reports

Track and Trace standards launched for container shipping industry

The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) along with its nine member carriers, published a common set of processes, as well as data and interface standards for Track and Trace (T&T). The standards can be implemented by carriers, shippers and third parties to enable cross-carrier shipment tracking.

LNG to worsen shipping’s impact on climate, report finds

A recently published report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and commissioned by the environmental lobby group Stand.earth, aimed to ‘examine the lifecycle GHG emissions from marine fuels, including a previously poorly understood source of climate emissions from LNG-powered ships- the unintentional releases of the climate super-pollutant methane from ship engines, known as methane slip.’

EU: 2020 is the time to act more eco-friendly

The European Environmental Agency launched the “European environment – state and outlook 2020” providing information on dealing with the climate change, biodiversity loss and air and water pollution.

Updated guidelines for dangerous goods’ packing launched

In the beginning of the year, 1 January 2020, the latest version of the IMDG Code, Amendment 39-18, came into force. Following, UK P&I Club along with TT Club collaborated, launching guidelines and providing an insight for all actors in the freight supply chain, who are responsible for preparing unitized consignments for carriage at sea.

EIA expects crude oil prices to fall in the first half of 2020

The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) published its January Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), forecasting that the Brent crude oil spot price will average $65 per barrel (b) in 2020 and $68/b in 2021 and that the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) spot price will average $59/b in 2020 and $62/b in 2021.

ILO: Half billion people struggle to find decent work

The International Labour Organization (ILO) published its new report “World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020” focusing on the global unemployment and the insufficient paid work, which impacts almost half a billion people worldwide. Specifically, ILO’s report highlights that due to lack of decent work, people are struggling to build a better future through their career.

Guidelines launched for safe carriage of seed cake

CINS, together with the International Group of P&I Clubs published guidelines for the carriage of Seed Cake in containers. The practices set out in this document are intended to improve safety during the carriage of Seed Cake and to ensure that it is properly declared, packaged and carried.

Study surveys people vulnerable to sea level rise

A study launched in 2019 presented the results of a survey concerning people currently occupying global land below projected high tide lines for 2100 under low carbon emissions, up from 110 M today, for a median increase of 80 M.

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