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image: Denmark AP Moller Maersk Drilling transport logistics container shippingContainer Shipping Giant to Concentrate on Core Transport and Logistics Operations
Demerger of Offshore Drilling Subsidiary

Thursday, February 21, 2019
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – AP Møller-Mærsk has begun the next phase of its restructuring efforts to focus solely on transport and logistics operations, with the demerger and listing of its offshore drilling activities. The move follows the failure to attract sufficient interest when the group tried to sell subsidiary Maersk Drilling last year.
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image: Europe Siemens Alstom ERFA European Commission competition antitrust rail freight Rail Freight Interests Welcome European Commission Decision to Disallow Merger
Antitrust Ruling Forbids Marriage of Siemens and Alstom

Thursday, February 21, 2019
EUROPE – Whilst freight interests have welcomed the decision of the European Commission earlier this month to disallow the 2017 proposal to merge the rail assets of Germany's Siemens with France's Alstom, there will doubtless be others considerably more disenchanted with the Competition Authority's antitrust ruling.
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image: Russian AirBridgeCargo airlines air freight unit load device special cargoes Air Freight Only Carrier Signs Agreement for Special Cargo Load Device Options
From Horses to Cars Deal Means Safer Delivery Options

Thursday, February 21, 2019
WORLDWIDE – Russian freight only carrier, AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Jettainer, its international service partner for unit load device (ULD) management, have inked a leasing agreement for the provision of ULDs on short term requirement for the transportation of special cargoes.
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image: UK Port of Tilbury2 River Thames London Gateway RoRo ferry rail terminals bulk cargoes Forth Development of Multi Million Pound River Thames Port to Go Ahead Within Weeks
RoRo Ferry and Rail Terminals, Bulk Cargoes and Cars Can Mean Tripling Job Totals

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
UK – Forth Ports has received development consent from the Secretary of State for Transport to build Tilbury2, the new multimillion pound port terminal adjacent to the Port of Tilbury's current 930 acre site in Thurrock, on the outskirts of Greater London. The development, to include the new RoRo terminal which we wrote about some twelve months ago, first lodged the planning application with the Planning Inspectorate in October 2017.
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image: Finland Drone Monitoring Fuel Sulphur Cap Emissions Aeromon Spain Portugal aerial fixed wing rotary drone vessels ship operatorDrone Monitoring of Fuel Sulphur Content via Emissions Becomes a Reality
Merchant Vessel Operators Can Now Utilise Airborne Technology

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
FINLAND – SPAIN – PORTUGAL – WORLDWIDE – So how do you go about measuring the harmful emissions from ships, even if the vessel operator may not want you to? With the soon to be mandatory Sulphur Cap regulations fast approaching the answer lies in drone technology, and now Finnish company Aeromon has announced the launch, literally, of its first commercially available Fuel Sulphur Content measurement solution, a device carried via an aerial fixed wing or rotary drone.
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image: China US cranes ZPMC Oakland port container megaships marine terminal box vessels gantry San Francisco-Oakland Bay BridgeAnother Giant Chinese Crane Order Purchased by US Port to Handle Container Megaships
Some of the Largest Freight Handling Equipment in America Will Arrive in 2020

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
US – CHINA – Towering new cranes are coming to the Port of Oakland to handle the latest generation of megaships as the Port announced that its largest marine terminal would install three 300-foot-tall gantry cranes late next year. The $30 million order, which was submitted last week, will go to Oakland International Container Terminal on Oakland Estuary and the units are expected to be amongst the tallest cranes in the nation. The cranes, which measure a colossal 440 feet tall with booms upraised, will be delivered by ship from China. They have to arrive only partially assembled to assure clearance under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
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image: CSA 2020 scrubbers Emission Technology Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems IMO European Commission vessels shipping Shipping Interests Condemn EU Authority for Attempt to Restrict Emission Technology at Last Minute
Row Brews Over European Commission Concerns on Marine Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
WORLDWIDE – The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), a group made up of various commercial shipping and passenger ship interests operating over 2,000 vessels and devoted to the furtherance of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems, or 'scrubbers', has expressed strong concerns about a proposal submitted by the European Commission (EC) which urges the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to change its guidelines on the technology.
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image: Sweden Port of Gothenburg road freight TEU container rail track Oil multimodal truck road haulage trans-loading Swedish Port Sees TEU and Multimodal Volumes Rise as Road Freight Switches to Rail
Gothenburg Has Oil, Truck, Container, RoRo, Passenger and Track Capabilities

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
SWEDEN – Figures published by the Port of Gothenburg, the only deep water port in the country able to take the latest generation of mega container ships, show things are looking up with multimodal capability at the new Arken Combi Terminal seeing traffic switching between road freight, rail track and RoRo ferries. Arken replaced the old Combi Terminal which last year handled 60,000 cargo units to add to the near 400,000 TEU which passed through the port by rail.
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image: Dubai Britain P&O DP World multimodal road haulage RoRo ferry freight acquisition Ferrymasters logistics port operator Freight and Passenger Ferry and Multimodal Logistics Holdings Acquired by Global Port Operator
Another Chapter in the Life of What Was One of Britain's Oldest Shipping Lines

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
DUBAI – WORLDWIDE – DP World has continued its expansion into the world of shipping and logistics with confirmation that it has acquired the holding company of P&O Ferries and P&O Ferrymasters (together P&O Ferries) thus moving again away from its traditional territory of global port management.
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image: UK HMRC Safety and Security Declarations for road haulage vehicles freight transport Movement Reference Number (MRN) truckHMRC Change of Heart Over Road Haulage Vehicle Declarations Post Brexit
6 Month Moratorium on Safety and Security Paperwork Introduced

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
UK – There has been an outbreak of common sense emanating from the offices of HMRC in which the government announced there is to be a six month suspension on the introduction of Safety and Security Declarations for road haulage vehicles arriving post Brexit. The conditions originally imposed a mandatory requirement that any trucks arriving from Europe needed to have a document, separate from the need for customs entries for goods imported, in order to obtain a Movement Reference Number (MRN) from HMRC without which the truck, and any freight carried, could not continue their journey.
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