The long-established processes and practices associated with bulk commodity shipping present distinct challenges. For cargo owners, they mean a lack of transparency – leading to significant inefficiency and waste. OceanSMART managing director Bryan Phillips explains how new technologies that digitise these methods are poised to change the entire industry.
Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has announced ambitious goals for 2019 and revealed its recent progress across the nine ports it manages.
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation has announced that Terminal Puerto Arica (TPA) has gone live with the Navis N4 terminal operating system to better manage increasing volumes of cargo.
Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China has partnered with Navis to implement the MACS3 ship loading computer and the Navis StowMan stowage planning program at its training facilities to be used in the education of prospective nautical officers.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order worth US$21 million for optimised cargo handling systems for five 10,500 TEU container vessels, including all equipment and a related software package.
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