June 2011

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  • China wants to join transport policy body

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    China has officially declared its intention to join the International Transport Forum, an intergovernmental organisation linked to the OECD that deals with transport policy issues. The vice-minister for transport, Gao Hongfeng, made the announcement during the annual summit of transport ministers from the International Transport Forum’s 52 current member countries in Leipzig, Germany last week. […]

  • Going greener means a discount for ships at Antwerp

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    Signing-up for new index could bring cheaper tonnage dues at ports. The most environmentally-friendly vessels that call at the Belgian port of Antwerp will get a discount of 10% on tonnage dues. The Antwerp Port Authority’s board of directors voted to reward “clean ships” that call at the port in an effort to reduce emissions […]