Japan, EU Sign Free Trade Pact Amid Worries About Trump

By Stanley White TOKYO, July 17 (Reuters) - Japan and the European Union signed a wide-ranging free trade deal on Tuesday that both sides hope will act as a counterweight to the protectionist forces unleashed by U.S. President Donald Trump. The ambitious trade pact, which creates the world's largest open economic area, comes amid fears that a trade war between the United … [Read more...]

Survey Says, Shippers Want Partnership With Carriers

By Gavin van Marle (TheLoadstar) Shippers would prefer to be treated by container lines as partners rather than customers, according to a new survey. Shippers want to be partners with carriershe European Shippers’ Council (ESC) and logistics consultancy Drewry Supply Chain Advisors jointly surveyed hundreds of shippers around the world on series of 16 service attributes and … [Read more...]

Norwegian Shipping Company Denies Illegal Shipment Accusation

LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - A Norwegian shipping firm on Thursday denied a tanker it manages had violated a European court ruling after Western Sahara's Polisario movement accused it of illegally transporting an oil cargo through disputed territory it claims. The Polisario independence movement this week called on the European Union and French authorities to seize a … [Read more...]

Shipping Faces Threat from EU Unilateral Levy on Carbon Emissions

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The shipping industry faces the threat of paying a levy to the European Union on its greenhouse gas emissions as lawmakers from the bloc grow increasingly impatient with the slow progress being made by the global effort to tackle the issue. The industry, which accounts for around 90 percent of goods transported globally, has … [Read more...]

‘Brexit’ Marks Final Nail in Coffin for Stalled U.S.-E.U. Trade Deal

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - Britain's looming exit from the European Union is another huge setback for negotiations on a massive U.S.-EU free trade deal that were already stalled by deeply entrenched differences and growing anti-trade sentiment on both sides of the Atlantic. The historic divorce launched by Thursday's vote will almost certainly further … [Read more...]