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The World Can Harness Trade to Save the Planet

Nov 21, 2022

Trade is a major cause of global warming. Think of all those goods travelling from far away on polluting ships – and raw materials and components whizzing across the world in complex supply chains.But the right trade policies can also do a lot to save the planet. The solution is to tax trade in carbon-intensive goods and get rid of tariffs on clean ones – while also subsidising green technologies and stopping aid to dirty ones…

Ukraine Lacks Viable Plan B to Boost Grain Exports Via Rail, Road or River

Nov 17, 2022

Ukraine has few viable options currently to boost grain exports by rail, road or river barge anytime soon if a United Nations-brokered deal with Moscow to export by sea runs into trouble.Ukraine is one of the world’s leading grain and oilseed…

Alternative Fuels, Newbuilds and Retrofits are Key to Marine Industry Growth

Nov 15, 2022

The global marine vessel market is projected to grow from $170.75 billion in 2021 to $188.57 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 1.43%, according to research from Fortune Business Insights.From transportation vessels to workboats to marine construction ships…

Great Lakes Winter Supply Chain – A Cause for Concern

Nov 07, 2022

As the temperatures start their annual decline on the Great Lakes, an icy chill is in the air. Shipping companies across the lakes are rushing to get final loads of critical raw materials from the northern lakes to the manufacturing facilities on the lower lakes…

Container Rates: Calm Before the Storm?

Oct 31, 2022

Stubborn long-term container rates refuse to follow in footsteps of huge spot declines, but change is coming - XenetaWith dramatic spot rate falls, a non-existent peak season, and easing port congestion freeing up capacity, the scene was set…

Congress, GAO Set Their Focus on Cargo Preference Fixes

Oct 12, 2022

On September 14, 2022, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee (T&I Committee), Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, held a hearing which indicated a potential revitalization, and new enforcement regime, of U…

Container Shipping Market: Plunging Rates and Blank Sailings

Oct 06, 2022

Peter Sand, the chief analyst of Xeneta discuss recent trends in the container shipping market, from plunging spot rates to blank sailings.The container shipping market has enjoyed a prolonged historic, and somewhat unexpected bull run, as COVID…

Container Rates: Slide Begins as Long-term Shipping Rates Fall -Xeneta

Sep 29, 2022

Long-term contracted rates fell by 1.1% in September, marking the first drop since January and one of only three declines in the past 21 months, recent data from the Xeneta Shipping Index (XSI) reveals. However, analysts at Oslo-based Xeneta…

The Case for an Inland River Transportation Caucus Within US Congress

Sep 08, 2022

An Inland River Transportation Caucus could help inland river transportation interests that are often misunderstood and greatly undervalued.For anyone doing business on the inland river transportation system, the goal is to keep the rivers open for business…

Maritime Antitrust Immunity in Crosshairs

Apr 07, 2022

While those in the Beltway continue to struggle to offer solutions to U.S. supply chain capacity issues, it seems apparent that policymakers have at least found their scapegoat for these issues in the form of the maritime industry. A specific talking point during the State of Union Address…

Feds Struggle to Address Supply Chain Capacity Issues

Nov 01, 2021

The Biden Administration’s struggles to alleviate supply chain capacity issues appear to be continuing with no end in sight. Part of the issue arises from the Administration’s limited focus on ports and another part arises from Congressional stalemates…

Webinar: Floating Production Forecasts & Analysis

Jul 24, 2020

A free webinar will deliver latest forecasts and market intelligence for the global floating production industry, offering insider access to business and investment opportunities in the deepwater sector.Floating Production Systems: 2020 Forecasts & Analysis…

Port of Kiel: Ostuferhafen Access Area Restructured

Sep 18, 2018

The Port of Kiel has begun the partial demolition of a former grain storage facility as part of a plan to completely restructure the access area to the Ostuferhafen. The demolition along with the integration of adjacent areas will free up 2…

GC Rieber Shipping CEO Christian Wilhelm Berg Resigns

Sep 14, 2018

Norwegian shipping company GC Rieber Shipping said that Christian Wilhelm Berg resigned the position as CEO with effect from 14 September 2018 in order to pursue other opportunities through his wholly owned company, Bech Offshore.Bech Offshore…

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