Trade in 2020 – the initial results and possible scenarios forward

After an already sluggish 2019, a major upturn was expected in global growth and trade in 2020. As can be seen, the real trade value never recovered to the pre-financial crises’ trajectory. The trend for 2010 – onwards was significantly below the prior trajectory. Our prior forecast predicted it to be above the CAGR 2010-19 and global trade to reach 25.2 trillion USD in 2029. COVID-19 pandemic, the biggest black swan in a century, destroyed it. Global trade collapsed in Q1 of 2020 though asymmetrically

Managing Ship and Seafarer Certificates during the Pandemic – Version 1.1 – 14 April 2020

This guidance provides information for shipowners and operators on managing ship and seafarer certificates during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It covers ship and seafarer certificates required by the certification provisions of international regulations, such as those of International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) instruments, and highlights the current unique compliance issues and considerations relating to ship and seafarer certificates.