Three of shippings less high-profile sectors are enjoying their time in the sun courtesy of the red-hot containership market.

Earnings for ro-ros, reefers and multipurpose (MPP) vessels have increased by between 45% and 200% year on year as of the end of October, according to Clarksons.

They have been the major beneficiaries of the knock-on effects of repeated record highs in container freight rates and charter rates, surging asset values as well as major port congestion and disruption to supply chains.