ISSUE 3 2019

Feature: : Alaska Hawaii Opportunities Ahead p.16

PhilaPort welcomes 1st Argentine beef import into US in 17+ years

Representatives Logistics

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from Holt Port


Philadelphia (PhilaPort) joined officials from the Embassy of Argentina in the US on March 1 to welcome the first shipment of Argentine beef into the United States in more than 17 years. Officials gathered at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia for a dockside plaque presentation to mark

the occasion. The shipment will include

several tons of Argentine lean beef, primarily used for higher end cuts and hamburgers. The beef will arrive on the Hamburg Sud M/V Rio Barrow, which will arrive at The Port of Philadelphia from Buenos Aires, Argentina. The shipment marks the first time since 2001 that Argentine beef has been allowed for import into the US.

Port of Baltimore sets record in 2018

mark. Additionally,

The state-owned public terminals at the Helen Delich Bentley

Port of Baltimore handled more containers,

cars, construction equipment, and other types of general cargo las year than ever before. A record 10.9 million

tons of general cargo was handled at the Port last year, the third consecutive year exceeding the 10-million-ton

IKEA, CMA CGM, Goodshipping Program test sustainable marine bio-fuel oil

IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam have announced that they will cooperate in a first of its kind partnership to test and scale the use of sustainable marine bio-fuel oil. The test commenced on March 19 with a landmark bunkering of the marine bio-fuel oil on a CMA CGM container vessel. This represents a major step towards the decarbonization of ocean freight. The test was facilitated by

the GoodShipping Program, a sustainable initiative dedicated to decarbonising ocean freight,

and is the latest step in the scaling of low carbon marine bio-fuel oils for wider commercial use within the maritime industry. “The aim of our program has

always been not only to reduce carbon emissions from shipping, but

to show that

the means to accelerate the energy transition are already available for the sector to grasp,” said Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, The Goodshipping Program. “Together we send a very clear message: sustainable biofuels are ready today, and we can meet

the pathways laid out

by the IMO in a manner that is attractive to major cargo owners such as IKEA.”

The sustainable marine bio-

fuel oil has been developed by GoodFuels, the leading provider of sustainable marine biofuels to the global commercial shipping fleet, aſter undergoing three years of intensive testing with marine engine manufacturers. The second-generation bio-fuel oil is completely derived from forest residues and waste oil products, expected to deliver 80-90% well-to-propeller CO2 reduction versus fossil equivalents, and virtually eliminates sulphur


(SOx) emissions - all without any requirement for engine modifications. Through this collaboration,

scalability, new

individual cargo records were established for containers, cars, and imported roll on/ roll off machinery. General cargo includes cars and light trucks, containers, roll on/roll

IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM and the GoodShipping Program – with the support of the Port of Rotterdam – aim to demonstrate the


and technical compliance of sustainable marine bio- fuel oil, and thereby spur the wider continued development of realistic options to curb greenhouse gas and sulphur oxide emissions from shipping. “Through our pilot we

want to show that the means for

decarbonization, in

terms of alternative fuels, are available,” said Elisabeth Munck af Rosenchold, head of sustainability, IKEA Global Transport & Logistics Services. “We have a responsibility to do our part to reduce the import of our ocean freight. Through our participation we send a signal

off machinery (farm, mining and construction equipment), forest products (rolled paper and wood pulp), and break bulk cargo. The upsurge in cargo mirrors an increase in jobs and the economic impact of the Port noted in a recent study on the public and the private terminals’ 2017 success at the Port of Baltimore.

to our customers and the ocean industry on our commitment to decarbonize. Only through collaboration can we achieve rapid, necessary change with a successful pilot completed. Our intentions is to put the equivalent of at least all our containers out of Rotterdam on biofuel.” This announcement comes

at a time when the shipping sector is at a crossroads, with owners and operators required to switch to low sulphur fuels by 2020. The industry also faces impending International Maritime

Organization (IMO)

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction requirements, including an objective to reduce average carbon intensity from shipping – the amount of carbon emitted for each unit of transport – by at least 40% by 2030, and 70% by 2050.

Feature: Logistics Corridors Crucial to economic vitality p.20

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Air Cargo p12 Turkish Cargo p15 Digitalization of Ports p22 FBJ-FBJNA welcome

Luſthansa Cargo’s new B777F p8


MOL to operate LNG bunkering vessel p9

Turkish Cargo signs with DoKaSch p10

+ our regular From the Editor p.4 Logistics Roundupp. 2

Road & Rail Roundup p. 5 Shipping Roundupp. 6 - 7 Airfreight Roundup p. 8

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