bottom. According to the Clarkson data, the average price for a 157,000 DWT oil tanker was set at USD 62.5 million as of Friday, up by USD 500,000 from a week ago. Average prices for 57,000 DWT and 35,000 DWT dry bulk carriers also gained by USD 300,000 each.
The average price for a 3,500 TEU container carrier rose to USD 37 million, up by USD 200,000. And that of a 1,100 TEU carrier also rose by USD 200,000 to USD 19.5 million. TEU is short for 20 TEU.