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Monday, June 14, 2021
Home depot

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

June 14, 2021
Total Views: 9736

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
containers at port of los angeles

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

December 30, 2020
Total Views: 876

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

May 19, 2020
Total Views: 100

Monday, January 20, 2020
ship emissions

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

January 20, 2020
Total Views: 92

Friday, November 1, 2019
Shipping emissions
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

November 1, 2019
Total Views: 15

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

October 30, 2019
Total Views: 27

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

September 24, 2019
Total Views: 12

Monday, September 23, 2019
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

September 23, 2019
Total Views: 42

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
maersk blockchain
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

September 11, 2019
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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,

May 14, 2019
Total Views: 17

Friday, September 7, 2018
China Ranks as Top Maritime Nation in the World, Report Says
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

September 7, 2018
Total Views: 628

Friday, June 8, 2018
Greek Shipowners Say EU Tax Pressure Could Make Brexit ‘Not a Bad Thing’
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

June 8, 2018
Total Views: 19

Monday, February 19, 2018
ship at anchor
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

February 19, 2018
Total Views: 60

Thursday, October 12, 2017
shipping containers

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

October 12, 2017
Total Views: 41

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Grindrod shipping

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

August 23, 2017
Total Views: 39

Thursday, November 24, 2016
heather knutsen

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

November 24, 2016
Total Views: 88

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Introducing COSCOCS: China’s New Shipping Giant to Ride Out Downturn
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

February 18, 2016
Total Views: 95

Thursday, February 4, 2016
South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Faces ‘Brutal’ Year
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,

February 4, 2016
Total Views: 43

Friday, January 15, 2016
Amazon Enters Ocean Shipping with New Freight Forwarder Status
Maritime News

Amazon Enters Ocean Shipping with New Freight Forwarder Status

By Mari Saito SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Inc’s China arm has registered as an ocean freight forwarder, according to the U.S.

January 15, 2016
Total Views: 51

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
BIMCO: The Shipping Market in 2015 and Looking Forward
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

January 5, 2016
Total Views: 36


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