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The G7 (or Group of Seven) is an organisation made up of the world’s seven largest so-called advanced economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Remember G8

This organization (originally G8 to include Russia) was founded to facilitate shared macroeconomic initiatives by its members in response to the collapse of the exchange rate 1971, during the time of the Nixon shock, the 1970’s energy crisis and the ensuing recession.

On 24 March 2014, the G7 members cancelled the planned G8 summit that was to be held in June that year in the Russian city of Sochi, and suspended Russia's membership of the group, due to Russia’s annexation of Crimea; nevertheless, they stopped short of outright permanent expulsion.

The G7 was created on France’s initiative during the crisis following the first oil crisis. It was conceived as an informal forum for dialogue between the leading economic powers, with the primary aim of acting as a forum to coordinate economic and financial policies free of any specific protocol.

The 45th G7

Over two days this year France hosted the G7 Summit, the 45th in the series, held on 24-26 August in Biarritz, Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Originally a meeting behind closed doors for seven Heads of State and Government, the Summit adopted a completely new format this year. Civil society made almost unprecedented contributions, and several countries with growing regional influence were invited to take part.

A series of tangible actions were decided on to support the survival of the Amazon, stability in Iran, global trade, the expansion of Africa, gender equality, and the fight against inequality.

The French President wanted the G7 Summit to be useful – it was.

There is a one-page document summarizing the main decisions, known as the Leaders Declaration  and made on global crises and trade and can be viewed here:

https://www.elysee.fr/en/g7/2019/08/26/g7-leaders-declaration

Of particular interest here is the comment on Trade: ‘The G7 is committed to open and fair world trade and to the stability of the global economy.
The G7 requests that the Finance Ministers closely monitor the state of the global economy.

Therefore, the G7 wishes to overhaul the WTO to improve effectiveness with regard to intellectual property protection, to settle disputes more swiftly and to eliminate unfair trade practices.

The G7 commits to reaching in 2020 an agreement to simplify regulatory barriers and modernize international taxation within the framework of the OECD.

SAILS

G7 SAILS, derived from Sustainable Actions for Innovative and Low-impact Shipping, made a Declaration to promote Good Practices in Maritime Transport for the Protection of the Marine and Coastal Environment . This available at:

https://www.elysee.fr/admin/upload/default/0001/06/31ac15e8b0a22afbf5d3780c7cda9aa65142ca70.pdf

Of particular note is:

Specific actions by passenger ship companies

For cruise lines and ferries, minimize the impacts of coastal zone use and contribute to the management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by:

  • Raising passenger awareness of environmental protection, work carried out in MPAs and the financial support required for this work (for example, by encouraging donations, including direct contributions on each ticket);
  • Working with the States visited to better take into account criteria for the preservation of coastal biodiversity and the living environment of local populations (distance from coasts and coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass,) when defining sea routes, wherever possible.

Reference was made to the Niulakita High Ambition Declaration on Shipping

The Assembly welcomed the initiative of the UN Secretary-General to hold the 2019 Climate Action Summit on 23 September  2019, in New York City; see here:

 

https://www.elysee.fr/admin/upload/default/0001/06/4b39ecc31afbb721391675c1316c03e0de739300.pdf

Of note is the need to:

  • Emphasize the need for the shipping industry to transition to the use of non-fossil fuels as soon as possible, and for industry and governments to work collaboratively to support the global availability of those fuels, including in developing countries and in particular in small island developing States (SIDS) and least developed countries.

Biarritz Chairman’s statement on climate, biodiversity and oceans is here:

https://www.elysee.fr/admin/upload/default/0001/05/622fadea9ed312f1f42c6e4e7cbb126086a30897.pdf

Illustration reproduced by kind permission of Ville de Biarritz ©

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North Sea Port has indicated that 54% of goods transported to the hinterland are moved by inland waterway shipping. This is the outcome of a study conducted by the port among companies throughout the port area and published on 28 November.

As a multimodal port, North Sea Port will increasingly be focusing on sustainable transport in the future, it is reported.

North Sea Port conducted research into the various transport options used by companies to move goods to the hinterland. This revealed that 54% of goods are transported by means of inland waterway shipping. 30% is loaded into lorries, whilst 9% is transported by rail. Transhipping cargo from one vessel to another accounts for 7%.

Results of this study were explained during North Sea Port’s multimodal event. At an Intermodal Marketplace, shippers and logistics intermediaries were able to find out about the rapidly expanding range of services provided by terminals and shipping companies in the port. These parties offer regular services from North Sea Port with destinations such as Antwerp, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, China, West Africa and South America by sea (deep-sea and short-sea), rail and inland waterway shipping.

DFDS is now using the new ro-ro ship Hollandia Seaways on the route between North Sea Port Ghent and Gothenburg in Sweden.

On 5 December, DFDS’s largest ship was officially named at the Mercatordok Multimodal Terminal in Ghent, North Sea Port.

The purpose of North Sea Port is to manage, operate and develop the 60 kilometres long cross-border port area from the Dutch port of Vlissingen to Ghent in Flanders. Within this framework, it intends to strengthen the position of the port and industrial complex in the area, both in a national and in an international perspective. North Sea Port employs 250 staff.

Hollandia Seaways can carry 450 trailers, representing a cargo capacity of 6,700 line metres. It has a length overall of 237.4 metres. With an extra floor for trailers, this new ship will immediately catch the eye when in the lock in Terneuzen or on the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal. The vessel is not only larger than the three DFDS ships which currently sail between Ghent and Gothenburg six times a week, it will be by far the largest ship in the entire DFDS fleet. This larger vessel will take the place of one of the three existing ships on the route. As a result, capacity will increase by some 600 trailers per week.

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Ports are having to react quickly to changes in the shipping supply chain. With lots of mergers and acquisitions in the container industry, and increased growth in the cruise sector, there is steep competition to attract vessels, particularly on popular trade and tourist routes.
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Latest News & Events

North Sea Port has indicated that 54% of goods transported to the hinterland are moved by inland waterway shipping. This is the outcome of a study conducted by the port among companies throughout the port area and published on 28 November.

As a multimodal port, North Sea Port will increasingly be focusing on sustainable transport in the future, it is reported.

North Sea Port conducted research into the various transport options used by companies to move goods to the hinterland. This revealed that 54% of goods are transported by means of inland waterway shipping. 30% is loaded into lorries, whilst 9% is transported by rail. Transhipping cargo from one vessel to another accounts for 7%.

Results of this study were explained during North Sea Port’s multimodal event. At an Intermodal Marketplace, shippers and logistics intermediaries were able to find out about the rapidly expanding range of services provided by terminals and shipping companies in the port. These parties offer regular services from North Sea Port with destinations such as Antwerp, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, China, West Africa and South America by sea (deep-sea and short-sea), rail and inland waterway shipping.

DFDS is now using the new ro-ro ship Hollandia Seaways on the route between North Sea Port Ghent and Gothenburg in Sweden.

On 5 December, DFDS’s largest ship was officially named at the Mercatordok Multimodal Terminal in Ghent, North Sea Port.

The purpose of North Sea Port is to manage, operate and develop the 60 kilometres long cross-border port area from the Dutch port of Vlissingen to Ghent in Flanders. Within this framework, it intends to strengthen the position of the port and industrial complex in the area, both in a national and in an international perspective. North Sea Port employs 250 staff.

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