Container freight rates are reaching historical highs. And it will probably take some time for them to get back to […]
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Navigating through the coronavirus crisis and uncertainty: How maritime transport data can help
Article first published by UNCTAD on 7 September 2020 here. Written by Jan Hoffmann, Hassiba Benamara, Daniel Hopp and Luisa […]
Improving trade efficiency, before and after
Seeing the progress made so far, I am optimistic that we will also manage the challenges that still lie ahead […]
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 […]