Sep 23 2022 at 09:44 AM | Maritime | Breakbulk News | International Trade | Commodity
When Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine on February 24th, an uneasy quasi-war instantly become an all-out shooting conflict, triggering a cavalcade of unforeseen consequences not only for the warring parties, but the entire world.
The multipurpose fleet with the breakbulk sector has had a good run and a seasonal slowdown might be just that. But with COVID impacts and a multitude of other disruptive factors, nothing is a given now.
This year’s conference given the challenges the industry faces was aptly titled “The Way Forward” and a solid lineup of speakers were put in place to help show a full-house of 150 plus attendees the path ahead.
Jun 20 2022 at 10:09 AM | Ports & Terminals | Ports | By The Numbers
This year’s AJOT’s Top 100 Containerports A–Z is notable for a number of reasons. It is clear from the numbers that volumes are up at ports around the world. It is also obvious that supply chain disruptions have hit the ports hard and containerships sitting at anchor awaiting berths have become a regular feature of port operations.
Steven King is the managing director of Quonset Development Corp (QDC) which manages Quonset Business Park (QBP) a 3,200 acre business park located on Quonset Point, (North Kingstown) Rhode Island. Besides the 200 plus companies located within the QBP is the Port of Davisville, one of the country’s top auto ports with numbers over 300,000 in most years, although with COVID and other disruptions the Port slipped under 200,000 in 2021.
May 18 2022 at 10:50 AM | Maritime | Breakbulk News
It looks like 2022 is another bump in the road for global automakers as lockdowns, chip shortages, inflation, rising interest rates, the war in Ukraine and anti-globalization sentiments have combined to dampen automakers’ forecasts for the year. But now, nearly halfway through 2022, what about 2023?