Marunda Port Expects infrastructure and Facilities Improvement, Status Upgrade

April 26, 2018

​Business players of Marunda Port, including terminal operators and shipping lines, the ones handling break bulk and general cargoes in particular, are expecting an improvement of this port infrastructure and facilities as well as access to/from industrial centers and hinterland. …See Details...

CMA CGM to Acquire 25% CEVA Stake

April 24, 2018

CMA CGM, a worldwide leading shipping company, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire an equity stake of nearly 25% of CEVA Logistics AG (“CEVA”), a global leading player in the logistics sector.…See Details...

Yang Ming Upgrades Southeast Asia Service

April 19, 2018

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (YM) will deploy two bigger container ships of 2,800TEU in its Southeast Asia Service (SEA service) effective from 20th April 2018 to provide customers with better service. The calling port rotation is Port Kelang​ – Singapore​ – Jakarta​ – Surabaya​ – Panjang​ – Jakarta – Port Kelang with a round voyage of 14 days. In addition to SEA service, YM also provides CTI (China-To-Indonesia) and THI (Taiwan-Hong Kong-Indonesia) services covering China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Shekou to Jakarta, Surabaya and Semarang.​…See Details...

Konecranes Launches New Work Zone Safety Assistance System for Lift Trucks

April 18, 2018

​Konecranes Work Zone is the new addition to Smart Connected Lift Trucks. Work Zone is a suite of location-based services designed to improve the safety of lift truck operations, especially in busy, high-traffic environments. It includes different applications of geofencing. This is a big step for the lift truck industry and shows the future of Smart Connected Lift Trucks. As a part of Work Zone, Konecranes is introducing geofencing, a new safety and yard efficiency product, which uses GPS technology to create virtual fences around real-world areas. These areas can then be used to trigger user defined alerts, this can be information about height limitations, speed limits or other safety matters. The alerts can be displayed on the driver’s display or by SMS or email to chosen recipients.…See Details...

5 Technologies That are Shaking Up The Freight Industry

April 18, 2018

​If you work in logistics, there’s a good chance that your company, and even your position, will look very different in a few years. That’s because the technology that makes our jobs possible is improving so fast that we’re still struggling to catch up! The window of time in which to play catch up is closing, but the good news is that unlike previous technological revolutions, the one we are currently experiencing is much more democratic. Keeping up this time around doesn’t require hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of equipment. This time around, it’s an information revolution, and your ticket to survival has a lot to do with your attitudes towards new technology. This time around, it’s about being faster and smarter, not bigger and richer.…See Details...

Wan Hai Lines to Launch Indonesia to Singapore / Malaysia Service

April 17, 2018

By introducing this new Indonesia service string, Wan Hai Lines will further strengthen its current service scope among Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia corridor and will enhance Wan Hai Lines’ market coverage to better serve customers’ needs. …See Details...

Eliminate Shipping Data Errors That Increase Freight Costs

April 12, 2018

Data entry errors can occur at a number of points during shipment processing – incorrect account numbers, missing or incorrect customer reference numbers, bad shipping addresses, etc. It’s easy to view such errors as isolated incidents, and yet, taken together, they can all add up to a big addition to your freight budget. …See Details...

Video: How a Steel Box Changed the World: A Brief History of Shipping

April 12, 2018

As the container shipping industry continues to boom, companies are adopting new technologies to move cargo faster and shifting to crewless ships. But it’s not all been smooth sailing and the future will see fewer players stay above water.…See Details...

Höegh Shanghai loads record number of export vehicles in Mumbai

April 11, 2018

On 29 March, Höegh Autoliners achieved a milestone by loading close to 6400 export vehicles on the Roll On/Roll Off (RoRo) vessel Höegh Shanghai at the Offshore Container Terminal Berth (OCT) in Mumbai. The total single shipment consisted of 6388 vehicles from a range of OEMs who have set up their own manufacturing facilities in India. Export of cars from India in such large numbers is a successful example from the "make in India" campaign launched by the Government of India.…See Details...

Hyundai Merchant Marine Confirms Plans to Order Eco-Friendly 20 Mega-Vessels

April 11, 2018

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) embarks on ordering new eco-friendly mega containerships. After Korean government’s ‘5 Year Plan for Rebuilding Korean Shipping’ announcement, HMM - as Korea’s national flagship carrier-is now getting into its stride to gain global competitiveness through ordering eco-friendly & highly efficient mega containerships. First, HMM plans to order of total twenty mega-vessels; twelve above 20,000 TEU and eight 14,000 TEU vessels which are considered to deploy in the Asia-North Europe and US East coast trades respectively.…See Details...