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  • 25-26 May 2021 | #Breakbulk21
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Kyriacos Panayides

AAL Shipping

Managing Director

Kyriacos Panayides joined the ranks of the shipping industry in the early 1990s following his graduation in Business Administration and post-graduate studies in Shipping. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, he combines extensive experience in multiple sectors of the Shipping Industry, such as shipowning, ship management, commercial operations, tanker pools, liners, and shipping agencies. Throughout his career, he has been involved in numerous shipping projects and transactions, as well as holding several directorial positions in shipping companies belonging to the Schoeller Holdings Group. Since 2015 he has resided in Singapore as Managing Director of AAL Shipping.

SESSIONS WITH Kyriacos Panayides

Wednesday, 26 May

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (EST) / 26/may/2021 04:30 pm - 26/may/2021 05:00 pm

    General Session

    High Tide: An MPV Carrier Roundtable

    Wind energy, restarting oil and gas projects, climbing bulk cargo prices, and an unbalanced container shipping supply chain are combining to ramp up breakbulk shipping demand and push multipurpose and heavy-lift freight rates to long-unseen levels, much to the chagrin of project and breakbulk shippers. Forward bookings stretch into the fall, something not seen in this sector for many years. Still, late-COVID issues such as port congestion and the crew change crisis continue to complicate shipping, while lingering overcapacity, limited financing options, and a lack of clarity around low-carbon fuels put a damper on investment. Although breakbulk carrier executives don't think the current hectic market will last, some see reasons for continued optimism. This panel of carrier executives will discuss the positives and negatives that continue to unfold in the late-COVID breakbulk market.