Category: Maritime

  • Shipping: Volumes to come down due to Lunar New Year

    Shipping: Volumes to come down due to Lunar New Year

    Commentary from Glenn Koepke, GM of Network Collaboration at FourKites Do you expect shipping trends around Lunar New Year to be different this year than in years past? How?  We anticipate volume will sharply halt during the Lunar New Year while ports shut down and operations come to a standstill. Coming out of the Lunar […]

  • Notably Improved Cross-Ocean Transit Time for Global Freight Deliveries

    Notably Improved Cross-Ocean Transit Time for Global Freight Deliveries

    E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ETWO), the connected supply chain SaaS platform with the largest multi-enterprise network, today released the Q4 2022 edition of its Ocean Shipping Index, a quarterly report that offers data-driven insights to better manage the movement of goods around the globe and on key lanes between Asia, North America, and Europe.  The […]

  • Maritime progress at risk over fears of digitalisation, Wärtsilä report warns

    Maritime progress at risk over fears of digitalisation, Wärtsilä report warns

    Despite 78% of industry professionals agreeing that change and technological innovation is a positive thing for the maritime industry, almost half (45%) admit to having a volatile attitude towards technology and over a third (36%) say they are actively resistant to change. This is according to the technology group Wärtsilä’s ‘Debunking the Mythical Beasts of […]

  • VIDEO Maritime 2023: Collaboration Goes Up To Fight Murky Waters

    VIDEO Maritime 2023: Collaboration Goes Up To Fight Murky Waters

    The maritime sector experienced a challenging year and is hoping that 2023 will bring more stability. We spoke with Ryan Closser, Director of Project Management, Network Collaboration at FourKites about the state of the maritime sector, the lessons learnt from 2022 and what to expect in 2023. More from our January 2023 edition with predictions […]

  • Chinese New Year ’23: Deployed Capacity Remains High

    The following analysis comes from Sea-Intelligence. Traditionally, Chinese New Year (CNY) sees a production slowdown in Asia, and the shipping lines blank sailings in order to bring supply in line with demand. In 2020, we saw an extension of CNY due to the Covid outbreak, while in both 2021 and 2022 the shipping lines kept […]

  • UK’s Port Delays Recovering After Brexit

    UK’s Port Delays Recovering After Brexit

    Both delays and transit speed at UK ports after Brexit appear to have slowly recovered as companies have adapted their supply chains, with delays falling to 41% and average journey transit speed increasing to 5.3 miles per hour as of Q3 2022. The analysis comes from FourKites. On-time performance of shipments was significantly impacted by […]

  • Intermodal Adopts Tech To Solve Headaches

    Intermodal Adopts Tech To Solve Headaches

    Intermodal supply chains have specific challenges that need to be addressed. We spoke to Pervinder Johar, CEO of Blume Global, about how visibility should be embedded in intermodal supply chains and what it means for the overall performance. There is a significant rise in the interest around visibility. Tracking and knowing what happens in your […]

  • How UK’s Ports Strikes Affected Shipments

    How UK’s Ports Strikes Affected Shipments

    The data is provided by FourKites, a leading provider of digital visibility solutions for the supply chain. Port of Liverpool At Liverpool, FourKites has seen the number of shipments arriving to the port (including exports, imports, and transshipment stops) vary drastically with the strikes that began on September 19th, October 11th, and October 24th of […]

  • Maritime’s Industry-wide Data Revolution is Underway

    Maritime’s Industry-wide Data Revolution is Underway

    By Sarah Barrett, Product Insights at Wärtsilä Voyage The maritime industry is a critical part of the global economy, supply chains and logistics. Commercial shipping alone is responsible for carrying 90% of world trade and estimates from the International Chamber of Shipping indicate that around 11 billion tons of goods are transported by ships each […]

  • Shipping Carriers Brace for A Dip But Investment Will Continue

    Shipping Carriers Brace for A Dip But Investment Will Continue

    Carriers enjoyed high rates in the last two years but this is coming to an end. Now they have more money in their pockets for the dip coming ahead and will continue investing in new and more efficient vessels. We spoke to Lars Jensen, CEO at Vespucci Maritime, about how the maritime market is performing […]