Intermodal Asia

Record number of visitors at Intermodal Asia 2017

Intermodal Asia took place 21st-23rd March 2017, welcoming a record number of visitors to its 4th edition in Shanghai, China. With more than 8,500 visitors, 160 global exhibitors and 85 expert speakers, Intermodal Asia successfully brought together the senior decision makers from the container and intermodal industry to network, learn and do business with new and existing customers. Read more


Day of the Seafarer #seafarersmatter

Day of the Seafarer 2017 and why #seafarersmatter

In recognition of the seafarer's contribution to global trade, every year on the 25th of June the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) celebrates DAY OF THE SEAFARER to celebrate seafarers and let the world know how and why seafarers are indispensable to everyone.. Here's why #seafarersmatter and how you can assist in acknowledging their services to the industry.. Read more


the art of handling a tender

The art of handling a freight tender

Tenders are an integral part of shipping and freight for the carrier, shippers and and OTI (freight forwarder or NVOCC).. I headlined this article as "the art of handling a freight tender" because majority of the tenders are quite complicated and capable of pushing people over the edge due to its complexity with its tight deadlines and the nearly impossible task of compacting the costs.. People in our industry who have handled some complicated global freight tenders such as the ones floated by global companies will understand what I am talking about.. So how does the whole thing work and how does a tender influence or impact on a carrier and/or freight forwarder and their business.. Is it really an art..?? Read more


Container Door

What do the markings on a container mean..??

All of you may have seen the markings on a container, specially the door when it comes to your warehouse for packing or unpacking.. Each of these markings plays a very significant role in the transportation of the container and provides vital information to all entities in the supply chain relating to the monitoring and safety of the container and cargo during its carriage.. Let us look at each of these markings individually based on the image below showing the various markings.. Read more