Trump and Shipping

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 raised many questions and in the months since the Fairplay team has been assessing the shipping implications.

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An agricultural field in South America
10 Sep 2018
Brazil plays a vital role in the global trade of grains, and exports to China are rising, filling the gap left by the United States.
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
09 Nov 2016
Markets again face volatility as uncertainty mounts and the falls in US dollar and stock markets hit to London market insurers’ USD earnings and investment returns, says KPMG.
09 Nov 2016
International insurers react with caution to the news that Donald Trump has become the next US President.
09 Nov 2016
For the shipping world, the prospect of a weakening US dollar as Donald Trump claimed victory in the US presidential election appears to be just one of many concerns.


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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