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EU flag blowing in front of British flag

January 16, 2019 Trendwatch

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 Trendwatch

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 Trendwatch

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 Trendwatch

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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MOL ship at port

January 15, 2019 Trendwatch

Steady industry growth and surge in digitalisation a recipe for success at PSA

Singapore box terminal operator PSA handled 81m teu last year across its global network, growth of 9.1%, with international volumes increasingly dominating its throughput profile.

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