Sovcomflot’s privatisation due in May

Sovcomflot’s (SCF) privatisation will not happen before May, 2017, Russia’s Economy Minister, Maxim Oreshkin reportedly said, according to TASS news agency. Russia owns 100% stake in the company and agreed to sell 25% stake in January when President Vladimir Putin revealed plans to sell stakes in state-owned companies, including Rosneft, Bashneft, VTB and Alrosa, last…

UK Maritime Transport Statistics 2016

The UK Department for Transport produces annually maritime statistics for: domestic waterborne freight ports sea passengers shipping fleets seafarers An overview of maritime and shipping statistics can be seen within the maritime chapter of the latest Transport statistics Great Britain publication. Domestic waterborne freight Statistics on freight traffic moved within the United Kingdom by water…

DBS among the first accredited EU-MRV Verification Bodies

Succeeding an audit by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), Dromon Bureau of Shipping (DBS) has been accredited against the ISO 14065 standard to provide worldwide services related to Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport (known as the EU-MRV Regulation). DBS can provide the following…

Alibaba’s Maersk and CMA CGM digital partnership

When Maersk and subsequently CMA CGM announced digital partnerships with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, it led to much ado about the implications for the wider supply chain. But what of the impact on ports? Analysts and consultants approached by Port Strategy predict an initial volume surge followed by a levelling off for the ports included…