As the world’s fleet of electric vessels continues to grow, we explore the “quiet revolution” taking place at sea. Continue reading Silent Sailing
Diseases like Covid-19 are passed from animals to humans. They spread because of animal trafficking, deforestation and human encroachment into wildlife habitats. Maritime shipping plays an important role here that needs to be addressed. Continue reading How shipping can help to avoid pandemics
Many countries support their shipping industry via maritime subsidies. The value of well-functioning maritime transport for trade is undisputed. But is this, in itself, a justification for passing taxpayers’ money on to operators? Continue reading Getting Maritime Subsidies Right
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
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?