Carrier Transicold releases service app

American reefer manufacturer Carrier Transicold has released a free mobile app to aid technicians when servicing containers. The app is available on iOS and Android   The app, available on iOS and Android, contains resources including service manuals with instructional videos, an alarm code lookup function, conversion tools and warranty information, as well as a search… Read more »


Port of Oakland’s online shipping platform goes live

The Port of Oakland’s new tech platform, called the Oakland Portal, has gone live, as part of efforts by the West Coast hub to provide a single point to seaport operations. The portal was created by New Jersey-based logistics software provider Advent Intermodal Solutions as an extension of its customer-based eModal system, which the port’s… Read more »


Port of Brisbane Brings Blockchain to the Supply Chain

The Port of Brisbane has collaborated with PwC Australia and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to develop a blockchain technology to link the supply chain and revolutionize international trade. The system is currently in the proof of concept stage, and is aiming to build a blockchain-based end-to-end supply chain — digitizing the flow… Read more »


Digitalization wave on the way for shipping industry

Digitalization of shipping Source: DNV-GL  Digital opens the new windows for shipping to strengthen their straight relationships with end customers, further reduce their costs, including for fuel, vessel operation, and customer service. Furthermore, it pursues new revenue streams beyond traditional shipping services. As shown below, there are four main drivers that encourage the shipping toward… Read more »


Digitalisation and ICT innovations – A focus on port logistics

Shipping has been an important human activity throughout history, particularly where prosperity depended primarily on international and interregional trade. According to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) statistics in  2017, shipping has an essential contribution to the world economy since more than 90% of the world’s trade, in volume,  is carried by sea. In a broader… Read more »


Toward digitalisation of maritime supply chains

Maritime Supply Chain is one of the key sectors for digital transformation. With its high degree of networking and its large number of interfaces, maritime supply chain offers a broad range of applications for digital technologies. Stakeholders across the supply chain see huge potential to improve maritime and port service level and efficiency by having… Read more »


Ports of LA, Long Beach to Fund Clean Air Technologies

The US ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are offering new funding in an effort to boost the development of goods-movement technologies that improve air quality. This year’s 2018 call for projects requests concept papers for a variety of projects that have the potential to reduce emissions, including diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, sulfur… Read more »



The Port of Felixstowe has received its first two remote control ship-to-shore gantry cranes from ZPMC to help it handle multiple mega-vessels simultaneously.  The new cranes are capable of working vessels with containers stowed 11-high and 24-wide on deck. Instead of being in a cab 50 metres above the quay, the drivers will be located… Read more »


Singapore to Get New Technology Preventing Ship Collisions

Fujitsu Limited, Singapore Management University (SMU), and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) have teamed up on developing new technologies for vessel traffic management in the Port of Singapore, with the support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). These predictive technologies will use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analytics to… Read more »