HC Insider Podcast on Spotify - Shipping industry
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Dry Freight, FFAs and Technology with Mads Frank Markussen

In this episode, we do a deep dive into the dry freight market and how bulk commodities are shipped around the world and by whom. As the commodities markets themselves become more efficient, freight markets are starting to represent one of the biggest sources of risk and opportunity available to traders and charterers. This, in turn, is driving convergence between the traditional separation between ship owners, charterers and the traders.

What is the structure of the market for dry freight? How do participants use Freight Forward Agreements? What is the impact on talent? And how might forthcoming technology disrupt and develop this volatile corner of the commodities world. Our guest is Mads Frank Markussen, Head of Research and Market Intelligence at the European ship owner and freight trader, Navi Merchants.