Smaller Dutch lender NIBC Bank is also a growing lender as measured by the size of its shipping portfolio.

The bank said in a release on Friday that it had realised a 25% growth in its shipping book to €1.14bn ($1.14bn) in the first half of 2022.

The total is also up about €140m from when NIBC spoke with TradeWinds in June to celebrate passing the €1bn mark.