In this issue we look at Mexico’s rise as a major industrialised trading nation, and the country’s path to become an international shipping and logistics hub.
In shipping’s drive to become emission free, we ask if hydrogen can become the green energy source of choice and take a look at the development of the humble gantry crane which has transformed ports all over the world.
We track the reasons behind the rise of global rail freight volumes and review the latest developments across Hutchison Ports network.
In this issue of OPPORTUNITY, we will take you on a journey from Egypt’s ancient maritime past to today’s modern shipping hub.
We look into the group’s community keynote programmes focusing on the environment and community development. A review on how HUD support the city’s first offshore LNG terminal.
Together we explore the importance of supply chain visibility and how blockchain can be the solution to cybersecurity across different platforms.
In this issue, we look at how Hutchison Ports reduces emissions through its new sustainability strategy and is contributing to slowing down global warming and climate change. There is an overview of the latest developments in green fuels and how innovators adopt ideas from nature to deliver clean drinking water to seafarers and reduce usage of thousands of plastic water bottles. High freight rates sparked a flurry of shipbuilding orders from ship owners caused by surging consumer demand. We also identify the characteristics and advantages to different types of trade zones benefiting world trade.
This special edition of OPPORTUNITY is dedicated to highlight the group’s commitment to investing in digital solutions on eco-friendly artificial intelligence autonomous technology that can optimise our operational sustainability, safety and performance.
The green autonomous trucks also align with the Group’s sustainability programme, designed to fulfil our pledge to reduce emissions in view of a changing climate and an evolving social and regulatory landscape.
In this issue we look at the Group’s new terminal in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, our ports in UK, the Port of Felixstowe and Harwich International Port have been included as one of eight new Freeport’s designated by the UK Government, followed by an exciting new 5G project at Felixstowe has also been unveiled. We shine the spotlight on how HKSPA has built its market leading cold chain service in the fresh produce imports sector into South China and beyond.
We also cover the progress of delivering vaccines worldwide and how the experts sees the global imbalance in containers, which is causing headaches for all players in the industry. We track rail freight between China and Europe which is entering a new era and discover how procurement companies have adapted to major supply chain disruption during the last year.
As we approach 2021, we are excited to announce the project in Abu Qir, Egypt has been signed, further expanding the Group’s portfolio and to better facilitate its network in Africa and the Middle East.
In other news we look at how digitisation enhances the maritime industry to safeguard its supply chains.
The meteoric rise in ecommerce has put inventory management in the front line as we analyse the impact this phenomenon has had on the warehouse sector.
We also take a look at how the latest communications technology can deliver powerful tools for ports and shipping, enhance weather forecasting and route planning solutions as well as supporting the workforce during the pandemic to work safely and efficiently.
In this issue of OPPORTUNITY, we take a glimpse into the future of ports, as the ‘thinking’ Q-Trucks are unveiled at Hutchison Ports Thailand Terminal D.
Collaboration, teamwork and determination were the main ingredients in the on-time opening of Hutchison Ports Stockholm during the pandemic, thanks to a global effort. Driving down pollution levels is a primary goal of shipping lines, we look at the clean fuels under review to meet international emission reduction targets.
Put on your ‘cyber armour’, we ask how to protect valuable data, as attacks escalate during the COVID-19 pandemic. A clean, green, sustainable future needs a roadmap, we analyse initiatives from across the supply chain.
In this edition of OPPORTUNITY, our cover story looks at the challenges facing the maritime industry, its impact on the supply chain and the expected long recovery caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lifting the veil on the virtual world that is defining the ports of the future, we invited the ‘imagineers’ who are combining innovation with operational excellence to build smarter terminals to share their views and experience with us.
Project forwarding handles everything that can’t fit into a box, we speak to the experts that move the world’s largest and heaviest shipments.
Reverse logistics has been overlooked for many years is being embraced by big retail brands and is helping to improve sustainability and reduce waste. We ask if there is any going back on this booming industry sector?
There is also an update on Hutchison Ports new terminal in Stockholm, the GSBN blockchain initiative and a recap of GoGreen activities.
Last but not least, we wish everyone to stay healthy under the pandemic.
We look at how the shipping industry is tackling emission reduction, as the IMO 2020 regulations come into force next year.
As the risks increase in the global supply chain we speak to the experts about how shipping and logistics companies can ‘future proof’ their businesses.
The increasing complexity of logistics operations requires extensive training and new skills to stay competitive in the market. We look at what tomorrow’s logistics personnel need to succeed.
In other news, ubi is rolled out across the world with new and enhanced features. The Group Environment Committee is also launched to drive through new green initiatives throughout the Group.
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.