Industry Sectors - Global Issues


World Economic Forum: Blockchain Technology for Ports

 18 Apr 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Global Issues, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping, Supply Chain

A new white paper written by Wolfgang Lehmacher, Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries, World Economic Forum, examines the suitability of blockchain and blockchain-based distributed ledger technology (DLT) to the port, harbour, and terminal industries

How to Navigate the Dry Bulk Market

  The Mega-Ship Issue     Global Issues

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...

Whitepaper: Container Weighing Explained

  Edition Online     Container Handling, Global Issues

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

Trump Wants $108 Million For East Coast Ports

 25 May 2017     Carriers, Global Issues, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping, Supply Chain, Terminal Focus

US President Donald Trump has requested US$108 million to deepen harbours at two ports on the US East Coast, while other ports scratch the barrel to fund expansion projects

State Aid Rule Benefits EU Ports

 25 May 2017     Global Issues, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance

Removing some state subsidy limits for ports across the EU could mean more subsidies flow to those ports


Port of Bolívar Lifts Capacity

 24 May 2017     Carriers, Global Issues, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping, Supply Chain

Yilport Holding has invested in Puerto Bolívar container terminal by installing two mobile harbour cranes amid a project to create one of Latin America’s most advanced container terminals

Dubai Plans $1 Billion Shipping Spend

 24 May 2017     Global Issues, Shipping

Despite already being a world leader in the maritime sector, Dubai is reportedly planning a US$1 billion investment fund to be focused on developing its shipping sector

US Firms Join on Smart Reefer Box

 24 May 2017     Container Handling, Global Issues, Health and Safety, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping, Supply Chain, Terminal Focus

Two solutions providers have formed a technology partnership to build a solution that lets shipping lines to manage reefer containers remotely

African Port Facing Rise in Illegal Arms Shipments

 24 May 2017     Global Issues, Health and Safety, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping

The Tin Can Island Port (TCIP) in the Nigerian city of Lagos in Africa has stopped 440 guns from entering the country after another operation four months earlier intercepted 49 boxes loaded with 661 shotguns from China

Japan Plans First LNG Tugboat

 24 May 2017     Carriers, Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Shipping

Japanese liner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has plans to build an LNG-fuelled tugboat for operation in Japan