Industry Sectors - Port Focus


IBM: Blockchain to Save Shipping ‘Billions’ of Dollars

 23 May 2017     Carriers, Global Issues, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping, Supply Chain

The Director of Research at IBM has claimed that blockchain technology could recover billions of dollars lost to coordination costs in the shipping industry

COSCO and Qingdao Sign Silk Road Deal

 22 May 2017     Carriers, Container Handling, Mega Ship Ready, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping

Chinese shipping and ports operator COSCO and the fully automated Chinese container port of Qingdao have agreed to cooperate to develop port businesses in China and abroad.

Exports Halted by Swedish Strike

 22 May 2017     Carriers, Container Handling, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping

Swedish exporters may turn to foreign harbours after the latest round of an ongoing labour dispute regarding an APM Terminals facility at Gothenberg Port in Sweden

Five Sick Following Port Leak

 22 May 2017     Carriers, Container Handling, Health and Safety, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping

A Tauranga Port contractor crane driver has tipped a newspaper that a chemical leak at a container terminal on May 12, 2017 hospitalized five men

Port Bronka Opens with Solvo TOS

 22 May 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Container Handling, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Terminal Focus

Solvo has provided its terminal operating system (TOS) to start container operations at the Bronka Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex (MSCC Bronka) in Saint Petersburg, Russia


New Drone to Inspect Ship Hulls

 22 May 2017     Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping

Blueye Robotics has built an underwater drone that lets shipowners, vessel crew, and shipyards perform hull inspections without the need for divers

Trump Honours Maritime Day

 22 May 2017     Global Issues, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Shipping

US President Donald Trump has recognized the maritime industry on US National Maritime Day, and called for US-flag ship operators to dress ship in line with his predecessors

CMA CGM Scores Big Q1 Profit

 22 May 2017     Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Shipping

French liner CMA CGM has returned to profit in Q1 2017 following lower costs, an acquisition and improvement in freight rates

Wild Concept Places Vessels inside Mega-Vessels

 22 May 2017     Automation and Optimisation, Carriers, Mega Ship Ready, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping, Supply Chain, Terminal Focus

Seahorse Shipping has created a proposal that jumps the hurdle of mega-ship-created congestion in ports by installing vessels inside mega-vessels before launching them before they draw into port, thereby alleviating the huge capacities coming into ports

Finger Pointed in Jebel Ali Crane Collapse

 22 May 2017     Health and Safety, Port Focus, Terminal Focus

A pilot with ‘extensive’ knowledge of berthing operations at DP World’s Jebel Ali Port has reportedly told Cruise Arabia & Africa that the collapse of a quay crane following a collision with a CMA CGM container ship was an 'accident waiting to happen'