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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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Container terminal at the Port of Long Beach

Zero Emissions future – the case of the Port of Long Beach

A net-zero operating terminal is a milestone that most ports around the globe are working towards – as it would mark a significant step towards sustainability. This summer, one port has achieved this remarkable step and begun operating a container terminal that is equipped with nearly all electric and zero-emissions equipment. Already news sources are reporting it as one of the most technologically advanced cargo terminals globally. We are, of course, talking about the Port of Long Beach – and the Long Beach Container Terminal at Middle Harbor (in California, USA).

The Ports of Rome and Lazio, the Italian “Community” boosting the training of logistics operators of the future

At a difficult and uncertain time such as the one linked to the pandemic crisis due to Covid-19, projects such as “Youth Employment in the Ports of the Mediterranean” are of fundamental importance, especially in view of the messages, at the European level, that are becoming the basis for the future and that are at […]

Talent is our organisation’s main asset

The world of employment has always seemed daunting to young people. Having completed either higher education or specialised training programmes, young people frequently lacked the technical know-how that was expected of them from the get-go. Traditional educational models haven’t focused on practical experiences to prepare the youth for the challenges of the future. Nevertheless they […]

Clean fuels, electrification, water and hydrogen – How are ports handling energy transitions?

Over the past few months, a lot of our articles have focused on sustainable solutions in intermodal transport – whether they were connected to port operations, maritime transport or port-railway solutions. Focusing on alternative and clean energy solutions is vital, in particular in light of this summer’s heat waves, floods, and other weather phenomena which are gaining in strength every year. The European Union has recently renewed its dedication to the Green Deal, committing itself to substantially lowering the carbon emissions of the EU by an extremely ambitious 55% by 2030, and to eliminate net emissions by 2050. Taken together, all of this suggests that sustainability needs to take centre stage in all of our transport operations if we are to meet those goals and help protect our Blue planet.

Blue Innovation

Why Real-Time Data Matters to the Maritime Industry

In the face of the current 4th industrial revolution, it is interesting to take a look what changes are taking place in the virtual space of maritime transport. This month, we wanted to share with you an article, originally posted on the Sofar Ocean website, dealing with real-time data and why it matters to the […]

Smart Cities

What does living in smart cities mean for privacy?

In the 2000s we are witnessing an exponential growth of the use of information technologies. These are slowly pervading all aspects of modern life, including smart refrigerators, smart doorbells, smart plugs, smart bathrooms, etc. The revolution has also affected a larger societal section, with smart cities and smart ports also gaining traction in progress. What does this spread of smart technologies mean for us as individuals?

This month, we have caught up with Brad Smith from Turn on VPN to talk about what these advancements mean for our privacy.

Digital highway

Digitisation in logistics and e-documents… advantage or cost?

The current crisis is bringing with it a lot of changes to our industry. For this quarter’s Blue Innovation article, we have caught up with Xavier Lluch, an expert in cost analysis, a veteran of the logistics industry and a regular teacher in our courses, to share with us his thoughts on the emerging trend […]

Nanosatellites to fuel the Internet of Things

n the past issues of our #BlueInnovation series we have largely focused on any new developments taking place on land and at sea – Smart Seals, Smart Containers, Digital Twins, etc. What about Space? Is there a future for the logistics and transport sector that involves space technologies?

#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.

Cooling Technologies

The Cold Chain

Women in Shipping

Towards Gender Equality at Sea

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?