All Insight articles – Page 8

  • Coal comes under pressure

    Coal comes under pressure


    While US President Donald Trump continues his efforts to revive the coal industry, governments across the Atlantic are vowing to crack down on greenhouse gas pollution and stop the use of the fossil fuel.

  • Inward-looking policies threaten shipping's outlook

    Inward-looking policies threaten shipping's outlook


    Uncertainty arising from wide-ranging geopolitical, economic and trade policy risks is redefining the maritime transport landscape and shaping the sector’s outlook, says the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

  • News

    Industry seeks clarity ahead of Sulphur 2020


    A survey conducted by global shipping consultancy Drewry reveals that there is considerable unease among global shippers/beneficial cargo owners (BCO) and freight forwarders ahead of the IMO’s sulphur 2020 emissions regulations.

  • FROM THE MAGAZINE: Shock monitoring in transformer transportation

    Shock monitoring in transformer transportation


    Damage to transformers during transit can go unnoticed until after installation. However, impact monitoring during the move can highlight problems and save considerable time and expense, according to impact monitoring equipment manufacturer SpotSee. 

  • Insourcing: a threat to project forwarders?

    Insourcing: a threat to project forwarders?


    At the inaugural Project Cargo Summit, held at Rotterdam’s Onderzeebootloods this week, questions were raised about the future role of freight forwarders in the project cargo supply chain, as shippers start to bring their transport activities in-house.

  • MPV fleet faces regulation changes

    MPV fleet faces regulation changes


    In just 16 months, the Sulphur 2020 regulations will come into effect and it could prove to be the tipping point for consolidation in the multipurpose fleet.

  • Upstream delivery finally hits the mark

    Upstream delivery finally hits the mark


    According to industry analyst Wood Mackenzie, upstream oil and gas companies are increasingly delivering major capital projects on time and on budget.

  • Developing a green solution

    Developing a green solution


    Three of the marine sector’s major technology companies, WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT, have agreed to collaborate in making the use of LNG fuel a viable option for ship owners and operators.

  • Sovereignty of the seas

    Sovereignty of the seas


    Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have signed a landmark agreement on the Caspian Sea’s legal status, outlining the maritime borders and ending a 20-year long dispute.

  • FROM THE MAGAZINE: An overlooked link in the supply chain

    Packing and securing: an overlooked link in the project logistics supply chain


    The safe arrival of oversized and heavy project cargoes is directly related to how well they are packed and secured. Paul Lucas highlights some of the challenges facing packing and crating companies around the world.

  • IUMI nominates Turner

    IUMI nominates Turner


    The International Union Marine Insurance (IUMI) has nominated Richard Turner, global marine director and European director of global risk solutions at RSA Insurance Group, for the role of president.

  • Trade tariffs take hold…

    Trade tariffs take hold…


    In its second-quarter analyst call, Caterpillar confirmed that the USA’s decision to impose import tariffs on steel and other metals will have a real effect on its businesses and customers in the second half of 2018.

  • Briese calls Globecomm to enhance vessel connectivity

    Briese calls Globecomm to enhance vessel connectivity


    Briese Schiffahrts has selected Globecomm Maritime to provide its Ku-band VSAT services to ensure its fleet of approximately 132 ships are connected to shore 24/7.

  • Singapore to host PPG training course

    Singapore to host PPG training course


    The Project Professionals Group (PPG) will host its Project Cargo Forwarding Certificate training course in Singapore from November 26-27, 2018.

  • News

    Technology to revolutionise freight forwarding


    While the fundamentals of freight forwarding remain unchanged, the short-term future of the sector will be characterised by the introduction of technologies that unlock value and enhance capability.

  • FROM THE MAGAZINE: Breakbulk is all set for Houston

    Breakbulk is all set for Houston


    With just over two months to go before the start of Breakbulk Americas 2018, Ian Matheson previews parts of the conference programme and provides some information on other aspects of the region’s largest event for the project logistics sector. 

  • ICS welcomes sulphur cap efforts

    ICS welcomes sulphur cap efforts


    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says it is encouraged by efforts made to resolve some pressing practical challenges of the global implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur in fuel cap, which comes into effect on January 1, 2020.

  • News

    Shipping losses decline, but risks remain


    Large shipping losses have declined by more than a third (38 percent) over the past decade, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review 2018.

  • FROM THE MAGAZINE: Commodities outlook improves

    Commodities outlook improves project logistics prospects


    Commodity prices are rising and new projects are being approved around the world as energy majors, having driven down costs, begin to invest some of their cash stockpiles, writes David Kershaw.

  • Trade war steams ahead

    Trade war steams ahead


    The trade war is a speeding train, accelerating with every trade-restrictive retaliatory measure imposed and becoming ever more difficult to stop, said the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO).