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Aerial yard view - containers at port

January 23, 2019

Japan’s Abe presses Davos crowd to rebuild trust in free trade

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told political and business leaders gathered in Davos, Switzerland, to renew trust in global trade, as he seeks avoid of repeat of last year’s tit-for-tat tariffs and trade tensions.

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aerial view of containers on pier

January 23, 2019

Transpacific volumes to the US hit new highs, but the future looks more uncertain

Container imports to the US from Asia in December were 30% higher than in the same month of 2017, but the tariff-beating rush of Chinese goods, the main cause of the surge, has reportedly “overwhelmed” the two main west coast gateways.

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msc ship sunset port

January 22, 2019

Europe’s most important shipping river is running dry

Kevin Kilps’s car ferry churns the waters of Germany’s Rhine river as he steers toward the bank opposite Kaub, a scenic village just south of the rocky outcropping named after the legendary siren Lorelei.

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two cosco cargo container ships docked at port

January 18, 2019

Ocean Alliance extends deal until 2027

Members of the Ocean Alliance met in Hainan, China, on Friday to sign a five-year extension of the "world's largest operational agreement between shipping companies," according to a CMA CGM press release.

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EU flag blowing in front of British flag

January 16, 2019

Search on for Brexit consensus after May's crushing defeat

Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday will try to forge consensus in parliament on a Brexit divorce agreement after the crushing defeat of her own deal left Britain’s exit from the European Union in disarray 10 weeks before it is due to leave.

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