S&P to buy Panjiva

Supply chain information company Panjiva is to be acquired by rating and data firm S&P Global, for an disclosed sum. Panjiva provides macro data covering 95% of global trade flows, as well as transactional data covering 35% of global trade flows and tracks supply data from retailers, exporters and shippers across a myriad industries and commodities. [+]

Gulf dispute threatens Qatar trade

A diplomatic spat in the Gulf has the potential to disrupt trade, says analyst Panjiva. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, suspending trade over the country’s alleged support for Iran and Islamic terrorist organizations. Panjiva adds that the four countries are also hoping to ... [+]

Hanjin liquidation looms

The Seoul Central District Court said on 9 February said it would declare Hanjin bankrupt on 17 February leading to the shipping company’s liquidation. The assets of Hanjin, once the world’s seventh largest container line, will be auctioned off to help pay off its debts. Analysts said that two containerships ... [+]

Early signs promising for Panama canal

Vessel traffic through the enlarged Panama Canal hit its highest since 2012 in January, growing 6% on a year earlier, said global trade intelligence platform Panjiva. But after adjusting for the increased capacity of neopanamax vessels the growth may have been 42%, it added. Some 78% of neopanamax slots were ... [+]

Wider Panama ‘an upgrade, not a transformation’

The Panama Canal expansion is more of an iPhone 7 than the original iPhone, says shipping intelligence platform Panjiva. While the opening of the wider waterway has created a buzz in the industry, the latest phase is more of “a slightly cool upgrade, but not nearly as transformative as the ... [+]

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