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Maritime set to help vaccinate the world

Dominating the past year’s news has been the pandemic, mainly about the social distancing and lock-down regimes in various countries, but also the heralded...

Key steps to a high performance maritime industry

Taking digitalisation one step at a time will offer a resilient, safe and sustainable maritime ecosystem for all those involved in the supply chain...

VLSFO – fact Vs. fiction

IMO 2020 compliant fuels have been in use for over a year, largely without incident. So why the continued vilification? The International Bunker Industry...

Logistics can be a shot in the arm

Lessons from the pandemic must be learned. What the virus has taught us so far is that working in isolation, as an industry or...

Port call optimisation: Two sides of the same coin

Good communications are critical for developing just-in-time ship calls at ports, giving both the lines and port facilities predictability as ships arrive.  To achieve...

A week on the US West Coast during the Covid pandemonium

As the pandemic has progressed through 2020 we have seen the ups and downs of economic activity and the struggles of an industry to...

Call for new ‘Marshall Plan’ for Port Digitalisation

Emerging and developing nations need to accelerate trade digitalisation. Pre-empting the second story in the Digital Series, to be published on Monday, Pascal Ollivier,...

Will Joe Biden’s Presidency benefit container shipping? 

With the US election finalised and Biden now in office, VesselsValue’s AIS & Trade Manager Charlotte Cook – analyses trade data for the container...

Rain in a box is precipitation with a cost

Eugenio Ferri is the co-founder and director of EPG Industries. Through a global network of dedicated offices and specialised distributors, he is working with...

Two sides of the same coin

Modern industries demand better service levels and the pandemic has spurred the process of change in the supply chain. Next year could be a...

Click and connect; clever boxes supply the link in the chain

Digital supply chains require information that is instantly accessible in order for the chain to hold together. Smart containers will supply that link, offering...

Rebuilding the maritime ecosystem, a job for innovators

Business re-engineering is critical as new technology offers new tracks to follow rather than re-treading old avenues. Synchronisation and connectivity are key to avoid...

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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...