Industry Sectors - Global Issues


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


Port of Kiel Hits Seven Million Tonnes in 2017

 16 Jan 2018

Port of Kiel in Germany passed the seven million tonne mark for the first time in 2017, with a total of 7,407.376 tonnes loaded and unloaded.

  Container Handling, Dry Bulk and Specialist Cargo Handling, Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping


Chinese Machine Learning Beats Humans in Reading Test

 16 Jan 2018

A deep neural network machine, built by the AI research arm of China’s biggest online commerce company, Alibaba, has scored higher than humans on a reading test for the first time.

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Issues



Shipping Demand Soars In Shanghai

 16 Jan 2018

Shanghai International Port, the world's busiest container port, has reported rapid growth in net profits for 2017 due to an increase in trade growth which pushed up shipping demand.

  Global Issues, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping, Supply Chain


Port of Oakland Records Busiest Year

 15 Jan 2018

The Port of Oakland in the US has reported that 2017 was the busiest year in its 90-year history, handling a cargo volume of 2.42 million containers in a sign of the continued strengthening of the US economy.

  Container Handling, Global Issues, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping, Supply Chain


Iranian Tanker Sinks after Explosion

 15 Jan 2018

An Iranian tanker which collided with a freighter in the East China Sea and had been burning for more than a week has exploded and sank on Sunday January 14, 2018, according to TIME.

  Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Health and Safety, Shipping


​Thai Port Prepares for LNG Bunkering

 15 Jan 2018

​Japan’s Marubeni Corporation and Thai state-owned SET-listed oil and gas company, PTT Public Company Limited (PTT) have announced they have embarked on a joint feasibility study on implementing LNG bunkering in Thailand’s Laem Chabang port, according to LNG World Shipping.

  Global Issues, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping, Supply Chain


‘Tesla Ships’ to Hit the Seas

 15 Jan 2018

Port-Liner has announced it is building two giant all-electric barges dubbed ‘Tesla ships’ to transport cargo between Amsterdam, Antwerp and Rotterdam

  Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues