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Smart Shipping: Internet of Things – Opportunities in Logistics

At a time when an array of ‘industrial sectors’ are struggling to grasp the possibilities of data-driven technology, companies in transport and logistics (T...

Eco-friendly Dry Cargo Vessel Viikki Successfully Launched by ESL Shipping

In a world first, ESL Shipping, part of Aspo Plc, successfully launched the new eco-friendly dry cargo vessel, Viikki. The event took place on August...

NYK Line Orders 4 VLCCs from Domestic Shipyards

According to Japan maritime Daily, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) Line has ordered 4 very large crude carriers (VLCC) of 300,000 DWT from Namura Shipbuilding...

Inmarsat Signs MoU with Samsung Heavy Industries for ‘Smart Ship’ Connectivity by Fleet Xpress

Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L) has signed a ground-breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung Heavy Industries (“SHI”), establishing a relationship to leverage the ‘smart ship’...

INTTRA Extends Digital Footprint in Northern China

INTTRA and Ningbo International Logistics announced on Wednesday that the two companies are expanding their longstanding partnership to include INTTRA’s eVGM solutions in China. With...

MSC Chooses DSME for Eleven 22,000 TEU Containerships

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has placed an order for eleven 22,000 TEU Containerships with South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). The...

International Chamber of Shipping Addresses CO2 Emissions on Eve of IMO World Maritime Day

The international Chamber of Shipping (ICS) delivered a strong message on the eve of IMO World Maritime Day. In a statement released by ICS, the...

World’s First Container Ship to Receive ‘Cyber AL3 Secure Perform’ Delivered

MV COSCO Shipping Aries, delivered to COSCOS today, is the first ever container ship to receive LR’s Cyber-enabled ship (CES) descriptive note ‘Cyber AL3...

Salalah to Become Multi-Modal Logistics Hub

Salalah is being developed by the Sultanate to become a multi-modal logistics hub. According to the Oman Tribune, the Sultanate has the infrastructure and capability...

Uncertainties and the Plight of the Seafarer

While fluctuating crude prices and natural disasters have a severe effect on economies and businesses, often, the plight of those most affected by these...