Shipping hits out at scant coverage of hijacked crews

The world’s leading shipping associations have highlighted the inequality seafarers face as hostages.“The world would be outraged if four airliners were seized and held hostage with innocent souls onboard. Regrettably, there does not seem to be the same response or concern for the four commercial vessels and their crews being held hostage,” states an open […]

Encouraging Europe’s sustainable aviation leadership to support ICAO goals

Europe is playing a crucial role in accelerating progress towards the global net zero carbon emission objectives adopted by ICAO, and the region’s leadership in the sustainable development of civil aviation could further be heightened by deepening and broadening its support for ICAO’s decarbonization, air transport liberalization and digitalization efforts.This was ICAO Secretary General Juan […]

China and EU Trade Tensions Risk a Full Trade War, European Chamber President Warns

China and Europe face a “slow motion train accident” as a rising tide of protectionism threatens to become a full trade war, the head of a European business lobby group warned on Wednesday, a day after Germany’s chancellor conveyed European concerns to Beijing. Jens Eskelund, president of the European Chamber in China, said that while […]

Panama Canal Authority increases daily slots and maximum draft

Further evidence that the worst of the El Nino-led drought is over in Central America came yesterday with an advisory from the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announcing an increase in booking slots and maximum allowable draft. The ACP will gradually allow up to 32 ships through per day, compared with a limit of 27 announced […]

Boeing Makes its Largest Purchase of Blended Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Boeing [NYSE: BA] is buying 9.4 million gallons (35.6 million liters) of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to support its 2024 U.S. commercial operations, reducing its carbon emissions and working to help grow the supply of the fuel globally. This is the company’s largest annual SAF purchase, more than 60% higher than its buy in […]

Ukraine War Enters New Phase With Oil In The Crosshairs

Russia and Ukraine may have struggled to shift things significantly on the battlefield for more than 16 months, but a new phase of the war is moving the needle in a way that’s having wider repercussions.Both sides are now targeting energy assets to hit their enemy’s economy, and the collateral damage is showing up in […]

Apollo in the Spotlight: Khalil Chouaib

For the newest edition of our Apollo member interview, we sat down with Khalil Chouaib from Nouakchott, Mauritania. We discussed the challenges that come with his country’s infrastructure, the stressful nature of the logistics industry and the importance of transparent communication with clients. How did you get started in the logistics industry and what has your journey […]

Colombia, Brazil and Mexico break all-time records in passenger traffic in February

In February, 38.5 million passengers were mobilized to, from and within Latin America and the Caribbean, 13.4% higher vs. the same period in 2023. Growth was evident in all segments: Domestic market experienced an 8.6% increase, reaching 19.7 million passengers carried. International market grew by 19%, amounting to 18.8 million passengers.“February 2024 set a milestone […]

Freightify Appoints Claus-Robert Heinze as SVP Enterprise Product & Professional Services

Singapore, 15th April 2024 Freightify, the Sequoia-funded Singapore-headquartered software-as-a-service companyleading in ocean rate discovery and rate management for freight forwarders globally,proudly announces the appointment of Claus-Robert Heinze as the new SVP EnterpriseProduct & Professional Services. With a commitment to developing infrastructure andintelligent freight tools, Freightify welcomes Claus to lead the charge in providingintuitive solutions to […]


After DHL withdrew from the race of DB Schenker’s acquisition last week, Danish shipping company DSV appeared to be the sole remaining candidate to proceed with the purchase. However, another player claims it’s still here and ready to ‘disrupt’ the process. According to Maersk’s CEO Vincent Clerc, his company is still examining buying the German […]