Hard Brexit will change the way Europe trades, and France is making preparations by major investments in its ports.
The introduction of tariffs on aluminum and steel by the US government in 2018 set off a trade war with China that has been escalating through tariffs on more and more goods introduced by both parties. At the same time, China has been gradually implementing a ban on importing scrap and waste of metal, paper, and plastic, with a target to have a complete ban by 2021.
Baltic container shipping has seen fundamental structural changes in the last decade. It’s long-term future looks equally interesting with Maersk among an expanding group of container lines exploring the Arctic route, plus growing overland links to China . This inherently brings both risks and opportunities to regional stakeholders.