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China Goes from Driver to Brake for Crude Oil, Iron Ore and Copper

Aug 09, 2021

China has switched from driving global demand for major commodities to being a drag on growth, with July's customs data confirming the weakening trend for imports of crude oil, iron ore and copper.The exception to the trend was coal, but the sharp gain in July's imports of the polluting fuel are more a result of China having to go the seaborne market because of domestic policies that curbed local output…

Port of London Looks to Expand River Commerce at Isle of Dogs Pier

Nov 23, 2022

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has acquired Masthouse Terrace Pier on the Isle of Dogs in East London in an effort to increase light freight on the river.Port of London officials view the project as a step up for London's working river and maritime commerce industry…

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…

Key Container Freight Index Hits Milestone

May 07, 2021

The Valencia Containerized Freight Index (VCFI) exceeds 2,000 points with a growth in April of 17.39%The Valencia Containerized Freight Index (VCFI) continues its upward trend, reaching 2,314.89 points in April, an increase of 17.39% over the previous month…

Chinese Buyers Snap up Indian Steel in Face of Trade Tensions

Aug 31, 2020

India's steel exports more than doubled between April and July to hit their highest level in at least six years, boosted by a surge of Chinese buying in defiance of tensions between Beijing and New Delhi.Traders said reduced prices had driven…

BIMCO: US-China “Phase One” Fails to Boost Trade Volumes

Mar 12, 2020

Even before the effects of the coronavirus, the ‘Phase One’ agreement between China and the US failed to boost volumes of the implicated goods in January. In fact, exports of the manufactured, agricultural and energy goods included in the deal were down 26% from January 2017…

The Maritime Industry and COVID-19

Mar 03, 2020

The COVID-19 epidemic, which was first called the novel Coronavirus and then the 2019-nCoV, is spreading fast around the world.  It is more contagious than the 2002 SARS outbreak, its cousin, but not as lethal.  Unfortunately, its impact on…

AAL Shipping Launches New Service

Feb 11, 2020

The  global ocean transport operator AAL Shipping has launched a new Europe-Middle East/India-Asia Monthly Liner Service to serve the market’s multipurpose vessels (MPPs) and project heavy lift cargo transport requirements.The new service, which connects main ports between Europe…

Oakland Port Volume Jump 7.3% in January

Feb 11, 2020

San Francisco Bay-based container ship facility Port of Oakland said its containerized import volume jumped 7.3 percent last month over January 2019 totals.Exports were up, too, the Port said, lifting hopes for recovery from a U.S.-China trade war…

Australia Becomes World's Largest LNG Exporter

Feb 09, 2020

Australia has become the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter in the world. The record figure knocked Qatar out of the top spot.'Australia is set to become the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter this year, overtaking Qatar…

Hojgaard Appointed Chairman of HKSOA

Nov 22, 2019

Anglo-Eastern has announced the confirmation of Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Bjorn Hojgaard, as Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA). His appointment follows a two-year tenure as the association’s Deputy Chairman, and is…

Hamburg, India Sea Trade Up by 17%

Oct 28, 2019

In the 2019 first half, 106,000 TEU - 20-ft standard containers - were handled in Hamburg on direct services with Indian ports, a gain of 17 percent. This brought India up into tenth place in Hamburg’s ranking of its trading partners for container transport…

CMA CGM Launches Trade Finance Service

Oct 22, 2019

French shipping line CMA CGM has launched Shipfin Trade Finance (STF) , its new range of financing services dedicated to importing and exporting, in partnership with invoice finance platform Incomlend.The STF portfolio of products is, according to the carrier…

MSC Rejects Northern Sea Route

Oct 17, 2019

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s second-biggest container shipping line, has decided not to use the Arctic as a new short cut between northern Europe and Asia and will instead focus on improving environmental performance on existing global trade routes…

West Coast Ports Urge Trump to Address Trade War

Sep 24, 2019

The six largest West Coast ports — Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Oakland, Port of Portland, Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma — sent a letter to President Donald Trump to pursue fair and mutually beneficial trade agreements…

Logistics News

Port of Los Angeles Issues Draft RFP for New Cruise Terminal

Port of Los Angeles Issues Draft RFP for New Cruise Terminal

Port of Corpus Christi Awarded Grants to Study Carbon Storage

Port of Corpus Christi Awarded Grants to Study Carbon Storage

Analysis: Container Shipping and Falling U.S. Retail Sales

Analysis: Container Shipping and Falling U.S. Retail Sales

Western Tankers Ramp Up Russian Oil Shipments

Western Tankers Ramp Up Russian Oil Shipments

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