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Thomas Taro Lennerfors and Peter Birch

all the newbuildings was that Lauritzen believed in the future of the shipping market. He stated that he wanted to sell 30 of his ships and buy 30 new ships, because you can’t stay “in the same, old clogs”, a discursive sign of a subjective belief in a modern fleet. As the fruit business was

Thomas Taro Lennerfors and Peter Birch

with the sleek ships of the past, which disappeared along with the romantic era of the wild reefers. Perhaps there were some concerns about long-term outlook already in the 1980s, but the overriding belief at the time was that the next decade would be the golden 1990s, with rates of 100 cents per cubic