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May 18, 2022
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CMA CGM integrates Air France-KLM

PARIS/MARSEILLE: Air France-KLM and CMA CGM have signed a 10-year exclusive partnership that could result in a 9.0 percent stake in the airline group and a Board seat for the French logistics company’s president and CEO Rodolphe Saadé. The deal will result…
May 16, 2022
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United Heavy Lift expands greener fleet

HAMBURG: Project and outsize cargo carrier United Heavy Lift has ordered two more F900 Eco-Lifter vessels to add to a fleet of 17 delivered between 2019 and this year. The company is phasing out all its UHL 800 P-type vessels in a bid to operate a modern and…
May 13, 2022
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Royal Mail to expand UK drone network

LONDON: Britain’s Royal Mail is to create 50 new postal drone routes over the next three years as part of a partnership with UK logistics drone operator Windracers Group. Subject to regulatory approval, the company will operate Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)…
May 11, 2022
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Deutsche Post DHL ‘GoGreen’ - but will Germany?

BONN: Deutsche Post DHL is to invest €600 million in sustainability-related logistics infrastructure including 280 carbon-free delivery depots – 100 of which are scheduled for completion at the end of this year. In addition to a current fleet of 20,000…
May 03, 2022
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KLM and SkyTeam members launch sustainable flight challenge

AMSTERDAM: KLM and 16 other SkyTeam members have accepted a challenge to see which airline can operate the most sustainable medium and long-haul flight this year in order to share best practice “from check-in to baggage belt”. According to the airline, it…
March 22, 2022
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IATA endorses CO2 emissions methodology

GENEVA: IATA has endorsed a standard method to calculate the CO2 emissions per passenger, per flight based on verified airline data. The airline association says it considered the following factors in making its recommendation: • Guidance on fuel measurement,…
March 16, 2022
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Shipping industry warned of climate impact cost

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC: A report by research institute RTI International says the climate crisis could cost the global shipping industry up to US$25 billion a year by 2100. Based on past impacts and future scenarios, it projects additional annual damages…
February 18, 2022
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EU countries to offer incentives for zero-emission trucking from 2023

BRUSSELS: Members of the European Parliament have voted to implement a new system of road tolls from 2023 that provides incentives to truck operators of zero-emission vehicles. To reduce GHG transport emissions throughout the EU, in 2017 the European…
February 17, 2022
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Lufthansa Cargo almost paperless

FRANKFURT/DOHA: In a further environmental bid to eliminate paper, Lufthansa Cargo has announced it will now only accept digital airwaybills (eAWB) from shippers or forwarders on all routes “where feasible” beginning March 27, 2022. The company says if local…
February 10, 2022
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World Shipping Council presents zero emission solutions to IMO

WASHINGTON/LONDON: The World Shipping Council (WSC) has identified six zero emission pathways for the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to consider at its next meeting in June. The WSC says there will be no single or simple fuel technology…
February 02, 2022
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Rotterdam tops list of EU port polluters

BRUSSELS: Rotterdam is the top port polluter in Europe according to a new study by campaigning NGO Transport & Environment (T&E). Emitting nearly 13.7 million tonnes of CO2 annually, the Dutch port is on par with Europe’s fifth biggest industrial polluter -…
January 25, 2022
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Green light for new 'Green Terminal' operator?

PARIS: Last month the Bolloré Group announced it had received an offer from the MSC Group to acquire its Bolloré Africa Logistics subsidiary, including 16 port concessions, for €5.7 billion. The group has since given MSC a 90-day period for further due…

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