Why Are Shipping Stocks Down Today?

  • Several shipping stocks are falling on Friday.
  • This comes as West Coast ports continue to have problems unloading shipments.
  • This has shipping companies seeking other ports to unload goods at.
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Shipping stocks are sinking on Friday as reports come in that U.S. ports are still having trouble following turbulence from the pandemic.

Shipping companies have been dealing with problems ever since the pandemic started. Among them are ships stuck in ports, canceled sailings, as well as increasing prices at warehouses. This all comes back to labor shortages due to Covid-19 lockdowns.

Tony Mulvey, a senior analyst at FreightWaves, told CNBC the following:

As booking levels, which indicate future import volumes, continue their descent, peak season demand on the ocean looks muted. Softer demand on the ocean is leading to carriers increasing the number of blank sailings in an effort to slow the rapid decline in Trans-Pacific spot rates.

Adding to this, shipping companies are looking to send goods to other ports. This has them targeting dropoffs at Gulf Coast and East Coast ports to avoid the backups their facing on the West Coast.

Let’s go over this and the other news affecting shipping stocks below!

Shipping Stocks Down Friday

  • Golden Ocean (NASDAQ:GOGL) stock is falling 3% as of Friday afternoon. The company also released its earnings report for the second quarter of 2022 today.
  • ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (NYSE:ZIM) shares are slipping 4.5% as of this writing.
  • Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ:EGLE) stock is dropping 2.1% Friday afternoon.

We’ve got more than just shipping stocks news worth checking out today!

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