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Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Shipping Industry: Navigating Choppy Waters

The Shipping Industry: Navigating Choppy Waters

The container shipping, a great recipient and assistant of globalization, continues as the means to exchanging goods around the world.  Recently, the shipping industry experienced a consistent and speedy rise with China as the world’s manufacturing power. Consequently, a number of shipowners, bankers and investors enjoyed prosperity during this period.  However, the current world’s financial… Read More…

Specialized Cargo Vessels in the Maritime Shipping Industry

Specialized Cargo Vessels in the Maritime Shipping Industry

Over time, the maritime shipping sector has become a highly specialized industry. Optimizing freight vessels to carry specific types of cargo has allowed companies to improve their efficiency and reduce operational costs. Designed to transport a vast array of goods ranging from automobiles to the gas that fuels them, the merchant fleet of the international… Read More…

Is Maritime Shipping the Best Global Economic Indicator?

Is Maritime Shipping the Best Global Economic Indicator?

The nations of the world track the global economy’s ebb and flow using a variety of metrics, including national unemployment rates, GDP, and inflation. However, a lesser-known indicator of the worldwide economic climate is also a primary driver of global trade: maritime shipping. When one considers that some 90 percent of all traded goods are… Read More…