ICC’s initiatives to standardise digital trade

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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has launched some digital initiatives aimed at creating a collaborative cross-industry effort to enable the standardisation of digital trade.. The first one called The … Read more..

Scale-less weighing of containers for SOLAS VGM

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SOLAS VGM – probably a term which may have slipped many people’s minds as it seems to have successfully integrated itself into the mainstream container shipping process since its mandatory … Read more..

How shipping containers are making FIFA World Cup 2022 possible..

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When Malcom Mclean an American trucking company owner/trucker turned inventor and Mechanical Engineer Keith Tantlinger got together to create the first shipping container in 1956, they definitely had no idea … Read more..

Maersk to test a containerised battery system to improve on board performance

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I for one, am quite pleased with the many initiatives that the shipping and freight industry has been taking to combat climate change and reduce CO2 emissions.. Implementing IMO 2020 … Read more..

China to expedite development of Blockchain Technology

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When the President of the 2nd largest economy in the world and the world’s factory China urges for the development of blockchain technology to be expedited, you know things are … Read more..

DB Schenker joins the ranks of traditional freight forwarders offering digital solutions

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Previously I wrote that apart from dealing with digital shipping lines, digital freight forwarders will also need to contend with traditional freight forwarders, not just from a service perspective but … Read more..

My name is Container 42, the smartest container on the planet

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Innovation, creativity and digitalisation is in full flow within the shipping and freight industry.. The ubiquitous freight container has remained the same in terms of its design and structure and … Read more..

Digital modernization of old school Freight Forwarding Networks

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While traditional freight forwarder networks creates transparency, better connections and safe collaborations, the business model has not been a breakthrough by any means.. The way members conduct their businesses has … Read more..

SCIT19 – where Supply Chain, Innovation and Technology come together

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The digital era for supply chain is well under way.. Technology and supply chain having seemingly become inseparable.. Technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence are … Read more..

BOXBAY – A high rise container storage solution by DP World

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DP World who are well known for their container terminal operations around the world has come up with an innovative solution which is designed to transform the way containers are … Read more..

Maersk Triple-E vessel to sail on biofuel

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Maritime transport (sea transport) accounts for around 90% of the global trade.. While the greenhouse gas emissions from shipping is much lower than other modes of transport at around 2.6% … Read more..

An innovative solution for empty container crisis

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In 2017, global seaborne trade reached 10.7 billion tons.. Of this, containerised trade accounted for 1.82 billion tons.. Containerised shipping is an important component of global trade and currently there … Read more..