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World's biggest shipping container carrier based on twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), Maersk support EU's Green Deal quotas. But freight forwarder body Clecat said the revised Energy Tax Directive would significantly increase the cost of logistics, and hiking the price of fossil fuels without available alternatives would not ensure a switch to greener fuels, with incentives needed for these.
Chief executive of shipping giant Maersk, Søren Skou has stated that the European Union has chosen “the right approach” with its package of proposed environment regulations, reports LloydsLoadingList. Proposals published this week included shipping in the bloc’s Emissions Trading System and forcing…
Europe’s ports have welcomed the European Commissions report 'Fit-for-55' a package to assist in Laws on targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the EU but more work is needed to make it fit for purpose.
The European Commission yesterday published its so-called “Fit for 55”-package, a package of proposals which should help deliver on the European Climate Law target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the EU by at least 55% by 2030, and enable…
In Wales the Port of Milford Haven is holding online its Annual Stakeholder Meeting next Thursday 22nd July between 6-7pm. The Milford Haven Waterway has the potential to play a vital, national role in driving new green growth. All are welcome to join and hear about what the port is doing to make a brighter future for Pembrokeshire.
In south Wales, members of the public and the business community are invited to attend the Port of Milford Haven’s online Annual Stakeholder Meeting taking place next Thursday 22nd July between 6-7pm. In the first 60 years of its existence,…
Most firms still do not have a full understanding of how UK freeports will operate and be governed, several months after a new wave of port-based special economic zones were unveiled, a survey of 500 businesses has found. Among the eight UK Freeports is the Port of Liverpool, as AFLOAT adds is the only such port with this designation on the Irish Sea.
A majority of firms still do not have a full understanding of how UK freeports will operate and be governed, several months after eight winning bids were announced for the new economic zones, a survey of UK businesses has found.…
The container ship, Ever Given that blocked the Suez Canal in March has left the position it has been anchored in for more than three months to depart the waterway
Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships has resumed its journey to leave the Suez Canal, 106 days after becoming wedged across a southern section of the waterway for nearly a week and disrupting global trade. A Reuters…
Sign up for the Brexit webinar that will provide a review of the first six months after the transition period ended on December 31, covering issues, actions taken and key learnings.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Revenue Commissioners and the Health Service Executive is to host a webinar ‘Brexit Six Months On’ The webinar tomorrow (July 7) morning begins at 0900, and will provide a review of the…
After months of wrangling, the 20,000 (TEU) capacity giant containeship Ever Given (in March) will finally get underway again from the Suez Canal this Wednesday, 7 July. AFLOAT has tracked the vessel today at anchor in the Great Bitter Lake of the canal which is critical to global trade.
A long-running dispute about the release of containership Ever Given, as Afloat previously reported, has been resolved and the vessel will resume its voyage this week, more than three months after the incident that blocked the Suez Canal. “Following the…
There has been 186,500 vehicle movements since the formal departure of the UK from the EU took effect at the start of 2021 - six months ago today. Above in the foreground highlights Afloat, is Dublin Port's Terminal 3 which caters exclusively in (ro-ro) trade between Ireland and Britain.
According to Revenue, 84% of freight vehicle (ro-ro) movements into Ireland from Britain through the ports of Dublin and Rosslare since January 1 were "green routed", meaning they did not require any checks on arrival. A further 12% were "orange…
Containership Ever Given on the Suez Canal from where it has been held since March when its grounding caused a six-day shutdown of the globally important key waterway.
The insurer of containership Ever Given said an agreement in principle has been reached to release the ship from the Suez Canal from where Afloat adds, became blocked in March but was eventually freed in a major salvage effort. As LloydLoadingList reports,…
Windship Technology’s True Zero concept for zero-emissions shipping
The European Commission and the Waterborne Technology Platform have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a co-programmed partnership under Horizon Europe aimed at making zero-emission maritime transport a reality within the next 30 years. The partnership aims at leading…
Tomorrow, Friday 25th June is the 'Day of the Seafarer' and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is calling on vessels in ports around the world to sound their horns at 12 noon local time, so to remind governments of their responsiblities to seafarers, among them (above) Anoop Kumar, he's been on board over 10 months. For #DayoftheSeafarer@Seafarers_Trust is working with partner unions and seafarers' welfare organisations, to support seafarers and provide resources. To find out more about how to help copy and paste this link:
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), along with industry and social partners, are encouraging ships in ports around the world to sound their horns at 12 noon local time on 25th June, in honour of the International Maritime Organisations’ ‘Day…
Impact from China Port City of Yantian situation continues to worsen
Disruption caused by the partial closure of the key south China Port of Yantian and its impact is set to exceed that of the Suez Canal blockage in late March and April, according to senior container shipping sources, with the…
According to UK Government, figures show that total freight tonnage fell 9%, year on year, between January and March
Both the impacts of Brexit and the pandemic have had a negative effect on UK port throughput in the first quarter of 2021. Statistics released by the Department for Transport show that total freight tonnage fell 9% year on year…
Cork harbour was once a centre of enforced migration was one of the topics discussed during this year's Cork Harbour Festival.
The future of port cities both in Ireland and internationally, the inspiring approach to adventure and risk taken by award-winning sea swimmer Nuala Moore and sports psychologist Dr Karen Weekes, and how Cork harbour was once a centre of enforced…
The Deloitte-ESPO report looks at on the changing role of #ports in a world in transition.
The greening and digital transitions combined with the changing global political environment and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic create the perfect storm for Europe’s ports and the port industry. Ports are at the crossroads of these transitions and changing…
The UK Chamber of Shipping is to host their first ever 'M7' event today, which will replicate the G7 summit to be held from Friday. The maritime meeting held online will focus on digitising trade and green R&D projects.
The UK Chamber of Shipping is to bring leading and developing shipping nations to discuss barriers to trade in a meeting today, that sets to replicate the G7 event to be held this week in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. The maritime…

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