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Environmentally friendly shipping can reduce freight costs

A recent study carried out in the Laboratory of Industrial Management at Åbo Akademi University indicates that improved ship utilization rates and investments in environmentally sustainable technologies for enhanced energy efficiency would not only significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions within navigation but would also contribute to lowering freight costs.

Second eco fast ferry deployed on Eivissa-Formentera route

Spanish ferry operator Baleària has put into service the ‘Eco Lux’ to the Eivissa-Formentera route, the second eco-fast ferry in the series of four that are destined to cover this line. Compared with the ships of the Maverick series, operating this line until recently, the ‘Eco Aqua’ reduces CO2 emissions by around 35%. 

Guidance to mitigate lost fishing gear launched

On the occasion of the World Ocean Day, on June 8th, the Global Ghost Gear Initiative issued the second part of its study, entitled “Best Practices Framework for the Management of Fishing Gear”, providing practical guidance to decrease the abundance and effects of ghost gear within the shipping industry.

Better living in a shipping container

An increasing number of architects have discovered the shipping container as a design element for practical and stylish living. In San Francisco for example, a Hapag-Lloyd container was at the top of the wish list.

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