Overseas Shipping

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Ships called from Japan sparks mixed screening strategies from US, EU

As April ended and May started, ships that had called at Japanese ports post-radiation leaks finally found their way to European and US ports. And what greeted them was a disjointed mix of reactions and confused strategies on screening and decontamination plans. Tactics ranged from outright expulsion and outside port limits radiation checks, to random spot checks and written guarantees….

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New railway connecting China and SEA proposed

With China’s domestic rail network already developing at a rapid pace, the Chinese government is plan­ning to go international, with plans underway to create a regional rail network stretching as far as Singapore. Strategically positioned in south-western China, Kunming is set to become the key regional hub connecting China and Southeast Asia. The planned railway network will help boost trade…


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Improved Transport and Logistics to Spur Asian trade

Improved transport and logistics among Asian countries will result to regional integration and most impor­tantly overwhelming trade gains, according to the lead transport economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Peter Darjes, ADB lead transport economist said over the last 5 years, Asian trade growth was at 8 percent in real terms, between Asian and the rest of the world….


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Oversupply of bottoms delays recovery from the global economic crisis

Oversupply of bottoms in the international trade is expected to be one of the major issues that the industry will face this year, accord­ing to a report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report showed that the trend would con­tinue even if there is enough data showing that seaborne trade is declining which is…


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Anglo-Eastern’s growth expected to continue in the near-term

Anglo-Eastern has always followed basic principles of safety and quality above anything else. As the cor­nerstone of their growth, from only 38 employees in 1998 to its current workforce of 360, this has been and continues to be the basis of steady but continuous growth, in the face of industry problems and global economic downturns. Anglo-Eastern’s management, from the initial…