Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Shipping

U.S. Saw Record Goods-Trade Gap in November

By Ana Monteiro (Bloomberg) — The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened to an all-time high in November as American companies imported a record value of consumer goods. The shortfall grew to $84.8...

December 30, 2020
Total Views: 868

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
shipping container
Maritime News

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...

May 19, 2020
Total Views: 22

Monday, January 20, 2020
ship emissions
Interesting

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...

January 20, 2020
Total Views: 16

Friday, November 1, 2019
Maritime News

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...

November 1, 2019
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
u.s. china trade war
Maritime News

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,...

October 30, 2019
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
ship emissions
Maritime News

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...

September 24, 2019
Total Views: 3

Monday, September 23, 2019
containership
Maritime News

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...

September 23, 2019
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

September 11, 2019
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
containership
Maritime News

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...

May 14, 2019
Total Views: 2

Friday, September 7, 2018
Maritime News

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.

September 7, 2018
Total Views: 71

Friday, June 8, 2018
Maritime News

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...

June 8, 2018
Total Views: 1

Monday, February 19, 2018
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Maritime News

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...

February 19, 2018
Total Views: 7

Thursday, October 12, 2017
shipping containers
News

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...

October 12, 2017
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Grindrod shipping
News

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,...

August 23, 2017
Total Views: 2

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Blog

Viking Raid by Matthew McCleery [Book Review]

There are many things about the shipping business that the normal land-dwelling person hasn’t the slightest clue about. It is often taken for granted that produce from South America, Oil...

November 24, 2016
Total Views: 5

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Maritime News

Introducing COSCOCS: China’s New Shipping Giant to Ride Out Downturn

By Brenda Goh SHANGHAI, Feb 18 (Reuters) – China on Thursday launched a challenge to global shippers AP Moller Maersk and Mitsui OSK Lines, but analysts said the giant company...

February 18, 2016
Total Views: 11

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Maritime News

South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Faces ‘Brutal’ Year

By Kyunghee Park and Kyungji Cho (Bloomberg) — More than two years after announcing a 3.3 trillion won ($2.7 billion) bailout of the Hyundai Group, chairwoman Hyun Jeong Eun is...

February 4, 2016
Total Views: 7

Friday, January 15, 2016
Maritime News

Amazon Enters Ocean Shipping with New Freight Forwarder Status

By Mari Saito SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s China arm has registered as an ocean freight forwarder, according to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, a move that...

January 15, 2016
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Maritime News

BIMCO: The Shipping Market in 2015 and Looking Forward

(BIMCO) — By Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst Global economy: menacing clouds in the sky cast a shadow on global economic developments 2015 never really took off, even though the global...

January 5, 2016
Total Views: 1

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Interesting

Does Shipping Tell the Real Story of China? You Should Hope Not

By Manisha Jha (Bloomberg) — Investors betting that China’s near- insatiable appetite for industrial raw materials will drive global economic growth may want to skip the shipping news. For the...

December 10, 2015
Total Views: 2