Security and Logistics News

  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

  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

Credit: Greenpeace   21 Sep 2017
Greenpeace volunteers in kayaks and boats have boarded K Line’s 23,498-tonne Elbe Highway car carrier on its major import route bringing Volkswagen diesel cars into the UK

GenMar Victory entering Port of Rotterdam   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

  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...

  19 Sep 2017
Blockchain has presented itself as the new way to keep records of monetary transactions in the shipping industry

  19 Sep 2017
Maersk line’s Yiwu Port Weekly Train service in China has opened with a ceremony

  19 Sep 2017
Intermodal logistics between the main Luzon ports might be boosted with a proposal to link Manila to Batangas Port in the Philippines

  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

Left to right:
•Giordano Bruno Guerrini Chairman of the Board for the BIC
•Ken Rohlmann of Hapag-Lloyd, Vice-Chairman of CINS
•Jean-Christophe Triat of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), member of CINS
•Douglas Owen Secretary General of the BIC
  18 Sep 2017
The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) has announced that the BIC Award has gone to the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) in recognition of the progress its made in sharing information and improving safety aboard vessels and throughout...

  18 Sep 2017
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is warning that thorough checks are needed for bauxite, the primary ore of aluminum, after research found a new way in which the rock can become unstable and cause a vessel to capsize

  15 Sep 2017
Cargo shipping is the transport of goods by ships from one location to another

Hanjin container ship in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on May 28, 2010   15 Sep 2017
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has voted for safeguards against another Hanjin disaster by granting approval for THE Alliance contingency fund.

  14 Sep 2017
Peregrine Storrs-Fox, TT Club’s Risk Management Director, has explained port and terminal insurance and also shared doubts about SOLAS VGM compliance in a new Port Technology interview

  14 Sep 2017
Thales has made a major commitment to develop future autonomous and unmanned technology across air and sea by investing $9.5 million in two new UK-based trials and training centres based in West Wales and in South-West England

  13 Sep 2017
Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz, Deputy Commandant of Mission Support for the US Coast Guard (USCG) has called for digital solutions for port inspections and rescue

  13 Sep 2017
Maersk Line, the largest company in container shipping, has uploaded the technical details of its entire container fleet to BoxTech’s database

  13 Sep 2017
Unmanned surface and underwater vessels will dominate maritime activity over the next decade, according to a report on the future of autonomous maritime systems launched today

  13 Sep 2017
Two container industry bodies have published an in-depth guide for those seeking to use refrigerated containers in a non-operating mode to carry commodities not requiring temperature control

  11 Sep 2017
A group of Dutch, German and Swiss freight players have plans to use digital solutions to ensure a higher efficiency of inland container shipping throughout the supply chain to and from Rotterdam.