Can transit time be guaranteed in shipping..??

Shipping and Freight Resource Opinion

“My container didn’t reach the destination as per the transit time you indicated….!!!!”

This is one of the common disputes/complaints that shippers have with carriers..

What is transit time and can transit time be guaranteed in shipping..??

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75 countries may face the chop from the IMO “White List”

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The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) maintains a “White List” which is a list of member states (countries) who have confirmed to the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) to be following the relevant provisions of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW).. A position on the White List means that certificates issued by or … Read more here..


Do you support mandatory regulation of ship speeds..??

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As at the time of writing of this article, 244 days is what is left before ships have to comply with #IMO2020 (I actually put up a countdown on my sidebar)..

What IMO2020 is, has been discussed in detail across many articles on this blog, so I won’t repeat in great detail..

An open letter to IMO Member States by NGOs has expressed strong support for the IMO to implement mandatory regulation of global ship speeds differentiated across ship type and size categories..

Industry experts especially in container shipping seem divided on this.. Do you support mandatory regulation of ship speeds..??

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Digital Freight Forwarder Freighthub secures USD30 million finance

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The Digital Era is really and truly upon the shipping and freight industry..

Investors are showing great interest in funding the digital capabilities displayed by the role players in this industry and one of the main role players who seem to be capitalising most on this seems to be the Digital Freight Forwarders..

One such digital freight forwarder, FreightHub founded in Berlin in 2016, is the latest beneficiary of such investment..

FreightHub, who have been termed as Europe’s first digital freight forwarder, announced today that they have raised USD30 million in its Series B financing round..

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Importance of seafarers in our lives and how Sailors Society is helping them

Look around you. Your phone, your computer, your cup of coffee: 90% of everything you use comes by sea, transported by an often-invisible workforce of 1.6 million seafarers.

Without them, we would miss most of the things we rely on every day.

To bring those things to us, seafarers in turn miss many of the things we take for granted.Life at sea can be rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s not without its challenges.

Sailors’ Society helps seafarers and families cope with their stressful lives..

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SCIT19 – where Supply Chain, Innovation and Technology come together

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The digital era for supply chain is well under way.. Technology and supply chain having seemingly become inseparable..

Technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence are all finding their niche in the whole process of supply chain..

Whether it is in terms of issuing a smart bill of lading to a customer miles away or ensuring quick delivery of mandarins to China, technology has found its place in supply chain and its influence is growing..

Digital freight forwarders are leveraging these technologies and offering instant solutions as required by BCOs and others involved in the industry.. These technologies also seem to have spawned Digital Shipping Lines who are seen as serious competition to the digital freight forwarders..

There have been and are many discussions, arguments, disagreements surrounding these technologies..But one thing is clear and that is the fact that there needs to be lots of effective and productive discussions about the use of technology, the innovations that has already happened and their future..

If you are interested in such discussions, Microsoft New York Headquarters, 11 Times Square, New York is the place you want to be, on the 19th and 20th of June 2019..

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Digital Freight Forwarders vs Digital Shipping Lines

Shipping and Freight Resource Opinion

A Freight Forwarder is a multi-function agent/operator who undertakes to handle the movement of goods from point to point on behalf of the cargo owner..

For the freight forwarder involved, this may include a door to door movement, negotiating freight rates, nominating the carrier(s), booking the goods and handling all the documentary, operational and transportation requirements between the two points..

Digital freight forwarders are a new breed of freight forwarders who are disrupting the freight industry armed with the ability to offer the services of a freight forwarder but on an instant basis using online technology and data..

But they have several competition to contend with.. One of them is a “Digital Shipping Line“..

Say what..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who is a digital shipping line now..??

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Hapag-Lloyd on track to achieve target of 20% reduction in emissions

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Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of approximately 2.6 million TEUs including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers operated on the back of 120 liner services worldwide connecting more than 600 ports on all the continents..

Hapag-Lloyd is also one of the leading operators in the Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America trades..

As per Hapag-Lloyd, their container shipping makes a significant contribution to a well-functioning global trade and as such bears a special responsibility for the environment, its customers and shareholders, and its employees..

In line with this, they have released their current sustainability report, titled “Gathering Pace Together”, which gives an insight into the broad spectrum of Hapag-Lloyd’s sustainability-related activities, which deals with topics such as combating corruption, employee training and data protection..

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Executive Insights – Buytasker LTD and their vision for the shipping and freight industry

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Executive Insights is a series by Shipping and Freight Resource that provides ongoing insights, enriching the knowledge of the readers with what is happening in the shipping, freight, maritime, logistics and supply chain industry and providing thoughtful analysis..

Executive Insights is also a chance to pick the brains of industry veterans, leaders and enablers..

In this latest edition, Shipping and Freight Resource caught up with Mick Morris – CEO and Co Founder of Buytasker LTD for some insights into the freight forwarding industry, the digital freight forwarding world and the technologies that they have created for the industry..

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BOXBAY – A high rise container storage solution by DP World

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DP World who are well known for their container terminal operations around the world has come up with an innovative solution which is designed to transform the way containers are handled in container terminals – whether greenfield or brownfield..

A greenfield terminal is a newly built terminal built from scratch for the purpose of container terminal operations, whereas a brownfield terminal is an already existing container terminal which needs to be modified or upgraded and has several infrastructure or development constraints such as space..

In this day and age where the urban world is facing space constraints in terms of land, whether it is buildings or container terminal storage, the only way seems to be UP..

A new joint venture between global trade enabler DP World and industrial engineering specialists, SMS Group has done just that by launching BOXBAY – a new high bay container storage system that will transform the way containers are handled in the ports it operates in..

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