Recycling sector beset by regulatory and capacity challenges

The IMO’s imminent carbon efficiency regulations could generate a wave of ships heading for recycling yards in the months ahead, some analysts have suggested. But others question whether there would be sufficient capacity to handle an influx of vessels if the flood gates open. Although the IMO’s carbon intensity

MSC strengthens NWC to South Africa service

MSC has announced the update of its NWC to South Africa service, revising the port rotation in Northern Europe and call at Cape Town on the Northbound leg. With this change, the largest container line in the world aims to improve transit times and schedule reliability. MSC noted it

2022: The year shipping made do without China

Shipping is never dull, and the moment you feel it might be is probably the time to seek a different career. Being in this industry gives those curious enough an advanced view from the bridge of geopolitical and economic forces shaping the world.  Unquestionably the biggest news story of

Container shipping to hit bottom in mid-2023 forecasts

Container freight rates are expected to hit a trough in mid-2023 forecasts HSBC Global Research as spot rates fall at 7.5% a week. Parash Jain, Head of Shipping & Ports & Asia Transport Research, was one of the first to flag a sharp decline ahead in container shipping’s fortunes

China’s Lockdowns are Over, but its Shipping Outlook is Still Mixed

Beijing’s on-and-off COVID lockdowns created serious challenges for shipping in 2022, and even though pandemic-era controls have eased, the trade outlook for China looks mixed. Demand from American importers has fallen; new competitors in Southeast Asia are luring away manufacturers; and high-tech chipmakers are headed for the exit. Still, China