Barge transportation market size is estimated to surpass $170bn by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights.

Zim has added a call in Kaohsiung, Taiwan to its Asia – US East Coast service.

APL is launching its new Eagle GO Guaranteed product, as the transpacific trading season begins to heat up.

The tanker market is seeing the “full realistion” of oversupply the ABSA Cargo Conference was told last week, but changing trading patterns were also starting to emerge.

The ongoing parade of hurricanes moving westward across the Atlantic continues, bringing with it the rain, flooding, and high winds. This year, with damage in Texas - Hurricane Harvey, Florida - Hurricane Irma and, now, Puerto Rico with Hurricane Maria, the storms have also brought about renewed debates regarding the Jones Act.

In the face of two major hurricanes, the US Department of Homeland Security has now extended its previous Jones Act waiver (due to expire 14 September) for another week.

Skies have cleared over Texas as what was Hurricane Harvey has now moved inland, but the damage, and the implications for shipping, are still unfolding.

Underscoring an upturn in container shipping global boxport volumes grew 6.7% in the first half of 2017, and forecast at 6% for the year as a whole by Alphaliner.

LNG carrier owner GasLog sees a positive outlook for the sector driven by both increased production and import demand.

The influence of US oil output, thought by energy analysts to be loosening the influence of other oil producers, continues to be felt.

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