A new shipping route via the Arctic Circle broke new ground recently and we will discover whether sailing via the polar route is viable, environmentally safe and the genuine competition to the existing Asia-Europe routes.
Our rail freight feature highlights on increased demand in Asia, Europe and Latin America, carving a niche as an alternative and cheaper option than air and faster than ocean. We also look at how improved intra-terminal connectivity is the focus of a new internal road development at the Port of Rotterdam. The group continues to extend its reach to hinterland areas through its global network, leveraging water, rail and road options creating new opportunities beyond the port.
In other topics we look at how ocean shipping is attracting high value sectors a new business opportunity. RFID makes a comeback, as new technology and standards supports its wider use in shipping. The government backs Hong Kong to once again become a competitive maritime hub in the Chief Executive’s 2018 Policy Address.
Meanwhile Hutchison Ports continues to roll out its environmental protection initiatives with Go Green and supporting the Global Maritime Forum held in Hong Kong.