On June 9th the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) published a report, prepared by the engineering firm Moffat & Nichol, which raises serious questions about the ability of California’s grid to meet zero emission goals, utilizing increased electricity, as proposed by California ports.
The disruption of ocean containers stuck at the Port of Yantian in South China due to a COVID-19 outbreak “will cause ripples of potential congestion at the destination with a lag time of some 2-5 weeks,” according to Lars Jensen, CEO of Danish consultancy Vespucci Maritime.
Under the $82.5 million Shore-to-Store (S2S) project, the Port of Los Angeles and more than a dozen public and private sector partners have teamed up for a 12-month demonstration of zero-emission Class 8 trucks and will expand the project to include five more hydrogen-fueled heavy-duty trucks, two battery-electric yard tractors, and two battery-electric forklifts, according to a June 7th Port announcement.
China’s rise in the international arena has been meteoric: from a former obscure communist state that was once caught in the web of internal dissent and deep political turmoil, China has risen to become a global political, economic and military heavyweight whose actions and defiance of what is called “rule-based order” cause trepidations among much of the world.
The Port of Rotterdam is spearheading a number of European renewable energy projects that will reduce carbon emissions and energy costs, according to Nico van Dooren, new business director Port of Rotterdam.
The Biden Administration announced that the U.S. Departments of Interior and Defense have reached agreement on California sea-space and other issues, clearing the way to move ahead with development of the state’s multi-gigawatt (GW) offshore wind power potential on its Central and North coasts.
This is an Expert Insight that I am submitting on behalf of my client, Mark McCullough, CEO of Gebrüder Weiss USA
Over the past year, businesses have had to redefine their supply chain relationships and reassess their operations to remain operational. The pandemic has proved to be a fierce teacher. How can businesses apply these lessons? In order to create greater resilience, logistics players need to re-evaluate supply chains and their management.
Paul Snell, CEO British - American Shipping, warned that the recent consolidation of ocean carriers into now 17 carriers into a smaller number of alliances has been accompanied by downsizing and automation in which carriers “mimic each other” in emphasizing imports over exports and with the unintended effect of “devaluing” U.S exporters.