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Innovative cruises for the modern day passengers

This year the Escola Europea will for the first time hold a course dedicated to Cruises and Port operations – a course aimed at helping industry professionals understand the characteristics, specialities and implications linked to such an important section of the transport sector. Cruise shipping originated in the United States, and was initially a leisure […]

Developing sustainable Intermodal Transport Networks: a challenge for logistics

As 2020 comes to an end, in this final issue of the Odiseo of 2019 I want to focus on networks and the elements that make them up. There are a few main protagonists: the people they serve and, in many cases, those who benefit from them. The western Mediterranean is an area composed, in […]

2020

If you work in shipping and after seeing this number the first thing that comes to your mind is EMISSIONS, then you are on the right track! In the previous Blue Innovation post we talked about the OPS as the means to control emissions in ports. However, seafarers have a saying that says “A ship […]

And Greta went to New York

An ever-changing world It is the time when autumn arrives at the northern hemisphere, and with it a new edition of our cherished Odiseo. The edition which will feature aspects of sustainability which arose spontaneously. When we reviewed the topics we wanted to deal with, we realised that almost all of them were facing the […]

Blue Innovation

Blue Innovation – Digital Twins

How can ports innovate with the Internet of Things? In recent years, the shipping industry has been playing catch-up with many innovative trends that other industries have embraced. One of those trends has been the concept of digital twins – the idea to use the Internet of Things and Big Data to create a virtual […]

Blue Innovation – Container 42

Following a nice and (hopefully for all of you) relaxing summer, we have begun thinking again about innovation it the Blue Economy and any novelties that would be worth highlighting. For this issue of the Odiseo we have decided to revisit the container (following our article on the SmartBox), and decided to explore Container 42. […]

Blue Innovation – Autonomous shipping – the maritime industry of the future?

Blue Innovation – Autonomous shipping – the maritime industry of the future? One of the more controversial topics in shipping is the emergence of autonomous vessels. The feasibility of these new arrivals to the maritime field is today still quite controversial among the majority of industry experts. Nevertheless, what is certain is that, despite the […]

Blue Innovation – Drones in Port Operations

Let’s talk about Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPAs) or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)! These unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, have already been incorporated into our society for their flawless ability to take exceptional videos and photographs. Nevertheless, global transport and logistics companies are looking to take advantage of their functionalities and the shipping industry […]

#DidYouKnow Videos

Some of our articles have videos to help visually present the topics. Check them out here, or head to our Youtube page to see all of our video content.

Port2Rail

European Railway Corridors

Groupage and Consolidation Centres

A short guide on packaging and security

Groupage and Consolidation Centres

LCL packaging

Temperature Controlled Supply Chains

A short story of the Reefer Container

Groupage and Consolidation Centres

Distribution Networks

Temperature Controlled Supply Chains

How important is Container Airflow?

Mega trucks

How will the authorization of mega trucks impact intermodal freight transport in Europe?

Container Weight Mandate

How will the new container weight mandate impact maritime transport?