• Shippers question new sulphur cap surcharges The early introduction of sulphur cap surcharges imposed by some leading container shipping companies has led to complaints of unfair practice by shippers’ associations in Asia and Europe. The International Maritime Organization is set to implement the new sulphur limit on 1 January 2020, but there is consternation from freight buyers that they are already […] Fwd News 0 Comments 2 weeks ago
  • Shipping joins the war on plastic packaging There’s been a tidal wave of change recently in the fight against plastic and change is coming for the shipping industry, as well. Consumers have spoken and the consensus points to the increasingly important need to phase out single-use plastics in consumer products, packaging, and shipping materials. Biodegradability and sustainability are key in today’s discerning […] Fwd News 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • Chinese transportation sector begins to buckle under pollution crackdown Recent official government figures suggest the Chinese transportation sector is beginning to feel the strain of tougher pollution-control measures. The Chinese government’s stated aim is to enforce better environmental standards, and this, in turn, affects transportation demand from industrial enterprises located across China’s vast hinterland. Furthermore, a joint initiative by Chinese and American environmental pressure […] Fwd News 0 Comments January 31, 2018
  • Diesel still has massive future An organisation dedicated to raising the awareness of diesel engines, fuel and technology insists reports of the demise of this fuel type are greatly exaggerated. As the initial commentary following the launch of the Tesla long-haul electric vehicle begins to ebb, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum has issued a bold statement proclaiming […] Fwd News 0 Comments November 30, 2017
  • Challenges remain in championing port pollution control initiatives in Hong Kong and Los Angeles A leading environmental campaigner and co-author of a new book focused on transportation issues in Hong Kong and Los Angeles has called on other ports to follow their lead and reduce sulphur emissions from ships. This call to action comes soon after criticism during the International Chamber of Shipping conference in London about the industry’s […] Fwd News 0 Comments September 21, 2017
  • Kinetic energy revolution on a roll Many obstacles still block the development of rail freight between China and Europe, including a lack of capacity, the shortage of affordable reefer containers, and clean energy sources to power the generators for the refrigerated units. The potential is certainly there to transport time- and temperature-sensitive goods to and from China, as lead times of […] Fwd News 0 Comments June 22, 2017
  • Container shipping disruptions boost Sea-Air cargo sector Major disruption in the container shipping sector has led to more shippers moving their cargo to sea-air services, as a catalogue of problems continue to disrupt deep sea carrier schedules. Robin Knopf, CEO of SAT Albatros Sea-Air Transport, has suggested the falling dependability of deep-sea shipping is attributed to the many mounting difficulties in the […] Fwd News 0 Comments June 14, 2017