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Trump Reaches Partial Deal with China, Delays Tariffs

Donald Trump

China agreed to more than double its annual purchases of American agricultural products as part of the deal.

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NRF: Retail Imports Remain at Near-Record Levels

Containers

NRF's overall outlook is more pessimistic than last month as US introduces new 10 percent tariffs.

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Trump to Add Tariffs on Another USD 300 Bn of Chinese Goods

US President Donald Trump

Trump would implement the 10% tariff on USD 300 billion worth of Chinese goods from September 1.

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NRF: US Congress Gets to Review Future Tariff Hikes

Container port

New legislation to strengthen congressional authority over tariff increases being imposed by the Trump administration.

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Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Iran

Donald Trump

The sanctions deny Iran’s leadership access to financial resources.

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Trump Administration Bans Cuba Cruise Ship Port Calls

Cruise ships in port

In the latest wave of Cuba restrictions, the Trump administration banned cruise ship stops to the island nation.

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Trump Proposes Massive Hike on Chinese Tariffs

US President, Donald Trump

Trump is increasing the pressure on China to reach a trade agreement with a new tariff plan.

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Trump Sets Aside USD 138 Mn for Charleston Deepening Project

Finance

Charleston Harbor Deepening Project received USD 138 million of funding in the President's FY2020 Budget.

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Trump Delays Tariffs on USD 200 Bn of Chinese Imports

US President, Donald Trump

President Trump has delayed the additional Chinese tariffs, scheduled to take effect from March 1.

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Good News for Bulkers as China Buys US Soyabeans Again?

Bulker

It remains to be seen whether continuation of the U.S. soybean sale to China would help raise Panamax & Supramax rates.

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FMC Aims at Carrier Alliances under Amended US Shipping Act

Shipping

US: FMC to address antitrust issues in maritime industry consolidation and ocean carrier alliances.

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Iran's President: No Oil Will Be Exported from the Gulf

Hassan Rouhani, Iran's President

Rouhani: If the U.S. wants to stop our oil sales, no oil will be exported from the Persian Gulf.

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China and US Call a Tariff Truce for 90 Days

Trump, Xi, Melania

Trump and Xi Jinping put a break on the escalating trade war and shelve further tariff increases.

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US Treasury Warns Against Petroleum Shipments to Syria

Donald Trump

US warns maritime community of sanctions risks related to petroleum shipments to Syria.

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US: Iranian Tankers Are a Floating Liability

tanker

Hook: Iranian tankers are now a floating liability.

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Chabahar Port Development Exempted from US Sanctions

Donald Trump

U.S. exempted the development of the Chabahar Port in Iran from sanctions on Iran.

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Sunken Sanchi Included in US Sanctions List against Iran

Donald Trump

Sanchi, which sank in January 2018, included in the new U.S. list of sanctioned individuals and entities.

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U.S. Sanctions against Iran to Drive Tanker Rate Increases

Donald Trump

Sanctions against Iran contribute to the increase in tanker rates.

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US Backs 2020 Sulphur Cap Experience-Building Phase

Donald Trump

The Trump administration supports the establishment of an experience-building phase.

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UNCTAD: Trade Wars a Symptom of a Deeper Malaise

Donald Trump

UNCTAD believes recent rounds of tariff hikes will disrupt a trading system drawn increasingly around value chains.

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Panama Canal Not Impacted Yet by US-China Trade Tensions

Jorge Quijano

Quijano: So far, the canal has not experienced any effects from this commercial debate. 

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