from Photographers' Blog:

Singapore – Gateway to Asia

January 28, 2014

Singapore

By Edgar Su

Singapore’s port is one of the busiest in the world and has long been a key part of the island’s economy. I took some time last year to document the shipping hub, and was surprised to see how closely life in Singapore is linked to it.

from Breakingviews:

China’s shipbuilding supertanker will turn slowly

July 5, 2013

By John Foley

(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

from Breakingviews:

Hong Kong dockers’ pay sets tone for future strife

May 7, 2013

By Peter Thal Larsen

(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

from The Observatory:

Our polar backyard

By Curtis Brainard
June 27, 2012

The Arctic is not under-covered. Some might even say the opposite is true. The polar bear has been “the poster child of climate change” for years, for instance, but communications experts worry that journalists’ fascination with the charismatic animal has made global warming seem like a distant problem and hindered public engagement. Reporters should localize climate-change coverage, these experts say, by focusing on energy use, public health, and other “backyard” angles.

from Breakingviews:

Titanic’s century-old metaphor misses the point

By Edward Hadas
April 12, 2012

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

UPS could be bidding against itself for TNT

February 22, 2012

By Christopher Swann and Quentin Webb
The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

TNT shareholders are waiting for a much bigger buyout package. There’s good reason for the Dutch parcel service to expect UPS, its American suitor, to sweeten its bid of 4.9 billion euros, or $6.3 billion, given the huge synergies that would probably result from the union. But with rivals FedEx and DHL inhibited in varying ways, TNT investors may not get the bidding war they’d like.

from MacroScope:

Baltic shipping index getting drier

February 9, 2012

An obscure gauge of shipping costs rose to prominence in geeky macro circles during the financial crisis because its plunge provided a telling lead on the economic crash that unfolded in 2008 and 2009. Now, the Baltic Dry Index has again taken a nosedive, falling to its lowest level in more than two decades.

from Krishna Das:

ANALYSIS-Small ships to unlock rate boon for bulk owners

February 8, 2011

By Krishna N Das and Jonathan Saul

BANGALORE/LONDON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Dry cargo shippers with smaller vessels are shifting to more-risk, more-reward spot markets, eyeing rising demand for sugar and grains -- commodities well suited to versatile supramax and handysize ships.

from Money on the markets:

ANALYSIS-Small ships to unlock rate boon for bulk owners

February 8, 2011

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By Krishna N Das and Jonathan Saul

   BANGALORE/LONDON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Dry cargo shippers with smaller vessels are shifting to more-risk, more-reward spot markets, eyeing rising demand for sugar and grains -- commodities well suited to versatile supramax and handysize ships. 

from Global Investing:

Not so rough waters?

August 26, 2010

Given high volatility in global financial markets, the waters appear to be less rough in the shipping industry -- which generates annual global revenue of over $600 billion.