Global Economy/Trade News

  12 Jun 2017
PTI has released the latest edition of The Journal of the Ports and Terminals which has a focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and automation for the first ever time

  08 Jun 2017
Port Technology is proud to publish the latest US Port Report for 2016 with partner Descartes Datamyne

  28 Jun 2017
China will use a 'negative list' management approach for all foreign investment to open up more sectors and further relax restrictions for foreign businesses

  28 Jun 2017
Konecranes has revealed the thinking behind the ‘A’ it has been promoting in the build up to this year’s TOC Europe: to introduce three automation-related technologies to the container handling industry

  28 Jun 2017
Navis has announced that the South Asia Gateway Terminal (SAGT) in the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has successfully gone live with the Navis’ N4 terminal operating system and N4 Billing

  28 Jun 2017
The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) has announced that on August 1, 2017, the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase by 2.3%

  28 Jun 2017
Consultancy firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) has released a new report in which it predicts that global GDP could increase by around by 2030

  28 Jun 2017
GE Energy Connections has recently successfully delivered a full turnkey project to VLI for engineering, supply and commissioning of the port terminal Tiplam at the Port of Santos in Brazil

  27 Jun 2017
Google has been fined a record US$2.7 billion by the European Commission after a ruling stating that the US giant has abused its power by favouring its own shopping comparison service at the top of its search rankings

  27 Jun 2017
After the recent crash between the US warship the U.S.S. Fitzgerald and a container vessel that killed seven US seamen, the cargo ship's captain has claimed that the Fitzgerald ignored warnings and failed to take evasive action

  27 Jun 2017
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has revealed plans for new projects after commemorating the one-year anniversary of its expanded canal

  27 Jun 2017
TOC Europe 2017 has officially begun at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center with a Leader’s Debate featuring major figures such as Dr Yvo Saanen of TBA, Uno Bryfors of ABB and Mika Mahlberg

  27 Jun 2017
Hapag-Lloyd has shared details of its fleet and new builds in an inforgraphic (below) following its recent merger with Arab container shipping company UASC

  27 Jun 2017
As part of a commitment to cut emissions by 70% by 2018, China is to coat shipping containers with new water-borne paints that release less toxic fumes than oil-based varieties

  26 Jun 2017
Maersk Line and it's Asian subsidiary line MCC Transport have announced changes to their Asia-Pacific management teams as the subsidiary’s CEO has elected to leave

  23 Jun 2017
China COSCO Shipping plans to expand its container fleet with 14 new container ships and will be adding routes from Asia to Europe, according to China Daily.

  23 Jun 2017
Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor project to develop its eastern seaboard may opt to be part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

  23 Jun 2017
South Africa’s competition body has shot down a proposed merger between Japanese shipping operators NYK Line, MOL and K Line, according to Container Management Magazine.

  22 Jun 2017
The infographic below has been produced as part of a new BPI survey ‘Competitive Gain in the Ocean Supply Chain: Innovation That's Driving Maritime Operational Transformation’, carried out in coordination with Navis and XVELA — both part...

  22 Jun 2017
A new BPI survey has found that a lack of cross-industry collaboration and inefficiencies in ocean supply chain technology is creating costly inefficiencies