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How the maritime industry is working to lower carbon emissions

The maritime industry is not covered by the Paris climate agreement, which seeks to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. However, carbon emissions from maritime activities account for 2 to 3% of total global warming potential (GWP) worldwide, and the share is likely to increase in coming years, approaching 17% of CO2 emissions by 2050. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is tasked...

Solent Gateway Ltd’s custom and tax freeports provide ‘golden opportunity’ for trade and manufacturing

The UK government has selected eight new freeports in England, as a means to boost trade, jobs and investment, across the country. The special taxation and customs rules for the freeports will help businesses develop new facilities and operations, to trade and manufacture goods more cost-effectively, countering the effects of other complications, such as Brexit and COVID-19 pandemic.  Early deliverability of opportunities for new businesses is the key, with Solent Gateway Ltd, at Marchwood...

Backlogged ports among symptoms of global supply chain disruption

Backlogged ports, a shortage of shipping containers and not enough workers are among the factors contributing to supply chain disruptions that have led to shortages of various goods and are likely to impact availability of merchandise, during the upcoming holiday season. Demand is growing rapidly as the impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic have diminished. However, lingering consequences of the pandemic are continuing to impact the container shipping market. With each element in the system t...

London International Shipping Week 2021 gets positive news with easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Anticipation for London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21), the global maritime industry’s first in-person gathering since early 2020, is set to soar following UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s announcement that London is open for business. The British Prime Minister has confirmed an easing of COVID-19 restrictions across England by July 19, 2021, giving people working in shipping clear passage to reconnect at LISW21, slated to take place from September 13 – 17, 2021....

VANOS S.A. to demonstrate technological developments in communication and detection systems at DEFEA 2021

The latest technological developments regarding tactical equipment, as well as security, communication and detection systems, will be presented by VANOS S.A. at DEFEA – Defense Exhibition Athens, from the 13th to the 15th of July 2021.  VANOS S.A. will participate, among other companies of the industry, in the first DEFEA (Defense Exhibition Athens) that will be held from the 13th to the 15th of July, at the Athens Metropolitan Expo (Eleftherios Venizelos Airport). National security...

‘The future won’t wait’ as industry gathers for Nor-Shipping’s Ocean Now

Taking action was the overriding theme of Ocean Now, a new two-day, hybrid event launched by Nor-Shipping. Even though global industry stakeholders are still grounded by travel restrictions, the desire, and need, to connect and collaborate was made abundantly clear by the caliber of a participant, the scale of online attendance, and the spectrum of opportunities discussed. The challenge was translating willpower into genuine momentum, creating the infrastructure, support, and incentives to enab...

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