In Indonesia 22 crew members were evacuated from a burning bulk carrier
Twenty-two crew members were evacuated from the burning bulk carrier “MV Golden Ocean”. The fire started when the ship was in a raid near Bontang. This was reported by the Indonesian General Directorate of Maritime Transport. On November 10, the vessel informed the local search and rescue services of a request for the evacuation of […]
15 Nov 2018
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Volvo will develop autonomous cars for China with Baidu
Volvo Cars and Baidu Inc. unite efforts to develop robotaksi in China, which according to their forecasts should be one of the best cars. “The idea is to develop a machine. Our part is a machine, their part is software,” said Volvo executive director Hakan Samuelsson. “These cars will not necessarily look the same as […]
12 Nov 2018
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Maersk introduced instant confirmation of container reservations
Maersk Line introduces instant booking confirmation for containers similar to online booking. Before confirmation it was necessary to wait 2 hours, now it will take a few seconds. The line states that 10% of orders were rejected due to the length of the correspondence, or were replaced by alternatives. Employees estimate that such operations generate […]
7 Nov 2018
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Projections of operating costs for shipments are determined for 2018 and 2019
Shipping total operating costs are expected to grow by 2.7% in 2018 and 3.1% in 2019, according to a survey by Moore Stephens, one of the world’s largest accounting and business advisory networks. In particular, a dry dock installation is a cost category that is likely to grow most in 2018 and 2019. The increase […]
4 Nov 2018
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MOL upgrades 80 bulk carriers with energy-saving software
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has confirmed the decision on the additional equipment of 80 bulkers on an experimental basis. This decision was influenced by the energy saving analysis developed in Helsinki on the basis of NAPA software. This software is based on the information that are obtained from ship logs and AIS. It will further […]
4 Nov 2018
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General Electric plans to modernize Ukrainian infrastructure
Justin Downs, executive director of international logistics operations for General Electric Transportation, told about such intentions at a meeting in Kiev. Plans are still to improve rail transport with the introduction of digital services. “Localization is real. It will help developing regions, as it was in Kazakhstan, India, and South Africa. It will also allow […]
1 Nov 2018
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DP World announces an increase in container turnover over the past 9 months
DP World, one of the largest port operators in the world, reported in a report on processing of 53.6 million TEU in January-September 2018, which is 2.6% more than in the same period last year. However, compared with the previous quarter, the volume decreased by 1.4%, that is, to 18 million TEU in the third […]
25 Oct 2018
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A 3D printing house will be equipped in the Singapore port
Singapore will create the world’s first 3D printing house at the port for the production of parts. A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between PSA, the Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), 3D MetalForge and the National Innovation Production Cluster (NAMIC) to set up a manufacturing facility at the Pasir Panjang terminal in Singapore. Such production […]
24 Oct 2018
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