Carisbrooke Shipping is expecting healthy dry cargo markets for the rest of the year after securing "unprecedented" rates so far in 2021.

Helen Tveitan de Jong, the chief executive of the privately owned Anglo-Dutch shipowner, said last year was a tough one for the group, but “fortunately one with a firm ending for the earnings of our ships”.

She told TradeWinds: "This trend has significantly improved in 2021 and we have seen unprecedented rate levels for part of the fleet in recent months, which has made a welcome change after a decade of low rates."