Global Trade at Geopolitical Crossroads

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

Traffic Growth in Ports to Remain Muted

Traffic growth in the ports sector is likely to remain well below historical levels for the foreseeable future, due ...

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Capacity Cuts Crucial in Container Shipping Recovery

Despite a modest increase in freight rates seen in 2017, a sustainable recovery in the container shipping market ...

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Fitch Predicts More M&A Activity, Defaults in 2017

Muted demand growth will exacerbate overcapacity for the shipping sector in 2017, putting pressure on freight rates ...

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Fitch: US Ports Exposed to Carriers Via Terminal Operators

US ports are exposed to shipping companies via terminal operators, which are often structured as joint ventures ...

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Fitch Ratings: Panama Canal's Ratings at A, Outlook Stable

The Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and its USD 450 million senior ...

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NordLB to Face Execution Risks if It Cuts Shipping Loans

The German shipping bank Norddeutsche Landesbank (Nord/LB) could encounter high execution risks if it goes through ...

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Fitch: Mergers and Acquisitions Trump Alliances

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), rather than more popular alliances, are inevitable to address overcapacity and ...

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Fitch: US Ports Not Ready for Container Weighing

US ports, rated by Fitch Ratings, have neither designated facilities for weighing containers nor the systems for ...

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Fitch Downgrades Global Shipping Outlook to Negative

Fitch Ratings has revised the global shipping sector outlook for 2016 to negative from stable in 2015. The rating ...

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Stormy Seas ahead for Shipping amid China's Slowdown

China’s slower growth and economic transition will pose significant risks for the shipping sector, which ...

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US Ports Pose Low Risk Despite Volume Swings

Stand-alone U.S. port ratings remain largely in the ‘A’ category despite volume fluctuations during ...

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SCF May Miss Out on Tanker IPO Fever

Russia’s shipping company Sovcomflot could miss out on improving market fundamentals that are likely to ...

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Fitch: Calmer Waters Ahead for Shipping

Calmer waters are ahead for the shipping industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), according to Fitch ...

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Drillers to Favor Buying over Building?

The cyclical downturn in the offshore oil and gas-drilling market may provide an opportunity for drillers with ...

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