Industry Sectors - Global Issues


Bad Shipping Container Packing Results in Ruined Goods

 20 Sep 2017

The riskiest part of a shipping container’s journey is before it begins, according to TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director, Thomas Miller

  Container Handling, 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


Drewry Reefer Club Combats Freight Rate Uncertainty

 25 Sep 2017

Global shipping consultancy Drewry has launched a Reefer Benchmarking Club to meet the growing concerns of shippers about rising freight rates and reduced service levels at a time of carrier consolidation

  Carriers, Global Issues, Shipping, Supply Chain



MAN Claims First LNG Modification of Diesel Containership

 21 Sep 2017

MAN Diesel & Turbo has claimed that its the first company in the world to retrofit a feeder containership’s main engine to a multi-fuel unit that enables dual-fuel operation.

  Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Shipping


Big Maritime Players Establish Standards for Port Calls

 21 Sep 2017

International standards for nautical port information have taken a leap forward this week due to the efforts of the Rotterdam Port Call Optimisation Task Force

  Global Issues, Health and Safety, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping


North Korean Freight May Still Reach Ports

 20 Sep 2017

A North Korea-linked ship appeared to arrive at a major Chinese bulk terminal in Beilun Harbor

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


IUMI: Crews on Modern Megaships Still at Risk from Fire

 20 Sep 2017

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has expressed concern over the firefighting provisions on board modern containerships, citing their growing size and a recent spate of fires on board vessels as the cause for it publishing a position paper on the matter

  Global Issues, Health and Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping


Drewry Advises BCOs on Contract Freight Rate Rises

 18 Sep 2017

Drewry has warned beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) that they need to re-think their contract negotiation strategy for freight rates after the price to move their products by container increased for a fourth consecutive quarter

  Carriers, Global Issues, Shipping, Supply Chain