While recent political events including a potential Trade War prompted by the US President have focussed attention on customs and tariffs, a report to the World Economic Forum concluded that, ‘there are far more significant
impediments to trade than tariffs’.
This paper details why achieving port-wide autonomy requires capabilities that are beyond Wi-Fi and LTE’s reach, and what operators really need in a wireless infrastructure to effectively enable autonomous operations port-wide.
Emerging trends in the global maritime transport industry are creating new risks for ports; this paper explains how mission-critical communication is helping to mitigate these risks, increase competitiveness and ensure safe, efficient and secure port operations.
Freight forwarding is a 150 billion-dollar industry, with more than 100 million containers being moved globally. It is one of the markets that still suffers from analog processes and is already subject to disruption towards digital technologies.
Dr Leonard Heilig and Prof Stefan Voß have provided a paper on building our vision for the intelligent supply chain, outlining how we need to think about interconnectivity, blockchain, collaboration, resiliency and new customers and networks
The ongoing recovery within the dry bulk shipping industry is still in a fragile state despite improving market fundamentals in 2017. Nevertheless, BIMCO expects the fundamental market balance for the dry bulk sector to improve further in 2018, if operational speeds do not increase.