SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

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Tag: shipping industry

Ambitions for Denmark to be global maritime powerhub

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The maritime task force of the Danish Government presented its policy recommendations to the Danish Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs. The task force presented a series of concrete proposals, that touch upon all areas of the competitive framework for the maritime industry in Denmark.

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Maersk to lift lid on digital disruption

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Maersk, container shipping company, is set to unveil the thinking behind its recent agreements with IBM and China’s Alibaba, as the company's Chief Digital Officer, Ibrahim Gokcen, takes the stage at this year’s "Nor-Shipping" maritime week. Gokcen is going to analyse the future course of the maritime industry.

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American Port Authorities declare second annual “Ports Day”

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The American Association of Port Authorities is announcing that its entire membership in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean will celebrate Western Hemisphere Ports Day on Tuesday, April 4. On this annual celebration, the association will recognize the industry’s role in supporting job creation and propelling the economies of the nations they serve across the Americas.

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Port of Oakland ready for alliance changes

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The Port of Oakland recently said that they expect to take on upcoming changes to container shipping alliances with little disruption. The Port expects cargo volume to hold steady once new alliances begin operation April 1. Fewer but larger ships will visit Oakland weekly, laden with more ocean containers.

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Survey: How can small carriers compete shipping alliances

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Xeneta issued a survey on the competence between big shipping alliances and smaller lines, stating that, in the current economic conditions, there aren't many shipping lines that can operate entirely on their own, as they cannot provide the required coverage all by themselves, so they enter shipping alliances. However, there must be ways that smaller lines can also offer value.

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Industry calls for action to prevent decline in UK shipping

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Latest official statistics show a 14% reduction in the number of UK seafarers over the past decade. Nautilus general secretary Mark Dickinson, at the House of Common, indicated how the attempts by successive governments to end the decline in British shipping over the past 30-plus years have only managed to slow the losses rather than reverse them.

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