Key data to meet changing marine logistics expectations

Data transfer can serve as a guiding star for marine logistics in a post COVID era – so says Martin Wallgren, Chief Information Officer for the GAC Group. The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, as many countries now face a fresh wave of infections. However, the global vaccination programme has given […]

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New hi-tech system to fight emission at Port of Felixstowe

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) will work with Britain’s biggest and busiest container port, the Port of Felixstowe, to improve efficiency, reduce harmful carbon emissions and enable more containers to be handled. This project applies digital technologies such as machine learning and optimisation techniques to build predictive models for container flows around the port. This will […]

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As the first round of tender data has started to roll in, Xeneta data indicates that most of the 2022 contracts will be at record-high levels. As carriers reap the benefit of a great year so far; shippers are still looking to bring predictability and stability to their supply chain. So what prices are coming in? Xeneta data for four trades show bids landing in three main price brackets:  The lowest bids are being offered by some carriers but require […]

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Data can unlock safety, efficiency and more in shipping

Technology can help the maritime industry to improve efficiency, reliability and safety. We spoke to Søren Christian Meyer, CEO, ZeroNorth, about intelligent weather routing, the costs of implementing data monitoring and investing in clean technologies, as well as what shipping companies are struggling the most when it comes to data. How can weather monitoring improve […]

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Historic Collaboration for Maritime Shipping

BSR established Clean Cargo nearly 19 years ago to help tackle the hard to abate maritime shipping sector. Clean Cargo has grown to over 80 shipper, carrier and freight forwarder members, representing major freight buyers and over 85 percent of the global container cargo carried worldwide. Since inception, the collaborative initiative has focused on reporting, decarbonization, and best […]

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VIDEO | Data Improves Predictability in Ports

Ports generate a lot of data, however many of them are not using their data to its full potential. The Logistics Point spoke to David Yeo, founder and CEO of Innovez One, a provider of digital solutions for port optimisation, about the journey ports have to make when digitising, what deep tech is and how […]

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Suez Canal Blockage Prolonges Shipping’s Problems

The Suez Canal incident raised multiple questions on the role of world shipping and containerization. Supply chains are still feeling the effects of the closure. According to Lars Jensen, CEO of Vespucci Maritime, there are two things that need to be considered. Firstly, the actual closure of the canal and secondly, the context it happened […]

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The “myth” of nefarious blank sailings

Given the current container shipping market, with record-high freight rates, container and vessel capacity shortages, terminal and port congestion, and record-low schedule reliability, it is quite understandable that shippers are getting increasingly frustrated. ‘In stakeholder discussions we have increasingly seen the suggestion, that part of the current rate spike has been manufactured by the carriers, […]

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Sobering up the path to digital shipping

Logistics and shipping companies have historically relied on paper for their operations. As new technologies have emerged, the industry slowly started to transform. But what really sped up the whole process was the global COVID-19 pandemic. Martin Wallgren, Group Chief Information Officer, GAC, shares how digitisation in maritime and shipping can happen and what are […]

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Empty container shortages to persist into January

The absolute largest problem in container shipping right now, is the dire shortage of empty containers in key locations, especially in Asia. This is what is driving spot rate markets to historical highs, and it is what is causing significant grief to shippers looking to get their product moved in a timely fashion. This also […]

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