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What is Sea Freight Import?



February 13, 2020 /

If you are considering the logistics of Importing goods into the United Kingdom for your business, sea freight will naturally be an option you will consider. Sea freight is a good choice for those businesses that are looking to import a large amount of consumer goods and is most often used when importing from Far East…


Decarbonisation and greener fuel an important issue



October 30, 2019 /

Decarbonisation is now the second most important issue for the shipping industry, according to a report released today by the Global Maritime Forum. The Global Maritime Issues Monitor 2019, which surveyed respondents from 46 countries, ranked only the “global economic crisis” ahead of “decarbonisation of shipping” as the issue to have the greatest impact on…


The UK should include aviation and shipping in net zero emission goal



September 25, 2019 /

The aviation and shipping sectors should formally be included in Britain’s target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, the government’s climate advisers said on Tuesday. Britain earlier this year became the first G7 country to set a net zero emission target although the shipping and aviation sectors were not explicitly…


Global container fleet breaches 23m teu



September 18, 2019 /

A wave of ULCV deliveries this year has pushed the total containership fleet capacity over the 23m teu mark, with the last million slots added in a breath–taking 14 months, according to an Alphaliner report.  However, the newbuilds, mostly consisting of ULCVs, have arrived at a time of softening demand growth across the major tradelanes of the world, which is already forcing carriers to blank a significant amount…


Scrubbers integral for IMO 2020 compliance



September 11, 2019 /

Scrubbers will be vital to ensure compliance to the International Maritime Organization’s low sulfur mandate despite facing skepticism from some quarters about their limitations, delegates said at an industry event this week. By January, 1, 2020, when the IMO 2020 rule is implemented, S&P Global Platts Analytics predicts around 2,400 scrubbers to be operational worldwide.…