Dispatches

At a time when Europe is “experiencing turbulence such as Brexit”, Greece, with oceangoing shipping and its management as the cornerstone of a development plan can become "a pole of…
One of the most dysfunctional episodes in the UK government’s planning – or lack thereof – for Brexit seemingly came to an end over the weekend when the Department for…
Marine fuel is too cheap for the environmental damage that it causes and sea transport does not reflect the true cost of bringing goods to market. These are the views…
The debate currently raging over the use of open-loop scrubbers to meet the requirements of the IMO’s 2020 0.5% sulphur cap for marine fuel represents a massive own goal by…
In 2018 the value of the Greek fleet increased by over $5bn to break the $100bn milestone, ensuring Greek shipowners continue to run not only the world largest fleet but…
Prepared or not prepared? That’s quite a question. According to a survey on preparedness for Brexit by Odgers Berndtson, only 16% of about 100 UK ports and harbour authorities have…
Hutchison Ports in Thailand is gearing up to handling larger vessels on the mainline east – west trades as it officially starts operations at its $600m Terminal D in Laem…
The expanded Panama Canal saw container trade switching from the US West Coast calls, with landbridge connections inland, to calls on the East Coast, however, higher fuel costs associated with…
The OSV sector will need another five years for the supply glut to deflate as the market struggles through its worst recession that started five years ago, according to M3…
In what is becoming so common in Greece these days, good news is often clouded by bad news. China’s Cosco-run port of Piraeus had no sooner announced its goal of…
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