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Yangtze shipping left high and dry

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on January 25, 2012

The Year of the Dragon begins now, represented in the Chinese zodiac by the Water Dragon. There is some irony in that, because the worst drought in 50 years has forced Chinese maritime authorities to close the Yangtze River above the port of Wuhan, more than 600 miles upriver from Shanghai.

Share slow steaming benefits, say shippers in poll

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on July 26, 2011

The first to come out was on slow steaming and its effects on Asia pacific supply chains. US-based logistics operator BDP International conducted a global survey of importers and exporters and their responses highlighted the deeply unpopular practice of slowing ships.