Maersk and Rockstart are collaborating in an initiative called FoodTrack. This initiative aims to encourage startups to come up with ideas for tackling a serious global issue: food loss. Currently one-third of the global food production is wasted, and almost 80% of the food loss happens before it even reaches the stores.
The very active North Atlantic hurricane season, major monsoon floods in the Indian subcontinent, as well as the continuing severe drought in parts of east Africa contributed to 2017 being the most expensive year on record for severe weather and climate events, according to the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2017.
DNV GL says that the world energy system undergoes a major transition towards 2050 and this will have significant implications for shipping. Overall the demand for seaborne transport will increase with 60% by 2050, with the pace of growth being highest up to 2030, and with notable differences between the various shipping segments.
The port of Antwerp is set to invest 1.4 million euros over the next three years in seven projects aimed at making the port of Antwerp’s freight traffic smoother and more efficient and the port more sustainable in general. The seven projects that will be funded, have been selected on the basis of a Call for Proposals.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority recently launched a new ‘Building a Sustainable Port’ campaign, working to ensure that the port and the surrounding area are safe, healthy and attractive. Until Sustainability Day, on 10 October, the Port Authority will be drawing attention to 15 different aspects of this theme.
The International Association of Ports and Harbors decided and announced that the World Ports Climate Initiative will be expanded to extend its scope from climate action to a full range of sustainability port development challenges the industry is facing.
Heineken, Nedcargo and GoodFuels announced the launch of a joint pilot initiative, aiming to demonstrate the advantages of operating inland transport barges, using sustainable drop-in marine fuel. Under the project, the 104 TEU inland barge ‘For Ever’ will transport Heineken beer from Zoeterwoude to Rotterdam, fueled with 30% biofuel.
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