The Danish liner carrier has resumed service to Iran after a five-year absence and just a year and a half after the Maersk Tigris was fired upon by the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy.
Roberto Azevêdo, the head of the World Trade Organization, warned that the benefits of international trade are increasingly getting lost among the incessant anti-trade rhetoric that’s being espoused worldwide.
Meanwhile, a judge in STX Offshore’s Korean bankruptcy proceedings has ordered the troubled shipbuilder to put its shipyard up for sale along with its profitable cruise ship subsidiary based in France, according to multiple media reports.
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Sources said the South Korean liner carrier will lay off about 180 members of its 500 person workforce in the United States on Friday.
The United States asked the World Trade Organization to set up a dispute settlement panel to examine and put a final end to China’s export restraints on antimony, chromium, cobalt, copper, graphite, indium, lead, magnesia, talc, tantalum and tin.
Investments in new projects are slowing, and Neil Davidson, senior analyst in Drewry’s ports and terminals practice, warned that a sudden rebound in demand could be a problem.