ocean shipping

Business, Top 50

Top 50 Global Freight Carriers Face Major Disruption

Port of LA Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Despite pandemic challenges, the companies ranked on the Transport Topics 2020 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers list have adjusted their operations to keep pace with ever-changing market conditions.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 23, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Shipping Watchdog IMO Sets Rules to Curb Industry’s Pollution

Container ship Taurus, operated by Evergreen Marine Corp., sits with cargo at the Port of Hamburg in Germany on Nov. 10. Container ship Taurus, operated by Evergreen Marine Corp., sits with cargo at the Port of Hamburg in Germany on Nov. 10. (Dominik Reipka/Bloomberg News)

The organization responsible for setting global environmental standards for shipping approved rules designed to curb the industry’s carbon emissions, triggering criticism that its measures won’t do enough to help tackle climate change.

November 18, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Ports See Huge Volume Swings in 2020

Port Ships dock at Port Everglades. (Broward County’s Port Everglades)

Amid these dramatic swings in demand, ports have continued to pursue infrastructure improvement projects.

November 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Navis to Acquire Assets From Biarri Rail

Navis has reached an agreement to acquire assets from freight railroad software developer Biarri Rail, the company announced Feb. 20.

February 21, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Diesel Fuel Market Stable as IMO Mandate Takes Hold

Container ship Getty Images

One month after the International Maritime Organization’s mandate prohibiting the use of heavily polluting bunker fuel in cargo and cruise ships began, oil industry analysts said the diesel fuel market is stable.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Green Shipping on the Big Blue Sea

Shipping companies are taking steps to adapt to rising sea levels and make themselves greener.

Hagar Valiano-Rips | CEO, Ladingo
January 7, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Shipping Industry Proposes Fund to Tackle Carbon Emissions


BERLIN — A global shipping industry organization is proposing a research and development program to help cut carbon dioxide emissions, funded by about $5 billion from shipping companies over a decade.

December 18, 2019
Business, Fuel

Energy Experts Remain Cautious About Price Hikes as IMO Mandate Looms

IMO mandate looms Getty Images

The price of low-sulfur diesel is expected to surge in the near future as a mandate that cargo ships dramatically cut sulfur emissions takes effect.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 23, 2019
Business, Logistics

Iceland Builds Arctic Port as Global Shipping Routes Get Redrawn

A national flag is seen on the hull of a commercial fishing vessel moored in the harbor in Reykjavik, Iceland (Arnaldur Halldorsson/Bloomberg News)

As global warming creates shipping routes that can cut across the northern tip of the planet, a new port is being built on the fringe of the Arctic circle.

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir | Bloomberg News
April 11, 2019
Business, Logistics

Maersk Tests Biofuel as It Sets Sail for 2050 Carbon Neutrality

maersk Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg News

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S is about to conduct the shipping industry’s biggest test yet of biofuel as it seeks to cut emissions and meet its target of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.

March 22, 2019