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End of Suez Snarl Marks Beginning of New Stress on Global Trade
Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) – Now removed from the Suez Canal’s main channel, the Ever Given leaves in its wake several weeks or months of disruptions across a world economy where...
Friday, March 5, 2021
U.S. Trade Gap Widens to Near Record as Imports Surge
By Eric Martin (Bloomberg) — The U.S. trade deficit widened to the third-biggest on record in January as imports surged to the highest since mid-2019. The gap in trade of goods...
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
U.S. Imports at Full Speed Show Uneven Global Recovery Pace
By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — A surge of imports into the U.S. economy shows little sign of slowing down, clogging American ports and highlighting ways the pandemic is still causing imbalances...
Monday, March 1, 2021
U.S. Goods-Trade Deficit Widens in January as Imports Surge to a Record
By Eric Martin (Bloomberg) — The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened in January as imports climbed to a record high, signaling a continuing recovery in demand from American consumers. The deficit grew...
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
International Chamber of Shipping Says Tackling Trade Protectionism Can Lift Post-Covid GDP
By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — Governments must look again at eliminating practices that hinder trade if they want to fire an economic recovery once Covid-19 has been tackled, according to new...
Monday, November 9, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Full Steam Ahead for U.S. Commerce Means Vital Economic Support
By Vince Golle (Bloomberg) — America’s network for moving goods into and around the country is the busiest in years after being throttled by the pandemic, providing vital support for...
Monday, August 17, 2020
COVID-19: Panama Canal Shipping Rebounds From Pandemic Lows
By Michael McDonald (Bloomberg) The Panama Canal is seeing signs of a rebound in global trade as ship transits recover from the depressed levels caused by the pandemic. Total transits...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Idle Containership Fleet Appears Set to Hit All-Time Record
By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Idled containership capacity is expected to reach a record high of 3m teu within weeks, in the “worst capacity crisis the industry has ever seen”, according...
WTO: Coronavirus Trade Slump Likely to Exceed 2008 Global Financial Crisis
World trade is expected is expected to fall by between 13% and 32% this year as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts just about every aspect of the global economy, the World...
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Global Recession Risk Spikes as World Powers Down, Markets Slump
By Enda Curran and Michelle Jamrisko (Bloomberg) — A pandemic-driven global recession is becoming more likely by the day as the flow of goods, services and people face ever-increasing restrictions and...
Monday, November 4, 2019
Global Maritime Trade Suffers Amid US-China Trade Tensions and Uncertainty, Major UN Report Says
World maritime trade lost momentum in 2018 as heightened uncertainty, escalating trade tensions between the US and China, and mounting concerns over other trade policy and political crosscurrents, notably a...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Global Container Ports Facing Greatest Threats Yet – Report
By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Container terminal operators are facing higher risks than at any time in the industry’s history, according to a new report. And Container Terminals:...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
DP World Reports Lower Global Volumes in Third Quarter
DUBAI, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Port operator DP World reported on Tuesday a third quarter decline in cargo handled across its global portfolio as volumes fell in Dubai for a...
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Shipping Remains ‘Cautiously Optimistic’, But Wary of Protectionism
By Alex Lennane (The Loadstar) – Protectionist trade policies are continuing to spook the global maritime sector, although a newly released report suggests the industry has “cautious optimism”. The Navis Business...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Big Oil Woos China With $24 Billion Spree in Old Pirate Lair
By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — A Chinese archipelago that served as a pirate’s den in centuries past and was governed by President Xi Jinping in the new millennium is luring the world’s...
Friday, October 5, 2018
Opinion: Globalization Is Alive and Well, in Regional Deals
By Daniel Moss (Bloomberg Opinion) — Give South Korean President Moon Jae-in marks for boldness. The Korean Peninsula seems an unlikely place to plant the seeds of a northeast Asian...
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