The new dry bulk operating platform launched by US-listed shipowner Costamare at the end of November has been a busy player in chartering markets. According to Costamare’s financial earnings released on Wednesday, Costamare Bulkers has already fixed 23 bulkers. Secured income from long-term chartering agreements helped Costamare cope with slowing container ship and bulker markets.

It’s just a question of time before falling container ship markets lead to a revision of charters concluded during the coronavirus bonanza, a senior shipping banker said at a Capital Link forum in Athens on Thursday.