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Ports & Logistics

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Maritime diversity initiative launched

Alliance members will be asked to provide annual updates on their progress in implementing the group’s key principles

Diversity International

Emerging economies face wheat price spike

Russia is a significant wheat exporter and the largest natural gas exporter. Interruption to trade, coming at a time of increased frequency of droughts and flooding, will bring price spikes and shortages

Russian Federation Ukraine

Russia failing to reopen port of Mariupol

IMO warns industry of threat from free-floating mines in Black Sea, and urges cautious navigation

Russian Federation Ukraine

Military escort for grains out of Ukraine faces hurdles

The UK’s proposal to send warships to the Black Sea to ensure grains are able to be exported out of Ukraine is not workable, due to several major hurdles that would need to be overcome

Dry Bulk Political Risk and Trade

Technology offers best solution for container crane safety

Quay crane incidents make up a fifth of terminals’ insurance claims. But most of the risk could be mitigated through better procedures and technology

International TT Club

Backhaul container shippers lose influence

Exports account for little of the full rate for a roundtrip voyage. Carriers will logically favour more profitable head haul customers, but risk regulatory intervention for doing so

International Containers

FMC seeks to standardise supply chain data flows

FMC preparing to report its findings on how data is shared through intermodal networks. Commissioner Carl Bentzel is seeking to harmonise and open up information channels

United States Containers

Singapore port to develop ship-to-shore drone operations

The agreement will see both parties start joint studies on the feasibility and development of cargo drone deliveries

Asia Pacific Singapore

High container freight rates likely to last well into 2023

A normalisation of the box shipping freight environment continues to fade further into the future. Even with inflation slowing demand, a decline in rates is unlikely this year or next

International Containers

China’s coronavirus policies vary from port to port, study finds

Vessels being denied entry for scheduled cargo operations or repair work if positive test cases are found on board

China Political Risk and Trade

Congestion slows Asia-Europe voyage times

Overcrowded terminal yards and hinterland delays are leading to lengthy delays. A surge of cargo from Shanghai could lead to further problems

Asia Pacific Europe
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