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.

Shipping of propane and butane, LPG, a niche corner of maritime markets, has received attention in recent weeks through webinars, conference calls and analysts reports, with renewed optimism about listed companies in the sector.

After many years in the pipeline, Panama has passed legislation for ship financing, the first of its kind for the country.

The global newbuilding orderbook to existing fleet ratio has dropped to its lowest level in 20 years dropping to just 10% of capacity.

The sheer scale of the new joint venture shipyard complex now under construction in Ras Al Khair on Saudi Arabia’s Gulf coast was revealed to Seatrade Maritime News this week during interviews in Dammam.

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.

It is not a lot of fun, after a long voyage across endless ocean, to be trapped aboard your ship in port, because the authorities will grant no shore leave to the members of the crew.

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.

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