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UNCTAD sees rebound in international trade and maritime industry

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By Franklin Castrellón

Recovery and sustained average growth in volume of 3.2% for international trade is seen over the next few years, until 2025, reveals the study “Review of Maritime Transport 2017” published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on October 25.

This growth is a notable improvement compared to the 2.8% projected in 2017.

In UNCTAD’s opinion, this growth will encompass all segments of the industry, but especially those of […]

Panama will continue as Latin America’s leader in maritime connectivity

Panama continues to be the leader in maritime connectivity within Latin America according to the tenth version of the Maritime Connectivity Index published by the United Nations’ Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

This index evaluates five components: number of companies providing services from/to the ports of the evaluated country, size of the ships attended at the evaluated country (measured in TEUs), number of services connecting with other countries, total number of […]