Logistics

Québec’s Laurentia container project given thumbs down by Canada’s federal environment minister

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The Port of Quebec’s ambition to emerge as a second container gateway on the St. Lawrence River with Montreal appears seriously jeopardized after Jonathan Wilkinson, the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, announced his refusal to endorse the Laurentia project. This followed the release yesterday of the final …

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Port congestion gaining momentum globally

  More than 300 liners are waiting for berth space globally according to a report on Splash247. Data published today by Seaexplorer, a container shipping platform created by logistics giant Kuehne+Nagel, shows the global carrier snarl-up with supply chains is under enormous stress. From Shekou to Seattle, Amsterdam to Auckland, containerships are backing up like never …

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Shipping capacity crunch hindering global economic recovery

  A ‘maxed-out’ container shipping industry is setting limits on what international trade can contribute to post-Pandemic recovery. The shortage of vessels and equipment in global container shipping markets is hindering the pace of economic recovery in countries emerging from pandemic restrictions, says the latest Container Shipping Market Quarterly Review issued by the Global Shippers …

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A.P. Moller – Maersk to provide end-to-end carbon footprint visibility

  A.P. Moller – Maersk is further assisting its customers with decarbonising their supply chains with the launch of an Emissions Dashboard. The Emissions Dashboard is an analytical data tool where customers are provided with carbon footprint measurements from their entire supply chain, giving a detailed emissions overview whether their products are transported via truck, …

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CMA CGM a customer for Doornekamp Great Lakes container service starting in May

  Newly-established Doornekamp Lines  has announced that global shipping carrier CMA CGM Group has agreed to be one of the users for the launching in May of a bi-weekly Canadian-flag container service via the St. Lawrence Seaway between Halifax and Picton, a small growing port on Lake Ontario some 200 kms east of Toronto. First …

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UK forges ahead with implementing freeports

  Eight freeports will be established in England as part of the British finance minister’s annual budget unveiled yesterday. The first tranche of freeports include successful bids from East Midlands Airport, Felixstowe/Harwich, Liverpool, Humber, Plymouth, Solent, Thames and Teesside. However more designations could be needed elsewhere to prevent regions losing out. Commenting on the developments, …

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Maersk’s CEO discusses supply chain disruption at the JOC TPM annual industry events

  Copenhagen, Denmark – Vincent Clerc, A.P. Moller – Maersk’s CEO of Ocean & Logistics spoke at the JOC Transpacific Maritime Conference – North America’s largest (virtual) customer and industry event – To set the context of supply chain disruption for customers and three themes for improvement. “The threat of supply chain disruption is an …

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