Global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has added more digital tools to its portfolio with its newly launched Sea Explorer platform offering digitally enabled insights into the largest seafreight service network, based on reliability, sustainability and transit time.
The global newbuilding orderbook to existing fleet ratio has dropped to its lowest level in 20 years dropping to just 10% of capacity.
Led by Greek owners, the global fleet continued to grow in 2017, albeit at a slower rate than for most of the last decade.
Josh Shapiro coo of Liberty Maritime/Liberty Global Logistics cut through the buzzwords associated with the digitalization of shipping to explain the real benefits the company is seeing from the process.
A smart shipping survey of Seatrade Maritime News readers found that while the vast majority believe the research into autonomous shipping was valuable, most believed the unmanned vessel was some way off.
The appetite for newbuildings is evident as we move into 2018, with Greek owners continuing to building on an impressive $4.7bn investment in projects in 2017.