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

28 Jul 2017
Seward & Kissel partner Gary Wolfe has been closing shipping deals on Wall Street for over 30 years. In an exclusive interview with Fairplay, the legal veteran lays out his views on raising capital in New York.
25 Jan 2017
US president Donald Trump’s backing of the Keystone XL pipeline could increase future tanker demand if new pipeline flows from Canada push seaborne volumes from Venezuela and Mexico towards more distant buyers.
US president Donald Trump signs the executive order withdrawing from the TPP.
24 Jan 2017
China to benefit after the US exits TPP, while Vietnam, Malaysia, and Japan stand to lose – at least in the short term, believes IHS Global Insight's Biswas.
A strong dollar is expected to hit trading in oil and gas sector.
23 Jan 2017
The complexity of markets may come to frustrate President Trump’s ambitions in the oil industry if the strong dollar persists; the medium-term consequences could mean a hit on trade in crude that could have knock-on effects on other industries.
15 Dec 2016
As Donald Trump unveils his cabinet nominations, the regulatory landscape is looking better and better for the American maritime sector.
Image of Wilbur Ross.
30 Nov 2016
US president-elect Donald Trump has officially confirmed that billionaire Wilbur Ross – who has significant holdings in the shipping sector – will be the nominee for secretary of commerce.


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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