The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says the war in the Ukraine is stifling trade and logistics of the country and the Black Sea region, increasing global vessel demand and the cost of shipping around the world. In a report entitled “Maritime trade disrupted: The war in Ukraine and its effects on maritime trade
A new report published by Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, indicates that seafarers are largely in favour of greater digitalisation but that a sizeable proportion of those working at sea also fear shrinking job opportunities. Compiled by maritime innovation consultancy Thetius, Seafarers in the Digital Age – Prioritising Human Element in Maritime Digital Transformation draws
Stockholm-based shipping consultancy Wallenius Marine has teamed up with Danish naval architecture firm Kund E. Hansen to design the world’s first wind-powered roll-on/roll off vessel. The agreement between the two partners was signed last week. The vessel known as Orcelle Wind will operate at speeds of 10-12 knots under sail that can be increased using
According to a report on the JOC.COM news platform, three members of the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) this week urged rail regulators to reject the proposed merger of Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern, saying while it may open more port routings for US shippers, it will ultimately hurt US ports and intermodal
In 2021, international liner carriers’ onshore staff and crews managed 6300 ships, successfully delivering vital supplies worth $7 trillion to the people of the world, in approximately 241 million containers. The World Shipping Council (WSC) Containers Lost at Sea Report covering 2020-2021 shows that containers lost overboard represent less than one thousandth of 1% (0.001%).
The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is gratified by the $15,449,000 in financial support awarded by the Government of Quebec for the construction and repair of marine infrastructures. The announcement was made on June 23 at a press conference at the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay by Chantal Rouleau, Minister for Transport and Minister Responsible for
The world’s fastest electric ship, the Candela P-12 Shuttle, is set to hit Stockholm’s waters next year, heralding a new era of transport. The innovative hydrofoiling electric ferry will reduce emissions and slash commuting times – and the city believes it will make waterborne public transport more attractive than trains, buses, and cars. The marine
Container truck drivers’ concerns are being ignored as the Port of Vancouver forces through a program to retire trucks arbitrarily, says Unifor. “The program is a farce. Not only does it ignore the financial concerns of truck drivers, it exempts more than 98% of trucks on B.C.’s roads,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director. “It’s ‘greenwashing’ at