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 […]
A day in Seoul and surroundings
Impressions of Seoul and surroundings, on the way from and to the airport. In Korea for the 2016 Chung-Ang University […]
In Korea, at the border between North and South
The DMZ, the South’s perspective
On a gantry crane in Gwangyang
A port tour after a presentation to staff and management of 광양시 Port Authority, Gwangyang, Republic of Korea.
7 reasons why the Bali trade facilitation agreement needs to happen
There are still a few signatures left before the Bali trade facilitation agreement can enter into force. The sooner these […]
Trade Facilitation and Development
Trade facilitation reforms improve a country’s trade competitiveness and the effectiveness of border agencies. In addition, they can directly help […]
The #HanjinShipping demise for dummies [economists]
Three fundamental causes for the crisis in container shipping The insolvency of Hanjin Shipping reflects a new low in the […]
Impressions during a short stay for a workshop with the Panama Canal Authority, ACP.
The Panama Canal and ports, Balboa
The port of Balboa, ships waiting and entering the Canal, through the Miraflores locks and through the new Cocoli locks.