Ship industry

Acting responsibly ashore and at sea – Hapag-Lloyd presents Sustainability Report 2022

Source: Hapag- Lloyd Hapag-Lloyd has published its Sustainability Report 2022, outlining the various measures which were taken in 2022 to move towards a more sustainable future. The report highlights Hapag-Lloyd’s commitment to clean shipping and environmental protection, as well as its numerous aid campaigns carried out with employees worldwide. Extended management with focus on sustainable fuels and more efficient shipsTo pave the way for its ambitious goal of becoming net zero by 2045, Hapag-Lloyd strengthens its activities to decarbonise its fleet. “In 2022, we created a dedicated decarbonisation team and made significant progress in introducing biofuel and making our fleet more efficient”, says Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd. In 2022, 24 ships ran on advanced biofuel blend, of which more than 120,000 tons were purchased to provide customers with more sustainable transportation options, thus collectively reducing their environmental footprint. To further reduce emissions, an extensive modernisation program for its existing fleet has started, involving more than 150 vessels during the next five years. The installation of flow-optimised bulbous bows, drag-reducing underwater paints and newly shaped ship propellers will increase the fleet’s efficiency and reduce fuel consumption with the first ship already upgraded in September 2022. Decarbonising offices and giving

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Intermodal transport connections ensure low environmental impact

Source: Port of Hamburg Sweden and Germany are two highly developed industrialised countries with long-standing economic relations based on strong foreign trade. Germany is one of Sweden’s most important trading partners and this relationship is also reflected in the large number of connections between the German and Swedish North Sea and Baltic Sea ports. The Port of Lübeck, for example, handled almost nine million tonnes of cargo with Sweden last year. In Hamburg, 292,000 TEUs crossed the quays. At the event “Intermodal transport connections – an answer to climate change” in Trelleborg, which was organized by Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft mbH (LHG), the Port of Trelleborg, and Port of Hamburg Marketing reg. Assoc. (HHM), experts discussed ways to make the connections even more environmentally friendly. Marina Basso Michael, Regional Director Europe at HHM, and Håkan Nilsson, Director Industry at the Swedish Freight Forwarders’ Association, chaired the event and began by emphasising the need for joint action by all parties involved in the transport chain. “Against the background of high CO2 emissions, it is important to drive the systemic change towards climate neutrality,” stressed Basso Michael in her welcome speech. The panel discussion was then moderated by Håkan Nilsson, Director Industry at the

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Port applauds bold commitment to reliable and clean offshore wind power

Source: Port Of Long Beach Statement from the Port of Long Beach after the first-ever offshore wind lease sale off the U.S. West Coast, which will support California’s plan to transition to 90% clean energy by 2035 as well as the federal government’s bid to reduce the cost of floating wind energy by 70%: Last week, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management completed an auction for five lease areas in Humboldt Bay and Morro Bay, off the northern and central coasts of California respectively. The lease will also be the first U.S. lease sale supporting commercial floating offshore wind development. To assist this historic action, the Port is currently completing a conceptual design of a facility that could support the staging and integration of the largest floating offshore wind turbines in the nation. Completion of preliminary conceptual design work is expected by April 2023. “Creating resilient and clean energy is critical to the future of our planet, and it’s essential to the Port of Long Beach as we pursue our Clean Air Action Plan goals of zero-emissions cargo handling by 2030 and drayage trucks by 2035,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “As the Green Port, we

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Ocean Network Express to acquire three container terminals on the west coast of the United States

Source: Ocean Network Express Ocean Network Express (“ONE”) has signed definitive agreements to acquire a 51% stake in each of TraPac LLC (“TraPac”) and Yusen Terminals LLC (“YTI”), currently held by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha respectively. TraPac is a container terminal operator and vessel stevedore that provides container terminal services in Los Angeles and Oakland. YTI is a container terminal operator and vessel stevedore that provides container terminal services in Los Angeles. These acquisitions are part of the integration of the container shipping businesses from the parent companies into ONE. The recent disruptions to the supply chain due to Covid-19 have highlighted the importance container terminals play in keeping global trade flowing. The newly acquired container terminals will safeguard ONE’s access to terminal capacity in key and strategic gateways, support its growth ambitions and enhance its service offerings to customers. The closing of these transactions is subject to the approval of the relevant authorities.

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The crisis redesigns Valenciaport’s traffics but maintains the 40% share of import/export

The Port of Valencia confirms its position as the reference point in Southern Europe for international trade in containerised goods Between January and November, total traffic amounted to 73.18 million tonnes, 6.12% less than the same period in 2021, while container traffic fell by 9.55% The arrival of natural gas at the Port of Sagunto has doubled during this period compared to 2021, mainly from the United States The fall in container traffic is compensated by the increase in liquid bulk (+60.3%) and solid bulk (+9.76) and vehicle traffic, which increased by 18.53% The North American country is the main trading partner in terms of total traffic with 7.7 million tonnes (+11.8%). China has handled the most containers with Valenciaport with 494,950 (-11%) Source: Valenciaport The economic crisis, especially aggravated in international trade since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army, is redesigning the composition and structure of traffic at Valenciaport. Between January and November, more than 73 million tonnes of goods passed through the docks of Sagunto, Valencia and Gandia, a figure that is 6.12% less than in the same period of the previous year. And the same is true of container traffic, which in

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