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Looming Christmas crisis due to ongoing congestion chaos

Global supply chain issues are threatening Christmas deliveries to retailers, as we’ve seen sustained port congestion in the US, and now parts of the...

NVOCC, the underrated service provider in global logistics

Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC or NVO) or sometimes called Box Operators are those carriers who offer port to port services similar to...

Unblocking the paper-jam

When Malcolm McLean laid the foundations for what’s now become the global containerisation phenomenon, his vision was for standardisation across the entire supply chain....

Warehousing: The crucial link in modern supply chains

For any economy, it is imperative that the goods produced are managed optimally to avoid unnecessary losses during their journey from production to consumption....

Pay rises and apprenticeship schemes first steps on the road to plugging the gap as driver shortage in UK continues

Why did the chicken cross the road? It’s a question we’ve all been asked at some point in our lives, often as a precursor...

Why holistic screening technology is a necessity for banks and the whole trade ecosystem

Sanctions compliance has become an increasingly complicated concept in recent years, so much so that real-time technology is now a must for trade finance...

Reliability Challenges in Ocean Transportation is not only about vessels departing and arriving on time and Capacity Challenges are not only about number of...

Hardly a day goes by where we are not bombarded with industry news about vessel schedule reliability – or rather lack thereof. It certainly...

Access to preferential trade finance will require real-time ESG compliance monitoring

The maritime sector’s 3% contribution to global greenhouse emissions is always in the spotlight whenever a series of extreme weather events leads to calls...

Current logistics situation under Covid-19 in terms of container shortage and survival of NVOCCs

Gone are the days when being an non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) or shipper owned container (SOC) box operator you could buy containers in...

How the IMO can develop effective GHG reduction measures

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) intends to develop comprehensive measures to reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions. Besides reducing the emissions associated with current shipping practices,...

Acceleration in port capacity investment insufficient to support cargo demand growth

Surging container shipping cargo demand in the wake of the pandemic has resulted in a significant improvement in the global terminal capacity outlook, but...

Containers continue to triumph

The container market continues to impress with record-breaking rates and ordering never seen before. Olivia Watkins, Head Cargo Analyst of VesselsValue, an online valuation and...

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Singaporean state investment firm Temasek mum on PIL bailout

The Singapore government’s investment company Temasek Holdings is remaining tight-lipped on market talk that it may take a stake in embattled liner operator Pacific...

High speed and compromised manoeuvring caused Milano Bridge accident

The container ship Milano Bridge had failed to slow down as it attempted to berth in Busan New Port on 6 April 2020, causing...

Chinese shipyards win giant container ship order

Chinese shipyards will build six 24,232TEU containerships, the largest in the world as of today, that the Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (Bocomm Leasing)...

MSC Rosa M damages Mumbai crane

The 14,000TEU MSC Rosa M has hit and seriously damaged a crane at the DP World terminal in Nhava Sheva, NSIGT in Mumbai, while...

Taking the personal view for crew working on container shipping

Philip Eastell – Founder of Container Shipping Supporting Seafarers – describes the personal side of container operations at a time when crew, affected by...