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If coal is dead, then why are ships so full of it?

The Supply Chain Journal

Bulk ships are busy transporting coal to Asia — and to eco-conscious Europe — boosting freight income for some of the very shipowners who publicly tout their environmental bona fides to investors. Freight rates buoyed by coal.

Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey

Global Trade Management

Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey. Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey by Staff Writers Hamburg, Germany (AFP) Jan 24, 2008 A goods train from Beijing arrived in Hamburg on Thursday after having crossed six countries in a journey organisers said could ring in a new era of rail transport between Asia and Europe. At the same time, we are considerably cheaper than air freight for many types of cargo."