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5 energy trends that will run the world in 2019

22.01.2019

As the global community becomes more interested in- and aware of- the devastating impacts of climate change, more and more industries have shown a shift towards environmentally-friendly solutions. Meanwhile, smart technology seems to emerge in every aspect of business operations. While the world’s need for energy seems to be insatiable, the sources of it are going through a drastic change.

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Trade in services rises faster than trade in goods, report finds

22.01.2019

The McKinsey Global Institute published the report Globalization in transition: The future of trade and value chains, analyzing the dynamics of global value chains. The report found structural shifts that have been hiding, and noted that global value chains are being reshaped by rising demand and new industry capabilities.

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Port of Piraeus benefits from China-Greece cooperation

21.01.2019

Port of Piraeus is for the time being the second largest port in the Mediterranean Sea. After COSCO's enter in the port, its annual throughput capacity was increased from 0.68 million TEUs to 4.15 million in 2017. Mainly, the growth, the port of Piraeus has experienced in recent years, is the result of the cooperation between Greece and China, based on the Belt and Road initiative.

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IMO: Which amendments entered into force from 1st January 2019

21.01.2019

As of 1st January 2019, amendments to the bunker delivery note have entered into force, relating to the supply of marine fuel oil to ships, which have fitted alternative mechanisms to comply with the IMO's 2020 sulphur cap. Other amendments that entered into force this year include the IMSBC Code 2017 amendment and the amendments to designate North Sea and Baltic Sea as ECAs, while the data collection on fuel oil consumption also begins.

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Classic panamax boxships tipped to appreciate in price by 50% this year

18.01.2019

Classic 10-year-old panamax boxships have been picked by online pricing vehicle VesselsValue to appreciate the most in price in the coming 12 months.

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The Regulations for 2020 – The next decade of Shipping Regulations

18.01.2019

As we quickly approach the turning point of a new decade, there is much speculation on what would be decided in terms of regulations imposed on the shipping activity.

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