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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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man in orange jacket steering ship

January 16, 2019

Despite automation, qualified transport workers still needed in the future

The introduction of automation in global transport will be evolutionary, rather than revolutionary and despite high levels of automation, qualified human resources with the right skill sets will still be needed in the foreseeable future, a new report produced by the World Maritime University finds.

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woman on phone holding shopping bags in mall

January 15, 2019

U.S. holiday shoppers spend record $126 billion online

U.S. shoppers spent a record $126 billion on online shopping during the 2018 holiday season, taking advantage of early discounts on Amazon.com and other websites and with more people using smartphones to place their orders, Adobe Analytics said on Tuesday.

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container ship in blue ocean sky

January 15, 2019

Drewry: 2019 another solid year for container market

The industry’s supply-demand balance will benefit from a reduced appetite for ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) among the major carriers, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.

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