Entries by Joanne Golding

Record Cargo performance for Heathrow in April

London-Heathrow airport cargo volumes enjoyed their 21st consecutive record month in April 2018, as trade growth at the UK’s largest port by value increased by 2.3% year on year to 141,215 tonnes compared to the same time last year. The US (+4.1%), India (+7.1%) and China (+10.9%)  were among the fastest growing countries for cargo in April. […]

China to ban the recycling of international ships

China plans to stop allowing the recycling of international ships at its yards as of the beginning of 2019. The decision comes on the back of China’s efforts to crack down on polluter and waste producing industries in the country, which have seen many yards denied their ship recycling licenses. The Chinese-flagged ships will be allowed to […]

Ports and Shipping need to curb air pollution

RealWire, an online media presence, has this week issued a press release related to using proven existing technology to curb UK Shipping and Port Industry air pollution. According to RealWire, providing renewable electricity to ships whilst in port in the UK could reduce the equivalent of 1.2 million diesel cars worth of nitrogen oxides pollution […]

Global container port demand rising

Drewry’s latest five-year global container port demand forecast is 4.3% per annum, up from last year. The maritime consultancy made the announcement in its summary of the key trends and developments in the global container port and terminal industry. Projected port capacity expansion is 2.7% per annum, so average utilisation levels will rise, said Drewry. […]

Shipping emissions to be halved by 2050

Following on from our earlier article concerning shipping emissions, over 170 countries reached agreement on Friday (13 April) to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping by “at least” 50% on 2008 levels by 2050, ending years of slow progress. Despite opposition from nations including Brazil, Saudi Arabia and the US, the states came to a final […]

ONE’s very first container ship, ONE Manato has launched in Japan

The first magenta containership of the Japanese merged containership business, Ocean Network Express (ONE), has been launched at Imabari Shipbuilding in Japan. The 14,000 TEU ship is named ONE Manato and will now undergo final touches before it gets delivered in December 2018, data from VesselsValue shows. It is the first tailor-made boxship for the company, […]

Can shipping slash emissions?

Next week, countries are supposed to finalise a deal on limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) environment meeting in London is expected to set a concrete target for shipping emissions in the coming decades. After the Paris Agreement and a deal on emissions from International Aviation, shipping is […]

We are attending the Canton Fair

Supreme Freight Services LTD are excited to announce that we will be attending this years Canton Fair. (Also known as the China Import and Export Fair). Canton Fair is a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the largest buyer attendance, the broadest distribution of buyers’ […]

Fire on the Maersk Honam contained

On Tuesday 6 March 2018 at 15:20 GMT, the Maersk liner vessel Maersk Honam reported a serious fire in a cargo hold.  Enroute from Singapore towards Suez, the vessel was positioned around 900 nautical miles southeast of Salalah, Oman. After being unsuccessful in their firefighting efforts, the crew sent out a distress signal and a […]