Industry Sectors - Global Issues


Friday Focus: Compliance Doubts Around SOLAS VGM

 21 Jul 2017

A year after the new SOLAS VGM rules were established on July 1, 2016, Strainstall has found that many countries are still not implementing the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation properly

  Carriers, Container Handling, Global Issues, Health and Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, 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


Four Men Found in Container on OOCL Ship

 21 Jul 2017

Canadian authorities are treating the discovery on Thursday of four men hiding in a shipping container at the Port of Montreal as a case of illegal entry, officials have told Reuters.

  Carriers, Global Issues, Health and Safety, Port Focus, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping



NIMASA: African Ports Should Compete Globally

 21 Jul 2017

Nigeria’s Director General for its Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is improving an online portal as one of the measures needed to allow African ports to compete with Europe

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


Malaysia’s Ports on Track for Strong ASEAN Future

 20 Jul 2017

RAM Rating Services expects Malaysian port developments to stay on track and container and cargo figures at key ports to remain healthy this year, in line with the gradual global economic recovery, according to information reported by The Star

  Global Issues, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping


Kalmar: Zero Accident Ports are ‘Mission Possible’

 19 Jul 2017

Kalmar has provided insight into whether the terminal of the future will need humans in its Port 2060 blog, featuring its Vice President of Market Intelligence, Strategy and Development, Frank Kho

  Automation and Optimisation, Global Issues


Ocean Carrier Cuts Emissions by Nearly Half

 18 Jul 2017

American President Lines (APL) has recorded its highest recorded fleet carbon dioxide emissions reduction of 48% in 2016, compared to its base level in 2009

  Carriers, Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Shipping