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The scrubber solution for GHG emissions

August 16 - Advocates of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) are championing the use of the technology as a way to reduce global CO2 emissions, as well as complying with the looming IMO sulphur 2020 regulations.
Views: 555
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Trade war effects hit the West Coast

August 13 - Protracted trade tension between the USA and China has hit the bottom lines of ports and terminals active on the US West Coast. Predicting how volumes will develop in the coming months is proving difficult.
Views: 926
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Houston readies for PCB 2020

August 13 - The Project Cargo & Breakbulk conference and exhibition 2020 (PCB 2020) – a new event for the project logistics supply chain – will take place in Houston during April next year.
Views: 952
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Tariffs taking their toll

August 9 - Last week, US President Donald Trump said that an additional 10 percent tariff will be imposed on Chinese-origin goods effective September 1, 2019.
Views: 1214
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Mixed fortunes in North America 

August 8 - In announcing its second-quarter financial results, heavy haulage and crane solutions provider, Entrec, said the outlook for its business in the USA continues to be positive, but warns that a more cautious approach is needed in Canada. 
Views: 1230
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Heightened security risks take their toll

July 31 - Assaults on commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, including attacks on six tankers and the seizure of the UK-operated vessel Stena Impero, have raised concerns about navigation through the world’s busiest shipping channels.
Views: 1696
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Intercargo warns of Sulphur 2020 safety issues

July 24 - The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) has expressed growing concern about the implementation of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap and the availability of safe, compliant fuels. 
Views: 1888
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ESTA joins EC best practice project

July 16 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) has been asked to support a European Commission study to “explore health, safety and environment (HSE) best practice in the wind power sector”.
Views: 2240
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Gulf of Guinea still piracy hot spot

July 15 - Of the 75 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom worldwide this year so far, 62 were captured in the Gulf of Guinea – off the coasts of Nigeria, Guinea, Togo, Benin and Cameroon – according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
Views: 2065
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Bleaker outlook for multipurpose sector 

July 5 - Drewry has downgraded its outlook for the multipurpose shipping market in light of weaker projected global economic growth, greater competition from dry bulk and container sectors, and a lack of ship demolition activity.
Views: 2798
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Logistics confidence in the UK drops

July 5 - Optimism in the UK’s logistics industry has fallen to its lowest level on record, according to the latest Logistics Confidence Index from Barclays and accountancy and business advisory firm BDO.
Views: 2308
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Canada approves ELD mandate

July 2 - Last month, Canada’s transport ministry finalised an electronic logging device (ELD) mandate that will come into force on June 12, 2021, aligning the country’s vehicle regulations with the USA.
Views: 2099
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ICS updates sulphur 2020 guidance

July 1 - With six months to go until the implementation of the global sulphur cap on marine fuel, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has updated its guidance for shipping companies.
Views: 2074
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Global trade barometer falling says DHL

June 28 - For the first time since its launch in January 2018, the DHL Global Trade Barometer (GTB) indicates a slight contraction of worldwide trade for the next three months.
Views: 1960
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Slower growth hits oil markets

June 28 - World trade growth has fallen back to its slowest pace since the financial crisis ten years ago and the consequences for oil demand are becoming apparent, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Views: 1808
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FROM THE MAGAZINE: Maintenance buoys non-renewable market

June 27 - The need to maintain, rebuild or upgrade existing power plants to ensure they remain cost-effective and environmentally acceptable is generating significant logistics work for heavy lift service providers and project forwarders, writes Phil Hastings.
Views: 1757
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FROM THE MAGAZINE: Road rules drive cargoes on to rail

June 24 - Germany is seeing more project cargoes switching to rail as road regulations are more strictly enforced, while in Russia the sheer distances involved ensure the economic advantages of rail, writes Yvonne Mulder.
Views: 2034
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FROM THE MAGAZINE: Positive prospects for decommissioning

June 21 - A growing need to decommission older non-renewable power plants, particularly nuclear, is set to create increasing business opportunities for heavy lift service providers over the next few years, writes Phil Hastings.
Views: 1825
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Multipurpose charter rates remain stable

June 14 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have remained stable over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 1965
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FROM THE MAGAZINE: Europe’s divided approach to China

June 13 - The Chinese investment effort that seeks to deepen infrastructure links across Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America – the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – is a step closer to expanding its influence in Europe. Sophie Barnes reports.
Views: 1783
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Let’s go fly a “K”ite

June 11 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) is installing an automated kite system onto one of its bulkers.
Views: 2166
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FROM THE MAGAZINE: China funds Africa’s age of opportunity

June 10 - With the population of Africa forecast to double by 2050, there is increasing demand for new infrastructure. Much of this is being funded by China, which has a huge appetite for the raw materials that are found on the continent, writes David Kershaw.
Views: 2077
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PCN adds to summit agenda

June 6 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) is bolstering the agenda of its annual summit with four video sessions that have been produced by lifting and rigging industry expert Marco J. van Daal.
Views: 1866
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FROM THE MAGAZINE: Navigating challenging times

June 4 - As risks to the global market economy stack up, HLPFI highlights some of the major challenges facing forwarders and shipping lines operating in the project logistics sector.
Views: 2089
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Shipping Company Groningen launches ShipFund

May 31 - The heavy lift and multipurpose shipping sector faces its own set of unique challenges when it comes to attracting finance for both tonnage and operations.
Views: 2239
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G2 Ocean successfully trials blockchain BoL

May 30 - Shipping line G2 Ocean along with trading and logistics firm Manuchar have finished a pilot trial of CargoX’s smart Bill of Lading (Smart B/L) solution.
Views: 2034
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My Song lost

May 30 - News of the loss of a luxury yacht in transit from Palma to Genoa has prompted speculation regarding the cause of – and liability for – the incident.
Views: 2808
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DEME Offshore undertakes floating foundation study

May 29 - DEME Offshore has signed an agreement with Equinor to carry out a study examining potential floating concrete substructures for the planned Hywind Tampen wind farm off the Norwegian Coast.
Views: 1878
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Leipzig shines a light on humanitarian logistics

May 29 - Leipzig/Halle Airport, Volga-Dnepr Group and the Akkon University of Human Sciences ran an international conference on humanitarian logistics on May 21. The event took place on the fringes of the OECD’s International Transport Forum in Germany.
Views: 1857
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StormGeo appoints Mortensen

May 28 - Weather intelligence and decision support service provider StormGeo has appointed Carsten Mortensen as non-executive chairman of its board of directors.
Views: 1970
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Sleipnir christened in Singapore

May 28 - Heerema Marine Contractors and shipbuilder Sembcorp Marine demonstrated the next-generation semi-submersible crane vessel – Sleipnir – last week in Singapore.
Views: 1861
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POSH to launch maritime training centre in Taiwan

May 24 - POSH Kerry Renewables – a joint venture of PACC Offshore Services Holding (POSH) and Kerry TJ Logistics – has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop Taiwan’s first specialised maritime training centre. 
Views: 2052
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PPG restructures training course

May 24 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) has restructured its project cargo forwarding training course into a one-day format.
Views: 2043
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Oakley acquires learning platforms

May 16 - KVH Industries has sold its maritime training business, Videotel, to an affiliate of Oakley Capital for USD90 million.
Views: 2009
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Scrubber debate rumbles on

May 16 - As the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC74) meets this week in London, several environmental organisations have raised concerns about the use of scrubbers as an alternative compliance mechanism for the looming 2020 sulphur regulations.
Views: 2275
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US Ex-Im Bank revived

May 13 - The US Senate confirmed Kimberly Reed as president of the US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), along with Spencer Bachus III and Judith DelZoppo Pryor as members of the board of directors.
Views: 2277
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Collett introduces LoCity Driving course

May 2 - UK-based Training4Transport, a division of Collett Holdings, has introduced a certificate of professional competence (CPC) course designed to give drivers an insight into ways to reduce fuel use and emissions.
Views: 2612
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ECOL gains recognition at home and away

April 26 - Four leading crane manufacturers – Manitowoc, Tadano, Terex and Liebherr – have agreed to align their training operations with ESTA’s European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) scheme.
Views: 2465
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Crosby delivers training courses

April 19 - The Crosby Group has conducted two rigging training courses in the USA on behalf of its distribution partner, B.C. Wire Rope & Rigging.
Views: 2399
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WTS design approved

April 17 - Classification society DNV GL awarded China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) with an approval in principle (AiP) certificate for its wind turbine shuttle (WTS) concept.
Views: 2343
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Höegh speaks out against scrubbers

April 11 - As the deadline for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) sulphur regulations approaches, Höegh Autoliners ceo Ivar Myklebust has explained why the company stands firm in its decision to not use scrubbers.
Views: 2318
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BBC overtakes Cosco in multipurpose top spot

April 9 - BBC Chartering has reclaimed its title as the world’s largest multipurpose operator by deadweight from China’s Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers, according to Dynamar's latest report.
Views: 3327
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Overcapacity in shipping remains a major challenge

April 4 - Avoiding overcapacity and unsustainably low freight rates is still a major challenge for the shipping industry, according to Simon Bennett, deputy secretary general at the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
Views: 1962
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DHL details supply chain risks

March 26 - DHL’s Resilience360 has released its first annual risk report, examining last year’s major supply chain challenges while identifying trends that will shape the risk landscape in 2019.
Views: 2244
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Shipping confidence remains resilient

March 26 - Despite ongoing geopolitical uncertainty, confidence in the shipping industry has risen in the last three months, according to the latest shipping confidence survey from shipping adviser and accountant BDO.
Views: 2021
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LEEA fine-tunes Technical Triage system

March 21 - The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has fine-tuned its Technical Triage system, which aims to resolve questions within 48 hours.
Views: 1622
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BIMCO hosts Law Academy

March 18 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has introduced a week-long training course covering international maritime law and its relationship with international trade, shipping and marine insurance.
Views: 1942
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen joins CSA 2020

March 8 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen has joined the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), increasing the organisation's membership to 35 shipowners operating a combined fleet of almost 2,500 vessels.
Views: 2945
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Opportunities in emerging markets

March 6 - The logistics industry forecasts that emerging markets will grow at a healthy rate of 5 percent in 2019 but many executives are bracing for a crisis, according to Agility’s emerging market index.
Views: 2698
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ING and EIB to finance Spliethoff scrubbers

March 4 - ING Group and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a EUR110 million (USD124.7 million) loan agreement with Spliethoff to finance the retrofitting of exhaust gas cleaning systems and ballast water management systems.
Views: 2702
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Much work to be done says Clean Arctic Alliance

March 1 - As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) moves towards a ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Arctic shipping, the Clean Arctic Alliance has called for further action.
Views: 2433
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CSA 2020 disappointed with EC scrubber proposal

February 22 - The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) has expressed concerns over the European Commission’s (EC) proposal to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regarding the use of exhaust gas cleaning systems.
Views: 2756
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FROM THE MAGAZINE: Demand and innovation blossom in haulage sector

January 8 - Demand in the USA for heavy-duty prime movers has shown little sign of abating. Industry analyst Freight Transportation Research (FTR) has reported continued growth in North American Class 8 orders for October 2018, writes David Kershaw.
Views: 3559
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Leaner and greener shipping to attract investment

January 4 - Shipping will continue to attract investors in 2019, as long as the industry fulfils its environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities, according to accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. 
Views: 4141
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Samskip takes lead in Seashuttle project

January 4 - Multimodal logistics provider Samskip has been named lead partner in Seashuttle – a project that aims to bring emissions-free, autonomous container ships to market.
Views: 3562

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