Strike lead to large-scale layoffs
Strikes are enveloping Gothenburg, where APM Terminals will lay off 160 employees, and the Spanish ports. Once carriers have shifted cargo to other ports to minimize the impact of the strikes, customers may not want wish to return to the original port of choice.
APM Terminals Gothenburg CEO Henrik Kristensen
Shippers concerned about reefer shortage
The Global Shippers Forum is highly concerned about developments in Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, where the entire supply chain, from food exporters to warehouses and terminals, have been hit hard by a shortage of reefer containers since early 2017.
Shipowners looking to postpone ballast water regulations
Suppliers had feared it for a long time, and this week it happened that shipowners voiced a strong call to postpone the ballast water convention.
Oil price once again dives toward USD 40
OPEC's efforts to push the oil price up look to have failed.
And don't forget all the other good stories from this past week:
English Edit: Daniel Logan Berg-Munch