Container shipping accounted for only around 17 per cent of seaborne cargo volumes in 2017. Photo: AFPContainer shipping accounted for only around 17 per cent of seaborne cargo volumes in 2017. Photo: AFP
Container shipping accounted for only around 17 per cent of seaborne cargo volumes in 2017. Photo: AFP

Trade war, deglobalisation and technology: can container shipping weather the storm?

  • The engine of globalisation has had a ‘torrid decade’, and the sector is facing another period of great volatility
  • The US-China trade war is accelerating the regionalisation of supply chains, with the long haul sea freight business a natural casualty
Topic |   US-China trade war
Container shipping accounted for only around 17 per cent of seaborne cargo volumes in 2017. Photo: AFPContainer shipping accounted for only around 17 per cent of seaborne cargo volumes in 2017. Photo: AFP
Container shipping accounted for only around 17 per cent of seaborne cargo volumes in 2017. Photo: AFP
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