Yearly Archives

  • China wants to join transport policy body


    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


    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 […]