China lifts ban on giant Valemax ships

Four ports officially opened to Brazilian iron ore miner’s vessels

Asciano: ships of good hope

Brookfield offer looks good — if it comes mostly in cash

Saudi ports show efforts to diversify

Ambitious plans may disappoint without training and logistics investment

S Korea shipbuilders ride oil tanker wave

Demand for container ships offers lifeline to shipyards

Maersk orders 11 ships in $1.8bn deal

Company goes for new vessels as industry fights overcapacity

Frugal US consumers hit Panama Canal

Changing world trade patterns curb container traffic at seaway

Maersk feels squeeze but still leads pack

Container group misses earnings forecasts but beats rivals

Corporate diary: May 11 - May 15

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Iran releases seized container ship

Revolutionary guards allow Maersk Tigris to resume its journey

Strange case of Oaktree and Iran military

Swoop on Maersk Tigris is harsh lesson for private equity

Islanders seek cut in maritime emissions

Shipping is crucial to country but CO2 an ‘existential threat’

New York port body ‘damaged’ by scandals

Transport network aims to reform image

Shipping anchors itself in capital markets

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

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

Investors all at sea after pouring cash into industry with plenty of vessels but too few orders

Shipowner warns private equity investors

Tsakos says oversupply could ‘destroy’ markets

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

Ports in dogfight for container traffic

London Gateway and other ports are competing amid slow growth


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