Maersk on Wednesday confirms its plans to integrate logistics unit Damco into Maersk Line, and that products and services will be offered under the Maersk brand going forward. The new structure will come into force on Jan. 1, 2019.
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.
The industry applauds a broad political agreement to allot around USD 136 million to the Danish participation in the EU's green hydrogen project. Hydrogen is expected to play a significant role as a future fuel for shipping.
Nine unions representing Argentine port workers have announced a 24-hour strike in protest against the lack of access to coronavirus vaccines. The strike takes place amidst a new coronavirus outbreak in the country, which is a major dry bulk exporter.
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.