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Inward-looking policies threaten shipping's outlook

October 4 - Uncertainty arising from wide-ranging geopolitical, economic and trade policy risks is redefining the maritime transport landscape and shaping the sector’s outlook, says the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
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Industry seeks clarity ahead of Sulphur 2020

October 3 - A survey conducted by global shipping consultancy Drewry reveals that there is considerable unease among global shippers/beneficial cargo owners (BCO) and freight forwarders ahead of the IMO’s sulphur 2020 emissions regulations.
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The projects sector – is the tide turning?

October 3 - The standout session at this week's Breakbulk Americas must be the one on Thursday, during which experts from both sides of the project logistics supply chain will discuss the current prospects for the sector.
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DHL predicts slower trade growth

September 27 - DHL’s latest Global Trade Barometer (GTB) index expects international trade to continue growing over the next three months, albeit at a slower pace.
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Insourcing: a threat to project forwarders?

September 14 - At the inaugural Project Cargo Summit, held at Rotterdam’s Onderzeebootloods this week, questions were raised about the future role of freight forwarders in the project cargo supply chain, as shippers start to bring their transport activities in-house.
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Trade tariffs take hold…

August 8 - In its second-quarter analyst call, Caterpillar confirmed that the USA’s decision to impose import tariffs on steel and other metals will have a real effect on its businesses and customers in the second half of 2018.
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Technology to revolutionise freight forwarding

August 1 - While the fundamentals of freight forwarding remain unchanged, the short-term future of the sector will be characterised by the introduction of technologies that unlock value and enhance capability.
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Multipurpose time charter rates fall

July 23 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have fallen over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.


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Trade war steams ahead

July 3 - The trade war is a speeding train, accelerating with every trade-restrictive retaliatory measure imposed and becoming ever more difficult to stop, said the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO).
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Shipping confidence holds steady

June 29 - Shipping confidence held steady at the four-year high of 6.4 out of 10 in the three months to the end of May 2018, according to the latest confidence survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.
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Insourcing a key threat to forwarders

June 13 - Logistics Trends & Insights has published its 2018 Evolving Freight Forwarding Market report, revealing that 54 percent of respondents think that shippers bringing their logistics functions in house is the biggest threat to the market.
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Mood is upbeat, but challenges to overcome

June 1 - At this week's Breakbulk Europe event, during a discussion session on ocean-going issues, participants heard that companies on all sides of the supply chain still face many challenges.
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