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Ports & Logistics

Peel Ports says Liverpool is solution to Dover’s truck queues

Peel Ports calls for cargoes to be shipped from ports nearer to traditional manufacturing and transport hubs to avoid supply chain congestion

Europe United Kingdom

Industry ‘shocked’ by lack of Brexit planning as UK warns of ports chaos

The UK government is warning of 7,000 truck-long queues lasting several days for Channel ports after the Brexit transition period ends, if hauliers fail to prepare for changes to customs rules

Europe United Kingdom

Port of Singapore boosts electrification efforts

Proposals are expected to come from consortiums comprising industry players and institutes of higher learning and research institutes, and a preference will be given to proposals with scalable business models. These should aim to develop commercially ready, fully electric harbourcraft and/or interoperable shore-charging infrastructure for electric harbourcraft and other electric vessels operating in the Port of Singapore

Singapore Environment

Golden Ray capsizing caused by unstable loading, US Coast Guard says

The coastguard analysis showed Golden Ray failed to comply with International Maritime Organization stability standards at the time it capsized, as well as during its two voyages prior to departing the port of Brunswick

US States Casualty
Environment

Ammonia technology `ready in five years,' says MISC chief

The MISC chief qualifies however, that the shipping line supports the view that the zero emissions transition calls for a multi-fuel future in which ammonia stands to play a role. And as a global shipping firm with the financial muscle to contribute it feels it should play its part to help the industry with the process

Malaysia Bunkers

Saudis report ‘oil spot’ near stricken Yemen tanker

Saudi Arabia warned the UN Security Council on Wednesday of an ‘oil spot’ about 50km west of the FSO Safer, the decrepit tanker at risk of a catastrophic oil spill off Yemen’s Red Sea port of Ras Isa.

Middle East and Africa Yemen

Banks warn against shutting out shipping from green financing

With an important part of shipping assets and activities unlikely to meet new green financing criteria, industry financiers warn against abandoning them as they will be necessary to enable the zero emissions transition

Finance Environment

UK can lead shipping’s green recovery — with the right support

If the UK maritime sector is to gain a substantial share of a global blue economy set to be worth over £2tn by 2030, it needs innovation and the right environment set by the government, says the head of the Chamber of Shipping

Europe United Kingdom
Shipbuilding

Japanese shipbuilding tie-up postponed by regulatory hurdles

Deal involves Imabari acquiring a stake in JMU and the two establishing a joint venture named Nihon Shipyard to co-develop and sell vessels — except for liquefied natural gas carriers. Shipyards in all the major Asian shipbuilding countries have been consolidating recently as competition gets tougher amid the industry downturn

Asia Pacific Containers

Tanker owners focus on sustainability

Uncertainties remain about which fuel types will be developed to meet global emission reduction targets, which is dimming newbuilding enthusiasm

Tankers and Gas Environment

Yard Talk | Why China is looking to China to support its shipping strategy

China has long sought to support the basic strategic goal of more Chinese cargo being carried by more Chinese ships, but never quite managed to pull it off. The shifting economic conditions, however, may well present the perfect opportunity to finally cement ‘guohuo guoyun’ as a reality and China’s shipyards will be reaping the rewards

Asia Pacific Containers

Chinese leasing houses weigh options amid uncertain outlook

Leasing houses in China are alert to the growing uncertainties in shipping, but they are careful not to let caution lead to any suggestion of a retreat, or that the lessor is just a fair-weather friend for its borrowers

Asia Pacific Containers
Technology & Innovation

Banks warn against shutting out shipping from green financing

With an important part of shipping assets and activities unlikely to meet new green financing criteria, industry financiers warn against abandoning them as they will be necessary to enable the zero emissions transition

Finance Environment

Marine insurers must define ‘just a glitch’, IUMI told

‘It may be beneficial if the maritime industry puts more effort into reporting and finding the root causes, not only behind cyber and software incidents involving newer technologies, but also older precursor devices,’ says Frank Gonynor

International Casualty

UK can lead shipping’s green recovery — with the right support

If the UK maritime sector is to gain a substantial share of a global blue economy set to be worth over £2tn by 2030, it needs innovation and the right environment set by the government, says the head of the Chamber of Shipping

Europe United Kingdom

Shipping still major polluter but getting greener, Berglund says

There are many candidates to replace bunkers, including biofuels, hydrogen, methane, ammonia and batteries, but all have pros and cons and more work is needed, a conference hears

International Environment
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