As a result of the persistent economic uncertainty, shipping is making heavy weather of it. Virtually all shipping sub-sectors are at present going through the most challenging market conditions in a long time.
This PwC benchmark shows, analyses and compares international shipping lines' financial key performance indicators (KPIs)(subdivided into sub-sectors) anddevelopments over the past 5 years. We also discuss thequalitative information in financial statements, which offers insight into the changes that shipping went through in 2011.
Finally, we explain what is changing in the field ofsustainability reporting and corporate responsibility in the shipping sector. These are topics of ever-increasing relevance, also in the shipping area.