Shipping industry

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Nurdles: the worst toxic waste you’ve probably never heard of
Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardous

Karen McVeigh

29, Nov, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Owner calls off sale of UK ports operator amid legal row with PM ally
Decision to abandon sale of PD Ports a blow to Tory mayor Ben Houchen’s Teesside regeneration plans

Julia Kollewe

26, Nov, 2021 @4:57 PM

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UN shipping summit criticised for ‘dangerous’ delay on emissions plan
International Maritime Organization lacks urgency needed to tackle climate crisis, say campaigners

Karen McVeigh

24, Nov, 2021 @12:52 PM

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Backlogged LA port struggles to implement 24/7 schedules: ‘We’ve had very few takers’
Promise of round-the-clock operations remains unfulfilled but fines for containers left at docks are helping to clear the way

Guardian staff and agencies

17, Nov, 2021 @4:16 PM

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The shipping industry faces a climate crisis reckoning – will it decarbonize?
World’s largest shipping company Maersk plans to power new container ships on carbon-neutral methanol but very little of it is produced today

Maddie Stone

12, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Here’s why it’s so hard to electrify shipping and aviation
Reducing emissions for cargo ships and planes isn’t as simple as sticking a huge battery in them

Rashida Kamal and Alvin Chang

11, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Suez Canal to raise fees, heaping pressure on global supply chains
With shipping industry still recovering from Ever Given crisis, transit tolls are increasing by 6%

Graeme Wearden

05, Nov, 2021 @3:48 PM

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Yuletide logjam: how supply chain woes could ruin Christmas for Australian shoppers
Long after the toilet paper frenzies, there are still shortfalls of many goods. What’s behind it and which products are worst affected?

Tory Shepherd

02, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Budget 2021: shipping firms that fly red ensign flag to be offered tax breaks
Chancellor derided for finding ‘only advantage from Brexit’

Rupert Neate

27, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Canada container ship fire: ‘bomb cyclone’ storm may hinder effort to assess damage
Blaze on freighter ship has been largely contained, but officials won’t be able to determine damage amid wind and rain

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

25, Oct, 2021 @3:56 PM

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Backlog of cargo ships at southern California ports reaches an all-time high
The supply chain crisis continues to overwhelm US ports as the Biden administration has vowed to expand operations

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

20, Oct, 2021 @10:13 PM

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UN chief urges airlines and shipping firms to do more to cut emissions
António Guterres says current efforts are more consistent with global heating ‘way above 3C’

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, Oct, 2021 @3:38 PM

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