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agosto 9, 2023

Rail freight on track for record volumes

Rail is acknowledged as the most fuel-efficient way to move freight over land, with a gallon of fuel stretching an average of 500 miles, according to the Association of American Railroads (aar.org). In July this year the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) endorsed the push for freight railroads, stating that the transport mode can play a key role in the solution to climate change.  Source: APM Terminals That assessment is something that APM Terminals has been fully on board with for some time. We’re committed to raising the standards of responsibility by offering low or zero carbon solutions for customers and consumers through our decarbonisation efforts and increasing rail transport options.  Record loads in India  Take for example APM Terminals Pipavav, which has taken nearly 50,000 containers off the road to substantially reduce traffic congestion and pollution. Just last month the port handled 206 trains – the highest number this year so far, pulling significantly ahead of its previous loading record of 157 double stack trains in a month in 2020.   Carbon-conscious in the US  Pipavav is not an exception. A few months ago, our operations in Mobile Alabama announced a bumper $60 million rail expansion in response to demand from increasingly carbon-conscious customers.   According to

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ICS membership continues to grow with the Association of Panamanian Shipowners joining

• The Association of Panamanian Shipowners (ARPA) has become an associate member of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).• Launched in 2020, ARPA’s main objective is to bring together Panamanian shipowners and strengthen Panama’s shipping industry.• This membership will enhance relationships across the maritime sector as the industry continues to work together to find solutions to collective issues. Source: International Chamber of Shipping The Association of Panamanian Shipowners (ARPA) has become an associate member of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). Launched in 2020, ARPA was created by shipowners and operators of vessels to strengthen Panama’s shipping industry by offering quality support, professionalism, credibility, and active contribution to the social economic and environmental improvement of the country. This membership will build on the relationships across the maritime sector as the industry continues to work together to find solutions to collective issues including piracy, seafarer welfare and training, digitisation, automation, and decarbonisation. The ICS already enjoys a strong relationship with Panama’s maritime stakeholders. The ICS has a long-term relationship with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), regularly liaising with the ACP to communicate the consensus position of the global shipping industry and ensure that the interests of shipping are properly addressed in policy areas related to shipping canals.

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Canal de Panamá busca soluciones para seguir siendo relevante en el comercio internacional

Un 20% de los buques que están ordenados para ser entregados en los próximos seis o siete años no cumplen con las especificaciones de las esclusas neopanamax. Por Lenny Durán Desde abril de este año, el Canal de Panamá ha tomado medidas para garantizar la disponibilidad de agua dulce para el tránsito de buques y el consumo humano, ante la sequía prolongada inicialmente y la disminución de lluvias por el fenómeno de El Niño. El ajuste de calado, que implica la disminución del volumen de carga de los buques, así como el ajuste del tránsito diarios a un promedio de 32 buques por día desde el 30 de julio de este año (10 en las esclusas neopanamax y 22 en las panamax) están entre las acciones tomadas por la Administración del Canal de Panamá (ACP) para mantener la operatividad de la vía interoceánica. Esto representa un enorme desafío para el Canal, ya que ambas medidas tendrán un impacto importante en la economía del país, debido a que por la vía interoceánica pasa alrededor de 3% del comercio mundial. La disminución  del tránsito y de los volúmenes de carga genera que algunos buques opten por escoger otras rutas, lo que afectará

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