The slowing growth of some of the world’s major ports is in contrast to those growing and moving up the ranks. The dominant themes and issues of the top 20 include digitalisation, Belt and Road and the US-China trade war
The fire and shutdown on the 335,000 b/d Philadelphia refinery removed the largest such unit on the US east coast. Tim Smith, director of oil and tanker markets at Maritime Strategies International (MSI) considers the positive implications of the closure on tanker markets
A unique 2 day conference to be held on 4-5 September in Bergen, Norway. This event will examine how vessels of all sizes can achieve significant reductions in fuel consumption, maintenance costs and emissions.