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19 March 2020

PTI Insight: Is Malaysia a major maritime nation?

In the past 20 years Malaysia has developed to become one of the most important hubs for trade, finance and technology, largely fueled by a rapidly expanding maritime industry - but is it truly a major maritime nation?

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27 January 2020 Digital

Five busiest ports in the US

In an exclusive insight PTI has looked at this question and followed on from its previous reflection on the five busiest ports in Northern Europe and compiled a list of the top five ports in the USA.

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25 September 2019 Digital

SDP19: Top 5 Emerging Port Technologies

From the growth of cloud connectivity within smart ports to the increasing use of drones to monitor terminal operations, 2019 has been a period of real progress in the field of Emerging Port Technology.

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4 September 2019

International Shipper 10 Shipping Terms

These are the top ten terms that any international shipper dealing with sea containers, shipping containers, containership or shipbuilding should know.

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15 August 2019

What is difference between port and terminal?

A terminal is a part of a port. A port generally describes the location where ships berth and conduct activity. Within a port there can be multiple terminals through which cargo passes from sea to land. A terminal instead refers to the specific part of a port dedicated to a certain type of activity, such as containers or bulks.

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15 August 2019

Picture Of The Day

View of the grand harbour marina between Birgu and Senglea town, Malta

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10 August 2019

What is reefer in shipping terms?

The term ‘reefer’ is used in shipping to refer to refrigerated ships and refrigerated shipping containers that transport perishable commodities by sea. Temperature-controlled transportation is used for perishables such as fruit, meat, fish, vegetables, and dairy products. A reefer ship is a containership that exclusively carries refrigerated containers. Exclusive Paper: Truck Appointment Systems and Reefers: Is There […]

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9 August 2019

What is a Smart Port?

A Smart Port is a port that uses automation and innovative technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain to improve its performance.

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