Dr Stavros Karamperidis

Dr Stavros Karamperidis, Lecturer in Maritime Economics, has been interviewed extensively by the world’s media in recent weeks about the potential impact of escalating tensions in the Red Sea.
Several of the world’s leading shipping companies announced before and during the festive period that they would pause sending their vessels through the area after a series of attacks.
That has resulted in warnings of extensive delays in global trade, and the suggestion that could lead to escalating prices across a number of industries.
Dr Karamperidis, Head of the Maritime Transport Research Group at the University, is a world-leading expert on the global shipping industry and logistics.
As the issue emerged, he was contacted by media about the many and varied impacts the situation could have on the maritime sector, logistics and the global economy more widely.
In particular, he has spoken about on the potential impact of the situation on global logistics, container availability and pricing, oil prices, and how any further escalation could impact both companies and consumers. He has also highlighted the importance of shipping and seafarers for global trade.

There is a lot of anxiety in the market about what's going to happen. A lot of companies don't want to take the risk [of going through the Red Sea], and the longer the journey, the more expensive it's going to be. That means we're going to see more need for oil regardless of everything else, and we have to consider the vessels passing through the Suez Canal might have to pay some extra for insurance.

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This quote was taken from an article published by the Daily Mail in early January 2024

In addition to being quoted in three articles in the Daily Mail, Dr Karamperidis has also featured in stories in iNews in the UK, as well as outlets in Australia, Africa, India and Europe.
He has also appeared in live TV interviews carried by BBC World News, Al Jazeera International, WION news India and news.com in Australia.
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