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WTO: Trends in global trade 2018

The WTO’s latest World Trade Statistical Review 2019 confirming a continuous uncertainty on global trade and a rise on trade-restrictive measures. The report highlights that trade continues to be concentrated. The ten leading traders in 2018 represented more than half of world trade.

Report: Cargo theft trends in 2018

TT Club and BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions issued the Global Cargo Theft Intelligence and Advisory Report for 2018, highlighting the impact of cargo theft on the global supply chain. This follows an earlier publication for the first half of 2018.

Watch: How innovations transform consumer goods industry

Technology giant IBM issued a new video explaining how new technology trends, like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Blockchain, are expected to transform the consumer goods industry in a current landscape, where consumer demand pushes for more and more innovations in the industry. 

Key risks the offshore wind sector has to encounter

The offshore wind sector needs more sustainable approaches to risk management and insurance in order to respond to a global changing risk profile of technical and supply chain issues, alongside natural catastrophe and extreme weather, according to renewable energy insurance provider GCube Insurance.

The role of the SCR in the salvage of mega box ships

Amid the growing trend of an increase in ship sizes, Mr. Nick Haslam, Principal Master Mariner at Brookes Bell, uses his insight as a Special Casualty Representative (SCR) to consider what are the priorities during salvage of mega box ships.

Watch: Mega trends impacting container industry

In the video issued by the Port of Rotterdam, Heinrich Kerstgens, Managing Director at logistics company Contargo, explains why current trends in the container industry will ask for heavy investments in digitisation and decarbonisation. 

Misdeclared cargo increases risk for shipping safety

A growing number of goods are being transported by sea and in containers, including electronics and, increasingly, chemical products. However, dangerous goods are not always properly declared, which can have dire consequences, specially when considering the trend of larger vessel sizes, according to Allianz. 

Allianz: Larger vessels bring bigger losses

The trend of the increasing size of ships creates more safety, as the frequency of shipping losses overall has steadily declined over the past decade. However, the cost of incidents has been increasing, driven in large part by the cost of claims involving large vessels, Allianz said in ts recent Shipping and Safety Review for 2019. 

Infographic: Emerging marine trends

Emerging trends in maritime industry include not only a shift towards technology and innovation, but also a constant need to adapt to a number of key environmental issues that seem to redifine how shipping does business. In this regard, IMarEST published an informative infographic, summarizing the key environmental trends for shipping.

Infographic: Cruise industry in numbers for Asia in 2018

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released its annual Asia Cruise Industry Ocean Source Market Report, which analyzes the growth, demographics and trends of the top source markets in Asia. The report noted a record-breaking 4.24 million ocean-going cruise passengers in 2018.

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