The French President Emmanuel Macron should initiate an international coalition for the energy transition of the transportation sector whose priority will be to develop a more competitive and less carbon-intensive energy source, said Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM.
CMA CGM ocean carrier, recently announced its plans to carry out a major asset sale program in order to gain control of CEVA Logistics. As the company stated, part of the plan is to sell stakes in 10 port assets to its joint venture partner, China Merchants Port Holdings.
The Mc Lean Group, French Marine & Transport Insurance Industry, informs on the future of inspections in France and provides a diagram based on various possible scenarios, such as penalties if a breach is determined to have occurred.
China and France signed $15 billion contracts during a visit of France’s President Emmanuel Macron to China including a contract to develop a LNG terminal and storage facility in China’s North port of Tianjin. The contracts include a variety of sectors, such as energy, agriculture and aeronautics.
The 2019 Global Gas Report focuses on today’s gas trends, on the key factors that explain the recent developments and what will be the future outcomes in the global gas sector; Thus, the report analyzes the advantages of natural gas in Europe and highlights how European countries take advantage of it to achieve their sustainability goals.
Key cruise ship companies operating in French waters joined forces to limit air pollution caused by their vessels. The measures agreed include use of shore power and low-polluting fuel when maneuvering in harbors, as well as other measures to reduce emissions.
The French government has called on the European Union to work on creating a tax on bunker and aviation fuel as part of its strategy for reducing carbon emissions and achieving a sustainable environment. The French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire commented that taxes for carbon emissions should be implemented also to aviation and ships, not only to cars.
A cargo ship ran aground on October 13 in a marine reserve in the Strait of Bonaficio, off Corsica, France. No oil appears to have been spilled, according to the maritime police said, but anti-pollution measures are being deployed.
Doug Bannister, the Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Dover stated that the port, through which a sixth of the U.K.’s trade in products is being transferred, will be able to deal with any disturbance experienced by a no-deal Brexit, accounting for predictions of chaos.
French EDF Renewables and Enbridge conducted a ceremony highlighting the beginning of the construction on the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in France. The 480MW wind farm will be equipped with 80 GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines manufactured in France and is planned to begin operations in 2022.
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