All Insight articles – Page 8

  • Inward-looking policies threaten shipping's outlook
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    Inward-looking policies threaten shipping's outlook

    2018-10-04T12:10:00Z

    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).

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    Industry seeks clarity ahead of Sulphur 2020

    2018-10-03T17:00:00Z

    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
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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Shock monitoring in transformer transportation

    2018-09-18T11:40:00Z

    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?
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    Insourcing: a threat to project forwarders?

    2018-09-14T14:50:00Z

    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
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    MPV fleet faces regulation changes

    2018-08-31T12:45:00Z

    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
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    Upstream delivery finally hits the mark

    2018-08-24T15:35:00Z

    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
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    Developing a green solution

    2018-08-24T12:05:00Z

    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
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    Sovereignty of the seas

    2018-08-17T15:25:00Z

    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
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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: An overlooked link in the supply chain

    2018-08-17T15:05:00Z

    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
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    IUMI nominates Turner

    2018-08-15T11:25:00Z

    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…
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    Trade tariffs take hold…

    2018-08-08T13:50:00Z

    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
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    Briese calls Globecomm to enhance vessel connectivity

    2018-08-02T15:00:00Z

    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
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    Singapore to host PPG training course

    2018-08-01T13:35:00Z

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

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    Technology to revolutionise freight forwarding

    2018-08-01T13:30:00Z

    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
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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Breakbulk is all set for Houston

    2018-07-31T11:25:00Z

    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
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    ICS welcomes sulphur cap efforts

    2018-07-20T12:35:00Z

    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.

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    Shipping losses decline, but risks remain

    2018-07-19T10:25:00Z

    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
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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Commodities outlook improves

    2018-07-17T11:45:00Z

    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
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    Trade war steams ahead

    2018-07-03T16:30:00Z

    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).

  • FROM THE MAGAZINE: Turkish hauliers campaign for regulations update
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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Turkish hauliers campaign for regulations update

    2018-07-03T11:25:00Z

    With major infrastructure developments planned, there are attempts under way to improve operating conditions for heavy haulage companies working in Turkey, writes Savannah Matheson.