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2024 Shipping Industry Predictions: A Comprehensive Analysis



January 30, 2024 /

As we step into the new year, it's pivotal to assess the anticipated trends that will shape the shipping industry throughout 2024, so here are our shipping industry predictions. From advancements in technology to sustainability initiatives, we look at the evidence-based projections that are expected to influence the shipping landscape in the coming year. Sustainable…


With war in Israel, how are the ports being affected?



October 17, 2023 /

Israel’s air cargo and marine gateways for trade are functioning under signs of strains as the country’s war against Hamas continues. The backlog of ships is growing at Israeli ports while operations continue at most terminals amid preparations by the military to launch a ground assault in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Ashdod port has imposed…


Why is the Panama Canal being affected by drought?



October 11, 2023 /

Drought conditions can have significant impacts on the operations of the Panama Canal, which is a vital maritime route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Panama Canal relies on a system of locks and a network of artificial lakes and reservoirs, the largest of which is Gatun Lake, to facilitate the passage of ships.…


Methanol as a Game-Changer for Clean Shipping



August 1, 2023 /

Methanol has been considered as a potential clean fuel for the shipping industry due to its lower emissions compared to traditional marine fuels. It is a type of alcohol with the chemical formula CH3OH and can be produced from a variety of sources, including natural gas, biomass, and carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from industrial processes.…


Exporting to the EU



July 21, 2023 /

While the EU is one of the UK’s closest partners and has a large consumer market, exporting to EU countries in recent years have presented a number of unique challenges. We’ve tried to outline some of these that UK exporters will encounter in the following article. Customs and Import Regulations: While every country has its…


Use of Smart Containers set to boom over the next few years



July 17, 2023 /

According to some research conducted by Drewry, the smart container fleet is expected to grow six-fold over the next five years. The fleet is projected to increase from 300,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2020 to 1.9 million TEUs by 2026. This represents a substantial growth rate for smart container adoption. Several factors are contributing…