November 20, 2016

Trump Swells Shipping Costs as Infrastructure Spree Seen: Chart

The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of commodity shipping costs, surged to a two-year high following the election of Donald Trump, who campaigned to invest as much as $1 trillion on infrastructure in the U.S. The spending would be a boon for owners of vessels ferrying iron ore and other commodities around the world, accelerating the Baltic index's recovery in the past two weeks. A Trump presidency would see a recovery in infrastructure spending, which would benefit bulk-shipping companies carrying r

Source: Bloomberg Politics