COVID-19 could be driving force to decarbonise shipping before 2050

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The coronavirus pandemic is opening up many new opportunities for the shipping industry, Cristina Aleixendri, COO at bound4blue, said during a video conference hosted by SMM.   “The coronavirus could be the driving force enabling us to achieve the decarbonisation goals even before 2050,” Aleixendri pointed out, explaining that one possible way to cut emissions today is wind propulsion. Her Catalan start-up …

Yang Ming constructs new smart container vessels

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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 …

Logistics Post the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In the few months that the pandemic has been around, it has completely changed our global economy, impacting every industry in some way or another. During this time we have seen people having to completely change their lives and adopt a new normal that will continue after the lockdowns have lifted and borders are open again. With post COVID-19 on …

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Could Influence the Supply Chain

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There is no doubt that the need to adopt digital supply chains is as critical as ever with the covid-19 pandemic, however, and as is the case with most areas of business, this is being shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Digital Transformation of Supply Chains Are businesses who have embraced digital transformation of supply chains coping better during the …

Project Forwarders Grapple with COVID-19, Oil Price Crash

Project Forwarders Grapple with COVID-19, Oil Price Crash

The double whammy of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and cratering oil prices are giving global project cargo forwarders two things to fight at once, according to industry sources. “Normally, we only see one disaster at a time,” Chris Kent, global projects director with Pentagon Freight, told JOC.com. Efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 are distorting cargo flows on sea …

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 …

Transport and Logistics Update During Covid-19 Lockdown

Transport and Logistics Update During Covid-19 Lockdown

We are now several days into the lockdown and while we are working from home, at TSI Central Station we are still assisting our customers just as if we were in the office, as far as we are able to. We understand how stressful this covid-19 lockdown is for many businesses, wanting to keep employees safe and healthy to flatten …

Covid-19 Precautions for Fleet Drivers

With the outbreak of Covid-19, many office workers are able to work remotely, thus protecting themselves from contracting or spreading the coronavirus. For fleet drivers, this is a luxury they are not afforded by the nature of their job, and for many of them, they will still be working during lockdown periods to deliver essential items to stores that remain …

Dube TradePort – a world-class industrial and commercial precinct

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Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone An introduction Created to be a world-class development, Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone offers globally integrated logistics and manufacturing infrastructure, together with support for a range of airport-related activities, including cargo operations, warehousing, agriculture, commercial real-estate for office, retail and hospitality. Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone, Southern Africa’s global manufacturing and air logistics platform, is …

New carrier, terminal members boost CargoSmart data-sharing effort

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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) …