Chemical tanker reported fire in the afternoon Aug 16 in East China sea. Later tanker reported water ingress, developing heavy list, crew abandoning the ship in life boat and rafts. All crew were rescued, one injured. No danger of sinking reported, AIS probably off.
The recent announcement by UPS that it will start delivering packages on Sundays next year is another sign of the inexorable growth of e-commerce – and the number of delivery trucks on the roads. More vehicles equal more fuel consumed and more CO2 emitted, increasing the pressure on companies to invest in fuel efficiency technology.
Due to the high level of pollutants in the exhaust of the bunker currently used to power some 60,000 ships globally, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will implement a new regulation regarding these fuels on January 1, 2020.
On Apr 11th 2019, Haiphong International Container Terminal Co., Ltd (HICT) has successfully welcomed the maiden call of mother vessel Northern Jaguar deployed by Ocean Network Express (ONE) on PN2 service.
2019 is just a couple of weeks away, and it promises to be a challenging year for everyone in supply chain and logistics. So, here are my top five trends that will drive developments in the market next year: