State of European Logistics 2020: Embracing EU uncertainty

In the wake of Brexit and continuing trade struggles across the continent, U.S. shippers are urged to be flexible as new formalities take hold.

Factory Ship to Produce Sanitizer to Fight Coronavirus

Owners of a factory ship moored off southern France which normally turns seawater into bottled mineral water have converted it to make sanitizing solution in the fight against the coronavirus.At the start of the year, the 179-meter long Odeep…

IADC Postpones June Events to Late 2020

In line with many maritime and offshore organizations and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) announced that it was postponing two June 2020 events until the autumn of 2020.-- The Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation in Delft…

COVID-19 Impacts on Demurrage and Detention

What might not be so obvious in this COVID-19 environment, which we have grown to associate with shortages, is that counterintuitively there are issues beginning to appear dealing with the opposite situation. The Journal of Commerce has reported…

As Oil Crisis Deepens, Hedge Funds Sense a Turnaround

Hedge fund managers sensed oil prices were nearing a turning point last week, and for the first time in more than two months started to add long positions in anticipation prices would bounce from an unsustainable low.Overall, hedge funds and…

Schottel EcoPeller Deployed For Norwegian Ferry Refit

German maritime propulsion specialist Schottel announced that its Schottel Rudder Eco-Peller (SRE) is set to be installed for the first time in a retrofit project.For the project, a pair of four-bladed SREs type SRE 340 L CP, with an input power of 750 kW each…

Shipping Industry Urges Free Movement of Crews to Keep Trade Moving

Ships must be allowed to change over overworked and exhausted crews to help to keep trade flowing as coronavirus lockdowns shut many transit points across the globe, shipping industry officials said on Tuesday.About 90% of world trade is transported…

VTT Studying Bio- and Waste-based Oils for Ships

Researchers looking for an ecologically and economically sustainable way to replace fossil fuels are exploring how suitable fuel oils made from biomass and waste plastics are for power plants and ship diesel engines.Internal-combustion engine…

Diesel average heads down for 13th consecutive week, reports EIA

With a 3.8-cent decline, this week’s national average—at $2.548—follows a 7.3-cent decline, to $2.586, the week of March 30 and an 8.1-cent decline, to $2.659, for the week of March 23.

Warehouse/DC Mobility Learns New Moves

In 2010, Apple trademarked “There’s an app for that.” A decade later, the warehousing and distribution community is putting the claim to the test as device capabilities and wireless infrastructure converge.