Just prior to Halloween, the UN announced that levels of CO2 in the atmosphere reached new record levels of 403 ppm in 2016. The shipping industry remains a broadly efficient transportation solution in terms of emissions per tonne of cargo, but the news will only increase the focus on what new action may now be necessary, against the spectre of substantial fleet growth over the last decade.

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., a leading global transportation company, confirmed a pledge to combat illegal wildlife trafficking by signing the Buckingham Palace Declaration at a ceremony in London with HRH Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.

DP World Chairman meets Presidents of Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda to discuss Africa’s trade potential

Mr. Bin Sulayem: Africa’s trade potential is enormous – 400% increase in trade between Africa and rest of the world in last two decades

Incheon Port Authority (www.icpa.or.kr, CEO Nam Bong Hyeon) revealed on the 30th that the container volume handled by Incheon Port increased by 15.8% from 675,000 TEU in the same quarter last year to 781,000 TEU.

Please be advised that the new Thailand Customs Act, B.E. 2560 was published and becomes effective November 13, 2017 based on vessel arrival date for inbound cargo and based on vessel sailing date for outbound cargo.

The Tunisian Ministries of Transport and Finances have decided to increase port duties and surcharges for all vessels calling Tunisia effective as of 22.10.2017.

Shippers increasingly are fielding immense vessels to cut the costs of transporting goods from Asia to Europe, but some fear the trend will keep freight rates at low depths.

MOL is pleased to advise that the Gothenburg Congestion Surcharge will be reduced from EUR 90-, per TEU to EUR 45, per TEU.

Maersk Line constantly strive to provide reliable and innovative products to our customers. In order to continue offering our high-quality services and unmatched reliability, we will beimplementing Winter Surcharge Fee (WSC) for ALL Cargo in Saint Petersburg and Ust-Luga due to increase in operational costs during winter season, effective 1st December, 2017.

Container volumes at the Port of Gothenburg remain at historically low levels. Q3 figures show a fall of 28 per cent compared with the same period last year, even though the port has been free of industrial action and labour disputes.