New orders reported fell from 22.2 million cgt in Q3 2007, and 12.3 million cgt in Q3 2008, to just over 1 million cgt in each of the last quarter of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009, a fall of around 90% from its peak.
Fall in shipbuilding set to continue for some time, says OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding
Even though the Baltic Dry Index, which measures freight rates rates for bulk transport, is well off its lows, other indicators of shipping activity are less encouraging. Containers shipment, which handles higher value added goods, is still falling and is expected to remain low in 2010.
Cargo ships will carry 27 million fewer containers by year's end than they did in 2008
"There has never been a decline like this before. We have never seen numbers like these," said Neil Dekker, editor of the Drewry report. "The container industry is looking at a $20-billion black hole of losses. We can expect a lot of casualties."...
A mí también, aunque el segundo pico sea más alto que el primero...Esta grafica se parece mucho a la de las burbujas.
O solo me lo parece a mi?