Friday Focus: Top 10 Biggest Container Ships

 03 Mar 2017 09.17am

This Friday PTI is presenting a video from YouTube channel Humans At Sea on the biggest container ships in 2017.

However, although these mighty vessels are impressive, their size should not be mistaken for reprsenting container shipping industry strength.

This is why we at PTI want your opinion, as we've seen a lot of changes take place and perhaps not enough preparation in regards to ensuring the industry can continue a safe course.

We welcome you to vote on our poll, featured on our homepage, which poses the question: 'What is the biggest threat to the container shipping industry?'.

The current leading anwser is ongoing oversupply, which may not suprise some after the recent news surrounding container vessels being scrapped, but here is some more news to help you formulate your anwser!

We Musk Become Cyborgs: Elon Musk, Tesla founder and the billionaire inventor behind the Hyperloop concept, has said that humans must become cyborgs if they are to stay relevant in a future dominated by artificial intelligence.

Final Nail in Hanjin’s Coffin: Hanjin Shipping has finally come to an end after 40 years of operations, which saw the South Korean company reach the top 10 for global shipping.

Advancing Digital Analytics in Shipping (video): INTTRA is now processing one in four global container trade orders through its SaaS B2B e-commerce portal and recently announced that it had processed 38.5 million container orders on its platform in 2016.

Maersk to Become ‘Integrator of Global Shipping’: Maersk Line reinforced its stance on digitalisation and the organisation's view of global shipping at the 17th TPM annual conference.

Autonomous Tugs: A Feature of the Future?: Trends are pointing towards harbour tugs becoming one of the first vessel classes to become autonomous, according to Mike Ford, VP, Commercial Operations, at marine and energy solutions and services company Wärtsilä Dynamic Positioning.

Are You a Technological Innovator?: Forbes has published a guest post by John Derham, Founder and Head of Innovation at iQ Media, outlining the ways in which to tell if you are a digital innovator. 

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