Shipbroking businesses are eager to grow by consolidation and may even begin to list their shares publicly in the years head, according to Lightship Chartering chief executive Sune Fladberg.

Fladberg has been busy overseeing the shipbroking house's own global expansion while chairman Morten Have takes a health-related "leave of absence".

In the meantime, high shipping markets are stimulating this appetite for consolidation, Fladberg told TradeWinds.