Press Releases

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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Blockchain in shipping: what is it and are we ready?

18 September 2018

There is no arguing that the concept “Blockchain” once only voiced in cryptocurrency circles is now transitioning to many industries, shipping being one of the largest, and perhaps the one that will be most impacted by the technology as well. According to the World Shipping Council, Cargo transported by the liner shipping industry represents about two-thirds of the value of total global trade, equating to more than 4 trillion US dollar worth of goods... 

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