Magda Kopczynska, director-general of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) talks to ICS Leadership Insights about building sustainability and resilience into the European transport network.
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Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will only be able to reap their vast potential to become knowledge-based manufacturing hubs for the green transition with a major realignment of national and international investor interests, according to Rebecca Grynspan, Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
One of the world’s leading methanol suppliers has highlighted a gap between expected production of green methanol, derived from renewable hydrogen and captured carbon, and the number of ships expected to be delivered with capability to use the carbon-neutral fuel.
As Oman ramps up production of green hydrogen, ammonia and methanol in pursuit of lofty production targets, the Sultanate is eyeing bunkering as an offtaker for its green fuels.
It already keeps buildings cool, purifies water, bolsters agricultural yields and is one of seven base ingredients from which all chemical products are made, from plastics to textiles to medicines.
The wind required by shipping to produce its renewable fuels could be hampered after a new report revealed that supply chain issues and turbine operations were major challenges to wind production.
Under-Secretary-General for Policy at the United Nations, and former Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder, shares his thoughts on accelerating the SDGs, combating climate change, negotiating labour conflicts and sustainability in businesses.
UNCTAD’s latest Review of Maritime Transport predicted a 2.4% growth in maritime trade volume in 2023, recovering from a 0.4% contraction in 2022.
End of block exemption regulation: vessel sharing agreements can continue but ‘uncertainty’ remains for liners
The European Commission's (EC) decision to end the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER) for shipping in April 2024 will not put an end to Vessel Sharing Agreements (VSAs) but industry figures raise uncertainties over costs and administrative complications, which could reshape how VSAs are undertaken.
Supply of core components for renewable energy projects could become a major obstacle to the global energy transition and the availability of green fuels for shipping, according to recent analyses.