Category Archives: Maritime

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Driving New Frontiers 2.0

Smart Business Goals Within the terminal supply chain, there are many stakeholders involved in delivering end-to-end service to customers. In the world of larger ports and bigger ships, a flexible and modular-based TOS architecture understands that multi-terminal and mix-cargo terminal operations have different complexities, which means there isn’t a one-size-fits-all system. Whether deployed on premise… Read More »

Change Is Here To Stay

Change Is Here To Stay The old paradigm of change was applying technology to automate simple processes and operations, but today’s wave of change has gone beyond that. It is now about leveraging on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data to collect intelligent data generated by multiple processes, and support change management at… Read More »

3 Ways To Shore Up Your Maritime Performance

Maritime transport is the backbone of globalisation and trade. In recent years, international seaborne trade has seen substantial growth even as it battles to increase utilisation rates, cope with the introduction of “mega-ships” and accommodate customer demands for increased visibility and velocity in the supply chain. Having a well-supported technological solution that supports all business… Read More »

2 Ways to Improve Liner Service Quality

In a recent annual shipper satisfaction survey conducted by Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) for 400 shippers and forwarders, it was revealed that shipper’s satisfaction with documentation accuracy scored 3.4 out of 5, but the quality of the customer service received only 2.9. The survey also reveals that carrier performance has deteriorated in… Read More »

Reinventing For The Future

Technological disruption within the maritime industry is transforming before our very eyes. Markets have been roiled by the recent merger of large shipping liners and the economic uncertainties between America and China. There are also issues with the shift in consumer purchasing preferences to buy experiences than goods. All these have contributed to a cautious… Read More »

‘Cooperation’ to ‘Collaboration’ in Container Liner business.

Under the liner shipping environment which is being challenged from various aspects internally and externally, it is imperative to have cooperation with partner lines. If considering the principle of service network which is comprised of physical ships and networks connected to the port calls, it is evident that more flexibilities are coming from available assets… Read More »

How are Container Liners Communicating each other​?

Communication is a fundamental element when keeping cooperation between container liners as various data have to be exchanged between carriers. (Please refer to the article ‘Cooperation’ to ‘Collaboration’ in Container Liners Business for details) It is related not only whether each carrier has EDI capabilities but also being affected by the structure of partnerships which keeps evolving… Read More »