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?
by Olaf Merk Ever bigger container ships inspire awe and fascination, and are one of the hottest topics in maritime transport. They are also a headache for ports and terminals – mainly because of their vast size. A new publication by the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD assesses the impacts of these giant container ships. First of all, let’s get a hook on … Continue reading The Impact of Mega-Ships