30 Nov 2023

World’s First Cargo Drone Interline Agreement

In a groundbreaking move, Dronamics, the pioneering cargo drone airline, has partnered with Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading international cargo carrier, to establish the first-ever interline agreement between an international airline and a cargo drone airline. This landmark collaboration marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of air cargo transportation, paving the way for […]

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29 Nov 2023

Air Cargo Market Expected to Stabilize in 2024, but Potential Disruptions Remain

After several years of volatility, the air cargo market is anticipated to stabilize in 2024, with a return to “classic seasonality.” However, industry experts caution that unforeseen events could still cause turbulence. Data provider Xeneta projects modest growth of 1-2% for air cargo volumes in 2024, while supply is expected to increase at a slightly […]

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28 Nov 2023

Aviation Industry Sets Ambitious Goal of 5% Carbon Emission Reduction by 2030

In a landmark decision, member countries of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have pledged to collectively reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from aviation by 5% compared to current fossil fuel levels by 2030. This ambitious target forms part of a broader “collective vision” for a sustainable aviation future, encompassing harmonized regulatory frameworks, implementation support […]

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24 Nov 2023

West Coast Ports Bounce Back with Strong October Performance

The Los Angeles and Long Beach ports on the U.S. West Coast enjoyed a robust performance in October, marked by a significant surge in imported containers. Los Angeles handled 372,455 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units), representing a 10.7% increase over the previous year. Long Beach, on the other hand, witnessed an even more impressive 23.6% jump […]

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22 Nov 2023

The Shipping Industry Charts a Greener Course: EU-Driven Innovations Pave the Way for Sustainable Maritime Operations

The maritime industry, responsible for a significant 3% of global carbon emissions, finds itself at the forefront of environmental transformation efforts. With the support of EU funding, two groundbreaking vessel designs and retrofit technologies for existing cruise ships and bulk carriers have been developed. Maritime sustainability forms a cornerstone of the EU’s strategy to reduce […]

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18 Nov 2023

Idle Vessel Fleet Faces Continued Growth as Newbuilds Arrive

The long-awaited surge in inactive tonnage, driven by a wave of new large vessels delivered from shipyards, appears to have temporarily subsided. However, this lull may be short-lived as the industry faces a further increase in idle capacity. Despite the influx of larger vessels, box ships with capacities of 12,500 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) and […]

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17 Nov 2023

ILA Warns: East Coast and Gulf Coast Ports Brace for Potential Strike in 2024

  The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), the union representing dockworkers on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts, warned members to prepare for a possible coast-wide strike in October 2024. Harold Daggett, the President of the ILA, conveyed this message to the rank-and-file members. He also mentioned that an update on wage negotiations with ocean carriers […]

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16 Nov 2023

Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity

Today in San Francisco, California, the United States took stock of the progress made in the Trade Pillar of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity. Over the last year, a diverse group of thirteen partners (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United States, and Viet Nam) has advanced our shared vision […]

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