Entries by Gabriella Garces

Green Ops: How Emirates Reduces Fuel Consumption and Emissions

Since 2016, Emirates has implemented “Green Ops” (Ecological Operational Procedures) to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions both on the ground and in flight. These initiatives were designed to optimize operational efficiency without compromising safety, resulting in Emirates saving over 48,000 tons of fuel and reducing more than 151,000 tons of carbon emissions during the […]

NASA Designs Hybrid-Electric Engine for Aircraft with Lower Consumption

A hybrid-electric engine is NASA’s new project. The HyTEC Project (Hybrid Thermally Efficient Core) aims to transform the aerospace industry to provide a more ecological and efficient alternative to traditional combustion engines. What is the HyTEC Project? The HyTEC Project is an initiative by NASA that is part of the Electrified Aircraft Propulsion (EAP) program. […]

Antwerp Euroterminal: Innovation in Onshore Electric Power for Deep-Sea Vessels

Antwerp Euroterminal (AET) has taken a significant step towards sustainability by installing the first onshore electric power connection for deep-sea vessels in Belgium. This new facility, expected to be operational by 2026, will allow ships docked at the port to access electricity in an eco-friendly and silent manner, complying with international ISO standards. A Belgian […]

The Vital Importance of Crew Personnel in Supply Chains

The “seafarers” are a fundamental component in supply chains. They are often overlooked despite being the personnel that make up the crews of merchant ships, who play an essential role in ensuring the uninterrupted flow of goods and merchandise worldwide. Today, we will delve into the critical importance of these essential workers, the tasks they […]

The Red Sea Challenge and Its Impact on Global Maritime Transport

For decades, the Red Sea has served as a vital maritime artery linking the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal, facilitating global trade. However, recent years have witnessed a surge in instability within the region, primarily due to escalating attacks by Houthi militants in Yemen. Consequently, the majority of shipping companies and […]

New IMO Guidelines for the Transportation of Plastic Pellets

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) took a crucial step in protecting the marine environment by drafting new guidelines for the safe transportation of plastic pellets on ships. These measures are essential to prevent damage to the marine ecosystem, as plastic pellets can have devastating impacts if released into the ocean. Importance of IMO Guidelines The […]