Last week in Ocean Shipping across the globe (1 - 8 July).
ONE And Hapag-Llyod Have Joined IBM’s And Maersk’s Joint Blockchain Platform Called TradeLens
With the steady advent in the field of technology, the avant-garde ideas are gaining a huge amount of popularity within the maritime arena as it makes an attempt to usher in the power-packed digital era. Not lagging behind, the shipping industry is fuelling innovative concepts and the blockchain platforms form an integral part of them.
When two industrial giants like IBM and Maersk came forward as a joint collaboration to create a global digital platform, TradeLens was formed and it has turned to be hugely successful! Right after the renowned companies like CMA CGM and the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have signed up for this groundbreaking digital interface, other world-famous names like Hapag-Llyod and ONE (Ocean Network Express) are recently on board.
As a direct consequence, it is now safe to assume that TradeLens has now got the ocean container cargo belonging to more than half of the world, right under its wing and it gradually developing into a revolutionary network within the ever-growing supply chain of ocean shipping. By using the TradeLens network, it has now become more convenient to digitally connect and to help the supply chain evolve as it tries to keep up with the pace of the growing demands of the customers.
Cosco Line Decides To Install New Scrubbers On 10 Container Vessels In Existing Fleet
Of recent, the China-based Cosco Shipping Lines has announced its decision of fitting 10 of its existing container vessels with new, advanced scrubbers that will go a long way in improving the overall performance of the ships. Moreover, the important fact that this action will work in favour of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap regulation should be taken into account. The sources said that the exhaust gas cleaning systems will be provided by the well-known Finnish company Valmet that has a flourishing business with three service centers and four production units in China.
Cosco spared no expense. The scrubber system delivery will also feature a customized, open-loop scrubber system for both the main engine and generator engine, which also includes the newfangled concept of automation along with auxiliary systems Valmet will ensure that these well-designed scrubber systems can be fitted to a single-island container vessel without any dip in the cargo capacity of the ship. The advanced scrubber system makes sure that the exhaust gas is washed with seawater in an open-loop system, and that the marine automation closely supervises the constant emissions.
SAI Maritime’s Operation At Mumbai Port Deemed Successful With The Cooperation Of The Port Authority
SAI Maritime has carved out a prominent niche in the maritime industry by being one of the most sought after companies that specialises in project shipping and heavy lifting. With the success of its rather challenging operation at the Mumbai Port, SAI Maritime has definitely outdone itself and has proved that it is capable of performing well under pressure in spite of countless obstacles!
The Mumbai Port Authority was much appreciated for proving SAI Maritime with its constant assistance and immaculate attention to every detail. The cooperation has made it possible to berth and load a semi-submersible ship (by the name of Mv Eide Trader) by employing the float-on procedure and submerging the vessel up to 9 meters. Though the process was a tedious and time-consuming one, the entire team at SAI Maritime completed the whole operation (along with the sea-fastening) within a time span of 48 hours, which is indeed a remarkable achievement!
CEVA Logistics Extends Its Contract With The Dubai-Based Shelf Drilling Organization
In the recent news, CEVA Logistics has decided to further strengthen its relationship (right from 2012) with the Shelf Drilling Organization (with the company headquarters located in Dubai) by announcing a two-year extension to its past contract with one of the well-established companies that specialises in shallow water drilling services. We cannot deny the fact that Shelf Drilling has proven its worth by becoming a prominent market leader with its services branched out in four key regions like West Africa, India, South-East Asia and MENAM (Middle East, North Africa and Mediterranean). CEVA Logistics has been delivering a consistently good performance by providing top-notch logistics support to the Shelf Drilling’s client hubs in Singapore, Houston, Dubai and Aberdeen.
Port Of Auckland Is Prepared To Launch A Staged Automation Process In February 2020
The Port of Auckland is all set to introduce a staged automation plan that will come into action from the February month of 2020. Throwing light on this development, the Programme Manager Port Systems of the Port of Auckland has announced the port authority’s strategy to finish off the infrastructure-related work during this year, in order to adopt the new automation technology. According to sources, the Northern Berth of the Port of Auckland is supposed to become completely automated by February 2020 as the remaining sections of the terminal will still be operated manually. However, if all goes smoothly, then we might have an entirely automated port by April 2020, which is worthy of admiration, no doubt whatsoever.