Ukraine war: Eve of destruction — or voyage to a new order?
The reactions of Western countries put shipping on the front line of developing barriers to business and are setting in motion wide-ranging changes to global trading patterns that are beginning to emerge.
‘Hurricane of hunger’ threatens millions unless Ukraine can get its grain to market
Around 20% of the world’s population is at risk of hunger and poverty as a result of Russia’s war on Ukraine.
Europe’s dirty habit feeds the flames of Putin’s war
The business community is doing little to avoid handling Russian coal.
London and New York move to meet legal challenges of Russia sanctions
Big legal disputes are brewing as a result of the invasion of Ukraine, and the way chartering is done may change.
As Russian tankers head into the dark, will Venezuela and Iran come in from the cold?
The Ukraine crisis may lead to an easing of sanctions elsewhere, but tanker prospects will probably still hinge on fundamentals.
Europe wakes up to siren call of LNG, but has it missed the boat?
The continent wants to wean itself off Russian gas, and LNG is being touted as a quick solution. But it’s not that simple.
Ukraine conflict puts marine insurers in the firing line
Substantial claims could result from a war that has highlighted insurers’ role as a Russian trade enabler.
‘Did I do the right thing?’ Ukrainian officer reveals agony of choosing between family, work and country
Seafarer tells how he has been reunited with his wife and children in Poland, with hard choices ahead.
Waves of war could swamp container shipping
The worst of the Russia-Ukraine conflict is yet to come for the container ship sector.
Ukraine’s stranded seafarers facing impossible choices
Ukrainian seafarers are in a difficult position. Should they return home to take up arms? Go back to sea? Seek asylum? And then there are those who don’t have a choice — the ones who have fallen into Russian hands.
Putin can’t count on Xi to ride to the rescue
Sky-high prices, Covid lockdowns and record domestic production have dulled China’s appetite for Russian coal, oil and gas. But that could change.
Ukrainian seafarers fight the war within
Shortfall is manageable for now, but the Russian invasion is taking its toll on some mariners.
How shipping is paying the price for Putin’s war
An inflationary world will prove a political headache for shipowners as much as an operational and financial one.
Cyberwar: Beware the bear bearing malware
Shipowners are being targeted daily by cyber threats emanating from Russia. Here’s how you can protect yourself.
No one objects to sanctions on Russian coal — but what about grain?
The fallout for ship finance from the war is clear in the short term, but after that it gets murky.