maritime transport

JAXPORT accommodates its largest ever container ship

JAXPORT achieved a new port record on March 18, with the arrival of the ZIM vessel Cape Sounio, the largest container ship to ever call Jacksonville. The 11,000-TEU container ship is operated by ZIM on a service offered by the 2M alliance. The ship transited the Panama Canal from Asia before reaching the US East Coast, where it loaded and offloaded cargo at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. 

Watch: How the Port of Rotterdam prepares for Brexit

On the night of 29 to 30 March 2019, the UK will leave the European Union. As such a development will lead to major changes, the Port of Rotterdam has made preparations to enable freight transport via the Port to run as smoothly as possible. For this transport to run smoothly, the Port said that cooperation is required from all parties in the logistics chain.

Report describes four futures for the container industry

To help the container industry navigate through the changes that it will face, TT Club and McKinsey undertook a joint research project. In the report, ‘Brave new world? Container transport in 2043’, they imagine four possible versions of the future, which are built on different answers to some of the uncertainties, and ask what they mean for the industry.

KfW IPEX-Bank to finance Royal Arctic Line transport vessels

KfW IPEX-Bank will be providing EUR 16.43 million to Royal Arctic Line to finance two more transport vessels. In November 2018, KfW IPEX-Bank agreed a pre- and post-delivery financing for two similar vessels for the Greenland shipping company, which are currently being built at the Zamakona shipyard in Spain. With delivery planned at the end of 2020 and 2021 respectively, the newbuild transport vessels will replace older ships in the Royal Arctic Line fleet.

Israeli blockchain start-up conducts first international shipment

Israeli-based blockchain start-up ‘LogChain’ completed its first full cycle of an international blockchain-backed maritime shipment. The shipment consists of beverages from Belgium to Israel and was completed with the use of end-to-end digitized LogChain platform which handled all features of the supply chain, including electronic bill of lading and Letter of Credit.

US maritime workforce grows to 650,000

Following last month’s news of 304,000 US jobs created in January, the Transportation Institute announced a 30% increase in domestic maritime job creation. According to the association, this was enabled by the Jones Act, thanks to which ‘the industry now employs nearly 650,000 Americans across all 50 states’.

BP: CO2 emissions continue to rise up to 2040

In its new Energy Outlook for 2019, BP foresees that carbon emissions increase further, with the power sector the main source of emissions. In the ET scenario, CO2 emissions from energy use continue to edge up through much of the Outlook, increasing by around 7% by 2040.

MOL Chemical Tankers, Den Hartogh form strategic alliance

Dutch logistics provider Den Hartogh Logistics and Singapore-based MOL Chemical Tankers announced a strategic partnership to jointly develop and streamline liquid chemical logistics services utilizing tank containers, parcel chemical tankers and tank terminals.

New shipping channel to be built in Istanbul

Foreign construction companies are interested in building the shipping channel in Istanbul, according to the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. Namely, the preparation of the shipping channel project has been completed. The channel will be 43 kilometers. The Istanbul channel aims to reduce the burden of shipping on the Bosphorus Strait, and prevent the threat of environmental and human-made disasters

DP World starts its first hyperloop project in India

DP World will start its first hyperloop project in India. During 2018, DP World collaborated with Virgin Hyperloop One to create a cargo transporter. Now, the first project destination will take place in India. However, it is not yet known when the project will start. Hyperloop is a futuristic mode of passenger and freight transportation in which a pod-like vehicle is propelled through a near-vacuum steel tube.


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