Opinion

Opinion

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October 30, 2018

A total of 156 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC)...
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moore-stephens

October 26, 2018

Total vessel operating costs in the shipping industry are expected to rise by 2.7% in 2018 and by 3.1% in 2019, according to the latest...
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moore-stephens

October 16, 2018

The new lease accounting standard, IFRS 16 Leases, comes into effect for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. Shipping companies need to make...
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drewry

October 12, 2018

Prospects for the multipurpose shipping fleet have improved amid a surging growth in renewable energy generation and a construction boom in South East Asia. (more…)
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Employees working at cargo ship Kypros Land which is loading soybeans to China at Tiplam terminal in Santos, Brazil, Merch 13, 2017.  Picture taken March 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

October 11, 2018

The US soya bean export season is on its way. October through to January is peak season for US exports of this key agriculture commodity...
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UN

October 10, 2018

Keeping the Earth’s temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius means making rapid, unprecedented changes in the way people use energy to eat, travel and live...
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oil

October 9, 2018

In August, no US seaborne exports of crude oil to China were recorded. A massive change to the export pattern seen since early 2017. (more…)
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Ships

October 4, 2018

There is considerable unease among global shippers/BCOs (Beneficial Cargo Owners) and freight forwarders ahead of the IMO’s 2020 global emissions regulations, due to come into...
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ships

September 28, 2018

Trade will continue to expand but at a more moderate pace than previously forecast. The WTO anticipates growth in merchandise trade volume of 3.9% in...
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moore-stephens

September 21, 2018

Given the mounting pressure on the shipping industry to reduce emissions brought on by the IMO’s GHG strategy and commitment to a 50% reduction in...
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Container ships and bulk carriers waiting for cargo are seen in the shipping lanes off the coast of Singapore April 18, 2009.  REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

September 13, 2018

When U.S. President Donald Trump fired the first salvos in his trade war with China, the market for hauling bulk commodities that power the Asian...
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container

September 12, 2018

Once again, the already long list of tariffed goods has been made even longer. (more…)
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Maersk

September 7, 2018

North European trade growth for the year has been revised from 3.4% to 2.2%, according to August’s Global Port Tracker, supporting moves by carriers to...
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FILE PHOTO: Cargo ships navigate the Panama Canal during an organized media tour by Italy's Salini Impregilo, one of the main sub contractors of the Panama Canal Expansion project, on the outskirts of Colon city, Panama May 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo

September 6, 2018

A wave of contaminated fuel that has clogged and damaged engines on hundreds of oil tankers and container vessels in the past months has pushed...
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emissions

September 6, 2018

It is rare that a fuel specification change could disrupt the oil value chain, but the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) planned change to bunker fuel...
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