ZIM and Shell complete the first LNG bunkering under 10-year agreement

ZIM and Shell have announced the successful bunkering of the Hong Kong-flagged container vessel ZIM Sammy Ofer with liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) in Jamaica on 26 March.

This is the first LNG bunkering operation in Jamaican waters.

ZIM Sammy Ofer is the first in a series of ten 15,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel container ships which ZIM plans to deploy on their ZCP trade line. For these vessels, the Israeli ocean carrier recently signed a ten-year marine LNG...


Milwaukee airport to build cargo hub with private financing

Competition for air cargo business in the Greater Chicago area is heating up with Milwaukee’s main airport planning to build a large terminal for freighter aircraft and poach traffic from Chicago O’Hare, the dominant cargo hub in the region, and rising upstart Chicago Rockford airport.

The local economy’s strength suggests the investment has merits, but capturing more than surplus shipments from a major international gateway like O’Hare will be a tall order, according to an expert. 



Samskip launches new green project to reduce emissions from its vessels

Samskip has recently started a new creative project to decrease carbon dioxide emissions from its ships.

Samskip’s Carbon Capture and Utilization system is a smart and sustainable application that catches 30% of CO2 emissions from combustion engines in real time and saves it in portable batteries.

These batteries can then be shipped to companies that use CO2, such as farming customers and greenhouses, which currently use gas-powered equipment to generate the CO2 required to promote product...


Maersk and Shanghai port partner on green methanol bunkering

Danish shipping company Maersk has reached a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) for a methanol marine fuel project at Shanghai Port.

The duo will collaborate to study green methanol fuel vessel-to-vessel bunkering following the start of delivery of green methanol boxships to Maersk next year.

The company expects 19 vessels that will run on green methanol to be delivered between 2023 and 2025, supporting its goal of net-zero emissions across its entire...


Meratus introduces new smart container solution

Indonesian shipping company Meratus has unveiled a new container solution, called SMARCO-Smart Container, aiming to increase the efficiency and security in box transportation.

Meratus said that SMARCO’s advanced Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, GPS tracking, and cloud-based technology allow businesses to have full visibility and control over their container shipments, including real-time monitoring of movement, speed, shock, intrusion, and temperature changes.

Additionally, SMARCO’s advanced...


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