APM Terminals appoints new global head of operations

APM Terminals has found its new operational head after Thursday's announcement that the current one will take the helm at the company's Gothenburg and Aarhus divisions, which are being merged into APM Terminals Nordics.

Kuehne + Nagel wants the shipping sector to plant trees

Logistics major Kuehne + Nagel is betting big on forestry projects, among other things, as a way to compensate for its CO2 emissions. The big shipping companies should do the same, the company tells ShippingWatch. But the method is also met with criticism.

Container ship sizes increase on main tradelanes

Big container ships are starting to replace smaller container ships on the routes between Asia-Europe and Asia-North America. MSC's new 23,700-teu vessels are just the most recent example of a development that will continue, writes Alphaliner.

Digitization has switched gears in the container industry

The closing of 300Cubits is not necessarily representative of the general progress in digitizing the container industry. A review of the most recent big initiatives shows that digitization is gaining a foothold in several places. Hapag-Lloyd's booking platform is one example.

US to put new tariffs on European goods

The Trump administration has announced new tariffs on European products for more than USD 7 billion annually starting on Oct. 18. The move comes in response to illegal government aid to Airbus.

Portchain lands partnership with Hapag-Lloyd

Startup Portchain has secured its first deal with a major shipping line as Hapag-Lloyd has agreed to use the company's platform. The deal spans multiple years and comes at a time when digital entrepreneurs in shipping will have to prove that they can deliver on their word.

Forwarder NTG wants IPO to yield millions for acquisitions

Nordic Transport Group intends to go public in October. The company plans to raise USD 36.8 million to be used for growth and new acquisitions, management says, thus addressing the wave of acquisitions happening in freight forwarding and logistics.

Søren Toft to give speech at New York climate summit

The Maersk group's COO Søren Toft is among the speakers during Monday's climate summit at the UN's headquarters in New York City. He was probably chosen due to the shipping company's ambition to become climate-neutral in 2050.

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