The Chinese digital octopus spreading its tentacles through smart port ambitions

Andre Wheeler carries a warning today about China’s LOGINK digital platform. As the world of shipping has moved towards smart ports, China has quietly been strengthening its position of power over global trade via its data aggregation platform that has been embedded into port and terminal operating...

https://splash247.com/the-chinese-digital-octopus-spreading-its-tentacles-through-smart-port-ambitions/

China, Japan and Greece in a league of their own in latest shipowning charts

Which nation has the world’s most valuable commercial fleet? Two of shipping’s best-known data providers cannot agree.  VesselsValue yesterday unveiled its top 10 shipowning nations, reviewing the total asset values for vessels by beneficial owner country. Japan was at the top of the league, its...

https://splash247.com/china-japan-and-greece-in-a-league-of-their-own-in-latest-shipowning-charts/

Wallenius Wilhelmsen orders four more methanol-fuelled, ammonia-ready newbuilds

Norway’s Wallenius Wilhelmsen has declared options to build four additional methanol-fuelled and ammonia-ready car carriers. This latest deal for the so-called Shaper Class vessels, developed in collaboration with ship designer Deltamarin, brings the total number of car carriers currently on order...

https://splash247.com/wallenius-wilhelmsen-orders-four-more-methanol-fuelled-ammonia-ready-newbuilds/

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