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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…


$586m loss hits ONE’s parent carriers



May 1, 2019 /

Japanese merged carrier Ocean Network Express (ONE) recorded a net loss of $586m in its first year of operation, however it said it expected to move into the black in its second year.  ONE, formed from the container businesses of K Line, MOL and NYK,was supposed to produce synergistic returns for its parents. Instead it has dragged down the P&L…


2019 supply and demand balanced by less mega container ships



January 21, 2019 /

A “reduced appetite” for ordering ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) and carriers instead aspiring to become global logistics integrators could finally balance container capacity supply with demand, according to new analysis from Drewry. Indeed, at the end of last year Maersk’s chief executive, Soren Skou, told The Financial Times: “We for sure have to do some…


Sea Machines gains financial support to develop autonomous containerships



December 26, 2018 /

The prospect of unmanned container vessels serving global container supply chains has taken another step forward. Sea Machines Robotics, a US developer of autonomous vessels, announced it had raised $10m from venture capital funds. The investors were led by Accomplice VC and Eniac Ventures, but also include Toyota AI Ventures, TechNexus Venture Collaborative, NextGen VP, Geekdom Fund,…


Mega Containership Equipped with ABB Turbochargers



August 8, 2018 /

China's newest and largest container ship has ABB turbochargers installed to help to ensure optimal performance and fuel efficiency.  The flagship in Cosco Shipping Line's Universe mega containership series, the 21,000+ TEU COSCO Shipping Universe, was delivered in June 2018 by Chinese shipbbuilder Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd. The vessel is equipped with three ABB A180-L two-stroke…


Global container port demand rising



April 25, 2018 /

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



April 17, 2018 /

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



April 10, 2018 /

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,…