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Sustainability

Sustainability of transport and logistics in the Mediterranean

The concept of sustainability, although open to many interpretations, can be understood as based on two elements. The first is the transport network, which is, at European level, fundamentally structured by the work carried out in recent years by the European Commission (EC) on the Trans-European Transportation Network (TEN-T) and which necessarily conditions that of […]

Container ship in Port

The road towards sustainable port operations

Ports play a key role in the development and maintenance of efficient and supply chains, and therefore they will also play a key role in their redesigns to make them sustainable in the effort to achieve net zero emissions of shipping operations by 2050. One way that ports have started to do that is to invest in electrification.

European Rail Traffic Management System

The European Rail Traffic Management System – ERTMS

On the opening day of the European Year of Rail 2021, the EU transport commissioner Adina Valean has emphasized the need to incorporate a digital layer to the physical rail infrastructures to improve network use, increase capacity and enhance safety. This means deploying the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and automating where necessary

Transporting perishables across the equator

We are talking about, of course, the cold chain. New technologies in reefer transport and logistics have made it possible for the market of cold chain products to expand. The reefer is essentially a homogeneous transport product, but it works with markets that have a very broad range of products, ranging from pharmaceuticals to perishable foods (and even fresh flowers).

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.

Internet of Things

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.

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?