We open this issue with the gala dinner celebrating events where management, staff, stakeholders and friends came together to continue to celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary.
One of the bright spots in global shipping is the rise of cold chain and how the sector is expanding, we shine a light on why demand is growing and how shippers, carriers and ports are investing in reefer technology both at sea and on land.
The futuristic dream of automated vehicles is given a test drive in this issue with port operators at the forefront of moving concepts off the drawing board with promising results.
Building a digital ports network has long been a vision in the industry and now leading ports are taking the first steps to create a worldwide digital platform to deliver real-time advanced information to carriers about berthing times, weather and tides, delays and equipment availability.
We will take a closer look at how space age technology is now being harnessed to build digital twins in the supply chain which enables the creation of a data generated ‘mirror’ of actual operations and how it may benefit the maritime and logistics industry.