Shipping and Freight Review 2019 – the year and the decade


The last year of the decade is fast fading into the horizon.. 2019 is almost done..

2019 and the decade has been one of continued trade wars, maritime disasters, size race, and containers, ships and bills of lading getting smart and many interesting aspects..

Here is my take on how the shipping and freight industry fared in 2019 and the decade..

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Shipping and Freight in 2018 – a review of the year that was

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Well, another year has gone.. 2018 has been consigned to the annals of history..

2019 is here, all shiny, sparkling and new ready to carry the world of global trade, its cargo, its ships, its burdens, its struggles and bear the fruits or consequences of the developments and actions that took place in the industry in 2018..

As with every year, in 2018 as well, our world and our industry went through a lot of changes both good and bad..

From the entry of ONE into the container shipping market to all major lines preparing for the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap, it has been an eventful year for the shipping and freight industry..

Here is my review of 2018 and the year that it was, for the shipping and freight industry..

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Adios 2014

Adios 2014

I posed some questions as below when we said goodbye to 2013 back in, well 2013..

Will the P3 become a reality..??
Will the pirates move back East..??
Will the Triple E be overthrown as the worlds largest ship..??
Will we know the exact reasons why the MOL Comfort, a 5 year old ship, broke so quickly and dramatically..??

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