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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…


DNV publish insights into decarbonisation of shipping



October 3, 2022 /

The pressure is on for the maritime industry to decarbonise. To help navigate these complex challenges, DNV has gathered up-to-date information to help turn uncertainty into confidence. They have published their Maritime Forecast to 2050 which outlines their findings, some of which are detailed below: Newbuild vessels are increasingly being ordered ready to run on…


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…


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…


Vessel emissions won’t be cut by sailing slower



May 8, 2019 /

Policy director of the UK Chamber of Shipping Anna Ziou has slammed French proposals to impose speed limits as a way to cut shipping emissions. She claims it would give a “false impression” of the industry taking action.  Ms Ziou’s objection follows an outcry from container lines following the French IMO delegation’s proposals becoming public last month.  “To achieve a 50%…