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A number of seafarers on the vessel Metis Leader have been working on board in excess of the 11 months maximum permitted under the Maritime Labour Convention and the 14 months limit allowed by Australian authorities
The move will help Zim expand its digital services for e-commerce customers as well as small and medium enterprises. Alibaba meanwhile will be able to tap Zim’s resources to help build a global logistics network
India, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand are seen as having the worst prospects over the next 12 months. With the first two of those being major crew source nations, this will have a serious impact on shipping industry costs
Sea-based internet connectivity lags land-based broadband connections, while mindsets in the industry are also behind their counterparts in terms of data sharing and the approach to technology in general. Digitalisation must be seen as part of an organisation's core strategy in order to be effective
ICTSI unit Contecon Guayaquil SA created the first port in Ecuador capable of handling neopanamax vessels in 2019, following the dredging of the 95-km port access channel at the port of Guayaquil. Many other ports in the region have added new facilities to take advantage of the added capacity made possible by the expanded Panama Canal
The new projects arm will be based in Singapore, but will have global coverage with representation in Europe and the Americas. The division will work with recently spun off Swire Bulk in the wind energy and heavy civil infrastructure segment and Swire Pacific Offshore for offshore projects