Cargo owners are usually among the first victims in a crisis. COVID-19 has taken that to another level, with shipments being delayed, blanked, subjected to demurrage, stranded, lost, dropped by importers, or stored at sea because of landside space constraints. Cargo owners ultimately are the lifeblood of ship owners/operators and the ports that serve them. With so many parties in between, how can ports get closer to their real users, understand their needs and build solutions to keep them satisfied and loyal?
With climate change and the environment becoming a big concern, many people are looking for green resources to replace pollution-heavy processes. One of these resources is “green hydrogen. Hydrogen is an abundant chemical element made of one electron and one proton, and in standard conditions it exists in molecular form as H2 gas. Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless and highly combustible nonmetal that is often stored in high-pressure tanks in its gas or liquid form.
Good morning all, As various forms of lockdown continue, distance working has become the new normal for many. Alongside this is the need for distance purchasing, and on the other side of the coin, distance customer interaction. Although customers and firms can easily contact each other via telephone and chat, there is a renewed focus on knowing your customer when s/he is far away. And that is one thing more often easier said than done.
New research by industry coalition Sustainable Aviation confirms that the UK could be home to up to 14 sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facilities in areas across the country – making it a world leader in clean aviation technology. The research by energy consultancy E4tech and commissioned by Sustainable Aviation revealed that these facilities could be based in seven clusters – Teesside, Humberside, the north-west of England, south Wales, Southampton, St Fergus and Grangemouth.
Vanessa Nord believes that a rethinking is underway in Germany’s professional sports. In 2019, the 28-year-old founded a company that supports clubs on their way to sustainability: ecologically, socially and economically. Apparently, she struck a chord: Nord has already worked with FC Bayern Munich, the second German ice hockey league, and the German Boxing Association.
Earlier this year, Cape Town-based fashion designer Sindiso Khumalo received the prestigious LVMH prize, which was for 2020 shared out between the eight finalists, as a measure of Covid-19 era support for emerging talent. But that’s just one of the growing number of accolades Khumalo can add to her mantlepiece. In a fraught year, she’s fought through to be now bestowed with a second prestigious distinction, in the form of the Green Carpet Fashion Awards’ Independent Designer title.
A partnership between the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) of UNDESA and UNITAR, this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims at reaching out to a high number of governmental officials and other stakeholders such as UN staff, local governments, civil society and others who expressed an interest in taking this course.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) continues its support for the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 despite COVID-19; and has turned such challenges into opportunities to carry on its development projects that adopt the triple bottom line of sustainable development. This achieves its vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation and maintains the health and safety of all society members.
Get ready for some big changes at grocery stores and restaurants across the country starting next year. The Liberal government announced this week that a ban on some single-use plastics will go into effect by the end of 2021.
“Your local stores will be providing you with alternatives to these plastic products, like reusable or paper bags in place of plastic,” said Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. Read more