Alfa Laval considered recruiting digital natives but found they don’t stay long. It also considered investing in a start-up but saw the risks involved of employing ambitious but commercially naïve techies
Ship agents could find a new responsibility in making transformation accessible to all the port community. Companies with a global perspective and local insight are well placed to drive transformation
Shipping frustrated at unpredictable crew-change rules, intensifying debate over emissions regulations, and why the US-China trade war still matters
Digitalisation in shipping is happening, but true innovation that benefits the industry as a whole, rather than just siloed subsystems, is still being hampered. The maritime sector should look to the explosion of Fintech innovation that was catalysed by free-flowing data and the breakdown of siloes that existed in individual financial institutions
StormGeo has been owned by private equity firm EQT for the past seven years, during which time investments in six add-on acquisitions have doubled its customer base.
GSBN designers from Hapag-Lloyd have also explained reasons why the German carrier joined the blockchain-based shipping platform as a founding member
The next Lloyd’s List special report asks what entrepreneurs need to succeed in shipping and where the barriers to success lie. Future progress depends on our support for gazelles rather than unicorns
The Covid pandemic has shifted the emphasis back onto people working at sea and on shore. There has been a paradigm shift in the balance of power between employers and employees. Shipping must recognise this
A McKinsey study found that the US experienced 10 years of e-commerce growth in just three months at the peak of the pandemic, while digitalisation of the supply chain advanced by less than four years
The shipping industry will be reliant on skilled crews to safely manage emerging fuels and technologies, said Mr Unni
Pilot transactions have already been completed with two GSBN founding members, Cosco Shipping Lines and Orient Overseas Container Line
Container tracking services are nothing new. But the granular nature of the container supply chain has made it difficult for them to be interoperable before now, limiting their usefulness
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