Yang Ming constructs new smart container vessels

Smart container vessels

Yang Ming has unveiled that its ten 2,800TEU container vessels, currently being constructed by CSBC, will receive Smart Ship notations from international classification societies. Starting this year, these ships will be delivered and deployed to the company’s intra-Asia services. ABS, DNV GL, Bureau Veritas (BV) and Classification Society (CR), a Taiwanese non-governmental and non-profit class society, that is not a …

COVID-19 to Accelerate Digitalization, Automation of Container Shipping

COVID-19 to Accelerate Digitalization, Automation of Container Shipping

The world right now is in the grip of the pandemic spread — and the health situation is almost guaranteed to get worse in the coming weeks. The response to the spread has been an unprecedented lockdown of entire countries with either movement restrictions or outright curfews. At the time of writing, this affects more than 2.5 billion people globally. The …

New carrier, terminal members boost CargoSmart data-sharing effort

data-sharing

Three of the top five biggest container line groups and four of the largest global container terminal operators have signed on as shareholders to a CargoSmart-led data-sharing initiative, a move expected to stoke competition  in the race to develop platforms that link carriers, shippers, ports, terminals,  customs authorities, and banks. The shipping lines joining the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) …

Blockchain Technology and the Real-Time Global Supply Chain

Blockchain Technology and the Real-Time Global Supply Chain

Achieving secure, high-performance supply chains requires the marrying of performance and permissibility with the transparency and trust of blockchain technology, by combining blockchain with a proven network platform, companies today can integrate blockchain with supply chain networks. What is Blockchain? Blockchain has traditionally been the technology underlying the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Blockchain was developed as a distributed technology that maintains an …

EFFECTIVE ROAD RISK STRATEGIES

EFFECTIVE ROAD RISK STRATEGIES

The essence of fleet management is getting supplies safely and efficiently from one location to another. Logistics is a complex business, which is why companies the world over rely on the expertise of specialists to save on operational costs and prevent damage to their goods or late delivery. For fleet management companies to achieve this, they must at all times …

The Top 5 Opportunities for Fourth-Party Logistics

The Top 5 Opportunities for Fourth-Party Logistics

First, what is a 4PL and why does it matter? Fourth-Party Logistics or 4PL, is a concept that many analysts and technology vendors are promoting where logistics providers can offer higher value service that goes beyond physically moving the product to providing comprehensive supply chain solutions. Why is the 4PL concept getting so much attention? Namely, because of supply chain …