(Yicai Global) Aug. 23 -- The Freightos Baltic Index, one of the world’s key freight rate indexes, surged 500 percent within one year during September 2020 and 2021 September, yet has dropped 30 percent at most since early this year. Shipping charges and demand both fell in June and last month which are a conventional peak season for the shipping business. Why is it? What opportunities and challenges that great changes in the market will bring? Yicai’s North Bund Forum•High-end Interview talked to Stephen Gordon, managing director of Clarksons Research under Clarksons Group, the global leading integrated shipping services provider, and he will share with us his closest and most profound observations in London.