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Fancy some good news, for a change? Global sea freight trade will double by 2030, according to ship classification society Lloyds Register, defense tech company Qintetiq and the University of Strathclyde. Even in the most negative potential scenario, the authors claim growth will be strong, with a particular emphasis in the increasing importance of Chinese shipping to global trade – and most likely at the expense of traditional maritime powerhouses such as Greece and Japan.

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