DSV finally gets its way, reaches an agreement to buy Panalpina

They get us, They get us not, They get us, They get us not, They get us……………………….. and thus ends the saga of Panalpina’s buy out by DSV.. After months of speculation and back and forth, the Danish forwarder DSV will finally have their hands on their Swiss rival logistics group Panalpina through a $4.6 …


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8 tips to reduce freight forwarding expenses

If you use shipping services often, price may definitely a very important factor for you. Especially if you own a business that includes constant freight forwarding. People often think that the way carriers ship the freight are pretty much fixed and cannot change. But just because everyone is used to the standard freight shipping ways …


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Indian Coffee goes the blockchain route

Blockchain, a distributed digital ledger technology (DLT) has many uses like powering crypto currencies, helping manufacturers improve their supply chain handling and management, making transactions of healthcare, electricity and financial sectors more transparent.. Today, blockchain has become an important emerging technology in many industries for its promise of transparency and traceability.. Coffee, is a beverage …


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Maersk Triple-E vessel to sail on biofuel

Maritime transport (sea transport) carries around 90% of the global trade.. While the greenhouse gas emissions from shipping is much lower than other modes of transport at around 3% of total global emissions, this share could more than triple by 2050 if additional measures are not taken to reduce these emissions.. Since the 1960’s the …


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How Technology Is Impacting the Logistics Industry

Whether you’ve been working in the logistics field for years or even decades or have just joined the career, it’s vital to stay up to date on the latest trends. In recent years, technology has had a major impact on how firms in areas such as shipping, freight and supply chain management operate and the …


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A farm in your shipping container

Human ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness never fails to amaze me.. Imagine you are in cold Alaska or hot Kuwait where you just cannot get some of the fresh vegetables that you may need from a local farm because of the tough and extreme weather conditions.. A shipping container can provide a solution for that.. Enter …


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Marseille Fos port to pilot blockchain project

Many have heralded the prowess of Blockchain, the “immutable” hero of technology in the shipping, freight and logistics space.. Blockchain has already been Ports and port authorities have also got in on the Blockchain action with the port of Valencia, recently joining the TradeLens project, the technological solution developed by IBM and Maersk to start applying …


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What is IMO 2020 and how you could be affected..

If you are in the shipping and freight industry you may have heard several whisperings, notices, loose talk, official talk, speeches etc about IMO 2020 regulation.. But what is this #IMO2020, who will be impacted and how will it affect your life in the shipping and freight industry..?? Before that, here is a bit of …


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Once upon a time there was a container called Casey…..

If you are thinking, the title sounds like a storybook, YOU ARE RIGHT..!! While industry experts have their hands full with overcapacity, falling freight rates, maritime disasters, creating technology, adapting to technology, mergers and acquisitions etc etc etc, Kristina Bowden has been quietly introducing a new angle to creating awareness about the world of shipping.. …


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Mining, Energy sectors are key to South Africa’s maritime growth

The Minister of Transport, Dr Blade Nzimande, kicked off a two-day Maritime Transport Sector Dialogue on Thursday the 28th February 2019 at the Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.. This inaugural Maritime Transport Sector Dialogue will work towards promoting strong relationship between government and private sector regarding developments, challenges, opportunities and transformation in the …


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