Tag: <span>Logistics</span>

French start-up launches tool to help shippers choose the greenest services
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French start-up launches tool to help shippers choose the greenest services

Using actual route data and vessel characteristics obtained from AIS (Automated Identification Systems) data, Searoutes is providing CO2 emission calculations that accurately match the services operated by the carriers. The tool is being used by shippers to help them choose the services that emit the least CO2 and optimise their transport policy. In the framework...

Horizontal and vertical change needed for a successful digital transformation
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Horizontal and vertical change needed for a successful digital transformation

Digital technologies have the potential to reduce duplication while increasing transparency, however, the industry and individual departments are still working in silos, says former master mariner Melvin Matthews. He believes that a successful digital transformation must ensure change both horizontally and vertically across the industry. Speaking at Digital Ship’s webinar held November 12, Mr Matthews...

GAC and UniGlobal join forces in Bangladesh
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GAC and UniGlobal join forces in Bangladesh

Shipping & logistics company GAC has signed a Global Network Agent (GNA) agreement with Dhaka-based Uni-Global Business (UniGlobal), expanding its coverage in the Indian Subcontinent and further strengthening the global GAC network. The alliance, operated as GAC-UniGlobal, will provide a wide range of ship agency services to vessels calling at all Bangladesh ports. Lars Hardeland,...

Expanded Panama Canal celebrates 1,000 days in operation
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Expanded Panama Canal celebrates 1,000 days in operation

The Expanded Panama Canal has celebrated its 1,000th day in operation, marking an important milestone for the waterway that is improving the connectivity and efficiency of world trade routes. Since the inauguration of the Expanded Canal in June 2016, the waterway has experienced an increase in cargo tonnage, as a result of new segments and...

Netherlands launches Get Ready for Brexit campaign
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Netherlands launches Get Ready for Brexit campaign

The Port of Rotterdam and PortBase, the cooperating sector organisations in Dutch ports, have launched a campaign website to help exporters, importers and their logistics service providers transport cargo quickly to the United Kingdom after Brexit. The website, www.getreadyforbrexit.eu, focuses on informing and activating parties in the logistic chain, such as importers, exporters, carriers and...

UK launches Maritime 2050 strategy
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UK launches Maritime 2050 strategy

The UK government has made technological innovation a key element of its newly published Maritime 2050 strategy, which will include the creation of a ‘Maritime Innovation Hub’ at an as yet unnamed port by 2030. Maritime 2050 is the first long term national strategy for the sector, setting roadmaps as to how the government can...

Rainmaking and Cargotec call on start-ups to join collaboration programme
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Rainmaking and Cargotec call on start-ups to join collaboration programme

Cargotec has announced that its start-up collaboration with Rainmaking, launched in September this year, is now open to applications. The start-up collaboration programme called Trade & Transport Impact connects corporations and innovative start-ups to address the biggest challenges in maritime, cargo transport and logistics. The key themes related to solving the inefficiencies in cargo flow...

iMarine Software and IB announce partnership
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iMarine Software and IB announce partnership

iMarine Software and IB Group have signed a strategic partnership agreement to promote both companies’ services across the global shipping industry. iMarine Software manages the cloud-based e-commerce solution, SeaProc, which connects shipowners and operators with over 50,000 global vendors. This provides an integrated platform to enable monitoring and management of all supply chain transactions in...