Dispatches

The global sulphur cap is starting to look like an opportunity for the shipping market to finally push through some reasonable freight rate increases, judging from the undercurrents at the…
What contribution does morale make to the prosperity of any ship, company or institution? It is not something that is recognised by the modern accountancy trained managers who count the…
Who knew it? Ports are a vital part of the UK economy, Liam Fox told a gathering of some 200 people at a reception in the House of Lords last…
Today sees the end of the first ‘Maritime UK Week’, a new initiative held in the same mid-September slot occupied by the biennial London International Shipping Week (LISW) in alternate…
The need for speed and efficient handling is critical in the reefer trade and digitisation is set to play an increasingly important role.
Only 2% of the UK’s current maritime workforce are women. It’s a situation, said Associated British Ports’ new chief executive, Henrik Pedersen, that simply must change.
The nearby spot rates for chartering large LNG carriers have been soaring at a time when future US export projects, fueling forward activity, continue to be given the “green-light”.
A combination of the looming 2020 0.5% sulphur cap for marine fuel, and the more stretch goal of a 50% reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 is producing…
The business of offshore drilling and exploration, a close cousin of shipping, continues to generate business combinations, also known as “consolidation”, against the backdrop of worldwide economic strength and oil…
The container shipping industry is becoming increasingly competitive and complicated and leading terminal operators such as Hutchison Ports are taking steps through the use of technology to serve their customers…
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