Blank sailings tally on major tradelanes for next month tops 300 – so far
04.23.2020
Covid-19 lockdown restrictions on consumers, particularly in Europe and the US, has resulted in a dramatic slump in demand for container space and forced ocean carriers to blank hundreds of sailings.

According to the latest data from Copenhagen-based maritime and supply chain intelligence company eeSea, carriers have so far cancelled 302 headhaul voyages in May across the major tradelanes — 11% of the 2,693 proforma sailings.

That number is likely to increase significantly as carriers assess the full extent of the damage ...


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The Eurasian landbridge has contributed to increased sustainable connectivity between the EU and China during the decade of the 2010s. Felicitously, this market-driven development preceded, and also complemented, major foreign economic policy announcements by China and the EU and reinforces their goal of increased connectivity. The resulting connectivity is likely to survive any bilateral political debacles because the economic foundation is strong

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How decarbonizing shipping could unlock a global energy transition
Emissions from shipping could grow by 250% by 2050 if no action is taken.
Halving shipping’s emissions by 2050 could require $1.4 trillion in investment.
But the scale of this challenge could be big enough to spur decarbonization across other sectors, too.
Source: World Economic Forum