Strikes, Safety, and The Effects of War on Ocean Shipping

Strikes paralyze Germany travel, li-ion batteries claim several ships, how Ukraine-Russia war reshaped ocean shipping.

Strike over pay paralyzes rail, air travel in Germany

Trains, planes and public transit systems stood still across much of Germany on March 26th as labor unions called a major one-day strike over salaries in an effort to win inflation-busting raises for their members.



Li-ion batteries pose a risk to freight ro-ro services

Lithium-ion (li-ion) battery fires on board containerships have already claimed a couple of high-profile victims, the X-Press Pearl and perhaps the Maersk Honam.



One year later: How Ukraine-Russia war reshaped ocean shipping

Sizing up the war’s effect on container, crude, diesel, LNG, and dry bulk shipping. How Russian sanctions have affected shipping.



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