Insight and Opinion

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    Lines and terminals: another twist?

    2022-11-15T09:15:00Z

    Container shipping lines have done very well from Covid. Freight rates reached exorbitantly high levels between mid-2021 and the first half of 2022.

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    Thumbs up to green corridors but big challenges lie ahead

    2022-11-15T09:15:00Z

    Maritime news pages are awash with talk of ‘green corridors’. It Is a great move to set them up now because zero-emissions’ ships won’t enter the market until 2030.

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    Time to measure it and manage it

    2022-11-15T09:15:00Z

    The supply chains are constrained- that is something that all the panellists agreed on during a presentation at Capital Link’s 2022 Maritime Forum in New York.

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    Conditions for port business ecosystem development

    2022-11-15T09:15:00Z

    DP World, the developer of London Gateway, made two recent announcements, signaling the steady development of the London Gateway port business ecosystem.

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    IAPH focus: closing the gaps

    2022-11-15T09:15:00Z

    Against a background of port systems and supply chains under immense pressure during the onslaught of COVID-19…

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    Economic chaos caused by zombie policies

    2022-11-15T09:15:00Z

    Misguided policies are causing an unprecedented collapse in global economic confidence leading to further inflation and rising costs of living and a global recession.

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    Beyond the tipping point, what next?

    2022-11-15T09:15:00Z

    So, the tipping point has arrived, and a de-escalation is underway of container freight rates and of severe container congestion.

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    Prepare for life out of the shadows

    2022-10-27T13:10:00Z

    Ports have traditionally had a link to politics but under the influence of COVID-19, lockdowns, congestion, environmental goals, strikes, exceptional geo-political events and other key influential factors the political dimension has grown significantly larger.

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    Is tailwind here to stay?

    2022-10-27T13:10:00Z

    Driven by high shipping costs and poor reliability due to congestion and equipment shortage, Lidl decided to start its own shipping line, Tailwind.

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    The silly season: shortages and inflation

    2022-10-27T13:10:00Z

    Typically, when it comes to July and August, summer vacations are the main focus for many people as they disappear from their normal routines and try to “switch off”.

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    Pivotal port optimisation role: berthing benefits

    2022-10-27T13:10:00Z

    Decarbonisation efforts supported by heavy duty digitalisation have been abundant; most of these efforts are tied to the routing and performance of vessels when they are out at sea. 

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    High stakes ‘game’ in play

    2022-10-27T13:10:00Z

    It is interesting to speculate what will happen when DP World’s two terminal contracts at Jawaharlal Nehru Port – India’s second biggest container gateway in volume terms – come to the end of their concession lifetimes in 2028.

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    A Bumper Package

    2022-10-27T09:40:00Z

    The view appears to be gaining ground that the party is over in container shipping and normal operating conditions are on the way back. This may be true – only time will tell – but for sure there are still significant problems in the supply chain.

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    Essential Reading

    2022-09-15T15:18:00Z

    The shipping and ports sectors have in recent years shown a vulnerability to serious hazardous cargo related incidents. The National Cargo Bureau has conducted studies which throw some light on the potential scale of the problem. It has also developed Hazcheck Detect – a cargo screening tool

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    CRYSTAL BALL GAZING

    2022-09-15T15:18:00Z

    Halfway through a year already filled to the brim with “impactful” developments, port executives engage in the perilous activity of forecasting what’s coming next.

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    AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE BRI; WILL IT BE DIFFERENT THIS TIME?

    2022-09-15T15:18:00Z

    Under the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI), China financed and built around US$1 trillion worth of infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries, making it the world’s largest bilateral creditor and increasing China’s influence in many countries.

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    LOGISTICS PROBLEMS AND UNCERTAINTY CONTINUES

    2022-09-15T15:18:00Z

    Will port congestion and labour shortages ever end as inflation rises with economic output declining? Should we plan ahead for recession as central banks have few tools available. Maybe, maybe not.

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    MAKING SENSE OF ONSHORE POWER SUPPLY

    2022-09-15T15:18:00Z

    Thank heavens for a bit of common sense as espoused recently, in a joint statement by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and the Federation of European Private Companies and Terminals (FEPORT), with regard to onshore power supply (OPS). 

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    The World Turned On Its Head?

    2022-09-15T15:18:00Z

    Is there a seismic shift underway in the traditional rules of engagement? Will the world we know today be turned on its head and what are the priorities to survive in this challenging new world? Andrew Penfold charts the future

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    PORT CONGESTION AND SUPPLY CHAIN DIFFICULTIES PERSIST

    2022-07-31T11:47:00Z

    Congestion, excess shipping capacity and manpower shortages are blamed for inflation and shortages in shops.