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MEPC bans carriage of heavy fuel oil

The 73rd session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has dealt with a huge amount of work this week. Below is a brief summary of points: 1 – Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI to prohibit not just the use, but also carriage of bunkers above 0.50% sulphur on ships (unless

North American Cross-Border Trade

There was some uncertainty over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ever since President Donald Trump took office. The president repeatedly threatened to pull the United States out of the agreement and then claimed he would pursue a pact with Mexico and leave Canada out. Those fears were allayed

Trade war is changing the shipping industry

Everyone is familiar with the tweets and threats which commenced after America’s tariffs on all imported washing machines and solar panels, imposed on January 2018 and, since then, have been escalated into a trade war mainly between USA and China; two of the three largest economies in the world. While (for

BNSF Logistics Acquires Unlimited Freight

BNSF Logistics, LLC, a leading multi-modal third-party logistics service provider, today announced the acquisition of Unlimited Freight, a New Braunfels, Texas-based 3PL. This further strengthens BNSF Logistics' service offering for flatbed movements across North America and provides additional local resources to support this global company. "We are excited to add Unlimited Freight

Damen delivers 19 vessels for Russian gas project

Damen has officially delivered on-time a complete 19-vessel order to AAS Amur Assets Shipping Limited, a joint venture set up by Combi Lift GmbH to support its role in the construction of the Amur Gas Processing Plant “Gazprom” 150 km from Russia’s border with China. The order is comprised of