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Liquid Nitrogen and Heat System Could Meet Emissions Rules for Shipping

Perryman Technologies is developing what it believes is the marine power source of the future — a source of powering marine engines that does not rely on combustion and does not result in any harmful emissions. [more]

Customs Regs: A Necessary Evil, or The Key to Competitive Advantage?

Customs Regs: A Necessary Evil, or The Key to Competitive Advantage?

How those burdensome Customs rules and regulations imposed on importers and exporters can make companies more competitive and efficient.[more]

Logistics Will Drive Saudi Arabia's Post-Oil Era

As the Arabian Gulf region aims for a larger role in the global logistics market, which it is estimated will be worth $15.5tr by 2024, Saudi Arabia is upping its own logistics game and becoming a credible competitor to Dubai in the process. [more]

Five Global Shipping Trends to Watch This Year

Overall, 2017 was a good year for the ocean shipping industry. Operating margins for most carriers improved, driven by robust demand, positive inventory developments and higher rate levels. [more]

Opinion: Port Automation and Cyber Risk

To stay ahead of competing ports and technological developments, automation has been heralded as inevitable. Major transshipment hubs and aspiring ports bet their future on automation, which raises the impact cyber risks could have in the long-run.[more]

Opinion: Fostering a New Era of Collaboration at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Opinion: Fostering a New Era of Collaboration

It takes every link of the supply chain, working in concert, to meet the requirements of global shippers today.[more]

Far From the Farm Gate: Inside Australia's Animal Trade

In Australia's live export trade, the animals' journey from the farm gate can sometimes start with a journey by truck of over 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles). [more]

Bellona: Electric Revolution Must Start on Land

At the COP23 climate conference in Bonn last month, Oslo-based environmental NGO Bellona held a forum on electrification of shipping. While most discussions at the summit centered on zero-emissions land transportation, Bellona held a discussion on what it would take to bring the shoreside electric...[more]

Autonomous Shipping Raises Legal Concerns

While the U.K. Shipping Register has included its first autonomous vessel, there are several gaps that need to be addressed before such technology becomes widespread and moves into the international domain.[more]

What's at Stake: Cyberattack in the Global Shipping Industry

The global shipping industry has come of age with more automation, game-changing technologies and the-internet-of-things. But embarking on this voyage has also made it a prime target for unforeseen, invisible, and highly destructive cyberattacks.[more]

Opinion: How Container Shipping Could Reinvent Itself for the Digital Age

In 1967, the British Transport Docks Board (BTDB) commissioned McKinsey to assess a recent development from America: container boxes. The first ships built expressly for this new way of shipping goods had recently been launched, and a few U.S. lines carried them on their regular service. Our report...[more]

Infrastructure Issue Bridges Gap Between Forwarders, Integrators

A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment.[more]

A Mobile Floating Truck Stop on the St. Lawrence Seaway

Ro-ro ships carry trucks and other road vehicles across the Baltic Sea and also across Cook Strait, providing onboard overnight accommodations as well as food services. There may be scope to adapt that operational precedent to bypass roadway traffic congestion on the St. Lawrence Seaway.[more]

Container Ships Need Better Fire-Fighting Systems, Insurance Group Says

The International Union of Marine Insurance has called for better fire-fighting systems on board container ships, citing its concern that current provisions are insufficient given the growing size of container vessels and a recent spate of fires on board ships.[more]

Looking Ahead: The Bunkering Market After 2020

Alok Sharma, head of commercial at Glencore subsidiary Inatech, recently spoke with The Maritime Executive about the outlook for bunkering. Inatech provides software solutions to both bunker suppliers and bunker buyers - giving it a perspective on both sides of the market.[more]

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