Read more in the Report: Development's trump in BTJ 6/2016
The industry is expecting the introduction of a global 0.5% sulphur cap in 2020, bringing about the same challenges and fears Northern Europe and North America had to tackle, but this time on a worldwide scale.
Read more in: The 0.5% global sulphur cap in BTJ 5/2016
I am concerned that a lack of emphasis on the safe handling of dangerous goods, epitomised by the dramatic explosion in the Chinese Port of Tianjin last year, is leading to increased risk in global trade.
Read more in: Explosion & fire risk in BTJ 5/2016
Baltic Transport 2012 highlights
In December 2012 Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) handed over the first of two identical ro-ro cargo ships to the Turkish shipping company Ulusoy Sealines.
In the mid 2012 Stena Line announced a huge change in the Baltic ro-ro market, acquiring five routes the German-Danish operator Scandlines.
September 2012 witnessed opening of a new deep-sea transhipment port built from scratch in Wilhelmshaven at the German North Sea coast.
In the beginning of 2012, the authorities of Gothenburg port have succeeded in privatising its container & ro-ro terminals.
APM Terminals, the ports arm of A.P. Møller-Mærsk, announced acquisition of 37.5% shareholding in Global Ports, an operator of four terminals in the East Baltic.
After a launch of the 1,170 km long Baltic Pipeline System 2 to Ust-Luga, the port initiated its new oil terminal, thus significantly raising its handling potential.
Shipping lines entering both port/terminal and overland transport services is nothing new in the global scale, but so far none of the shipping operators in the Baltic Sea has initiated their own open-access, regular intermodal trains.
The European Commission has selected 74 projects which altogether will receive EUR 198.63 mln within the framework of TEN-T programme.
Goodman started constructing one of the biggest port logistics centres across the Baltic Sea (500,000 m2 of warehouse/production facilities).