El puerto de Huelva renueva la certificación medioambiental de EcoPorts

La Autoridad Portuaria de Huelva ha renovado la certificación medioambiental de la norma PERS (Port Environmental Review System) de EcoPorts, la única norma de gestión ambiental específica del sector portuario que promueve la Organización Europea de Puertos Marítimos (ESPO) y que el enclave andaluz obtuvo por primera vez en 2016.

La certificación PERS requiere, entre otras cosas, que el puerto mejore la comunicación con la comunidad local y aumente la transparencia al poner a disposición del...


Return to index-linked contracts an idea gaining traction with BCOs and forwarders

It’s time for the liner industry to ditch the flawed fixed tender process where “someone always loses” and revisit index-linked contracts.
In a webinar yesterday to reveal results of a survey of 80 senior executives, consisting of forwarders, BCOs and carriers, Freightos founder and chief executive Zvi Schreiber said there was considerable “frustration” with the traditional time-consuming method of tendering – not only from shippers, but also from carriers.
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Matson Receives New Cranes As Part Of $60 Million Investment In Terminal Improvements

Matson Receives New Cranes

Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, has received three new 65 long-ton capacity gantry cranes at its Honolulu hub terminal at Sand Island. The biggest ship-to-shore container cranes to be deployed at any commercial harbor in Hawaii, the cranes arrived aboard a special heavy-lift vessel on Saturday and were positioned for discharge starting this morning.

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Matson’s acquisition of the new cranes, along with the upgrading of three existing cranes and other...


Mandatory shaft power reduction on all ships may be the way to hit IMO emissions target

Japan’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) delegation is set to call for a mandatory shaft power reduction on all ships to help meet its commitment to cut shipping emissions by 40% by 2030.
A proposal, seen by The Loadstar but not yet made public, entails retro-fitting engine power limitation (EPL) systems on all non-EEDI 3-certified vessels.
“[It is] a simple device which can easily limit engine power by adjusting a fuel index limiter …

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ZIM Joins Maersk’s Blockchain-Enabled Digital Solution To Drive Transparency In Global Shipping


ZIM Integrated Shipping Services announced that it has signed on as a member of TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled digital shipping solution jointly developed by A.P. Moller – Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) and IBM.

TradeLens uses blockchain technology to enable trust between multiple trading partners – from carriers to freight forwarders, customs officials, port authorities and more — when transacting in a digitized global trade documentation process.

TradeLens ecosystem members get a single shared view of a...