Our President & CEO Capt. Rajalingam Subramaniam recently participated in a panel discussion during the Standard Chartered Virtual Global Credit Conference 2021 “Opportunities from Disruption” where he shared his insights on “Shifting with the tide: What’s driving change in global shipping finance” with bankers, investors, industry leaders and policy makers.
During the panel, Capt. Raja encouraged the industry players to continue exploring alternative financing as traditional debt financing opportunities become tighter. He emphasised that quality of balance sheet and scalability have become increasingly important for longer term sustainability, and the purposeful adoption of ESG principles is becoming more imperative than ever. The need for strategic partnerships and collaboration with debt and equity providers coupled with an understanding of market cycles is important longer term to ensure sustainable returns for our business investments.