In the run-up to the 2022 elections for Congress, many of Mr Biden’s policies are ― and will be ― geared to the needs and interests of workers, as well as the domestic maritime industry
Two and a half years after the US imposed sanctions on Iran and Venezuela’s oil and shipping sectors, implementation remains both haphazard and ineffectual
Apart from an overarching goal to get international shipping to zero emissions in 2050, US intentions for emissions policy remain a mystery
Sentiment in ship finance is improving alongside the markets, despite worries over Covid and the wider economy. Rising asset prices are giving private equity firms a long-sought-after way out of the industry, and there are signs that more general funds are coming in
US exporters are furious at being unable to ship their goods by container. However, a reform of shipping regulations will not fix chronic congestion and infrastructure shortfalls
‘It is not really a matter of “blaming” the ports; the problem is on the landside, where shortages of trucks, chassis and rail have made it difficult to get containers to and from the ports’ — Lars Jensen, president of Vespucci Maritime
Yet issues with labour, cost and space militate against the idea of adding fully automated facilities everywhere possible
Gulf refineries are shipping less to Latin America as coronavirus outbreaks stall demand
Port authority signs a non-binding agreement with an energy producer to convert its facility to ‘carbon-neutral’ production
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