DNV launches new digital EEXI Calculator


DNV has launched the EEXI Calculator – a digital tool to support customers in ensuring their compliance with the upcoming Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI). The regulation was adopted at the 76th meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76). It takes effect in January 2023. The EEXI regulation is a

medium-term component of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) roadmap towards reducing global shipping’s carbon intensity by 40% over the next decade, using 2008 as a baseline. The aim of the EEXI is to assess the energy efficiency of existing ships, focusing solely on their design. It determines the standardized CO2 emissions

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Half year freight figures up YOY as Amsterdam Schiphol commits to fresh strategy with a cargo focus


Half year cargo figures for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol show increased throughput year-on-year, with inbound freight tonnage up an average of 29.5% and outbound up 25.7% compared to the first six months of 2020. Schiphol processed 837,671

related to a vessel’s installed engine power, transport capacity,

speed, and degree

of energy efficiency. The regulation will be applicable for all cargo, ro-pax and cruise vessels above 400 GT, depending on their propulsion type and whether they trade

DNV has launched the EEXI Calculator to support customers in ensuring their compliance.

internationally. DNV estimates that currently up to 30,000 vessels need to take action to comply with the upcoming EEXI regulation.

Port of Long Beach forges pact with Utah Inland Port Authority

The Port of Long Beach and the Utah Inland Port Authority have agreed to collaborate in the development of cleaner, more cost-effective and innovative strategies aimed at moving goods quickly, safely and efficiently between Long Beach and Utah. The

four-year, nonbinding

pact is aimed at improving import and export cargo flows between the nation’s second- busiest seaport and Utah’s logistics network. “This agreement is vital to

the Port’s strategic goals to diversify exports and create new partnerships that will help alleviate the unprecedented cargo surge we’ve experienced since last summer,” said Mario Cordero, Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach. “Our enhanced on-dock rail facilities will be crucial in delivering cargo to Utah while also strengthening the Port’s competitiveness and reducing emissions.” “This partnership is another

critical connection as we work to streamline logistics for Utah and the Intermountain West,” said Jack Hedge, Executive

Director of the Utah Inland Port Authority. “Working directly with the Port of Long Beach creates a synergy and stability that opens opportunities for Utah businesses to move goods more efficiently.” Under the agreement, the

Port of Long Beach and Utah will collaborate on business opportunities and share information as they undertake major projects expected to improve the speed and efficiency of cargo shipments between Southern California and Utah. The Port of Long Beach plans to invest $1 billion in rail improvements over the next 10 years to ease the flow of cargo moving through its complex. In turn, the Utah Inland Port Authority will strengthen its ability to transfer imports and exports to more efficient modes of transportation for further supply chain distribution. Additionally, the Port of Long

Beach and the Utah Inland Port Authority will collaborate and share data on efforts to improve air quality and energy efficiency by deploying alternative-fuel

vehicles and other clean-air technologies. The agreement also calls for

joint marketing to shared trade industry partners, studying how to resolve existing supply chain issues, and expanding export opportunities for Utah and surrounding states.

tonnes of cargo from January to June 2021, up 27.7% on the same period last year, with 572,111 tonnes on freighter flights, up 23.4% on the first half of last year and 265,560 tonnes in bellyhold, up 38.10% on the same period last year. Pre-pandemic cargo figures for the first six months of 2019 were 385,319 tonnes for inbound and 382,200 tonnes for outbound cargo. Full freighter flights for the first

six months of 2021 were up 23.5% year-on-year at 12,691 flights, with bellyhold flights down 30.6% at 73,346 flights. Pre-pandemic figures for the first half of 2019 were 412,372 tonnes carried on 6,938 full freighter flights and 355,147 tonnes carried on 235,169 passenger flights. Schiphol has been facing

capacity shortages for freighters due to slot restrictions, a situation which the airport is working to resolve with the Dutch Government and cargo community. “The figures demonstrate

that cargo remains important, not only for Schiphol and its local air freight community, but also for the economy of the

Netherlands,” said Anne Marie van Hemert, Head of Aviation Business Development. “We seek to find a joint solution to the slot issue.” The results are posted as

Head of Aviation Business Development Anne Marie van Hemert commits to working with the Schiphol Cargo Community to shape Europe’s ‘smartest cargo hub’, with a new strategy focused on sustainability, efficiency, and digitization. “It is no secret that the Schiphol

Cargo community was facing big challenges before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19,” said van Hemert. “But despite the pandemic we have continued to work on the issues that matter most to our cargo community, and we are ready to move forward towards a better future for every member of the air cargo chain. There are big challenges ahead, but we have everything in place to succeed by working together.” Schiphol appointed two

Cargo Partnership Directors aſter finalizing a restructure, which has led to the creation of a new Aviation Business Development Division under Airport Operations and Aviation Partnerships. “The future of Schiphol Cargo will be about collaboration and the Cargo Partnership Directors are focused on re-connecting with the cargo community and moving towards the

future with plenty of energy,” said van Riemsdijk-Schouten. “Our aim is

to optimize top

connectivity, realize state-of-the- art digitalization, create a green airport, orchestrate seamless cargo processes, and deploy empowered partnerships.” Under the new strategy,

Schiphol will continue to drive its Smart Cargo Mainport Program (SCMP) and finalise the renewal of Cargonaut’s Port Community System (PCS) over coming months. Going Green is one of the core strategy pillars,


and Schiphol will continue to support schemes such as the Milk Run, where


truck collections from handling agents are replaced by a single delivery from the handling agent to multiple forwarders’ facilities. Schiphol will also continue

working with the Holland Flower Alliance and the Circular Plastics Alliance to use standardized boxes for flowers and help reduce waste. The strategy’s ‘optimizing

connectivity’ pillar puts an emphasis on the team working with the cargo community and local government towards resolving the hub’s slots issues. “We

have got capacity

challenges at Schiphol, but we are working hard to secure solutions,”

said van Hemert.

“Making this a strategic pillar means it will continue to be a core priority.”

How many flights does it take to transport 247 horses to the Tokyo Olympics?

Horses is a high stakes business and transporting such valuable animals takes great skill, particularly when flying them in airplanes. So when the need arose to transport 247 horses from Europe to Japan arose, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, opted to utilize its B777 freighter aircraſt that are capable of transporting around 100 tonnes of cargo per flight. This meant it would take only eight flights to move 247 horses in 131 specially designed horse stalls, 59 grooms to look aſter the horses, 100 tonnes of special equipment and most importantly 20 tonnes

of food and drink for the equine champions.

Eight more flights

will fly the horses back to Liege from Tokyo once the games are completed. The first flight with 36 dressage

horses already landed at Haneda airport, Tokyo. Emirates

will be operating

an additional eight flights for the return journey from Tokyo to Liege. The carrier is working with Peden Bloodstock, a leading international horse transportation specialist for this charter. During the flights, the horses are comfortably settled inside

specially designed horse stalls. Emirates

SkyCargo is flying

131horse stalls to transport the 247 horses. In addition, 59 grooms will also be flying with the horses on the eight flights to ensure that the horses are well cared for, fed and watered during the journey from Liege to Haneda via a brief stopover in Dubai. Emirates will be transporting 20 tonnes of inflight food and drink for the horses along with 100 tonnes of special equipment for the onward journey from Liege. Emirates

has decades of

experience in transporting horses across six continents for

international sporting events. Emirates is also the title sponsor of a number of prestigious global horse racing tournaments and is a sponsor of Godolphin, the world’s leading horse racing team. Emirates has a fleet of modern

B777 freighter aircraſt and a well-trained team to ensure that horses have a comfortable and stress free flight experience. Emirates SkyCargo complies with regulations set out by national and international authorities on live animal transport including IATA Live Animals regulations (LAR).

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