Maersk invests in electrofuels start-up

Maersk invests in electrofuels start-up
Maersk has made a minority investment in Prometheus Fuels, a Silicon Valley-based start-up, which is a developing direct air capture technology to enable cost efficient, carbon neutral eFuels for shipping. The carrier expects several fuels to co-exist in the future fuel mix and has identified four potential fuel pathways to decarbonisation; biodies...
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Industry players urge governments to enable full shipping decarbonisation by 2050

Industry players urge governments to enable full shipping decarbonisation by 2050
More than 150 industry leaders and organisations representing the entire maritime value chain have called for decisive government action to enable full decarbonisation of international shipping by 2050. With the private sector taking steps to decarbonise supply chains, the signatories look to governments to deliver the policies that will supercharg...
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MSC invests in efficiency solution to reduce fleet emissions

MSC invests in efficiency solution to reduce fleet emissions
MSC will be deploying an air lubrication solution called the Silverstream System on a substantial portion of its newbuild pipeline as it looks to improve the efficiency of its fleet. The technology behind system is designed to allow the company to achieve significant savings in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by helping the ship move ...
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HHLA’s Container Terminal Tollerort becomes preferred hub for COSCO services

HHLA’s Container Terminal Tollerort becomes preferred hub for COSCO services
COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSPL) has taken on a 35% minority share in the Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT). HHLA expects the participation to strengthen the relationship with its Chinese partner, as well as long-term planning security for CTT and secured capacity and employment in the Port of Hamburg. Ang...
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Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles extend night and weekend hours

Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles extend night and weekend hours
The Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles are expanding the hours during which trucks can pick up and return containers in a bid to improve freight movement and reduce delays through the ports as they continue to experience record volumes. Long Beach will maximise night time operations while Los Angeles will expand weekend operating ...
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Numerous transport companies coalesce against shipping reform bill

Numerous transport companies coalesce against shipping reform bill
As many as 27 transport companies, including notable ports and terminal operators, are calling for legislative decision makers to reject the proposed Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021, claiming it will have detrimental consequences to the entire supply chain. In August, Rep John Garamendi (D-CA) and Dusty Johnson, (R-S.D.) introduced the bill at th...
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Hapag-Lloyd establishes offices in Morocco

Hapag-Lloyd establishes offices in Morocco
Hapag-Lloyd has opened its own offices in Morocco as part of its growth ambitions in the most attractive markets of North Africa. Morocco is an important platform for the export of fresh produce and is part of Hapag-Lloyd’s development strategy in the refrigerated container transport sector. Juan Pablo Richards, senior managing director region sout...
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Freeport East selected for net zero feasibility study

Freeport East selected for net zero feasibility study
The UK Department for Transport’s Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) is to carry out a feasibility study into the potential for Freeport East to become both a net-zero port and a net-zero energy hub for third parties and the adjacent region. The Port of Felixstowe, which is operated by Hutchison Ports, will be part of ...
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New weekly service connects South China and North Vietnam to India West Coast

New weekly service connects South China and North Vietnam to India West Coast
Pacific International Lines (PIL) has launched a new weekly direct service connecting South China and North Vietnam to India’s West Coast to complement its existing services to the region. The new service, known as South China India Express (SIX) will be offered by a consortium of five vessels of 2,800 teu each jointly deployed by ...
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Bolloré Transport & Logistics acquires 5,000 sq m warehousing space in Nairobi

Bolloré Transport & Logistics acquires 5,000 sq m warehousing space in Nairobi
Bolloré Transport & Logistics has acquired a 5,000 sq m warehousing space at the Nairobi Gate Industrial Park, Kenya, to accommodate its expanding supply chain activities. The ultra-modern warehouse allows Bolloré to accommodate the expanding requirements of its Contract Logistics clientele from the FMCG and beverage industries. Jason Reynard,...
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APMT Callao to provide oxygen plant to regional government

APMT Callao to provide oxygen plant to regional government
APM Terminals (APMT) Callao will supply an oxygen plant to the regional government of Callao to support the battle against COVID-19. The plant, which is planned to be operational this month, will be located in the Freddy Ternero Sports Training Centre in the Ventanilla district. This oxygen plant will have the capacity to supply 24 ...
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EDP to construct green hydrogen pilot plant in Pecém

EDP to construct green hydrogen pilot plant in Pecém
Energy group EDP will invest R$41.9m in a pilot project for the production of a green hydrogen plant in Brazil’s Pecém Industrial and Port Complex, with a production capacity of 250 Nm3/h of the gas. With operation expected to start in December 2022, EDP Will have a solar plant of 3 MW providing renewable energy ...
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ICHCA and IVODGA to collaborate on dangerous goods transport safety

ICHCA and IVODGA to collaborate on dangerous goods transport safety
ICHCA International, representative of global cargo handling operators, and International Vessel Operators Dangerous Goods Association (IVODGA), whose membership consists of the world’s ocean carriers, have agreed to work jointly to improve standards across numerous common safety issues affecting the transport of dangerous goods. The pair, who sign...
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CMA CGM to stop further increases in spot freight rates

CMA CGM to stop further increases in spot freight rates
CMA CGM has decided to stop any further increases in spot freight rates until February 1, 2022, to prioritise its long-term relationship with customers. Container shipping spot freight rates have continued to rise since the beginning of 2021 due to port congestion and the major imbalance between demand and maritime container transport effective cap...
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Hapag-Lloyd introduces electronic Bills of Lading worldwide

Hapag-Lloyd introduces electronic Bills of Lading worldwide
Hapag-Lloyd has introduced the use of electronic Bills of Lading worldwide in cooperation with Wave BL, a digital platform for supply chain partners. The company’s customers can go paperless not only with the Bill of Lading but also with other vital trade documents. Juan Carlos Duk, managing director, global commercial development of Hapag Lloyd, s...
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International Chamber of Shipping puts forward plans for global carbon levy

International Chamber of Shipping puts forward plans for global carbon levy
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has set out a proposal for a global levy on carbon emissions from ships, in what would be a first for any industrial sector. The association, which represents the world’s national shipowner associations and more than 80% of the merchant fleet, presented a submission to the UN, calling for ...
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CMA CGM to operate new terminal at Khalifa Port

CMA CGM to operate new terminal at Khalifa Port
CMA CGM has signed a 35-year concession agreement with AD Ports Group to manage a new terminal at Khalifa Port, which will open in 2024 with an initial capacity of 1.8m teu. The facility will be managed by a joint venture owned by CMA CGM’s subsidiary CMA Terminals (with a 70% stake) and AD Ports ...
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Bureau Veritas issues guidelines on using containers in bulk carriers

Bureau Veritas issues guidelines on using containers in bulk carriers
Bureau Veritas (BV) has developed a formalised approach to support the safe carriage of containers in bulk carriers, a trend which has grown in recent months due to container shortages. The guidance from BV, which specialises in testing, inspection and certification, provides operators with pathways based on analysis and a thorough understanding of...
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Container vessel operations resume at the Port of New Orleans

Container vessel operations resume at the Port of New Orleans
Nine days after the category four storm Hurricane Ida made landfall in southest Louisiana, the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has resumed vessel operations. The first two ships worked at the Napolean Avenue Container Terminal were the MSC Charleston at New Orleans Terminal and the Hapag Lloyd CSL Manhattan at Ports America. Brandy Christian, ...
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