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Check out the blogs and articles written by our staff and our teachers under the #DidYouKnow initiative. We tackle subjects surrounding intermodal transport, specialised transport, maritime and rail transport trends, and innovation in the blue economy, among others.

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Towards gender equality at sea

Historically, the shipping industry has been dominated by men, and the sea has been deemed a “man’s world”. This pattern can still be witnessed today (…)Today, there are organisations that work towards the normalisation of women in shipping – with the IMO having launched several initiatives.

#DidYouKnow: Spotlight on Algeria

This month we have caught up with Mr. Mohamed Lazhar Benaissa, an academic at the École Nationale Supérieure de Technologie (ENST) in Alger, the deputy director for external relations and continuing education and a lecturer at the Escola Europea to give us an overview of the logistics scene in Algeria.

The Ship Agent

When we think about the arrival of a vessel to the port, the first thing we think about is the loading or discharging of the cargo. Even though this is not entirely incorrect, many ships have more specific requirements and needs upon arrival. This is where the role of the ship agent comes in, and this is what we chose to focus on in this post for our #DidYouKnow series.

Railway Lines

The essential railway infrastructure and equipment – Spotlight on Spain

The European railway system transports around 1.6 billion tonnes of freight each year. The railway is central to the EU’s strategy for a more sustainable transport sector, helping ensure economic and social cohesion and connecting Europeans within and between Member States. The density of the national rail networks reflects the different geographical characteristics of the […]

Blue Innovation

Virtual Meetings are becoming the norm

Towards blue virtual training

In recent times a vast number of technological transformations has encompassed the maritime sphere. A recent study (2020) commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG Move) analysed different social aspects of the maritime transport of goods, and identified two technological trends that are particularly visible on the blue horizon in the […]

Smart Seals: Spotlight on Shellock

Throughout centuries, research and innovation have driven human progress forward. In the maritime sector, blue innovation in particular is key towards the advancement of the industry – in particular against the backdrop of Covid-19 and the damage that it had done to the global economies. This month we caught up with representatives from Shellock, a logistics start-up located in Barcelona, to find out more about the innovative technologies they have been developing.

IoT impact on Port Operations

The IoT (Internet of Things,) known as the ability to connect devices and objects through a digital network, is a term that has ceased to be new and has slowly become part of our daily routine. Nowadays devices connected to the IoT permeate our homes, with people relying on devices such as Roomba, smart refrigerators […]

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 […]

#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.

Temperature Controlled Supply Chain

A spotlight on pharmaceuticals

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?