Owners London Gateway invest in rail infrastructure

The owners of London Gateway have announced a multi-million pound investment in new rail infrastructure at the port terminal. The most visible example will be the commissioning of two rail mounted gantry cranes to better serve container shops and intermodal rail traffic. DP World say the programme of investment is to answer growing customer demand […]

Liners now in the red on a mark-to-market basis

On a mark-to-market basis, most liners are operating in the red, according to analysis from investment bank Jefferies. Mark-to-market is an accounting practice that involves adjusting the value of an asset to reflect its value as determined by current market conditions. “Container freight rates have fallen materially over the past six months and are hovering […]

2022 a Year of Recovery in International Passenger Markets

Preliminary traffic results for the full calendar year 2022 released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed robust recovery in international passenger markets after more than two years of prolonged lockdowns and strict border control measures that severely crippled demand. In 2022, Asia Pacific airlines carried a combined total of 105.4 million […]

Judge Probing Beirut Port Blast Must Be Allowed To Pursue Truth

Lebanon’s top Christian cleric called on Sunday for the judge struggling to investigate the Beirut port explosion to be able to pursue his work and get help from any outside authority to pinpoint those responsible for the devastating blast. Long-simmering tensions over the investigation have boiled over since Judge Tarek Bitar brought charges against some […]

It’s practically impossible to destroy the Ukrainian railway network

It’s practically impossible to destroy the Ukrainian railway networkThe Ukrainian railways sector continues to develop, amidst an ongoing military conflict with Russia, and the associated massive damage to the country’s railways infrastructure. As Yulia Klimenko, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Infrastructure in the Ukrainian Parliament recently noted, is “practically impossible” to destroy […]

2M Breakup Leaves Maersk in a Tight Spot

Drewry believes MSC’s biggest size makes it better positioned to go it alone in the competitive market for container shipping, while Maersk’s focus on integrated logistics over capacity will leave it in a tight spot post 2M termination. Some major news in the world of container shipping today with MSC and Maersk, two of the […]

Emirates completes engine ground testing with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Emirates has successfully completed the ground engine testing for one of its GE90 engines on a Boeing 777-300ER using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The objective of the ground testing and analysis is to demonstrate the capability of the GE90 engine to run on the specially blended 100% SAF without affecting its performance, requiring no […]

This Swedish port keep seeing freighttrains rolling in

The Swedish port of Gothenburg saw its rail freight operations grow in 2022, following the established trend of the past few years. The 515,000 TEUs of container traffic transported by rail in 2022 signalled a 12 per cent increase compared to 2021 (458,000 TEUs). As the central hub of the Railport Scandinavia system, the port […]

Aviation Industry Welcomes Pause on Roll-Out of New Border System for EU

ACI EUROPE, A4E, ERA and IATA welcome the decision to postpone the implementation of the EU’s new smart border system for non-EU nationals (i.e. Entry Exit System, EES). The EES system will be a game changer for how the EU’s borders are managed. There are, however, a number of issues which must be resolved to […]