Dispatches

It is the trickiest of all business decisions: catching the falling knife of the bottom of the market. It would seem though that an increasing number of shipowners believe that…
Merchant marine issues have gone mainstream; the firestorm in the shipping press during the past few weeks over US food aid with implications for US-flag shipping, has moved into mainstream…
Greece's Angeliki Frangou, the driving force behind the burgeoning Navios Group, often catches the market by surprise, but seldom surprises. Well, very seldom surprises, as she is never one to…
The word pipeline can strike fear into the hearts of tanker owners as they envisage the loss of long haul crude demand - four years ago it was Russian announcements…
Marcus Hand visits Seoul and Busan in South Korea and finds that while North Korea’s sabre rattling may have dominated the headlines in the news media, for the shipping and…
The $5.25bn expansion of the Panama Canal has entered its most critical years with the conclusion of the new locks construction scheduled for the first quarter of 2015.
As the flow of new tonnage into the Greek fleet replaces older smaller ships, the younger and larger ships have lifted the Greek-controlled merchant fleet to a new record regarding…
Private equity has made a visible mark on the shipping scene; in the latest iteration, a big fund group is getting behind an acquisition company that was unable to pull…
President Obama’s efforts to revitalise America’s infrastructure brought him into the maritime realm with a visit to the Port of Miami, a top cruise port that is set to bolster…
With the blame game getting in to full swing in Cyprus, as to what caused the economic mess which very nearly bankrupted the small Mediterranean island, president Nicos Anastasiades has…
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