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Around the Middle East

The route of the Safeen Prestige, which arrived in Jeddah on 26 November  Amidst recent announcements of blank sailings it’s good to hear stories of new services being added. Major carriers have responded to reduced demand for shipments and falling freight rates by missing out port calls or suspending entire[…]

Wind propels shipping towards decarbonised future

The future Age of Sail. Photo: Anemoi As this year’s United Nations climate change conference, known as COP27, comes to a close, governments will be scrambling to finalise agreements on which individual nations and industries can base their renewed efforts to reduce global warming. That’s the theory anyway. For its[…]

Formula One: A podium finish for effective logistics

Formula One is arguably the most international sport in the world, with 69 circuits in 34 countries. More than 1,000 tons of equipment worth millions of dollars must be shipped internationally to pull off this enormous global spectacle. This includes the vehicles, bodywork, machinery, team staff, tools, broadcasting capacity, catering[…]

Mississippi River water levels snarl grain shipments

The Mississippi River is of vital importance to US crop transport. Photo: Shutterstock Lack of rain in the grain-producing areas in the US midwest is not only affecting crops, but also crop transport as Mississippi River water level drops to the lowest in a decade.  The US National Oceanis and[…]

Hamburg to Halifax – the hydrogen corridor

Green hydrogen is central to a recently announced Trans-Atlantic green corridor Photo: Shutterstock Two ports over 5000 km apart and separated by Atlantic Ocean and North Sea, are partnering to encourage green shipping. On 29 September the inland port of Hamburg on Germany’s northwest coast and Canada’s port of Halifax[…]