‘Shipshape 10’ News for Week Ending January 21, 2017

‘Shipshape 10 List’, a list of news and articles published in the current week that a senior executive in shipping, shipping finance, commodities, energy, supply chain and infrastructure should had noticed; news and articles that are shaping the agenda and the course of the maritime industry.

Sometimes seemingly tangential, sometimes humorous, occasionally sarcastic, but always insightful and topical.

And, this week’s ‘Shipshape 10’:

1. Shipping crisis puts German banks under pressure (from Deutsche Welle)

2. Japan’s Orix looking for more European shipping debt after buying RBS loans (from Reuters)

3. Dawn of the living dead: zombie companies get a new lease on life (from the Economist)

4. China’s Cosco in Talks to Buy Orient Overseas (from the Wall Street Journal)

5. The Legacy of the MSC Napoli (from the Maritime Executive)

6. Italy’s Giuseppe Bottiglieri Seeks Protection From Creditors (from the Wall Street Journal)

7. U.S. Oil Producers Ramp Up Spending (from the Wall Street Journal)

8. Off Long Island, Wind Power Tests the Waters (from the New York Times)

9. Beijing Is No Champion of Globalization (from Foreign Affairs)

10. The ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative and the London Market – the Next Steps in Renminbi Internationalization (Chatham House)


Thinking of trade at the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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