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  • Trump to impact transatlantic trade?

    Trump to impact transatlantic trade?

    The stagnant transatlantic has started the year on a stronger footing – but what impact will Trump’s tenure have on the trade?... Read more

    Thu 23 Feb 2017

  • The Mediterranean option

    The Mediterranean option

    The ports of Southern Europe have continually lagged behind their North Europe counterparts on the Asia-Europe trade, despite their greater geographic proximity... Read more

    Fri 06 Nov 2015

  • Russian Roulette

    Russian Roulette

    One of the major factors attributed to the slowdown in the Asia-Europe trade has been the steep decline in Russian imports, which have fallen off a cliff since the US and the European Union imposed sanctions on the country in the wake of its involvement in the conflict in the Ukraine... Read more

    Fri 06 Nov 2015

  • Container shipping faces an uncertain future

    Container shipping faces an uncertain future

    Spot rates on the Asia-Europe trade have hit rock bottom this year and the balance sheets of carriers are beginning to look genuinely weak... Read more

    Thu 05 Nov 2015

  • OOCL seeks more co-operation

    OOCL seeks more co-operation

    Despite challenging market conditions, OOCL is continuing to invest in
    new vessels and management systems to improve its operating efficiency... Read more

    Tue 01 Sep 2015

  • The cascade effect: vessels redeployed from east-west to north-south trades

    The cascade effect: vessels redeployed from east-west to north-south trades

    The redeployment of vessels to the South American trades from higher-volume east-west routes, as well as the addition of new tonnage, has depressed rates... Read more

    Thu 20 Aug 2015