Do you speak Maritime English..??

A seafarer is never at the front or the back of a ship; they are at the bow or the stern. They are never on the left or right side, but rather port or starboard. They are never in their bedroom or the kitchen, but they might be in their cabin or in the galley. …


Read More

Maersk pilots carbon-netural shipping

With #IMO2020 fast approaching – 194 days away as of this article – shipping lines, customers and ship owners are working hard on finding ways to be compliant (whether they like it or not).. This is especially important in the wake of recent comments from IMO’s Frederick Kenney about the possibility of a postponement of …


Read More

Cargo theft statistics and trends

Cargo theft can occur anywhere along the supply chain, affecting local logistics, transporters, storage yards, groupage operators, LCL consolidators, ports, depots, terminals, insurance, carriers and freight forwarders equally.. BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions assesses that companies lose more than an estimated $76 million in UK alone due to cargo theft highlighting the seriousness of …


Read More

Are you ready for 20,000 smart containers..??

Digitalisation is the buzzword making the rounds currently, especially in the shipping and freight industry.. IT boffins are creating it, VCs are funding it, Entrepreneurs are finding new uses for it, Freight Forwarders, Shipping lines, Banks and Ports are adopting it, riding the wave of digitalisation.. There are many use cases relating to technology in the …


Read More

How to find a qualified Chinese freight forwarder

China, often termed as “the world’s factory” cannot be separated from global trade and as of 2017, accounted for 15% of the world’s GDP, second only to the USA. When importing Chinese products, international freight movement is required and you will definitely deal freight forwarders. Unverified statistics indicate that in the city of Shanghai alone, …


Read More

How will Blockchain & AI work together to digitize freight..??

The nature of logistics and transportation requires extensive labor and a culture of trust. A typical freight shipment endures dozens of touch points in the freight’s journey, and data entry or documentation capture is, unfortunately, an after-the-fact process. In actuality, the priority of those in each touch point is usually the freight, not necessarily the …


Read More

My name is Container 42, the smartest container on the planet

Innovation, creativity and digitalisation is in full flow within the shipping and freight industry.. The ubiquitous freight container has remained the same in terms of its design and structure and has not undergone much significant change in the last 50 odd years.. But in the recent past, it is being transformed quite dramatically.. Whether as …


Read More

Blockchain based bills of lading making rapid progress

Another one bites the dust.. By this I mean another shipper that is moving away from Paper Bill of Lading.. It is inevitable that influential shippers and shipping lines are embracing digital technology one after the other.. Whether it is India’s first blockchain enabled Letter of Credit transaction, the first smart bill of lading issued …


Read More