In our latest edition of Executive Insights, Shipping and Freight Resource caught up with Andrew Pike for his insights into the Maritime industry specifically in South Africa and also about his new book “Against All Odds” The epic story of the OCEANOS rescue..
Intermodal Europe 2019 is considered to be one of the premier conferences in Europe and this conference which will be held between 5th and 7th of November 2019 @ Hamburg Messe is now open for registration..
Society’s perception of environmentally and socially responsible shipping practices is far from the truth. When Amazon unveiled the promise of free two-day shipping for Prime members, customers were thrilled.
The processes were already in place to enable fast delivery, so what could be the harm in more people benefiting from even shorter delivery windows?
Amazon recognized how this service would impact on sales, and began offering free same-day shipping on millions of products starting in May 2019. It all looks like an Amazon Prime Member benefit.
Gatvol (ˈxʌtˌfɒl) is a commonly used South African term meaning “fed up” or “I have had it up to here”.. This is seems to be the mood in the Hapag Lloyd camp as they recently announced hefty fines for misdeclaration of dangerous goods..
Like the proverbial Phoenix rising from the ashes, Maersk Honam has a new lease on life as Maersk Halifax.. As has been reported quite elaborately here, on the 6th of March 2018, Maersk Honam, one of Maersk’s ultra-large container ships caught fire in the Arabian Sea between India’s West Coast and Oman while en-route from Singapore to Egypt..
Five crew members perished in this incident which was one of several maritime disasters which have container ships in recent history..
A few decades ago or even a few years ago, no one would have believed that a simple rectangular steel box with 6 sides (well most of the time) would be termed “smart”.. Well, the “smart container” as it is termed now is here to stay..
Nothing displays the seriousness of this innovation better than when someone announces the setting up of the world’s first smart container innovation lab..
Bunkers are a critical component of ship operations and one of the most cost intensive.. Bunkering services and service providers such as a bunker barge operator play a crucial role in maritime shipping worldwide..
All major ports around the world offer this as part of their service suite, to attract more vessels, increase efficiency, increase revenue and create local employment..
We caught up with Durand Naidoo, MD of Linsen Nambi Bunkering Services in South Africa and as per him, here is what a day in the life of a bunker barge operator looks like..