Trump takes office

On January 20th, 2017, Republican Donald J Trump became the 45th president of the United States after his election triumph over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The unexpected outcome of the November 8 presidential election has raised many questions. In the coming weeks, the Fairplay team will assesses the likely shipping implications.

News & Analysis

17 Feb 2017
How could Donald Trump’s presidency impact fees for lawyers and other shipping professionals in New York? To quote one of Trump’s favourite adverbs: ‘Bigly’.
Share trading at the New York Stock Exchange
15 Nov 2016
After the first three days of the post-US-election shipping stock surge, it was hard to believe shares could go higher and trade faster. They did. Volume reached stratospheric levels on the fourth day of what Forbes has dubbed ‘The Donald Trump Shipping Stock Boom’.
11 Nov 2016
Manoeuvring through the global sanctions minefield is always daunting. Donald Trump’s election win has made it even harder, by injecting fresh uncertainty into the sanctions outlooks for Iran, Russia, and Cuba.
10 Nov 2016
The shipping industry’s fear is that US president-elect Donald Trump’s protectionist and isolationist rhetoric will ignite trade wars, depress global economic growth, and curtail shipping demand. That concern is misguided, insisted billionaire Wilbur Ross, an economic adviser to Trump.
US flag
09 Nov 2016
United States president-elect Donald Trump’s emphasis on national security and growing jobs on the home front could be positive for US-flagged shipping and shipbuilding.
Donald Trump's election victory
09 Nov 2016
IHS Country Risk assesses the short and long-term implications of Donald Trump's presidential victory


No president in recent times has made trade such a high priority and none has had a stated objective of rolling back trade deals rather than expanding them.

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