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Are you aware of companies hiding behind the crisis? Maybe they were already in trouble before the crisis?

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Project Logistics Guru says: There is a great number of companies that were already in trouble and will indeed put their situation down to the Covid-19 crisis. In many cases, this is not possible because of shareholders that are well aware of the situation but I can imagine that some will take this up and obtain funding from Governments that may help them somehow. The problem with this is that if the business was already not very good, the crises and the funding is not going to change this. Its just postponing elimination.

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Dutch Broker says: There will be, but I do not see many. I heard in chartering that some parties already asked for discounts in March, while cargo shipments for that month were actually related to cargoes booked already pre Corona.
On S&P side, for sure some owners backed out of commitments made due to the Corona crisis. But that is natural when uncertainty creeps into the market and the heads of people.

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S&P Broker says: The coronavirus - if that is what you mean by crisis - will be the catalyst that may push people in extremis. I do not see much evidence of business failures yet. 

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Shipowner Charterer says:  The overall impression I have, looking at ourselves, is: Now or never! We have to make it work even in these tough times and are giving it all we have.