Seoul - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and effective use of data.
Baltic Sea region LNG cluster and the LNG Competence Centre will be established in order to enhance international cooperation in the field of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Agreements on these cooperation platforms will be signed during the conference in Vilnius to be held on 26-27 April.
Tuomas Riski, CEO of Norsepower, has today been announced as the winner of Nor-Shipping’s coveted Young Entrepreneur Award 2017. The 38 year-old Finn was chosen from a final shortlist that included Joel Spark, Co-Founder of Spire, Xeneta CEO Patrik Berglund, and Christine Spiten, Co-Founder of Blueye Robotics.
Evoqua Water Technologies is upgrading its SeaCURE® system production facility in Caldicot, Wales, to meet market demand for ballast water treatment systems, as shipowners look to comply with the entry into force of the Ballast Water Management Convention this coming September.
In early April, during the traditional German week in St. Petersburg, a workshop was run with the accent on ‘Digitalisation in the port sector and logistics’. It was co-organized by Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM), the German-Russian chamber of commerce and the German business Eastern-Europe association. The event also provided a suitable backdrop signing a partnersship and cooperation agreement between Port of Hamburg Marketing and the Admiral Makarov State University for Sea and Inland Waterway Shipping.
Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and digitalization are technology drivers that can secure a company's competitive position. That applies to providers of logistics services as well as to shipping agents. Right now, the market for drones, delivery robots or 3D printers still appears to be limited—their social acceptance and widespread use is questionable. But will that still be the case in five, ten or even fifteen years? Exhibitors at the world's leading trade fair transport logistic in Munich from May 9–12, 2017 will deal with these types of questions and present new technologies that will make their customers in the commercial, industrial and logistics-service sectors fit for the future.
Kuehne + Nagel today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Alibaba.com, the B2B business arm of Alibaba Group, to offer global logistics services to customers of the Chinese e-commerce leader’s B2B business unit. Under the MoU, Kuehne + Nagel’s global logistics network and comprehensive capabilities will combine with Alibaba’s expertise in B2B e-commerce, to offer China based shippers leading e-commerce logistics solutions.
The amount of cargo traffic in the Port of Helsinki increased strongly during the first months of the year. In January–March, the total amount of goods transported through the Port of Helsinki was 3.3 million tonnes, which is 10.6% more than during the corresponding period the previous year. The strong increase in exports was particularly pleasing: the growth percentage, compared to the previous year, was 13.3, and the tonnage added up to 1.6 million. During this period, imports increased by 10.8%, totalling at 1.7 million tonnes. In terms of unitized cargo, exports are increasing faster than imports.
Digital Ship invites you to join us at Novotel Athens on Tuesday 25 April 2017 where we will be hosting a highly focussed Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum.
The Port of Hamburg has achieved a fresh advance towards digitalization. The first fully-automatic system for monitoring reefer containers has been introduced at the C. Steinweg (Süd-West Terminal) multi-purpose cargo handling facility. The system has been developed and launched by the Austrian technology group Identec Solutions, specialists in wireless sensor and localization applications.
On May 10, 2017 Munich will host The 2nd International Conference “Railway Business at Transit Speed”. For the first time ever, the event will take place as part of the largest transport and logistics exhibition “Transport Logistic 2017”*. The Conference will be held with the support of RZD and under the auspices of the Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation (CCTT).
Quote of the week:
"Don't underestimate the other guy's greed."
Frank Lopez (Miami based drug lord & Tony Montana's mentor from the 1983 movie "Scarface")
Nor-Shipping 2017 will play a key role in setting the agenda for the shipping industry’s transition from oil to clean energy, with a unique gathering of global executives and thought leaders on 31 May. The leading maritime event week, taking place across a series of venues in Oslo and Lillestrøm from 30 May to 2 June, will welcome a who’s who of players within the LNG, battery technologies, hydrogen and wider energy arenas to discuss the opportunities, and challenges, facing the adoption of next generation energy solutions.
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