Geo Insights of China

October 30, 2018 Containerization, Investments

China’s support of globalization and the Belt and Road Initiative proves that China has become the key driver of the increasingly international seaborne trade. A total of $50 billion has been invested by Chinese companies in infrastructure projects to encourage trade along the major trade routes.

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Geo Insights of Dubai

September 28, 2018 Containerization, Investments

The UAE national government is focused on maintaining Dubai as a hub for maritime commerce. With the maritime industry advancing through its Maritime Vision 2030 it is expected to be worth $66bn by 2018.

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Jacques Piccard Co-Founder and Managing Director of Davenport Laroche

April 25, 2018 Containerization, Investments

Jacques Piccard was born in Nyon, Switzerland in 1970. When he completed his secondary studies, Jacques decided to study in London and after a short stint at a small university studying basic economics, he returned to Switzerland to pursue his first of many apprenticeships. Learn more about Jacques in his interview with IdeaMensch.

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100 Years Since World War 1

April 5, 2018 Containerization

The year 2018 is a year of great international significance as it marks the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. As we reflect and contemplate the tragic events that took place during WW1, we must also look to the future and how we proceed to conduct international relations during peace time.

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China Powers The Way For A New Silk Road

March 12, 2018 Containerization, Investments

China’s legendary Silk Road to the European Continent connected the nation to world trade and significantly extended its influence westward. Now, China’s new Belt & Road Initiative will launch the nation to dominance in Asian trade and forge new links with the Euro-Asian Economy.

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Containers Transform World Trade

January 26, 2018 Containerization

In the early 1960s, world trade in merchandise was less than 20% of world economic output. Now, it is around 50%. The biggest enabler of this globalisation has been a simple invention: the shipping container. Just a corrugated steel box: 8ft. (2.4m) wide, 8ft. 6in. (2.6m) high and 40ft. (12m) long, its impact has been huge.

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Container Shipping Has Seen Big Changes Since Summer of 2016

December 10, 2017 Containerization

The container shipping industry has seen a major change since the summer of 2016. In 2017, new shipping alliances began to mobilize. The 2M Alliance (plus HMM), THE Alliance, and the Ocean Alliance are well-established. Cosco and CSCL have merged into one liner, Zim has shrunk to regional carrier status, and three Japanese lines merged into the Ocean Network Express (ONE).

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Loaded Container Shipments And Profits Reach Record Levels

November 27, 2017 Containerization

So far, this year (2017) has been one of recovery for the container shipping industry. According to JOC.com, loaded container shipments will reach record levels in 2017, and profitability will soar above that of 2016. The third quarter of 2017 showed an increase in the number of containers being shipped on the world’s major trade …

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Container Shipping Industry Was Challenged Over Last Decade

October 16, 2017 Containerization

Over the last decade, amid included overcapacity concerns, historically low freight rates, and falling consumer demand, the container shipping industry has proven its resilience and demonstrated to investors that it can still perform well in adverse economic conditions. This makes it an ideal investment option for investors seeking a low risk, high return alternative to risky traditional investments.

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At 45,000 Years Shipping Is One Of World’s Oldest Industries

October 2, 2017 Containerization

Shipping is one of the world’s oldest industries, with a long-standing history dating back tens of thousands of years. It is believed that as many as 45,000 years ago, the people – who lived in what is know modern day Australia – would have used boats to find and transport food resources. Approximately four to …

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