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Global Freight Cycle May Have Reached Lowest Point

May 25, 2023

Global freight volumes show signs of having bottomed out in the first quarter, signalling the industrial cycle may be near its trough, which could provide some support to oil prices later in 2023.Global freight volumes fell 1.1% during the first three months of 2023 compared with a year earlier…

Germany's LNG Import Terminals Tackle Challenges

May 02, 2023

Germany's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal project at Stade said it would in the coming weeks begin testing market appetite for ammonia as a way to transport hydrogen, as the country's efforts to end reliance on Russian pipeline gas gather pace…

Global Freight Shows Signs of Bottoming Out

Apr 27, 2023

Global freight volumes fell at some of the fastest rates for three decades earlier this year, but at the end of the first quarter showed signs of bottoming out.Volumes were down by -2.1% between December and February compared with the same period a year earlier…

Ukraine's Grain Export Success Placates Market Despite Russia's Threats

Apr 25, 2023

Ukraine has shipped significantly more grain over the last several months than originally expected, especially corn, easing worries that were prominent last year over the country’s export program.But Russia now claims it will not support the…

Port Communities are Plagued with Poor Air Quality: How Propane Can Help

Apr 20, 2023

Ports are the gateway to the American economy, bringing in 90 percent of internationally traded cargo, according to the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). The important role ports play in goods movement also brings large amounts of traffic from heavy-duty diesel vehicles…

World Trade Boom Keeps De-globalization at Bay

Feb 28, 2023

Globalization may have peaked, but the resilience of world trade in the face of mounting headwinds means a reversal of the past three decades is not inevitable.Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine shattered global supply chains…

Top Threats for the Marine Industry in 2023

Feb 23, 2023

Allianz just released its 12th Risk Barometer, an annual corporate risk survey incorporating the views of 2,712 risk management experts in 94 countries and territories, including CEOs, risk managers, brokers and insurance experts. The overall…

Floating Wind to Drive U.S West Coast Port Developments

Jan 30, 2023

In recent State of the Port address, the first held since 2020, the Port of Long Beach’s Executive Director Mario Cordero discussed the port’s plan to support California’s emerging floating wind industry.The Port of Long Beach has not yet been identified as a marshalling port for any one project…

How COVID-19 Turned Global Supply Chains Upside Down

Jan 12, 2023

Global economy 2023: COVID-19 turned global supply chains upside down – Three ways the pandemic forced companies to rethink and transform how they source their productsThe global supply chains that modern companies depend on were turned upside down three years ago after COVID-19 emerged in China…

Wanted: A Sea-change in Climate Finance for Oceans

Dec 28, 2022

The oceans are inextricably connected to the health of the planet, and of humans: they absorb up to 30% of annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 90% of excess heat, and over 3 billion people — almost half the global population — depend directly…

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…

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…

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