Shipping Still in the Dark on ‘Green’ Fuels

Shipping companies are still waiting for “real green” fuel solutions as part of decarbonisation efforts to clean up the industry, a leading industry official said. Shipping, which transports around 90% of world trade and accounts for nearly 3% of the world’s CO2 emissions, is under growing pressure from environmentalists to deliver more concrete action including a […]

India Determined to Become Global Manufacturing and Trade Hub

India is blessed with over 7500 km long coastline along the Indian Ocean region. India is the host to one of the world’s most important trade crossings —connecting the Far East with Europe. Nearly 50% of the world maritime trade, 50% of container traffic and 70% of trade in energy sails through the Indian Ocean […]

New ICAO recommendations issued on COVID-19 risk assessment and mitigation for international air travel

ICAO has issued reinforced recommendations for countries on risk management and the introduction of COVID-19 related national air travel requirements. Issued in a new ICAO bulletin from its Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation, or ‘CAPSCA’ programme, the guidance is designed to help countries maintain air connectivity while taking prudent […]

Digital Systems Simplify the Complexity of International Supply Chains

Let’s talk some more about what should be expected from the digital transformation.  What does digitization offer that is so compelling?    The long and short answer is that it should offer simplicity; it should make the business of managing international supply chains much easier than they are today.  Digitization should simplify what is a complex […]

Chinese New Year traffic peaks, but cargo flows remain stable

Preparations for the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) in China are in full swing. The festive period that will peak on Sunday, 22 January, is traditionally the busiest transport period in China. This year, even more, since more passengers will take on trains to travel back home after the relaxation of the Chinese government’s Covid-19 […]

Asia Pacific Airlines November 2022 Traffic Results

Continued robust growth in passenger travel in contrast to weakness in cargo markets Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Preliminary November 2022 traffic figures released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed robust growth in international passenger markets, buoyed by ongoing strong revival in both leisure and business travel demand as a result of […]

Coast Is (Almost) Clear as Port Congestion Fades Even Further

Progress for remaining queues What a difference a year makes. At this time in 2022, over 100 container ships were stuck waiting off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, with around 150 off all North American ports combined. Now, there are almost no ships waiting in Pacific waters and increasingly few off […]

‘Too soon to scrap away broad gauge tracks’, says Latvia

‘Too soon to scrap away broad gauge tracks’, says Latvia The decision of EU transport ministers that all EU member states should devise a plan to adopt the 1435mm railway gauge by 2025-2026 keeps finding resistance in the Baltic states. The recently appointed Latvian transport minister Jānis Vitenbergs clarified that the transition could not occur […]

Looking Ahead, Supply Chain Normalization in 2023?

Is it time for the logistics industry to finally exhale? Maybe. Shippers and transportation providers enter 2023 in a landscape far less tumultuous than what marked the past couple years as economic softening eases some of the supply chain headaches that defined the more recent past. Shippers and carriers are set to see the start of the Lunar New Year, which […]