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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...

Naval gazing, what lies ahead for the supply chain

As this blighted year nears its end, three maritime journalists were asked to assess the industry as it enters a critical period in history....

Global co-operation will pave the way to a sustainable future

Collaboration is key to address the global challenges that lie before us. Digitalisation and efforts of the decarbonisation of global shipping will be the...

Is the maritime sector out of step?

Global warming is a ticking time-bomb that could destroy us all or it could be a dud, failing to explode at the expected time....

The EU takes the lead on maritime emissions reduction

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meets next week to debate the latest provisions for the decarbonisation of shipping, MEP Jutta Paulus explains why...

UNCTAD relegates climate change in global trade report

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) believes that the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the fault lines in global supply chains 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...