What We're Reading: Trendwatch Week 23

US and Asian supply chains brace for impact as tropical storm seasons approach 

June 4, 2019 - Improvements in meteorological forecasting have opened a “critical window” for supply chains to mitigate risks posed by weather phenomena including cyclones and hurricanes. 

Source: The Loadstar 


Van, reefer truck demand grows from April to May 

June 4, 2019 - The van and reefer load-to-truck ratios saw month-over-month (MoM) growth in May with the van ratio growing by 22% and the reefer ratio growing by 10%, according to DAT. 

Source: Supply Chain Dive 


Trade tensions worry ship operators 

June 4, 2019 - The U.S.-China tariff row is casting clouds over the container shipping outlook just when carriers usually start girding for the profit-fueling summer rush 

Source: The Wall Street Journal


Nor-Shipping: IMO Secretary-General commits to sustainability goals 

June 4, 2019 - IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim delivered a strong reminder about the vital importance of balanced and sustainable development to delegates at the Ocean Leadership conference at the Nor-Shipping 2019 conference in Oslo on June 4. 

Source: The Maritime Executive 


Booming exports depend on diesel 

June 4, 2019 - With trade and tariffs dominating the news, what does that mean for diesel vehicles, engines, and equipment? 

Source: The Maritime Executive 


ABS Outlook: Alternative fuels will be key to reaching IMO low carbon targets 

June 5, 2019 - The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has launched its Low Carbon Shipping Outlook with the aim of evaluating ways of achieving emissions-reduction goals. 

World Maritime News 


US-China tension casts shadow over Transport Logistic in Munich 

June 4, 2019 - Germany is attempting to define itself as the world’s leading logistics country, as Transport Logistic in Munich kicked off this morning. 

Source: The Loadstar