Cargo

The Shipping Revolution Has Begun (Finally)

The Shipping Revolution Has Begun (Finally)
Katie Smith, April 24, 2018

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?

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Autonomous Ships: the future of the maritime industry?

Autonomous Ships: the future of the maritime industry?
Amber Pittard, February 21, 2018

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.

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Are Freight Ships the new Cruise Ship?

Are Freight Ships the new Cruise Ship?
Matt Jeffries, September 25, 2017

When people think of ‘life on a freight ship’ they typically say things like ‘dull, lonely, long hours and hard work’, well having spoken to a few freight personnel I have been pleasantly surprised… I am ready to blow this negative image out of the water! No one can deny the hard work aspect, but it seems that from another perspective working on a cargo vessel can also be like a home away from home.

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Categories: Cargo, International, Shipping

5 Most Unusual Cargo in Shipping

5 Most Unusual Cargo in Shipping
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, July 27, 2017

A career in maritime freight can be full of surprises. Every so often you can find yourself with a somewhat unusual cargo that might require particular care and attention as it’s transported. We’ve listed here five of the most unusual cargo shipments in maritime shipping. 

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Categories: Cargo, Shipping

Trump and Shipping

Trump and Shipping
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, May 31, 2017

Donald Trump’s Presidency has been making waves around the world. The first several months of his term have impacted many across the United States and around the world. But how is international trade really being affected, and as a result, how is the shipping industry now faring?

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Categories: Cargo, Shipping