State aid in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: the General Court annuls the Commission’s decisions approving the financial aid granted by France to Air France and Air France-KLM

State aid in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: the General Court annuls the Commission’s decisions approving the financial aid granted by France to Air France and Air France-KLM Where there are grounds to fear the effects on competition of an accumulation of State aid within the same group, the onus is on the Commission […]

Canada, Lithuania and Sweden to help rebuild Ukrainian infrastructure

The governments of Canada, Lithuania, Sweden and Ukraine will cooperate to help rebuild Kyiv’s “war-ravaged transport systems and develop new international trade links”. The initiative, called Common Interest Group for Ukraine (CIG4U), will focus on two pillars: coordinate support for Ukraine’s immediate transport-related material needs and provide analytical support for the longer-term rebuilding of Ukraine’s […]

More mega container ships increase fire fears

A major increase in the number of large container ships over the next two years will inevitably lead to an increase in casualties according to the forward-looking statement in Allianz Global’s annual Shipping and Safety Review. “An increase in larger vessels leads to higher container cargo accumulation and exposure, a trend which could compound problems […]

Major shipping companies suspend Red Sea journeys following Houthi attacks

Yemen’s Houthi movement has launched more than 10 attacks on ships in the area since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war. A number of major global shipping companies have announced they are suspending journeys through the Red Sea following a spate of attacks by Yemen’s Houthi movement, an Iran-aligned group. AP Møller-Mærsk, or Maersk, which […]

COP28 DELIVERS HISTORIC CONSENSUS IN DUBAI TO ACCELERATE CLIMATE ACTION

COP28 concluded with a historic agreement by 198 Parties to deliver a new era of climate action. Today, the Parties agreed a landmark text named The UAE Consensus, that sets out an ambitious climate agenda to keep 1.5°C within reach. The UAE Consensus calls on Parties to transition away from fossil fuels to reach net […]

Setting Sail into the New Year: 6 Resolutions for Professional Mariners

At the start of a new year, it’s a time-honored tradition for people to reflect on the past, identify areas of their lives they want to improve and set specific goals for the future by making New Year’s resolutions. For USCG-licensed mariners, whose lives are intertwined with unique risks and challenges, the turning of the […]

It’s happening : DB starts construction for Fehmarn belt tunnel access

Construction for the future German rail access to the Fehmarn Belt Tunnel, leading into Denmark, is officially underway. The new 18.2-kilometre underwater tunnel will connect the Danish island of Lolland with the German island of Fehmarn. This will significantly improve rail freight connections along the Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN-T Corridor, connecting Oslo in Norway to Palermo in […]

Swissport Commits to Net-zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Swissport International AG is committing to be 100% carbon-neutral by 2050, to be achieved through the decarbonization of its operations and supply chain. In conjunction, the company is committing to both material near-term carbon reduction and net-zero targets by 2050 through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Swissport International AG announces its steadfast commitment to […]