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Alchemy Recruitment have been a leading recruitment agency for the shipping industry for nearly 20 years, established in this sector since 1995. Throughout this long established career, Alchemy Recruitment has gained a reputation for efficient, professional service that offers all clients a good return on their investment. The high calibre of both candidates and employers that we attract are just further testament to the standard of service we offer.
This shipping blog has been assembled through the high level of expertise and knowledge of our specialist consultant and recruitment team. Here, we aim to provide you with the latest news and information about the shipping industry, from important changes to shipping regulations to awards and conferences, so that you remain in the know and can further your shipping employment potential.
Lost at Sea! Shipping Containers
Estimates predict that each year around 10,000 Shipping Containers are lost at sea; however, it is difficult to obtain an exact figure, as not all losses are reported.
With the increase in demand for consumer goods and number of ships, size and capacity, it is likely that the number of containers lost at sea will rise year upon year.
The Shipping Revolution Has Begun (Finally)
Shipping is Retro
Comparative to other global sectors, we can fairly state that the international shipping industry has a number of (what some may affectionately call) ‘old school’ practices. Despite the invention of unmanned ships, automated warehouses and ever more advanced technology, the whole supply chain often rests upon the aged and seemingly fragile paper of shipping documentation. Why?
Autonomous Ships: the future of the maritime industry?
Shipping by sea is the most efficient mode of transport, and is better for the environment than road, rail or air. Container ships usually make 3-5 port calls per journey depending on their maritime range, however, companies are still thinking of ways to increase efficiency and cut costs wherever possible.
For years the focus has been on creating a greener environment and reducing the environmental footprint of ships; new improvements are constantly being developed with this aim in mind, such as engine pieces, propeller and technology systems. Yet, perhaps the most surprising development is the arrival of the autonomous ships.