International shipping plays a central role in global trade, carrying 70% of that trade by value and more than 80% by volume.
Four UN organizations have called for continued global collaboration to address the crew change crisis that at times during the COVID-19 pandemic has left more than 400,000 seafarers stranded at sea.
Port of Colombo ranks 17th in World Bank and IHS Markit Container Port Performance Index.
Technical and financial assistance to poorer nations will help alleviate the costs of a planned transition to low-carbon shipping.
This is an online course, moderated by experts from Fundación Valenciaport and PAV, which takes place over two weeks and continues with two simulation exercises and a webinar, ending on 30 July.
UNCTAD highlighted the resilience and capacity of the Panama Canal to adapt to the reality imposed by the pandemic, in order to protect its human team and guarantee operations of the road.
Global maritime trade will plunge by 4.1% in 2020 due to the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19, UNCTAD estimates in its Review of Maritime Transport 2020, released on 12 November.
Seaborne trade expanded by a healthy 4% in 2017, the fastest growth in five years, while UNCTAD forecasts similar growth this year, according to its Review of Maritime Transport 2018.
Technological advances including artificial intelligence, the IoT, blockchain applications, autonomous ships, drones and others have the potential to boost efficiency in the global shipping industry.