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Special report: China

The fortunes of economic powerhouse China have a significant bearing on global shipping markets. The nation has weathered the coronavirus storm better than most and is the leading force behind the recovery of world trade. The immediate focus now turns to defending its position as the rising superpower, a course that will shape trade dynamics in the coming months and years.

Why the China-US tariff war still matters for shipping

Rather than creating room for repairing the bilateral relationships, the withdrawal of the US tariffs on China could be a portent of even worse clashes between the two superpowers, such as sanctions to be imposed on each other

Asia Pacific Containers Political Risk and Trade


Marine LNG to blossom in China starting from its first ECAs

China Special Report Bunkers

Developing third-country markets is top priority for Cosco

Containers Ports and Logistics China

China weaves through the changed coal market puzzle

More than 20 laden bulk carriers have been stranded in Chinese anchorages, with 18 waiting for more than five months to offload Australian coal, according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence vessel-tracking data

China Australia Dry Bulk

Will China's new five-year plan squash bulker demand in the long run?

The dry bulk market has witnessed a resurgence in rates not seen since 2010, as China's insatiable appetite for imports of iron ore, coal, grains and minor bulks continues — but how long will the bull run last?

Dry Bulk China International

China looks to Iran for secure oil supply

It’s still far from a done deal. Yet if it does come off, it will mark a decent boost to tonne-mile demand for tanker operators in a political position to accept the stems. That won’t be most

Iran China Containers

US fails on Iran sanctions enforcement promise as China crude imports escalate

China projected to import more than 1m barrels per day of Iranian crude in April, the highest monthly volume since sanctions were fully re-imposed in mid-2019

Middle East and Africa Iran United States

China’s gas drive fuels LNG innovations

The race is now on to develop the most cost-effective means of shipping and storing LNG in smaller volumes

China Tankers and Gas Environment

Data utility aspiration for liner shipping

GSBN designers from Hapag-Lloyd have also explained reasons why the German carrier joined the blockchain-based shipping platform as a founding member

Europe Containers Ports and Logistics

Yard Talk | Should a green ship be produced by a green yard?

Asia Pacific Containers Dry Bulk