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The “perfect storm” in the ports – Nine out of ten ships arrive off schedule

The logistics sector in Greece is still under pressure due to the disorganization of maritime trade in recent months. The focus is of course on the ports, but the prolonged period of crisis is extending the problems to all links in the supply chain (domino effect). As the president of the International...

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Vietnam’s Ports Set New Records Amidst Container Surge

Despite disruption from lockdown measures over the summer, Vietnam’s seaports have handled in excess of 537 million tons of goods in the first nine months of the year - a three percent year-on-year rise, according to new data released by the Vietnam Maritime Administration. The country's containerized cargo is mostly handled through...

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Power crisis deepens in Asia and Europe: What it means to shipping

Another risk to container supply chain, but tailwind for commodity shipping There’s panic-buying of gasoline in the U.K. Natural gas prices in Europe and Asia are skyrocketing. Protests are breaking out across Europe due to spiking electricity bills. India and China are short of coal for utilities. Power is being rationed...

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First remote inspection at a recognized Organization

In September,  EMSA completed for the first time the inspection process for a world-class classification society headquartered in Europe. The process lasted several days, with perfect cooperation from both sides. The European Commission and another Member State of the European Union took part in the inspection process. According to EMSA, all available digital technology...

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