Shipping researchers believe 2023 could see a return to high newbuilding ordering levels in all vessel sectors.

A new report by UK valuation platform VesselsValue and its Norwegian research subsidiary ViaMar suggests bulker owners will lead the charge back to shipyards next year, potentially endangering a favourable vessel supply outlook.

The fourth quarter of 2021 saw ordering activity reduce sharply across most shipping markets, following high activity in the first parts of the year, the companies said.