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Woke lines playing the uneven field

Liner shipping companies have had a bumper year with profits in 2020 expected to exceed any year in the history of container shipping. All...

Making a hash of lashing

Container losses – why do they keep happening? Asks Neil Gardiner, managing master mariner, one of the accident investigation team at Brookes Bell. Neil...

ebooking takes the fax and figures out of supply chains

Airlines have Sabre the shipping industry has a fax machine. Adoption of modern technologies within the maritime sector has been slow, but the pandemic...

Smart decision-making and collaborative alignment

We often experience the taking of decisions as being made on the basis of static information. Picture a printed document listing expected arrival and...

Container shipping must Live the digital dream

Dealing with disruption to supply chains is made easier for those digitally savvy companies that took an early leap into the virtual world, says...

Smart Containers and Situational Awareness

How many times have you asked yourself the following questions: Where is the container I shipped? When will it arrive? And in what condition...

Action must follow messages of support for Beirut’s victims

Out of respect for those suffering in the aftermath of the Beirut explosion the shipping industry must reflect on this tragedy, and then come...

Big ships, big headache?

Cargo administration is expanding as fast as ship sizes, as more containers on board the latest ultra large container ships means the documentation must...

Rebooting the global economy

Reefer containers protect food supply and boost developing economies says Anders Holm GM marketing and sales, Maersk Container Industry. Even though government reactions to...

Let’s face it, the world as we know it has ended

Florian Frese is the marketing lead at Container xChange – which connects users and suppliers in container logistics. He is an advocate of driving...

Seafarers in crisis and the support from Maritime Charities

In Seafarer Awareness Week – 6 to 11 July 2020 - Philip Eastell, Founder of Container Shipping Supporting Seafarers, calls for leadership, arguing that...

The growing threat that lurks below the waterline

A recent study published by I-Tech AB proved that barnacle fouling is a big headache for the global fleet, even before the Covid-19 forced...
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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...

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...

Updated: Maersk continues to cancel sailings across the globe

Due to market demand reductions globally caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Maersk is continuing to moderate its schedule. The Danish liner company line will,...

Truckers hit back at carriers in US chassis dispute

US truckers have responded to international shipping lines’ “motion to dismiss” a USD$1.8 billion complaint over “unfair” practises surrounding the use of chassis for...

MSC and CMA CGM join Maersk’s blockchain initiative

Two of the largest global carriers CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have announced their integration onto TradeLens, the blockchain platform jointly developed...

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