The adoption of digital technologies is now increasing within the global container shipping industry as new technologies prove themselves to offer greater visibility, overcoming the current challenges of poor data, information silos and high costs being faced by the industry. The ‘New Technologies to Optimise the Container Logistics Market’ Forum will take place at Intermodal Asia 2018, exploring the progress made so far and looking to the future for platform collaboration and digitisation in container logistics. Given the continued slowdown in the global economy, technology has become an important driver for growth and for many traditional industry players, the message is to either upgrade to compete effectively or risk being left behind.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2018 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 4.6% compared to January 2017. This was the slowest year-over-year increase in nearly four years, but results were affected by temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018 as well as less favorable comparisons with the strong upward trend in traffic seen in late 2016-early 2017.

Sea tourism enjoys growing popularity in Schleswig-Holstein

The partnership should precipitate innovation through cooperation with maritime start-ups

‘Over the air’ updates of e-learning material to improve crews’ knowledge and qualifications

Last year the port of Dublin received 210,000 cruise visitors, fully one third more than the year before, and a record 127 cruise ships called in the first nine months of the year. Ferry passenger traffic also rose, reaching a total of 1,850,000 people.

1GSA – the recently-launched independent GSA network – has appointed Goodman GLS Co. Limited as its exclusive member for Korea.

2017 was a record year for the Baltic cruise industry, according to Cruise Baltic's latest market review.

Marlink Group continues to expand as the leading maritime VSAT company, serving globally more than 5000 vessels under contract

On Thursday, the LNG carrier Gemmata departed Dominion Energy's Cove Point LNG terminal with the facility's first cargo ever, inaugurating the operation of the second LNG export plant in the lower 48 states.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected a draft EU proposal for implementing Brexit over the way it handles the question of Ireland's customs. The proposal would require customs officials in Northern Ireland to abide by EU regulations in order to minimize trade disruption with the Republic of Ireland, the only EU member state that shares a land border with the UK. Both sides want to avoid reimposing the "hard border" that existed from the Troubles of the 1970s until the IRA ceasefire in the mid-1990s.

ACO Marine has been awarded contracts to supply its advanced wastewater treatment technology as retrofit solutions to river cruise vessels operating on European waterways. 
The 232-passenger capacity sisters Ukraina and Moldavia, undergoing refit work at the Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company’s fleet maintenance base in Izmail, Ukraine, will each be retrofitted with a Maripur NF 250 unit.

Sofia – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for a renewed policy focus on strengthening Europe’s aviation competitiveness under the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency of the EU. There is an urgent need to strategically plan the capacity needed to accommodate growing demand for global connectivity, environmental improvements, and infrastructure cost regulation.

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) the world’s fastest growing flag has expanded its technology offering by linking with Pole Star to offer a comprehensive sanctions compliance and risk management service for its fleet vessels.

Investments, innovations and transnational co-operation needed to strengthen inland shipping Enhancing inland navigation is essential to cope with constantly growing transport volumes within the Baltic Sea Region and Europe in a sustainable way. Inland navigation must be further developed as an integral part of a multimodal and sustainable transport system which takes advantage of digitalization and automation. This requires investments, innovations and intensive transnational co-operation, since 75 % of inland navigation operations are crossborder.


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