Industry Sectors - Global Issues


IBM Begins Introducing AI-Enabled Scanner for Global Trade

 25 May 2018

IBM Research is introducing an AI-enabled scanner, the IBM Crypto Anchor Verifier, which will use blockchain to check the origin and authenticity of products

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Issues, Health and Safety, Shipping, Supply Chain


Are TOS Systems Efficient Enough for SMTs?

  The Automation, Training & Simulation Issue

SMT's show strong willingness to change and improve, but they need to do so with little investment, and limited impact. Not only do they need pre-configured software, but they also need a provider who comes...

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Issues, Port & Maritime Training


How to Navigate the Dry Bulk Market

  The Mega-Ship Issue

The barometer on the state of health of the dry bulk market is usually reflected in the performance of the Baltic Dry Index (BDI), which is based on a composite of the Capesize, Panamax, Handy-size and...

  Global Issues


Whitepaper: Container Weighing Explained

  Edition Online

Load measurement specialist Strainstall articulate in detail all the major issues ports and terminals have to be aware of with the impending container weighing regulations in 2016

  Container Handling, Global Issues


Ports for Tomorrow: Smart Links in Supply Chains

  Linking the Supply Chain

This paper forms the latest iteration of Wolfgang Lehmacher's work for Port Technology. While his last two papers focussed predominantly on blockchain and its potential impact on the global supply chain,...

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Issues, Supply Chain



IMO Begins Validating Autonomous Ship Operations

 25 May 2018

The International Maritime Organization has started exploring how autonomous ships could operate safely, securely and in an environmentally friendly way

  Automation and Optimisation, Carriers, Global Issues, Health and Safety, Shipping, Supply Chain, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Blockchain Insurance Platform Piloted by Maersk Launches

 25 May 2018

The world’s first blockchain powered platform for marine insurance has been launched for commercial use

  Automation and Optimisation, Carriers, Global Issues, Shipping, Supply Chain


Blockchain Startup Hit with Cease-and-Desist Order

 25 May 2018

Blockchain startup ShipChain has been issued a cease-and-desist order from South Carolina’s Office of the Attorney General

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Issues, Shipping, Supply Chain


EU NAVFOR Holds Anti-Piracy Forum in Kenya

 24 May 2018

EU NAVFOR recently brought together EU and regional partners to focus on counter piracy and maritime security in efforts to build a more secure maritime environment

  Global Issues, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping, Supply Chain


Global Gov Ministers Commit to Secure Freight Transport

 24 May 2018

The ITF has underlined the critical importance of keeping transport safe, secure and resilient in order to enable societies and economies to prosper

  Global Issues, Health and Safety, Shipping