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The Future of Ocean Freight – Unpacking the Logistics Blockchain Goldrush

With so many new companies launching blockchain-based shipping products, it’s clear that maritime trade will look very different in a few years.. What’s less clear is what that change will look like..

In this article we examine what barriers still exist to widespread blockchain implementation, and what companies are doing to overcome them..

We talk to startups like CargoX and established players like Agility, Maersk, IBM, Evergreen etc. to understand how shipping is changing, and where it’s going..

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Difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain

To the uninitiated (which included me at one stage), these industries are same or similar and it might come across that there is no difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain ..

But once you are involved in the business or know about these businesses, you will very soon understand that these are very different industries with different workings, assets, architecture, requiring very different sets of qualifications, experience, expertise, knowledge and attitudes..

In this article I unpack the difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain and how it is all connected..

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Logistics – what is that..??

There I was, at a Careers Evening at a prestigious High School in Johannesburg representing a prestigious institution that offers an internationally recognised education programme covering Shipping, Logistics, Transport Economics among others..

Along comes Polly* (*not her real name) a bright eyed and bushy tailed aspiring Matriculant..

I go “Hello there, can I interest you in a Shipping & Logistics course”.. She goes “Logistics, what’s that ?”..

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Are there any advantages to using a 3rd party logistics provider..??

Are there any advantages to using a 3rd party logistics provider.. Paul Mckergee the guest author of this article seems to think so and explains why.. What are your views..??  SUMMARY: 3rd party logistics providers offer many benefits to their customers such as enhanced tracking and monitoring of shipping containers, integrated transportation and storage systems, […]

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Seal reporting requirements for containerised cargoes

Seal reporting requirements for containerised cargoes.. This is an interesting topic titled “Importance of Seal Integrity for Customs” by Mike Poverello which I thought i should share with all of you..  Makes for some interesting reading.. Importance of Seal Integrity for Customs Supply chain security in the maritime environment is underpinned by the need for seal […]

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