We offer tribute to one of the leaders and visionaries who shaped the shipping industry – Jacques R. Saadé – Founder Chairman of CMA CGM Group, who passed away in Marseilles on the 24th of June 2018..
Category Archives: News
As you may have read, I recently wrote about “Containers lost at sea, why it happens, what to do when it happens and also about What is a ship register or ship registry..
Recent news reports of 83 containers falling off a ship off the coast of Australia in heavy seas seems to have triggered a question in the minds of some people Is the ship register or ship registry liable for containers falling off a ship..??
When reading the news articles about this incident, I noticed something very interesting in the way in which the general public and the shipping fraternity identify a ship, its markings and the areas of concern.. 🙂
Depending on which carrier you use, you may come across various abbreviated variants of BAF (Bunker Adjustment Factor) such as BUC (Bunker Contribution), SBF (Standard Bunker Adjustment Factor) etc..
In the last week of May 2018, many carriers implemented what is known as Emergency Bunker Surcharge (EBS) or Emergency Bunker Fee (EBF) or Emergency Fuel Adjustment Factor (EFAF)..
Join the debate on whether this Bunker Surcharge and the quantum actually qualifies as “Emergency”..
Digitalisation is re-shaping the business world and is increasingly important for competitive edge. Transformational concepts, together with the evolution and development of new platforms, are providing unparalleled opportunities within shipping and the related transport and supply chain infrastructure.
Join Digital Ship in London on 21st June to investigate how the impact of digital business can be measured and harness the benefits of new technologies to improve performance – from ship to shore to delivery.
A heart-warming story about two brothers from Scotland and how they are faring with the sailing of their autonomous ship (well kind of), the HMS Adventure..
Executive Insights: CoLoadX CEO Fauad Shariff on giving shippers and forwarders what they really want
After two decades of experience in export and freight forwarding sectors, CoLoadX CEO Fauad Shariff has seen it all. In his current position at the helm of a marketplace for freight forwarders and NVOCCs, he’s trying to help freight forwarders solve the complexities of international logistics, rather than waste time and effort shopping for rates, or tracking shipments.
Recently there has been quite a buzz in the air about freight rail and movement of cargo especially from China to Europe and how quickly the cargo is moving..
In this article I am posing the question “How significant will the freight rail revolution be over sea freight“..
Join the discussion and share your views and opinions..
Executive Insights: Freightos VP of Marketing Eytan Buchman on the marriage of expertise and technology
“We’re in an era where complexities melt away in the face of digital capabilities,” says Eytan Buchman, VP of marketing for the online freight marketplace Freightos.
For decades, shippers were told that they had to settle for the status quo because freight was all about experience and interpersonal relationships. That’s all changing now, thanks to advanced computing and new tech.
Executive Insights: Sensefinity CEO Orlando Remédios on Bringing ‘Big Forwarder Solutions and Technology’ to Small Shippers
The days when pallets or containers disappeared into the supply chain and – hopefully – showed up on the other end weeks later are long over, says Sensefinity CEO Orlando Remédios.
In this instalment of our “Executive Insights” series, Remédios explains how, thanks to recent developments, all shippers need is a cell phone and an internet connection, and they can pretty much guarantee the integrity of their shipments.
Trade Finance Global (TFG), the leading trade information provider and international trade finance brokerage has launched a Global Scholarship to students studying international trade and shipping, in recognition of the global trade skills deficit. The first of its kind, the scholarship provides undergraduate and postgraduate students with $700 USD / £500 grants to assist with graduate studies.