Entries by Gabriella Garces

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 […]

The Crucial Role of Sustainability in Air Cargo

Air cargo is a silent force in global commerce, powering the movement of goods across borders with efficiency. As the world faces drastic challenges, from the pandemic to geopolitical uncertainties, the significance of air cargo in sustaining economies can’t be overstated. Amidst these dynamic changes, the imperative for sustainability in air cargo operations looms large, […]

2023’s Air Cargo Market Revival and Its Impact on Global Trade

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its report on the global air cargo markets for 2023, revealing a resurgence in demand, particularly in the fourth quarter of the year, despite economic uncertainties. The IATA report paints a dynamic picture of the air cargo sector in 2023. While the annual total demand, measured in […]

Challenges in Maritime Trade: Impact on the Global Economy and Contingency Plans

Maritime trade, the engine of the global economy, is facing a series of challenges that could have significant repercussions both in the short and long term. The National Foreign Trade Association (Analdex) has presented a comprehensive report that deeply analyzes the factors hindering the maritime transportation of goods and their impact on the development of […]

Renewable Energy in Maritime Logistics

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has embarked on a bold journey towards sustainability, setting an ambitious target for the shipping industry: by 2030, at least 5% of energy used in maritime transport should come from near-zero greenhouse gas emission fuels, with aspirations to reach 10%. This goal is not just an environmental imperative but also […]

The Rise of Sustainable Energies and Practices in 2023

In 2023, the world witnessed a remarkable shift towards sustainability, particularly in the transportation sector. Airports and seaports, traditionally hubs of high energy consumption and environmental impact, have become pioneers in adopting eco-friendly practices. Join us as we revisit the most prevalent sustainable energies and practices in these sectors, highlighting their significance and encouraging further […]

The Importance of Effective Ballast Water Management

In a world where marine biodiversity faces a growing threat, effective ballast water management emerges as a crucial pillar for the preservation of our aquatic ecosystems. With an alarming 29% of marine species consumed by humans already in collapse, it is imperative to focus our attention on sustainable and effective solutions in ballast water management. […]

The Evolution of Airport Security: Goodbye to Liquids Restriction in Luggage

Traveling by plane has always involved certain security rules, especially after the events of September 11, 2001. One of the most well-known restrictions is the requirement to remove liquids from luggage when passing through security checkpoints. However, this regulation is about to change thanks to technological innovation at airports. Let’s recall why this rule was […]