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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Maritime digital ecosystems promote prosperity

As essential infrastructure facilities, ports play a major role in the supply chain. That is why it is vital they are at the forefront of innovation. Digitising maritime and port operations is not an easy task as there are many complex systems and processes. Where do you start and what do you need to look […]

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Ports look to create digital ecosystems

As essential infrastructure facilities, ports play a major role in the supply chain. That is why it is vital they are at the forefront of innovation. Digitising maritime and port operations is not an easy task as there are many complex systems and processes. Where do you start and what do you need to look […]

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Innovez One to digitalise operations at Port of Banten, Indonesia

Innovez One, one of the world’s leading providers of port management software for the world’s busiest ports and towage operators, has signed a contract with the Port of Banten, a growing Indonesian port located in the rapidly developing Banten region, to digitise its towage and pilotage operations. The Port of Banten is an exciting addition […]

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World Maritime Day 2020 – sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet

On 24 September, IMO and the global maritime community come together to celebrate the annual World Maritime Day. The 2020 theme is “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet”. The peculiar state of global shipping 2020 saw everyone across the globe affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet this global crisis has demonstrated the importance of shipping […]

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Future of Shipping: Decarbonisation & Digitalization

IMO and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore are jointly organizing two free to access  webinars on the Future of Shipping, on 17 September 2020 and 8 October 2020. The webinars seek to share insights on digitalization, decarbonisation and trade in a disrupted world following the global COVID-19 pandemic. The peculiar state of global […]

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Have countries forgotten about ship crews?

“We would love to see changes as soon as possible but it remains a case of individual countries trying to contain the virus,” Peter Sand, Analyst from BIMCO comments, for The Logistics Point. According to the expert in doing so many places have completely forgotten about the seafarers. The Philippines is currently seeking to become […]

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