The sharing of data will be the big revolution that will change the logistics and container shipping industry in the future. However industry players have different views on whether it will be a disruptive change or just improving the way things are done.

The significant role that Asia continues to play in the global maritime and offshore industries, even in today’s market environment, were firmly demonstrated at Sea Asia 2017 held in Singapore last month.

Chinese firm Kylin Capital, claiming to be the first mover of private equity (PE) in China for the shipping sector, is seeking opportunities during the market downturn and aiming to enlarge its shipping portfolio.

Singapore has clinched the top spot in Menon’s Leading Maritime Capitals of the World Report (Menon Report) for 2017, and the country is projected to remain well-positioned for the maritime industry up to 2022 and beyond.

The frequency of major vessel casualties has risen in 2016 for the second consecutive year amid a continuing challenging market for marine underwriters, according to the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI).

Hamburg Süd has opened its first proprietary agency in the Middle East, with Hamburg Süd Shipping commencing operations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

AkzoNobel and Maersk Line have signed a sustainability partnership to reduce carbon emissions per container shipped by 10%.

The world’s largest containership, the MOL Triumph, has been delivered to Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) from Samsung Heavy Industries. 

Cyprus is back. Decisive reforms, prudent fiscal management, hard work and the peoples' determination have seen the country exit earlier than expected from the economic adjustment programme instigated by the its creditors.

Capital Link’s 2017 Shipping Conference, now in its 11th year, drew a standing-room only crowd, with financial industry participants greatly outnumbering shipping people.

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