By Hans Michael Kloth, International Transport Forum. This post is jointly published with the OECD Insights blog. Every year around the globe, 1.25 million people are killed in traffic – about the population of a city like Munich, Stockholm or Dallas. Up to 50 million are seriously injured. Road crashes kill more people than malaria or tuberculosis and are steadily working their way up the … Continue reading Are Zero Road Deaths Possible?
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Olaf Merk, Ports and Shipping Project Manager, International Transport Forum. We are co-publishing with the OECD Insights blog. Sad news. After months – even years – of pain and suffering, the South Korean container shipping company Hanjin finally sank and passed away. Not just any casualty, but the largest shipping bankruptcy in history: Hanjin was the world’s seventh biggest container line with a fleet of … Continue reading Rough waters for container shipping. Why Hanjin, the world’s seventh largest container line, went under
Sharon Masterson, Corporate Partnership Board, International Transport Forum Necessity is the mother of invention – or is it? It could be argued that the time-honoured adage only holds when we know what we want or need. But what if we don’t? “If I had asked people what they wanted”, Henry Ford famously quipped, “they would have said ‘faster horses’.” While the car was a revolutionary innovation, … Continue reading Of taxis and smart phones: balancing innovation and regulation
This article, by Shayne MacLachlan of the OECD Environment Directorate, is co-published with the OECD Insights Blog. Newcastle, Australia has the dubious honour of being the world’s largest port for coal exports. There’s even a coal price index named after it: The NEWC Index. Surfing Novocastrian beaches not only means “watching out” for great-white sharks, but also “being watched” by the lurking great-red coal ships out … Continue reading Carbon emissions all at sea: why was shipping left out of the Paris Climate Agreement?