How ocean shipping goes green, from wind power to liquid hydrogen

Airseas, the maritime unit of France’s Airbus, has developed a gigantic, automated kite called Seawing, which essentially tows a ship. Airseas The shipping industry accounts for nearly 3% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions, producing as much manmade carbon dioxide as all the coal-fired power plants in the U.S. combined. Still, it’s a relatively … Read more

$31 billion in trade is rail-landlocked or stuck off U.S. coasts

Aerial view of containers and cargo ships at the Port of Los Angeles on Jan. 19, 2022 in San Pedro, California. Qian Weizhong | Visual China Group | Getty Images Tens of billions of dollars in trade are either landlocked or anchored at sea in the United States and in Europe as congestion builds at … Read more

The battle over inflation-linked pay adding to European port contagion

The growing congestion at ports in Germany and the Netherlands, which could delay car and furniture shipments to the US for weeks, shows no signs of clearing up as the latest round of labor negotiations between the Central Association of German Seaport Companies (ZDS) and ver .di, the German labor union, ended with no agreement. … Read more