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Ports & Shipping

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5 alternative container ports for avoiding congestion The Los Angeles-Long Beach ports complex was the poster child for supply chain gridlock in 2021, with dozens of vessels scattered for miles off the coast waiting for a berth and piles of containers bringing landside cargo flow to a crawl. Vessels are …

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Higher shipping costs may lift Asia’s low inflation

Higher shipping costs may lift Asia’s low inflation

Inflation is rising in a number of advanced and emerging economies. Relative to other regions, Asia has managed to keep levels relatively low. However, the persistent impact of high shipping costs could change this. New analysis shows how increases in shipping rates have a persistent impact on consumer prices. As …

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Baltic index falls as capesizes hit lowest in seven months The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index declined on Wednesday, pressured by lower rates across the capesize vessel segment, recording its lowest level since June. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, lost …

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Covid-era shipping stocks: the (super) good, the bad and the ugly Shipping stocks have never been for the faint of heart, and they’ve been on a particularly wild ride in the COVID era. There have been steep plunges and historic surges along the way, with unexpected twists and turns. What …

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Historical perspective of shipping and insurance

Historical perspective of shipping and insurance

Banking and insurance services play a vital role in the economic development of any country. International trade, commerce and industry cannot develop and function without the key role of banking and insurance. We can understand how banking developed because it provides the facility to make collective investment in viable projects. …

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Designated ‘net-zero’ lanes could push the shipping industry to clean up its act The world’s ever growing global economy runs on shipping – this means that supplies from food to building materials. Some of the items and materials we order online (including from huge companies like Amazon) from overseas often …

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Japan’s bunker supply expected to tighten in Nov Bunker fuel supply in Japan is expected to tighten in November as demand is rising, industry sources said in the week started Oct. 24. The supply of both marine fuel 0.5 percent and high sulfur bunker fuel has already started to tighten, …

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Greece wants ‘realistic’ EU Green policy for shipping EU shipping power Greece has told the European Commission that adding the industry to the bloc’s carbon emissions trading scheme should be proportionate and tightly enforced to secure a level playing field for the European fleet in global markets. In a letter …

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