An article by Christoforos Bisbikos features in prominent bi-monthly maritime publication, Marine Money. The article looks at Chinese leasing which has now grown to control its largest ever portion of the global ship finance space, covering over 20% of all ship finance transactions.
Christoforos highlights the rapid rise of smaller shipping companies, with the evolution of different types of shipowners in new areas of the sector, like drybulk carriers and crude carriers.
He also explores the notion that the rise may have hit some obstacles, such as the growing tension in the China/USA trade war and the possible perception of a lack of projects in the market.
To read the article in full, see here (page 20 and 21).