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Combining AI and people skills will be key to post-pandemic growth


The coronavirus pandemic has exposed and accelerated underlying trends in remote working, global travel, technological advancement and AI. The most innovative companies are capitalising on these trends.

At the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, some 2.6 billion people

A short-term problem with limited impact on the port industry’s valuation


Supply chains generally tend to be well orchestrated for moving goods across global networks. Any short-term disruption can lead to bottlenecks as is the case with port congestion these days. Port congestions are not new to the industry and have

Next in the print queue: critical engine parts


What was the last thing you printed? While for many of us it’s likely to be a work document or a pile of handouts, the research engineers at the Wärtsilä Hub for Additive Manufacturing (WHAM) has moved into another dimension

EIA: Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review


The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects U.S. energy production, consumption, and prices each year in the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO). Every two years, EIA also produces the AEO Retrospective Review (AEO Retrospective). The AEO Retrospective compares recent history with

Prolonged waiting periods of vessels carrying Australian coal to China


Prolonged waiting periods of vessels carrying Australian coal to China: cargo hazards and precautions while waiting to discharge coal.

The Club has learned that a number of ships loaded with Australian coal are experiencing significant delays in receiving authorisation to discharge

COVID-19 Accelerates Drive For Digitisation Of Shipping


During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been much discussion about how digitisation has been critical to keep supply chains moving and enable the continued smooth operations of transportation networks, shipping and ports.

The realisation is that digitisation of shipping and logistics

Tailwinds of 2020


Shipping has faced some historically significant challenges this year, we opened the year with IMO2020, the greatest change in fuel regulation in this century and we end the year still trying to come to grips with crew changes in such

Maritime Silk Road Trade Index-November Up 13.83% Year-on-Year


In November 2020, the Maritime Silk Road Trade Index (STI) released by the Ningbo Shipping Exchange showed that the import and export trade index was 161.13 points, up 10.78% from the previous month and up 13.83% year-on-year; the export trade

What does an ammonia-ready vessel look like?


As carbon-neutral fuel choices narrow, shipowners are beginning to look more closely at how existing and newbuild vessels might use clean fuels. Ammonia is near the top of the list for many shipowners.

Ammonia has traditionally been produced from hydrocarbons, although

Gazprom Neft LNG-bunkering vessel set afloat


Russia’s first cargo and passenger ship-to-ship LNG-bunkering vessel has been set afloat — shipyard specialists having completed the main stage in the vessel’s construction, including assembling the hull and installing LNG fuel tanks and other auxiliary systems, in record time.

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