Shipping banks to reassess green ambitions after next climate summit
Major banks' climate initiative Poseidon Principles is criticized for being too unambitious. This autumn, the principles will be revised and possibly adapted to meet the outcome of the climate summit in Glasgow, the chair Michael Parker informs ShippingWatch.
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.
Maersk and IBM's digital venture Tradelens has teamed up with a state-owned Chinese company to commence a roll-out in China and to attract importers and exporters. China is a vital market for the platform, which is expected to deliver revenue growth this year.