Sabah’s ports are being upgraded

The Malaysian state of Sabah has unveiled a masterplan to upgrade and expand its ageing ports. Sabah Ports, a subsidiary of the publicly listed conglomerate Suria Capital Holdings, in which the state government has a […]

IMO targets 2050 to reduce greenhouse gases

With the 2020 sulphur cap under its belt, the International Maritime Organization is now focused on slashing marine greenhouse gas emissions globally – with a timeline of objectives recently brought forward to 2022 The International […]

Social value in the transport sector

Social value and social investment have become buzz words within the transport sectors as more and more organisations are aware that they need to define social, environmental, and sustainability goals. For example, analysing common inputs […]

Mokpo wants new car pier

South Korea’s Mokpo port is planning to build a new pier to facilitate growing vehicle shipments. Especially transhipments of vehicles from Kia Motors have been growing and there is a need to build a new […]

China fuels LNG sector

China is to have two more LNG receiving terminals as the country plans to go all out for clean energy. Firstly, Zhejiang Energy and Shenzhen Energy Gas Investment Holdings will jointly develop a facility in […]

Damen converts dredger to dual-fuel

Damen has converted its first dredger to duel-fuel LNG/MGO propulsion. The 117 m, 8,500 m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Samuel de Champlain is owned by Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports and operated by the port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire. Damen […]

The River Elbe in Hamburg. Port of Hamburg

Elbe dredging kicked off

Works for the deepening of the river Elbe, Germany, have officially started. The federal transport minister Andreas Scheuer and the federal river authority officiated the works with a cruise around the area that will be […]

Keeping track of the global sand trade

Malaysia’s decision to ban sand exports in 2018 – even to neighbour Singapore – highlighted the fact that sand is globally becoming a scarce resource. “Researchers need to establish accounting processes for sand flows in, […]