The Coronavirus emerged in China in December A full lockdown in China followed in January 2020, with an immediate effect on trade volumes as production activities were halted and ports were forced to downsize their activities
Professor Theo Notteboom, Shanghai Maritime University, China; Ghent University, Belgium; Antwerp Maritime Academy, Belgium; and University of Antwerp, Belgium
AHTs’ will create new age of fast, inexpensive and convenient transportation, with impacts reverberating far beyond the confines of the trucking industry. Efficiency. Technological prowess. Safety concerns.
Public policy catch-up efforts, new jobs created, old jobs destroyed.
Our coasts and estuaries are amongst the most productive habitats for biodiversity in the world, and their value is recognised through legal designations, including under the EU Habitats and Birds Directives. They are also international shipping routes and perform a wider range of ecosystem functions including flood mitigation.
Tessa Harding – Director of Water at Thomson Environmental Consultants