Monday, November 22, 2021
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Shipping Logjam Is Forcing Major Companies To Rethink Their Manufacturing Hubs In Asia
By Siddharth Cavale and Corina Pons (Reuters) – Major clothing and shoe companies are moving production to countries closer to their U.S. and European stores, smarting from a resurgence in...
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Beef Accumulating In Ports Due To Lack of Refrigerated Containers
By Ken Parks (Bloomberg) –Global shipping disruptions and drought-stricken rivers in the heart of South America threaten to pinch meat exports from two major beef-producing nations as rising food prices stoke...
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Navios Merges Into Largest U.S. Listed Shipping Company
The Monaco-based Navios Maritime Partners (NMM) is acquiring the debt-laden Navios Maritime Acquisition Company (NNA) to create a massive containership, bulker, and tankship company with over 140 ships. This will...
Monday, June 14, 2021
Home Depot Chartering Its Very Own Ship to Avoid Shipping Problems
How bad is the container shipping crisis? So bad that The Home Depot has chartered its own ship. This isn’t a joke. Between soaring freight rates, a lack of ship...
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Electronic Bills of Lading Could Save Shipping Billions Per Year
By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The container shipping industry could save itself up to $4bn a year if half of all bills of lading (B/Ls) were dealt with...
Monday, January 20, 2020
Shipping’s Decarbonization Target Seen Costing At Least $1 Trillion
By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – At least $1 trillion of investment in new fuel technology is needed to enable the shipping industry to meet U.N. targets for...
Friday, November 1, 2019
Shipping Execs Advocate Carbon Levies to Fund Fuels of the Future
By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Executives at some of the world’s top shipping groups are advocating a levy on carbon emissions on shipping in an effort to...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
How the Trade War and a Changing China Are Roiling Global Shipping
By Ann Koh and Serene Cheong (Bloomberg) –The trade war and China’s economic shift made 2018 a tough year for global shipping and will continue to reverberate through the industry,...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
UK Urged to Include Shipping and Aviation in Net Zero Emission Goal
By Susanna Twidale LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The aviation and shipping sectors should formally be included in Britain’s target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by...
Monday, September 23, 2019
Shipping Sets Course for Zero Carbon Vessels, Fuel by 2030
By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Leading ports, banks, oil and shipping companies on Monday launched an initiative which aims to have ships and marine fuels with zero...
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Shipping’s Carbon-Neutral Dream Seen Drifting Further Away
By Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) –Big ocean-going ships are not moving fast enough towards energy transition, contributing to rising emissions of carbon dioxide for the entire fleet and undermining efforts to...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Shipping Industry Expresses Concern Over Recent Trade Developments
The international shipping industry, as represented by multiple major shippowners’ associations, is concerned over recent trade developments, particularly increases in protectionist measures which add a significant burden and cost to...
Friday, September 7, 2018
China Ranks as Top Maritime Nation in the World, Report Says
The study benchmarks the 30 leading maritime nations around the world in four key maritime pillars: shipping, finance and law, maritime technology and ports & logistics, in an attempt to understand the key drivers behind national maritime success.
Friday, June 8, 2018
Greek Shipowners Say EU Tax Pressure Could Make Brexit ‘Not a Bad Thing’
ATHENS, June 8 (Reuters) – Greek shipowners could relocate to Britain after it leaves the European Union if European regulators demand changes to favourable shipping taxes in Greece, a top...
Monday, February 19, 2018
All Aboard for Hedge Funds as Trade Tide Lifts Shipping
By Jonathan Saul and Maiya Keidan LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Forced to abandon ship after mistiming their investments five years ago, hedge funds are venturing back in a bid to...
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Digitization Won’t Provide the Predicted Revolution in Container Shipping, Says Alphaliner
By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Predictions that the current crop of disruptive digital start-ups will revolutionize container shipping has been disputed by a leading liner analyst. Alphaliner this...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
South Africa’s Grindrod to Spin Off Shipping Business
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Grindrod, the South Africa-listed freight logistics and shipping services firm, is planning to separate and list its shipping business in order to unlock its value,...
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