In a comment on the MEPC meeting, Maersk heavily criticizes the lack of results and lack of clarity and logic inherent to the results that were adopted on the meeting. The container line had expected much more.
Hapag-Lloyd and ONE continues to be absent on the digital platform Tradelens even though they announced they would join two years ago. "We are hopeful that they will be joining very soon," says Head of Tradelens Mike White. Hapag-Lloyd expects to make a decision soon.
Not least Norwegian and Danish shipping companies are left empty-handed after the 76th session of the IMO's environmental committee MEPC – proclaimed as the meeting that could not afford to fail – but has now ended.
Business is booming, and with the current development, Klaus-Michael Kühne, major shareholder of logistics company Kuehne + Nagel, expects the freight market to normalize in the second half of the year, he tells Neue Züricher Zeitung.
Expectations for IMO's role as a regulator of climate action in shipping are at an all-time low following the outcome of negotiations in the environmental committee MEPC. NGOs and shipowners criticize the outcome, with varying degrees of pointed remarks.