by Przemysław Myszka
It was yet another peaceful year across the Baltic Sea region. No SECA-like regulations, trade wars, rampant spikes in the price of bunkers, or racking disputes between trade unions and terminal operators, just good ol' transport and logistics.
The following set of events that stood out in 2018 comprises both internal affairs, very much like the list of highlights from 2017, and happenings transcending regional borders, just as was the case two years ago.
How these two mix together is most probably best illustrated by the fact that the world's first autonomous ferry operations took place in the Baltic.
However, like last year, we've also decided to distinguish not so much a standalone event but rather a trend that has been gaining momentum in the region for a few years now, namely the setup of a robust supply chain for delivering liquefied natural gas (LNG), and lately also liquefied biogas (LBG), onto the market, not only to cater to the needs of the maritime industry but also for use in the production of… toilet tissues!