18 January 2019
Please find attached the 15 January 2019 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Intelliegence Bulletin, concerning Johor, Malaysia as a Key Transit Hub for Illicit Ivory and Rhino Horn Trafficking.
30 August 2018
Starting a trade war is bad for everyone, and shipping is right in the eye of the storm. Adding a new sanctions regime involving the US and Iran is putting another layer of stress on a shipping industry that is struggling to generate profits. Not surprisingly, the IMF’s estimate for world trade volumes was adjusted downwards for both 2018 and 2019 in July.
16 February 2018
Please find attached the 15 February 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert, concerning “Malaysian ports highly vulnerable to Illicit Ivory in transit."
26 January 2018
BIMCO has received the following warning for ships operating in Southeast Asia.
06 November 2017
This ongoing recovery is still in a "fragile" state - demand has increased but so has supply.
31 October 2017
In 2019, global oil demand is forecast to pass the symbolic 100 million barrels per day threshold (International Energy Agency). Developing countries account for almost all of the growth and Asia dominate.
BIMCO stated in its forecast for 2017, that the tanker demand growth for 2017 is expected to come predominantly from the greater Asia region, led by China. China has met expectations by ramping up its import of seaborne crude oil by 13% for the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period last year. As China is importing crude oil from further afield in 2017 than in 2016, the tonne miles generated has surged 18%.
10 August 2017
02 June 2017
06 February 2017
02 February 2017
Indonesian authorities relax ban on export of nickel and bauxite ore cargoes.