Special report: China
The fortunes of economic powerhouse China have a significant bearing on global shipping markets. The nation has weathered the coronavirus storm better than most and is the leading force behind the recovery of world trade. The immediate focus now turns to defending its position as the rising superpower, a course that will shape trade dynamics in the coming months and years.
Why the China-US tariff war still matters for shipping
Rather than creating room for repairing the bilateral relationships, the withdrawal of the US tariffs on China could be a portent of even worse clashes between the two superpowers, such as sanctions to be imposed on each other
China weaves through the changed coal market puzzle
More than 20 laden bulk carriers have been stranded in Chinese anchorages, with 18 waiting for more than five months to offload Australian coal, according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence vessel-tracking data
Will China's new five-year plan squash bulker demand in the long run?
The dry bulk market has witnessed a resurgence in rates not seen since 2010, as China's insatiable appetite for imports of iron ore, coal, grains and minor bulks continues — but how long will the bull run last?
China looks to Iran for secure oil supply
It’s still far from a done deal. Yet if it does come off, it will mark a decent boost to tonne-mile demand for tanker operators in a political position to accept the stems. That won’t be most
US fails on Iran sanctions enforcement promise as China crude imports escalate
China projected to import more than 1m barrels per day of Iranian crude in April, the highest monthly volume since sanctions were fully re-imposed in mid-2019
China’s gas drive fuels LNG innovations
The race is now on to develop the most cost-effective means of shipping and storing LNG in smaller volumes
Data utility aspiration for liner shipping
GSBN designers from Hapag-Lloyd have also explained reasons why the German carrier joined the blockchain-based shipping platform as a founding member
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