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Zero Emission Maritime Buyers’ Alliance (ZEMBA) announced at COP 



November 21, 2022 /

BCOs and forwarders can now negotiate collectively to buy zero emission scalable fuels, following the launch of a scheme at Cop (ZEMBA), within the ‘Roadmap to 2040’ for Zero Emission Vessels (coZEV). The ‘Roadmap’ presents new action areas for cargo owners seeking to accelerate deployment of zero emission shipping, engage in maritime decarbonization policy, and…


As COP27 begins, what can shipping do to help restore oceans?



November 7, 2022 /

Egypt are hosting the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) this month, tackling the global challenge of climate change. The UN says progress on cutting the emissions that cause global warming has been "woefully inadequate" since COP26. The planet has already warmed 1.1C since pre-industrial times and scientists…


What is palletisation and why is it important?



October 17, 2022 /

Palletisation plays an important role in the logistics industry as it is a process that consists of placing goods together on top of a pallet to consolidate a load. This makes it easier for any handling equipment to transport it. A pallet can provide a horizontal platform base for products so that the forklifts or…


Felixstowe staff plan new strike for this month



September 14, 2022 /

Workers at Britain's biggest container port will stage a second eight-day strike over pay. Fresh strikes are planned from September 27th - October 5th after port workers voted by an 82% majority to reject a 7% pay offer. Felixstowe handles almost half the container freight that enters the UK, with about 17 different shipping lines…


Strike action expected at Felixstowe this month



August 15, 2022 /

The UKs biggest container port faces strike action this month as staff vote for a walk out over pay. Close to 2,000 workers have launched a formal strike from August 22nd - 29th, potentially creating trade and supply chain disruptions in the region. 48% of all containers brought into the UK are transported through the…


HMRC urge move over to new customs system



August 8, 2022 /

Time is running out to move over to switch to HMRCs new customs system before Septembers deadline - with more than 3500 businesses at risk of severe delays if they do not migrate to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) before it switches off. Director of programme and operational delivery for borders and trade Julie Etheridge…


Ukraine Re-Opens Three Ports for Grain Shipments



July 27, 2022 /

Following two months of negotiations by the United Nations and Turkey, there’s finally a signed agreement to re-open three of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports for grain shipments opening the route for significant volumes of food exports. Guarantee of safe passage UN Officials have said that Russia and Ukraine have the elements in place such as…


UK Seafarer’s Wages Bill Advances



July 10, 2022 /

The UK Government is moving forward with its new legislation that would require parts of the shipping industry to pay seafarers at levels equivalent to the UK National Minimum Wage, but Unions and Ports have objected. Why the new legislation? Seen as a political response to P&O Ferries mass firing of crews in March 2022…


Khalifa Port takes fifth in CPPI



June 27, 2022 /

Abu Dhabi’s flagship Khalifa Port has been ranked in the top 5 of the Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) for 2021, a performance metric developed by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence. Strategically located half-way between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Khalifa Port Container Terminal is the first semi-automated container port in the Gulf…