Where has the Chinese trade data gone?

Something very odd happened in June this year. The Chinese customs authority stopped publishing their detailed trade statistics, citing a ‘technical problem’. Commentators believe its one of the retaliatory measures against the US caused by the trade war initiated by Mr Trump. Obviously ...

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Shipping

AI, as it’s usually called, can be defined as the ability of machines to mimic cognitive functions, such as learning and problem-solving, that humans associate with other human minds. Computers can detect problems and work round them. Except, of course, when they don’t; as happened in 2016 when ...

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The Sun Shines in the East, Invigorating Dry Cargo Demand – A Review of 2016 Trade Patterns

March is a good month to look back at customs trade data and see how the dry cargo market performed in the previous year. The largest trading countries have published their December monthly data. We now have a clear picture about what went on. Compared to the stagnation in 2015, we see a 3% rise in ...

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Dry Cargo Subscription Service Launched

On the 4th April  2016 we launched our Dry Cargo trade data subscription service. This is a major step forward from our previous method of emailing reports. The new module offers essential tools that a trade analyst will need to get an unparalleled perspective of global trade. As the year progre...

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Dry Cargo Conference – Rotterdam

The conference focused on the macro overview of the dry cargo segment along with detailed presentations on the technical side. The audience was very international and the meeting provided good networking opportunity. Russell Thompson from Tradeviews gave a presentation on grain, fertilisers and ...

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Our Presentation at IMSF

Tradeviews attended the IMSF (International Maritime Statistics Forum) in Gothenburg, Sweden in May where we enjoyed many thought provoking presentations. The topics on discussion were: Shipping markets, trade and commodity demand Shipping costs Ship building Upcoming opportunities ...

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