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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...

Decarbonisation, Covid and fuel prices, a lurid mix

Fuel prices appeared set to rise, then the Covid-19 outbreak hit the global economy. What will the virus mean for the future of container...

Digital identity critical in the containerised world

The standardisation of the physical shipping container brought positive value by reducing the costs for transporting goods, end-to-end. The digital era parallel is the...

Covid-19 must not set back our industry’s safety momentum

Martin Crawford-Brunt, CEO, RightShip, a leading maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation, assesses the potential effects of the pandemic on the safe working...

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...

Levels of piracy are a function of poverty multiplied by the will to subdue it

Munro Anderson, is a partner at the security consultancy Dryad Global, which is involved in the monitoring and advising of shipping lines and local...

Zero carbon vessels require investment collaboration

More than ever, decarbonisation of shipping will require a substantial collaborative effort across maritime and energy stakeholders and beyond, says Katharine Palmer, Global Sustainability...

Part II: Standardisation – key to enabling benefits of collaboration

With the ramp-up of new and emerging technologies, standards and horizontal collaboration between competitors are now more necessary than ever. A standard is an...
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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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