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World’s Largest Containership Fleet Is Here

December 13, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

Danish container shipping giant Maersk Line has cemented its spot as the global leader in the sector with the latest acquisition of German carrier Hamburg Süd. The acquisition, Maersk Line’s largest so far, was closed on November 30, following approvals […]


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Shipping Costs are Surging Globally

December 11, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The cost of moving pretty much every dry-bulk commodity — from fertilizer to salt to rocks — has surged since July, lifting the London-based Baltic Exchange’s main freight gauge to its highest in almost four years. The rally has been […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

LA, Long Beach Ask for Proposals to Reduce Ships’ At-Berth Emissions

December 7, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

The Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles are soliciting proposals for new technology to reduce at-berth emissions for non-container vessels, such as tankers, vehicle carriers, bulk and general cargo ships. As explained, at-berth air pollution from container […]


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Fitch Ratings: Gloomy Outlook for Global Shipping amid Overcapacity Woes

December 5, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

The outlook for the global shipping industry remains negative, according to Fitch Ratings, as the rating agency doesn’t expect a material improvement in market fundamentals in 2018 due to lingering overcapacity. As explained, both container and bulk markets show signs […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

IMO: World Expects Bold Goals on Cutting Emissions from Shipping

November 28, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

The whole world would be watching the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2018, looking for something of real substance when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping, IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim pointed out. “Next year really will […]


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Forum: Industry Needs to Design Ships Differently

November 27, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

The shipping industry needs to design ships differently and be more technologically innovative to reach world climate goals and counter cybersecurity risks, it was agreed at the annual Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum. At the meeting in Nantong, China, held on November […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Are Electric-Hybrid Trucks the Answer to California Port Pollution Problem?

November 22, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The sound — and smell — of thousands of idling trucks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be fading if a new pilot project to convert them to part-time electric vehicles sticks. A one-mile-long test site, […]


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Shippers, Freight Brokers Add Shipment Tracking Capabilities

November 20, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Shippers and third-party logistics firms continue to add tracking capabilities to monitor freight shipments. The Kraft Heinz Co. selected FourKites to provide load status and predicted arrival times for goods moving by truck, rail and parcel carriers throughout its supply […]


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DNV GL: Standardisation to Drive Shipping’s Digital Transformation

November 17, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

Standardisation can enable the effective collection, storage, exchange, analysis and use of data, while contributing to improved data quality and sensor reliability in the maritime industry, a new paper by classification society DNV GL shows. The position paper sets out […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Maersk: Shipping Must Raise Its Game to Cut Pollution

November 15, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

The shipping industry must take responsibility for its fair share of carbon emissions in order to tackle climate change, according to global transportation conglomerate A.P. Moller – Maersk. “Raising the ambition for global regulation remains crucial to ensure shipping’s contribution […]