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Insurance Rates Set to Surge amid Middle East Tensions

tanker

Tensions in the Middle East are expected to result in draconian conditions in maritime insurance policies.

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US, China Finalize Deal to Suspend December Tariffs

Trump

The United States and China have sealed the agreement on the 'first phase' of the trade deal.

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UN: Trade Tensions, Uncertainty Hurt Global Maritime Trade

shipping

Maritime transport sails stormy seas against political and structural headwinds.

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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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Drewry: Shipping Industry's Benefits from US-China Trade War

Containership

Escalating trade hostilities between the US and China should result in higher volumes of intermediate goods.

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LA Port Argues Against New Tariffs on Chinese Goods

Tariffs

Tariffs would impact some 66 percent of all imports by value at the San Pedro Bay.

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Shipping Confidence Slightly Down over Trade War Concerns

Shipping

Ongoing concern over trade wars and increased regulation affected confidence levels in the shipping industry.

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Alphaliner: 2019 Box Throughput Growth Projections Slashed

Containership

Alphaliner has reduced its global container throughput growth estimate for 2019 from 3.6% to 2.5%.

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Latest Tariffs Weaken Transpacific Demand Growth Prospects

Container shipping

Demand growth prospects in the Transpacific drop in the aftermath of new tariffs.

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Trade War the Best Thing that Happened to Container Shipping

Containership

George Youroukos, Executive Chairman of Global Ship Lease: The trade war has put the supply in check.

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NRF: US Container Ports See Retail Imports Uptick

Container shipping

The tariff increase has been put on hold while U.S.-China negotiations continue.

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Trade War, Brexit Exerting Huge Pressure on Ocean Freight

Trump

The outcomes of US-China trade war & Brexit to have significant repercussions on the ocean freight industry.

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CEO: Port of Oakland Committed to Growth Despite Trade Wars

The Port of Oakland committed to a growth strategy in 2019 despite prevailing uncertainty in container shipping.

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China Announces Tariff Cuts

Chinese flag

China plans to reduce tariffs on imports of more than 700 commodities as of January 1, 2019.

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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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Navis: 6 Emerging Trends to Keep an Eye on

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There are some emerging trends that owners should be watching closely.

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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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Trade War Has Taken Its Toll on US Soya Bean Exports

Peter Sand

U.S. soya bean exports marked a 43 percent drop year-on-year during the first twelve weeks of the 2018/19 marketing year.

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ICS: International Trade Not a Zero-Sum Game

ships in Singapore

Challenging of the proven benefits of multilateralism in global trade by the U.S. could pose serious threats.

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South Korea Largest Long-Distance Importer of US Crude Oil

Tanker

US crude oil exports to China drop to zero for the second month in a row.

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Tanker Market to Benefit from Iranian Sanctions

Euronav tanker

Euronav pointed to three caveats to a more positive outlook for the tanker market.

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