The update on the ONE Apus maritime disaster as of the last day of 2020 – 31st December is that the discharging operations of the remaining containers have been proceeding steadily and since the first day of container discharging at Kobe, a total of 126 boxes have been safely discharged as of the 29th of December 2020..
As covered in my Shipping and Freight Review of 2020, the global container shipping market is dominated by 3 major global container alliances consisting of 10 container shipping lines, who together, control a whopping 83.80% of the total container shipping market across various services..
Now a grouping of South Korean container lines are reportedly teaming up to create their own alliance called K-Alliance..
Work from Home (WFH) – the “new normal” of 2020 seems to have gained worldwide acceptance since COVID-19 and has been the subject of many discussions on its merits and de-merits..
When I think about how the shipping and freight industry has adapted and is currently adapting to WFH practices, I can’t help wondering how the industry might have coped with this pandemic, the disruption it caused and if WFH would have been possible had it occurred in the 80s and 90s when things were handled much differently in the industry..
For those of you who were “born” into this current technology driven world of shipping, freight and logistics, read here how vintage shipping was done.. 🙂
The update on the ONE Apus maritime disaster as of the 23rd December 2020 is that discharging operations of the remaining containers have been proceeding steadily and 50 containers have been safely discharged as of December 22nd..
Among other things (including a lack of knowledge), cargo insurance is considered by many to be cumbersome due to the huge amount of manual work involved in applying for insurance and for claims, not to mention the time delays caused due to these processes and also the lack of visibility of incidents etc for the insurance industry..
In an effort to reduce these delays and provide visibility into entire shipping container fleets, Loginno an IoT visionary company from Israel has partnered with with Marsh to provide innovative IoT based cargo insurance..
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has spoken out against “no crew change” clauses in charterparties, pointing out that such clauses exacerbate the dire situation of stranded seafarers and undermine the efforts undertaken to resolve the ongoing crew change crisis.
So-called “no crew change” clauses, which are demanded by certain charterers, state that no crew changes can occur whilst the charterer’s cargo is onboard – hence not allowing the ship to deviate to ports where crew changes could take place.
Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), a neutral, non-profit group established to further digitalisation of container shipping technology standards, in conjunction with its nine member carriers – MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, Evergreen, Yang Ming, HMM and ZIM has released IoT standards for remote Reefer container monitoring on board vessels..
Here is my review of the shipping and freight industry for the year 2020 where I unpack various aspects of how global trade and maritime trade fared, how the shipping industry and carriers fared and what were the stand out points for the year..
I also take a look into the concerns for the industry as we go into 2021..
The update on the ONE Apus maritime disaster as of the 11th December 2020 is that the operations for the safe removal of the remaining containers on deck have started after permission to proceed was granted by the Japanese Coast Guard..
The ship remains safely berthed at the Port of Kobe after it encountered severe weather on Monday, November 30, 2020 leading to a container stack collapse of around 1,816 containers including 64 hazardous containers..
The latest update on the ONE Apus maritime disaster is that the ship safely berthed at the Port of Kobe on the the 8th of December, nine days after it encountered severe weather on Monday, November 30, 2020 leading to a container stack collapse of around 1,816 containers including 64 hazardous containers..
You can see a video of the vessel in Kobe and some images that show the intensity and extent of the damage..
Executive Insights is a series by Shipping and Freight Resource that provides insights and thoughtful analysis about the industry..
This series features selected individuals from the industry and is aimed at enriching the knowledge of the readers with what is happening in the shipping, freight, maritime, logistics, and supply chain industry..
Executive Insights also gives you a chance to pick the brains of these industry veterans, leaders, and enablers..
In this edition of Executive Insights, we caught up with Jan Hoffmann Chief, Trade Logistics Branch of UNCTAD, on what drives Trade Logistics and how UNCTAD is enabling trade and helping various countries achieve their full potential..