These are the key items on the shipowners' agenda in 2019

Which negotiations and preparations will be the most important for shipowners in 2019. ShippingWatch has asked several of the biggest international stakeholders.

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Something must blossom while other things must be limited. This could be a brief way to describe the top priorities for the shipowners in 2019.

At any rate, the European Community Shipowners' Association, ECSA, and shipping association Bimco note that free trade features prominently on the agenda for both parties, which have in 2018 been highly worried about the extensive regulations on trade spearheaded by US President Donald Trump.

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