Seeing the progress made so far, I am optimistic that we will also manage the challenges that still lie ahead […]
Archive for ‘Trade logistics’
Decarbonizing Shipping: What role for flag states?
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) member states agreed in 2018 “to reduce the total annual GHG emissions by at least […]
Decarbonizing maritime transport: Estimating fleet renewal trends based on ship scrapping patterns
The Third Greenhouse Study of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimated that international shipping accounted “for about 2.2% of the […]
Container ports: the fastest, the busiest, and the best connected
Written by Hassiba Benamara, Jan Hoffmann, Luisa Rodriguez and Frida Youssef, Trade Logistics Branch, UNCTAD. First published here. Known […]
Impact: Long term trends in maritime transport, and the 50 most influential papers in Maritime Economics
Part 1: Major trends in international maritime transport over the last three decades.
Part 2: A list of 50 papers which I consider the most influential papers that have accompanied the previously discussed long-term trends.
Beyond extrapolation: 5 long term trends and projections in maritime transport
At last week’s Global Maritime Forum, we had an inspiring interactive session on the future of maritime transport. With the […]
Intelligent trade and technologies: Preparing for the trade facilitation of the future
The mindset When the negotiations on trade facilitation started at the WTO in 2004, negotiators from many developing countries were […]
Consolidation in liner shipping – time flies
Twenty years ago, when working for UN-ECLAC in Santiago de Chile, I was tasked with researching the causes and impacts […]
Demand, supply and markets: Challenges and opportunities in the shipping business
The UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2016 has been launched this week. This year, we have placed a special focus […]
Moving on – a quick personal update
Dear friends, colleagues, counterparts and other connections: I am very happy to share with you that I have been appointed […]