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Maritime shipping: Paths to profitability

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Author(s): Kris Kosmala, Industry Thought Leader, Malaysia

Recent economic events around the world look like a news form a global battlefield consisting of flared up trade battles between some major economies. Clearly, the entire shipping industry is watching those developments and tries to de-risk their long term investment decisions and short term tactical moves.

It is a little bit like playing a game of tennis blindfolded and estimating the trajectory of the incoming ball from the sound made by the racket of the opponent. This uncertain world is reflected in the different strategies employed by the various carriers and various ports aiming to protect their trade volumes and contain their huge capital investments in infrastructure and equipment.

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PTI Edition 91 • Digital Only
Welcome to the penultimate publication of 2019, Edition 91, which has a special focus on the shipping side of the industry. Ever since I started with PTI, the aim was to broaden our scope to understand this sector given the huge impact it has on landside operations and the fundamental role in plays as the backbone of the global economy.

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