From higher fuel prices and an energy crisis to changing ship routes and crew change schedules the Ukraine war has changed the landscape of global shipping.
But how has it changed the way your ship or company operates? Has it altered plans for the future or does your CEO think the effects will be “ transitory“?
I ship off the board, and mostly in the Pacific these days, so as of right now the changes are not huge, more ships running, but that’s less to do with the European war, than just record box rates across the Pacific.
Though I think its more a matter of time until U.S. is in the war, I suspect it will be much like tanker war in the Persian Gulf, recall that U.S. flag ships were attacked pretty regularly.
I would not however, rule out the possibility of an all out war in Europe.