Port of Montreal among North America’s greenest ports

For the 17th consecutive year, the Port of Montreal has been recognized for its sustainable development practices and environmental performance by Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental certification programme in the marine shipping industry.

The results were announced at the annual GreenTech conference held in Halifax, Canada from 5 to 7 June.

Among the 59 participating port authorities, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) achieved top-tier rankings, earning a perfect score of 5 out of...


Navigating the Changing Tides of the Container Shipping Industry in East Asia

As East Asia’s container shipping industry sails into uncharted waters, it faces a shifting tide of customer demand reshaping the very foundations of maritime trade. Amidst emerging trends and evolving preferences, stakeholders must adapt, innovate, and collaborate to stay ahead in this dynamic and competitive arena.

In the dynamic landscape of global trade, East Asia stands as a pivotal hub for container
shipping, facilitating the movement of goods across continents and powering the engines of


Sweden-Belgium Green Shipping Corridor project enhanced with new partner

Port of Gothenburg, North Sea Port, and the Danish international shipping and logistics company DFDS have welcomed the Port of Antwerp-Bruges to the Green Shipping Corridor, strengthening the project’s green ambitions.

By 2030, two ammonia-fuelled ro-ro vessels are expected to operate on routes between Sweden and Belgium. The ports will intensify efforts on electrification and ammonia bunkering, potentially establishing the world’s first green ammonia shipping corridor for freight vessels.



The Maritime Trade Ripple Effect Disrupting Global Economies

The following article was written by Matan Peled, Co-founder & Head of US Business at Windward.

Decades-long tensions between the West and several rogue players in the Middle East have entered a new chapter as Iran and its proxies continue to bring global disruptions to its new battleground – the high seas.

While nominally a regional conflict, ongoing trade disruptions in the Red Sea at the hands of Iran-backed Houthi Rebels have a global impact. This conflict is aimed at shifting world trade...


MacGregor wins major crane contract from MMA offshore

MacGregor, a part of Cargotec, has secured a significant order for its 50-tonne active heave compensated (AHC) crane, which will be installed on the MMA Valour.

This versatile and flexible multi-purpose platform supply vessel has a proven track record in servicing a wide range of offshore tasks across the energy and offshore wind sectors.

“We are looking forward to fitting the MMA Valour with a MacGregor active heave compensated crane which will enhance the vessel’s capability to provide a...


Posidonia 2024 sets attendance record in 55-year history

Posidonia 2024 made history as the most attended event in its 55-year history. Organizers are already fielding inquiries and pre-registration for the next event scheduled for 1-5 June 2026.

The exhibition broke records in exhibition space, exhibitor numbers, and visitor attendance. It also served as a pivotal moment for the maritime industry, where major new business deals were finalized and announced.

A highlight was ADNOC L&S publicly revealing their acquisition of Navig8’s tanker fleet and...


Asia-Europe spot rates could surpass US$20,000 per FFE

Spot rates have continued to soar this week, causing significant concern among shippers about how high these rates might climb.

However, the reality is that no one can predict the exact ceiling. Prices will keep rising until a sufficient number of shippers are unable to afford to transport their goods, which will subsequently reduce container demand to align with available vessel capacity. The precise threshold at which this balance will occur remains unknown.

According to Sea-Intelligence, the...


Freight that can cost lives

A group of industry bodies have banded together to produce guidance on some surprising,
and some less surprising, hazardous cargoes that could save lives, the environment and
unnecessary cost.

The Cargo Integrity Group (CIG) brings together seven maritime, port, cargo and insurance
interests in an effort to reduce the number of incidents that can occur due to badly packed
or handled freight, either at sea, in port or on inland delivery.

The list is divided into the various types of hazard that...


Malaysia’s anti-graft body eyes containers for possible tax evasion

Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is launching a large-scale investigation into
non-declaration of containerized imports, and is targeting all states with container ports.

MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said on 10 June that often, goods are declared as other items of lower tax value, resulting in a loss of government revenue.

He was speaking after MACC uncovered a tax evasion case involving containerized imports,
and the case has been nicknamed the “flying container” case....


Hiab introduces mobile app for operators

Hiab, a division of Cargotec, has introduced the MyHiab mobile app to boost operator productivity and safety.

This digital tool offers a range of features and resources related to Hiab equipment throughout its lifespan, serving as a valuable companion for users. It also establishes a direct line of communication between Hiab and end-users.

“Hiab operators are our biggest fans and the most influential advocates of our solutions. This app is designed to support and simplify their workday and is our...


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