Shipping anchors itself in capital markets

Shipping graphic

Era of low interest rates boosts sector but sparks supply worry

Goldman sells out of busiest UK ports

Canada pension plan, Hermes buy Associated British Ports shares

aerial photograph taken above the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
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Business pioneers in transport

It is often not inventors of technology who change the world but those who exploit it

Five-year itch in shipping and PE marriage

Buyout investors poured cash into industry with too many vessels

Shipowner warns private equity investors

Tsakos says oversupply could ‘destroy’ markets

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Lure of big ships fuels canal boom

Chinese companies bet on rival Latin American trade routes

Shipowners must consolidate, says Ross

Excess capacity blamed on investors who financed new ships

Cranes move containers at the London Gateway dock in Stanford Le Hope, Essex.
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Ports in dogfight for container traffic

London Gateway and other ports are competing amid slow growth

US ports: Gridlock on the waterfront

Unless terminals modernise, American importers and exporters face higher costs than their rivals

China shipbuilders urged to merge

Groups look to join forces as slowing economic growth bites

Truckers squeezed in US ports battle

West Coast backlog likely to take months to clear

Panama expects boost from US port spat

Recent disruption could divert traffic from Asia to east coast

Maersk warns of slowdown in global trade

Oil price drop boost offset by sluggish economies

Maersk to sell 20% stake in Danske Bank

Group reveals rise in overall profits, but oil division takes a hit

US port disruptions loom despite deal

Vast backlogs remain after months of labour disputes

Kintetsu pays $1.2bn for APL Logistics

Acquisition from Neptune Orient Lines will expand US footprint

Obama sends cabinet member to port talks

Ports halted in California, Oregon and Washington in labour standoff

US west coast ports face 4-day shutdown

Industrial dispute causing problems for importers and exporters

Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years

Schettino guilty of manslaughter after death of 32 passengers

Costly lockout looms on US ports

Retailers say a shutdown could cost the economy $2bn a day


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