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Still little certainty for traders as to what will happen following a Brexit deal
‘There has been a Brexit effect. If you go and speak to the ro-ro specialists at Immingham and Dover, they’ve all seen it,’ says British Ports Association chief executive
Seafarers, ports and the wider industry faces challenges ahead, industry groups warn new UK government
It is not unreasonable to point out to politicians that almost all of the factors that caused the disappearance of so much of the UK shipping industry in the latter years of the 20th century remain
‘We hope that the result of this UK general election provides stability and a clear way forward for the country on Brexit. What we — and the rest of the economy whose trade we enable — need is certainty, stability and predictability,’ says Harry Theochari
‘I sense that shipping is very much to the fore of politicians’ minds, because of the importance that shipping represents to the UK as an island nation,’ says Bob Sanguinetti
‘We want to see greater investment across the UK in research and development so we can lead the world in developing the technologies of tomorrow’ — chief executive Bob Sanguinetti
The Greek shipping magnate has just taken his signature Nasdaq-listed company DryShips private after 15 roller-coaster years. A good moment to take stock of a flamboyant career, but while opening up on past moves Mr Economou’s attention is still relentlessly on the future
Latest Brexit delay should not trigger a renewed drive by shippers to secure more warehouse space
He’s the grandson of a man who survived the Scott of the Antarctic expedition and went on to write the rules of professional wrestling. But after half a century in shipping, Lord Mountevans has his own claim to fame as a figurehead for London’s maritime cluster.
The Podcast is in Naples this week as our law and insurance expert David Osler talks over the legal challenges of autonomy, Brexit and 2020 sulphur rules with some of the shipping industry’s finest legal minds. Featuring this week are: Mans Jacobsson, the now-retired former director of the International Oil Pollution Compensation funds; Tiejha Smyth, a solicitor who now works as deputy director of freight, demurrage and defence at North Group; James Leabeater QC and Hamish McRae, one of Britain’s best-known economics journalists
Guidance published to advise importers and exporters on questions to ask of freight forwarders
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