Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Maritime News

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...

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 5892

Friday, March 5, 2021
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Ports

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...

March 5, 2021
Total Views: 1446

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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Ports

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...

March 2, 2021
Total Views: 1392

Monday, March 1, 2021
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Shipping

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...

March 1, 2021
Total Views: 1018

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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Shipping

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...

February 24, 2021
Total Views: 498

Monday, November 9, 2020
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Maritime News

Container Crunch Roiling Transpacific Trade

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — The humble shipping container has a new status in the Covid-19 pandemic: hot commodity. Shortages of the ribbed steel boxes that have plied the global...

November 9, 2020
Total Views: 482

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Maritime News

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...

September 22, 2020
Total Views: 28

Monday, August 17, 2020
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Maritime News

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...

August 17, 2020
Total Views: 48

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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Maritime News

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...

April 8, 2020
Total Views: 64

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Maritime News

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...

April 8, 2020
Total Views: 8

Thursday, March 12, 2020
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Maritime News

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...

March 12, 2020
Total Views: 4

Monday, November 4, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

November 4, 2019
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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Maritime News

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:...

October 23, 2019
Total Views: 89

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

October 22, 2019
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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Maritime News

Shipping Data Shows Weakness in Global Economy

By Lisa Baertlein and Matthias Inverardi LOS ANGELES/DUSSELDORF, April 2 (Reuters) – The volume of U.S. ocean cargo imports arranged by Deutsche Post’s DHL Group, United Parcel Service Inc, FedEx...

April 2, 2019
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Maritime News

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...

November 13, 2018
Total Views: 10

Thursday, October 25, 2018
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Maritime News

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...

October 25, 2018
Total Views: 4

Friday, October 5, 2018
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Maritime News

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...

October 5, 2018
Total Views: 2

Friday, August 17, 2018
Maritime News

Where to Look in the Oil Market for Clues of a Demand Slowdown

By Ellen Milligan and Alex Longley (Bloomberg) — This is supposed to be a year of bumper oil demand, but economic warning signs are flashing across the developing nations that drive growth....

August 17, 2018
Total Views: 0

Monday, April 2, 2018
Maritime News

China Hammers U.S. Goods with Tariffs as “Sparks” of Trade War Fly

By Ben Blanchard and Tony Munroe BEIJING, April 2 (Reuters) – China has increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 U.S. products, from frozen pork and wine to certain...

April 2, 2018
Total Views: 1