Ships are getting older and slower as emissions guidelines apply

Average ship age more than two years as of 2017 New emissions rules could force older ships to go slower 1/5 of ships are equipped with energy-saving equipment New ships and alternative fuels are the long-term solution LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – If shipping is the beating heart of global trade, its pulse is about … Read more

US West Coast port labor contract expires, stakes improve for negotiations

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (Reuters) – Unions and employers negotiating new employment contracts for more than 22,000 US West Coast port workers say high-stakes talks are being held by the industry. Watch closely and the White House will move on after the deal expires late. on Friday. The deal covers 29 Pacific Coast ports stretching … Read more