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Freeports and freezones: Beyond the call of duty?

Freeports and freezones: Beyond the call of duty?


15 Sep 2019


The concept of freeports has been in the news in the UK recently, as the government has proposed the creation of 10 such entities around the country, promising the creation of thousands of new jobs and the “turbo-charging” of local economies. Laudable aims in theory but the reality is somewhat more challenging.

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Less guesswork concerning post-IMO 2020 marine fuel

Less guesswork concerning post-IMO 2020 marine fuel


01 Sep 2019


Shippers, forwarders and carriers are getting a better idea of costs and data sources as Drewry launches a low-sulphur bunker price tracker.

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Time to act

Time to act


18 Aug 2019


A spate of containership fires has forced carriers to take action with fines for misdeclared cargoes. It is unlikely to change the behaviour of the criminally minded.

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Here we go again

Here we go again


04 Aug 2019


Resumption of US-China trade hostilities could give the Transpacific peak season a fillip.

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How the trade war might benefit shipping

How the trade war might benefit shipping


23 Jun 2019


Escalating trade hostilities between the US and China spells bad news for the Transpacific container trade but should also result in higher volumes of intermediate goods.

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News

ESC, Drewry announce an IMO 2020 BAF transparent indexing mechanism

ESC, Drewry announce an IMO 2020 BAF transparent indexing mechanism
Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) have published a bunker adjustment factor indexing mechanism to help shippers monitor and control bunker charges in the run-up to and following the introduction of the IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulation.

New risks heap more pressure on beleaguered container market

The mood-music surrounding the container market has deteriorated further in the last three months, resulting in Drewry downgrading its outlook for world container port throughput for the current year and the rest of the five-year horizon, in its latest Container Market Annual Review and Forecast.

Study findings: Drewry believes future online marketplaces could bring mutual benefit to both carriers and shippers

Online technology platforms where shipping lines and their customers can negotiate forward contracts could help improve vessel utilisation levels and reduce freight rate volatility, according to a joint study conducted by global shipping consultancy, Drewry and maritime supply chain technology provider, CyberLogitec.

Slow car carrier recovery to trigger more distressed asset sales

Car carrier shipping is expected to continue its slow recovery, supported by improving utilisation and minimal vessel ordering, according to Drewry’s latest Finished Vehicle Shipping Annual Review and Forecast.

Events

South Carolina International Trade Conference

Philip Damas presenting the container shipping outlook and challenges and opportunities for BCOs.

Global Biofuels Summit

Hu Qing to present the outlook for biofuels in Malaysia and Indonesia shipping markets.

TOC Americas 2019

Drewry will present its outlook for the container shipping industry.