Global Trade at Geopolitical Crossroads

John Sitilides, Geopolitical Strategist at Trilogy Advisors speaks about future geopolitical challenges for trade.

Containership Fleet Breaks 21Mn TEU Mark

The cellular containership fleet has reached a new high of 21 million TEU in November, according to Alphaliner. ...

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Global Container Volumes Grow by 7.7% in Third Quarter

Port volumes recorded a 7.7% rise in aggregate throughput in the quarter ended September 30, growing at their ...

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Alphaliner: Global Container Trade Growth Bounces Back

Driven by strong volume growth across all main regions, the global container throughput growth is on track to ...

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Was Box Shipping's Digital Fanfare in Vain?

Although various carriers are intensifying their efforts to digitise some of the transactional parts of their ...

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Alphaliner: Boxship Oversupply Will Not End Soon

With weaker demand in the fourth quarter and a steady stream of new vessel deliveries, the supply overhang of ...

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The Post-Hanjin Era: Freight Rate Truce Is Over

It has taken a whole year for all of the idle ships of South Korean defunct shipping company Hanjin Shipping to be ...

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Alphaliner: The Fate of Classic Panamaxes

The fleet of classic Panamax containerships of 4,000-5,300 TEU dropped to 543 units, against its peak of 670 ...

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No Room for Overcapacity Fears from New ULCVs

The fresh overcapacity fears in Asia-North Europe trade, sparked by the rumored new orders for Ultra Large ...

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Alphaliner: Global Container Volumes on the Rise in H1

During the first six months of this year, the global container port throughput rose by 6.7 percent and the growth ...

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Global Port Volume Growth Revised to 4.6 Pct

Driven by strong volume growth recorded across key container ports in the first quarter of 2017, the full year ...

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Sharp Decline in Idling Boxships

As of 3 April 2017, the idle container shipping fleet stood at 0.97 million TEU, according to Alphaliner’s ...

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Alphaliner: Vessel Demand Rises with New Alliances

With the launch of the new carrier alliances on the east-west trades on April 1, 2017, the demand for vessels and ...

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Alphaliner: Container Carrier Giants End 2016 in Red

Despite the freight rate improvements that followed the collapse of Hanjin Shipping in late August, the average ...

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SM Line to Enter the Market with Six Services

South Korea’s newly established SM Line is making a bold entry into the container shipping trades with an ...

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Global Box Volumes Prosper in Late 2016

Following a slow first half of 2016, port throughput rebounded in the second half of the year pushing the global ...

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Alphaliner: Last Hanjin Ship Sold for Demolition

The former South Korean shipping giant, the name Hanjin will disappear from the annals of container shipping as the ...

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Carriers Bolster Capacity on New 2017 Alliance Networks

Capacity has been added across the board on the main Asia-Europe and Asia-North America routes by main carriers as ...

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Alphaliner: Huge Debts Left after Hanjin Demise

Following Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy, the rate of debt recovery for unsecured creditors is expected to be ...

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Maersk Too Optimistic on Market Recovery?

The container market has seen an inflection point in late 2016, with demand rising above supply during the fourth ...

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Volumes Improve in Far East-Europe, Transpacific Lanes

Container volumes on the headhaul Far East-Europe and Far East-North America tradelanes recorded a mild recovery in ...

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A Hundred More Panamaxes Need to Be Scrapped

Despite a massive scrapping spree of classic Panamax containerships, the sector remains under pressure as up to one ...

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