Predictive analytics: the new hot ticket in shipping?

Predictive analytics: the new hot ticket in shipping?
Joe Baker 28 February 2018

The adoption of predictive analytics for port operations is proving increasingly popular, as the technology can help ports help achieve better unloading and offloading times and less truck idling. But despite successful case studies in the US, challenges still remain in the implementation of new predictive technologies.

Predictive analytics is commonly defined as the use of data, statistical algorithms and machine learning techniques to identify the likelihood of future outcomes.

Indonesia Puts New Shipping Rules on Hold as Coal Buyers Wait

Indonesia Puts New Shipping Rules on Hold as Coal Buyers Wait
Bernadette Christina Munthe and Wilda Asmarini | February 28, 2018

Jakarta. Indonesia has postponed indefinitely the application of new rules that would limit shipments of coal and palm oil exports to only national shipping companies, a Coordinating Economic Affairs Ministry official said on Tuesday (27/02).

Indonesia is the world's biggest exporter of thermal coal and top producer of palm oil, but presently most of its exports of these commodities use foreign vessels.

8 rescued after cargo ship sinks off Vietnam

8 rescued after cargo ship sinks off Vietnam
23/02/18 https://safety4sea.com/8-rescued-after-cargo-ship-sinks-off-vietnam/

MRCC Vietnam called for vessels to assist the cargo ship BINH NGUYEN 86, which activated its Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), 40 nautical miles of Ha Tinh Province coast, Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam.

Conditions now deadly on abandoned chemical tanker off Tunisia

Conditions now deadly on abandoned chemical tanker off Tunisia
Sam Chambers February 26th, 2018 http://splash247.com/conditions-now-deadly-abandoned-chemical-tanker-off...

Cargo ship Zhen Hua 28 passes by Burien with an unusual load

PHOTOS: Cargo ship Zhen Hua 28 passes by Burien with an unusual load
February 24, 2018 http://b-townblog.com/2018/02/24/photos-cargo-ship-zhen-hua-28-passes-by...

A large cargo ship called the Zhen Hua 28 passed Burien’s shores slowly but surely on Friday afternoon, Feb. 23, all while hauling a very unusual load.

New OSHA fact sheet addresses silica rule for general industry, maritime

New OSHA fact sheet addresses silica rule for general industry, maritime
February 26, 2018 http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/16740-new-osha-fact-shee...

Washington — OSHA has published a fact sheet intended to help employers comply with the agency’s standard on worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica (1926.1153) for general industry and maritime.

Speed limits: why won’t the shipping industry commit?

Speed limits: why won’t the shipping industry commit?
Elly Earls 26 February 2018 https://www.ship-technology.com/features/speed-limits-wont-shipping-indu...

There’s no doubt that slower steaming equals reduced greenhouse gas emissions. So why hasn’t the shipping industry committed to speed limits?

New research has shown that reducing operational speed of ships has a direct impact on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Maersk: Paint it red

Maersk: Paint it red
26/02/2018

It is an unusual sight to see dry boxes coming out of Maersk Container Industry’s factory in China that are not dressed in all-gray, accompanied by the blue star. Nonetheless, around 8,000 new forty-foot dry containers with the distinctive red exterior paint and white lettering are ready to get global trade moving.

Shortlist announced for the International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards 2018

Shortlist announced for the International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards 2018
15/02/2018 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/shortlist-announced-for-the-internat...

From the best port, seafarer centre and shipping company to the organisation and individual who have done so much for seafarers – the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has announced the shortlist for the 2018 International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards.

Industry Negotiates Seafarer Wage Rise, Dockers' Rights

Industry Negotiates Seafarer Wage Rise, Dockers' Rights
MarEx 2018-02-24 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/industry-negotiates-seafarer-...

The International Bargaining Forum (IBF), shipping’s largest industrial relations collective, concluded final negotiations for a 2019-2022 IBF Framework Agreement on February 22.

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