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The long journey of digital transformation within shipping

The continued focus on operating more efficiently and profitably, paired with the added requirement to meet the growing digital demands of customers is putting the shipping industry under pressure. Profit margins are being squeezed by overcapacity and soft global demand while customers require faster, more streamlined services that include integrated, end-to-end logistical capabilities. The industry […]

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New rail service launched from Felixstowe

In UK port news, a new rail service has just launched from Felixstowe Port to the Midlands, adding increased capability to Britain’s biggest and busiest rail port. The new intermodal freight service is operated by GB Railfreight and connects the port to the Birch Coppice Terminal in the Midlands. The first train left Felixstowe on […]

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Maritime surveillance news from Jamaica

The Jamaican Defence Force (JDF) have recently upped their maritime surveillance capabilities by establishing the JDF Maritime Air and Cyber Command, adding a Beechcraft King Air 350 WR maritime patrol aircraft and two Bell 429 helicopters to their fleet. The aircraft will be used in search and rescue operations, for security including intercepting and preventing […]

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How AIS is making sea traffic management easier

The management of vessels travelling our oceans, seas and waterways carrying 90% of the world’s cargo is a difficult operation, unlike air traffic control there is no worldwide, coordinated system in place within the maritime industry. This has led to the development of Sea Traffic Management (STM) to guide and monitor sea traffic in a […]

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Refrigerated container monitoring

We’ve spoken about container monitoring in the last month and real time monitoring is set to revolutionise the shipping industry over the near future. Container monitoring enables improved cargo security and safety, regulatory compliance, enables full container supply chain visibility, it reduces container fleet operating costs and automates port and container terminal processes. These devices […]

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