21st Century Silk Road under construction

The 21st Century Silk Road is under construction from China to Europe. Unlike the ancient silk road made of caravans of camels, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious effort to improve regional cooperation and connectivity on a trans-continental scale. The Belt and Road Initiative The BRI is set to link China [...]

2018-09-10T09:15:28+00:00September 10th, 2018|Rail transport, Road transport, Seafreight|

Expansion of the rive Elbe

Despite large protests from environmental groups, permissions for the expansions of the Rive Elbe are almost in place. The permission delays have cost the Port of Hamburg its number one place among European commercial ports Making the Port of Hamburg more competitive The plan is to deepen the Elbe passage from the current 12.5 [...]

2018-08-27T11:07:10+00:00August 27th, 2018|Seafreight|

Golden week in China

China is celebrating its National Day on the 1st of October with large activities being planned nationwide. Chinese workers are given seven days off for the period 1-7 October, and many offices are closed. The holiday is called the "Golden Week". Shipping lines, airlines and rail companies cancel their departures from China during Golden [...]

2018-08-27T10:55:21+00:00August 27th, 2018|Air freight, Rail transport, Seafreight|

International shipping has become much safer

International shipping has become much safer In 2017, shipping companies lost 94 large ships (100+ tons) globally. This is 4% less than in 2016 according to insurance company Allianz Group. Over the last decade, ship losses have fallen by 38 percent. Most of the lost ships have sunk, others stranded or so badly damaged that [...]

2018-07-25T11:38:51+00:00July 25th, 2018|Seafreight|

Environmental demands on ships

The IMO (International Maritime Organization) is under pressure from multiple sides as to a tougher enforcement on sulphur emmission from bunker oil. BIMCO, Clean Shipping Coalition, Cruise Lines International Association, Friends of the Earth, International Chamber of Shipping, International Parcel Tankers’ Association, INTERTANKO, Pacific Environment, World Shipping Council, and WWF Global Arctic Programme are [...]

2018-02-06T14:36:07+00:00February 6th, 2018|Seafreight|