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Global co-operation will pave the way to a sustainable future

Collaboration is key to address the global challenges that lie before us. Digitalisation and efforts of the decarbonisation of global shipping will be the...

Is the maritime sector out of step?

Global warming is a ticking time-bomb that could destroy us all or it could be a dud, failing to explode at the expected time....

The EU takes the lead on maritime emissions reduction

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meets next week to debate the latest provisions for the decarbonisation of shipping, MEP Jutta Paulus explains why...

UNCTAD relegates climate change in global trade report

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) believes that the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the fault lines in global supply chains and...

Rail comes into sharp focus with the rise in the cost of seafreight

The reallocation of freight flows between modes of transport in the first three quarters of 2020 led to an increase in the importance of...

Hydrogen or battery technologies, new rules narrow energy choices

In the week after the intersessional working group approved controversial carbon emission rules to be put to the International Maritime Organization’s MEPC 75 this...

Information sharing communities and digital supply chain visibility

Supply chain operations can be complex. Especially where multi-modal transport is necessary, and where dynamic decision making is required for the routing of goods...

Linking the supply chain with common standards, Part Two

Last week the link to the supply chain discussion concluded with the deliberations over semantic interoperability, the second element of that discussion was technical...

Linking the supply chain with common standards, Part One

Part One looks at the background to supply chains and how common standards can benefit stakeholders using a number of transport modes, offering a...

Future-proofing container ship emissions

Regulatory drivers along with growing environmental pressure from shippers, consumers and investors means container shipping faces an acute need to decarbonise and cut air pollution. With regulations around SOx, NOx, PM and black carbon only likely...

Pitch perfect, curbing energy wastage at sea

As the maritime sector enters a period of transformation to a zero carbon future the onus will be on owners to find mitigating technologies...

Woke lines playing the uneven field

Liner shipping companies have had a bumper year with profits in 2020 expected to exceed any year in the history of container shipping. All...
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Singaporean state investment firm Temasek mum on PIL bailout

The Singapore government’s investment company Temasek Holdings is remaining tight-lipped on market talk that it may take a stake in embattled liner operator Pacific...

Chinese shipyards win giant container ship order

Chinese shipyards will build six 24,232TEU containerships, the largest in the world as of today, that the Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (Bocomm Leasing)...

MSC Rosa M damages Mumbai crane

The 14,000TEU MSC Rosa M has hit and seriously damaged a crane at the DP World terminal in Nhava Sheva, NSIGT in Mumbai, while...

Taking the personal view for crew working on container shipping

Philip Eastell – Founder of Container Shipping Supporting Seafarers – describes the personal side of container operations at a time when crew, affected by...

High speed and compromised manoeuvring caused Milano Bridge accident

The container ship Milano Bridge had failed to slow down as it attempted to berth in Busan New Port on 6 April 2020, causing...