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Adam Sharpe

Deputy Managing Editor

London

Adam was previously Publishing Director for IEG Vu and IEG Policy, Editor of Agra Europe, and held senior reporting roles for market-leading publications such as The Public Ledger and Foodnews.

Before he became a journalist, Adam worked in the marketing industry for leading UK and multinational companies. He has a BA (Hons) degree in management from the University of Brighton.

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The week in charts: Buoyant US container throughput; cargo insurance claims

US west coast ports saw an increase in container throughput last month, but there is a growing gap between imports and exports. Meanwhile, temperature-control incidents accounted for nearly a third of all cargo-related insurance claims in 2019, according to new research

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From the News Desk: Regionalisation row exposes shipping’s green divide

A surprising declaration by some shipping leaders backing the implementation of regional decarbonisation measures has further highlighted the divisions in the industry on the pace, scale and regulatory framework needed to achieve the aim of being carbon neutral by 2050

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The week in charts: Capesize index nosedives; ‘bad bet’ on scrubbers

After last week’s 13-month high, capesize spot rates have dropped sharply, largely because of the news of a ban on Australian coal imports by China. Meanwhile, new research shows scrubber installations are looking increasingly like a losing bet for investors

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From the News Desk: Trust issues for shipping’s digitalisation drive

Shipping is well aware of the benefits of digitalisation, from the improved safety of crew and vessels to emissions reductions and cutting costs; but while there is agreement that widespread adoption will eventually come, there are clear differences within the industry on the pace and scope of this change

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The week in charts: Capesize rates hit 13-month high; resilient container demand

Healthy volumes in the capesize chartering market, in particular on the C5 Australia to China route, pushed spot rates to new highs before falling away as the week progressed. Meanwhile, strong demand on trades out of China are supporting container freight rates

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From the News Desk: Shipping struggles to repel hackers

Shipping companies and organisations have received a sharp wake-up call as to the threat of cyber attacks, with several affected in the past few weeks alone. In response, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued advisories highlighting the increased sanctions risks associated with ransomware payments

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