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Rolls-Royce, Intel Launch Autonomous Ship Collaboration

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October 16, 2018 Rolls-Royce and Intel have signed an agreement with an aim to collaborate on designs for sophisticated intelligent shipping systems that are expected to make commercial shipping safer. “We’re delighted to sign this agreement with Intel, and look forward to working together on developing exciting new technologies and products, which will play a […]

US Ports Brace for Hurricane Michael

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October 10, 2018 The Unites States Coast Guard has set Port Condition Zulu in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway east of Perdido Pass, Port of Panama City and Port of Pensacola in anticipation of the Hurricane Michael, closing the ports to all inbound and outbound traffic. The Coast Guard set port condition X-ray for ports in Georgia, South Carolina, and all […]

Will UK warehousing suffer its own ‘Brexodus’?

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October 8, 2018 United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) CEO, Peter Ward, has expressed the Association’s disappointment and frustration that the UK government “seems not to have recognised the critical labour shortage facing the warehousing and logistics industry”; a sector that depends on immigrant labour – particularly at peak times, such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday […]

CORE improves ULD tracking with greater speed, range and capacity

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October 8, 2018 CORE Transport Technologies has upgraded its COREInsight Bluetooth Tracking, improving ULD tracking with greater speed, range and payload capacity. The upgrade was unveiled at the ULD Care global symposium in Guangzhou, China where the company showed off implementing a BLE resilient mesh network incorporating military grade security, which can support hundreds of […]

Drewry: Container Demand Forecast Downgraded

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October 4, 2018 Amid a gloomier world economic outlook and rising trade tensions, the forecast for container demand was downgraded for the next five years, shipping consultancy Drewry said. Previously, the global supply-demand index was expected to take incremental steps upwards through 2022, by which time the industry would at long last be close to equilibrium. […]

Ocean Cleanup Cleared to Head for Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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October 3, 2018 After two weeks of final tests in the Pacific, the Ocean Cleanup has received the green light to proceed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and start cleaning plastics. The Pacific Trials were a crucial step for the organization in verifying the system’s endurance and performance in real life conditions. The System 001 […]

IATA: Demand remains stable, trade tensions are a concern

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October 1, 2018 Airfreight demand remained stable in August with 2.3 per cent growth, but it continues to be affected by trade tension and weaker exports, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports. The growth in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) in August is similar to July but is less than half the five-year average of […]

Drewry: Asia to Middle East, South Asia Trade Sees Weak Demand

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October 1, 2018 Demand revisions suggest that demand from Asia to the Middle East and South Asia is in a steep decline, according to a report from shipping consultancy Drewry. Namely, Drewry’s Container Trades Statistics (CTS) made a substantial downgrade to the shipments data for the Asia to Middle East and South trade that erased […]

Operating Costs Down for 6th Year in a Row

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October 1, 2018 Total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by 1.3% in 2017, according to international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens. This compares with the 1.1% average fall in costs recorded for 2016. For the third successive year, all categories of expenditure in 2017 were down on those for the previous […]

US drops tariffs on gantry cranes

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September 19, 2018 Gantry cranes have been removed from the list of Chinese imports that will be subject to new US tariffs starting next week. The US administration has agreed to requests from US ports and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) to remove gantry cranes from the list of items that will be […]