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The latest issue of TFG’s Trade Finance Talks, ‘Sailing into 2023: Navigating the new year', is out now!
‘Permacrisis’ was crowned word of the year by the editors of the Collins English Dictionary at the end of 2022, defined as “an extended period of instability and insecurity”. It seems an appropriate term to describe the state of global trade, finance, and supply chains as we enter 2023.
As 2023 unfolds, shippers are experiencing signs of relief from the supply chain upheaval over the past few years. U.S. container imports in December continued to close in on 2019 volumes, port delays continued to improve, the maritime capacity crunch has eased, and ocean shipping rates have approached pre-pandemic levels.
There is no question that the turbulent global economy and the unending impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have wreaked havoc on China's supply chain. The country's economy is taking a hit with factories being forced to shut down, resulting in a significant disruption in international commerce.
Chief executive of gas grid operator Enagas, Arturo Gonzalo Aizpiri told reporters on Thursday that the European Union funds could finance 30% – 50% of the underwater hydrogen pipeline to… read more →
An agreement has been reached by Denmark, the US, and 12 other countries on delivering a net-zero global maritime industry by 2050. Led by Denmark, the ‘Declaration on Zero Emission… read more →
Euler Hermes’ newest research found that 15% of the UK’s SMEs are at risk of insolvency in the next four years. Additionally, the research also highlights the impact and success… read more →