The jamming of the Suez Canal brought our industry to the attention of the public at large. Unfortunately, it seems that almost only negative events have enough (meme) power to do so. Before Ever Given, when was the last time mainstream media cut out a bit of its airtime for transport & logistics? Probably at the time of the Beirut and Tianjin port explosions. These 'Exxon Valdezes' give us nothing but bad press.
The International Transport Forum's 2021 report, Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development: A Gender Perspective, combines articles from over 40 global transport experts, highlighting the necessity for the transport industry to consider the lifestyle, employment, and safety needs of women to help achieve higher efficiency, environmental sustainability, and innovative solutions in the sector.
Last year, less than 30 million tonnes of Russian cargo, some 3.6% of the country's entire port traffic, went through the seaports of the Baltic States, Finland, and Ukraine, a 1.5-time-drop on the 2019 volume.