Kroll Bond Rating Agency Releases a Comment on Global Shipping and the Incoming Trump Administration

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) released a comment “How Will the U.S. Election Affect Global Shipping?” The comment asks the following key questions:

  • Will the U.S. make sufficient infrastructure investments in ports and roads to address long term unmet needs to bring efficiencies to our system of logistics?
  • Will shifting from regional trade agreements to bi-laterals bring benefits quickly or discourage trade? Will the benefits realized be delivered to consumers, producers, U.S. based competitors or the U.S. workforce?
  • Will the issue of currency manipulation affect U.S. - Chinese trade in goods and services?
  • Will there be a change in the national security posture that diminishes the commitment to freedom of navigation?

KBRA believes that each of these questions will affect the prospects and credit quality of global container shipping companies which rely on growing volumes and a rational approach to capacity.

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Contacts

Analytical:
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Kenneth Weinstein, Senior Director
646-731-2384
kweinstein@kbra.com

Contacts

Analytical:
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Kenneth Weinstein, Senior Director
646-731-2384
kweinstein@kbra.com