Press Releases

25 August 2020

Nexxiot takes lead position in ISO Technical Committee

Marianna Levtov, expert for global digital standards at Nexxiot AG was elected Convenor of the ISO Technical Committee 104/SC 04/WG 2. With immediate effect, Marianna Levtov will take over the position in the working group “AEI for containers and container related equipment”. In this function, Marianna Levtov represents the 17 member states of the working group for the next three years and is committed to establishing practicable worldwide standards for the container market to embrace the digital age.

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20 July 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT - Intermodal Europe postponed until 2021

Informa Markets, after consultation with key industry stakeholders, has made the decision to postpone Intermodal Europe until 2021.

Rob Fisher, Group Director Intermodal Events, explained:

“In recent weeks and months, we have been evaluating the viability of this year’s event. From a health and safety standpoint, we felt confident in our ability to deliver a safe and secure show”.

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19 May 2020

Support Our Seafarers:  Stella Maris Centenary Rose Launched

Initiated by Philip Eastell, founder of CSSS | Container Shipping Supporting Seafarers and supplied by World of Roses, the Stella Maris Centenary Rose has been launched to raise funds for seafarer support worldwide and mark the 100th anniversary of maritime charity Stella Maris.

Martin Foley, CEO of Stella Maris said, “Stella Maris is very grateful to the World of Roses and CSSS for this wonderfully innovative initiative to raise valuable funds for our vital work in support of seafarers and their families.”

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04 May 2020

Carrier Transicold Marks 50 Years of Transport Refrigeration Innovation 

This month, Carrier Transicold will commemorate 50 years of innovative transport refrigeration systems, which continue to revolutionize the global transport of perishables. Today, there are more than 1 million Carrier Transicold refrigeration units installed, helping to preserve, protect and extend the global supply of food and pharmaceuticals over the ocean, road and rail.

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12 December 2019

Intermodal Asia 2020 launches alongside China Container Shipping Industry Association

The 2020 event was officially launched on 3 December in a press conference in Shanghai, hosted by Intermodal Asia and the China Container Shipping Industry Association (CCIA). It was an opportunity to explain the significance of the CCIA and how it and the event will combine to promote and develop the container shipping sectorin China and the wider Asia region.

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Never again absorb costs for damaged cargo

14 November 2019

Holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for retail and shipping industries. And with increases in technology, ecommerce has become the driving force behind record numbers every year. The Black Friday supply chain is fragile, and the last thing a retailer or cargo owner needs is to be out of stock of a popular product, face delays in delivery or, even worse, suffer cargo damage or loss in transit. The latter results in loss of profits, brand damage, ruined business relationships...

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CAI International Named Finalist in Lloyd’s Loading List 2019 Global Freight Awards

11 October 2019

CAI International, one of the world’s leading transportation finance and logistics companies, has been named a finalist in Lloyd’s Loading List 2019 Global Freight Awards. The Global Freight Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in shipping.

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The world's leading container shipping event portfolio appoints Rob Fisher as Event Director

28 August 2019

Intermodal Europe and Asia, the global events for container shipping and intermodal professionals, are delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Fisher as the new Event Director.

Rob will seamlessly take over the reins to run Intermodal Europe, taking place on 5-7 November 2019 at Hamburg Messe, and Intermodal Asia, based in Shanghai on 17-19 March 2020. The  exhibitions are organised by...

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Port of Rotterdam launches PortXchange

09 August 2019

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has launched a new company, PortXchange Products BV, to offer the Pronto platform and application to ports around the world over the next few years. The establishment of a separate company, says the port authority (HbR), will facilitate partnerships with a variety of global players. The first partnerships have already been established with Shell International Trading and...

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Traxens closes €20m financing round

18 July 2019

Traxens has raised close to €20M in a Series C funding round. “Funding will allow the company to finance scale-up of its smart containers and rail freight businesses while extending operations worldwide, with focus on Asia,” Traxens said. The funding round was led by the ITOCHU Corporation, Bpifrance and Supernova Invest (Crédit Agricole Innovations et Territoires Fund)...

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Drewry: 2019 another solid year for shipping container market

15 January 2019

The industry’s supply-demand balance will benefit from a reduced appetite for ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) among the major carriers, according to shipping consultancy Drewry. “Aside from feeder ship replenishment, there has been no reaction from other lines to HMM’s mega-ship order and as such we have greatly reduced our projected new orders for 2020 onwards,” Simon Heaney, senior manager, container research at Drewry and editor...

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Copenhagen invests in Port Automation

03 December 2018

The Copenhagen Malmo Port (CMP) has unveiled plans to build a new modern, sustainable automated container terminal, which it says will strengthen its role as the leading freight handler in Denmark.In a statement, the CMP said the terminal is due to be finished by the end of 2021...

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UK Major Ports Group launches 5 point plan

01 December 2018

The UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) has launched a 5-point plan to build on the success story that is UK ports sector. The plan calls for policies that will:Ensure the UK has a major ports sector than can continue to thrive in a changing worldPromote connectivity that boosts trade, productivity and sustainabilityCreate a positive planning and development framework to boost investment and jobs... 

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ORBCOMM launches next generation hardware

08 November 2018

ORBCOMM’s next generation hardware features a temporary modem that can be used to provide remote reefer monitoring in container yards and depots without requiring any physical infrastructure. Launched at the Intermodal Exhibition in Rotterdam this week, the new hardware is part of ORBCOMM’s solution for monitoring and control of refrigerated containers travelling by land, rail or sea...

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Easy does it: 'baby steps' the best way to move towards blockchain in logistics

08 November 2018

Logistics operators should take “a more protracted approach” to introducing blockchain technology, with development of rules paramount. Speaking at Intermodal Europe in Rotterdam, Raghavendran Viswanathan, CEO of FreightBro, said the technology was “absolutely vital”, but more time was required...

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Intermodal Europe 2018 steers the way for the global container shipping industry

19 September 2018

After a period of significant change, the container shipping industry is now moving towards a state of stability and growth. Although there are still some key challenges to be faced in the coming months, the industry is showing good signs of revival after new deals and sector alliances have shaken up the market...

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