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UN’s Guterres says shipping is failing to cut emissions

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres called on the transport industry to set more ambitious climate targets to keep global warming below a rise of 1.5°C 

International Sustainability

US truckers link pay issues to Biden’s 24/7 ports plan

The difficulties that drayage drivers have in earning a living was shown on October 12 when XPO Logistics agreed to pay $30m to settle class-action lawsuits filed by hundreds of them

North America United States

Kongsberg and ABS join forces on digitalisation

Shipping has seen much digital collaboration over the past 18 months, with this alliance being among the most significant. The aim is to achieve decarbonisation through digital solutions and transparency

ABS Technology and Innovation

Performance management must be accurate and affordable

Although hull performance management is a contributory element to emissions reduction and avoidance of spreading invasive aquatic species, measuring and monitoring are far from simple

Ship operations Technology and Innovation

Maersk suspends crew after rape allegation involving cadet

Maersk has suspended five crew and amid allegations a US Merchant Marine Academy cadet was raped on a containership in 2019

United States Maersk Group

Carriers have defence on bank claims where no bill of lading involved

‘If the buyer is borrowing funds from the issuing bank, then when the bills of lading pass through the banking chain, the issuing bank will not only hold them physically, but the bank will also have transferred to it a financial interest in the cargo and will have a right of suit,’ says Nicola Cox of West

International Insurance

Politicians weigh into Southern California oil spill investigation

‘The oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach is an environmental disaster with far-reaching consequences for our fish and wildlife, for our communities, and for our economy,’ says California Attorney General Rob Bonta

North America United States

Carbon market could disadvantage seaborne trade, warns Grimaldi

Grimaldi Group managing director criticises the EU emissions trading system and backs calls for a global carbon measure. Grimaldi has taken delivery of 12 ships since 2020, with another 20 due by 2025 and is depreciating its ships five years earlier to hasten the fleet renewal

Europe Grimaldi

Singapore-flagged green ships handed tax rebates and lower fees

The green notation will be awarded to vessels that have implemented procedures to reduce their carbon emissions, such as usage of low or zero-carbon fuels

Singapore Sustainability

Wirana moves towards greener ship recycling

The project will help shipowners to conveniently and responsibly recycle their marine assets in a safe and environmentally sound manner while ensuring that green ship recycling practices are followed

Singapore Ship Recycling

Anchor may have hit US pipeline months before spill, says coast guard

‘We’re fairly certain that there was one at least initiating incident that occurred several months to a year ago of an anchor-drag situation. We’re confident now that it was a large vessel,’ says US coast guard

North America United States

Delays expected to EU’s 2023 emissions trading deadline for shipping

Shipping should be included in the EU ETS by January 1, 2023, but that start date is now seen as unlikely given that draft legislation faces amendments. This leaves owners in limbo

Europe Sustainability



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