FMC building case for new container data-sharing rules

WASHINGTON — The Federal Maritime Commission is seeking another round of comments from container line operators and their customers as part of its quest to build the case for potential new mandates on container shipment data sharing.

The FMC wants to supplement an information request issued last year along with a May 2023 report on the agency’s Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI). That project, led by Commissioner Carl Bentzel, attempts to measure the extent to which shipment data is...

Securing Maritime Data: The Battle Against LOGINK

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On March 22, 2023, Senator Tom Cotton and Congresswoman Michelle Steel introduced the “Securing Maritime Data from Communist China Act,” aiming to ban the Chinese state-owned digital logistics platform LOGINK from use in domestic ports. This act would also require the U.S. President to negotiate  termination of LOGINK’s use in allied ports.


LOGINK is a unified digital logistics and trade platform administered by China’s Ministry of Transport. Initially...

Our Small Size Is Now An Advantage, Says ZIM Chief

Israeli container ship operator ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. is trying to turn its small size into an advantage in a business dominated by outsize carriers running megaships in global supply chains, says an article published in The Wall Street Journal.

The company is touting its “flexibility and agility” to capitalize on the surging demand from mainly Western retailers looking to circumvent shipping logjams by using premium-priced, point-to-point services.

About ZIM

ZIM, which has...

CargoSmart, COSCO, SIPG and Tesla for blockchain technology project

CargoSmart Limited along with COSCO Shipping Lines, Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) and Tesla (Tesla) came together and carried out a pilot project using blockchain technology, in order to share data with terminal operators under real-time circumstances.

Specifically, COSCO and SIPG streamlined the cargo the cargo release process, giving the ability to Tesla to accelerate its cargo pick up procedures.

The pilot is a key component of our journey towards paperless, trusted, and seamless...

DNV GL, StormGeo to boost maritime data sharing

The weather service provider, StormGeo along with the Norwegian classification society, DNV GL shake their hands and inked an MoU in order to further develop digitalization and accelerate maritime data sharing within the maritime community.

Through their collaboration, both sides goal to boost the presence of StormGeo’s fleet performance management and weather intelligence solutions on DNV GL’s independent data platform, Veracity.

In fact, they aims to give customers of StormGeo, enhanced...

Standard Chartered is the first bank to join TradeLens

Standard Chartered Bank is the first financial institution to join TradeLens digital platform, jointly run by A.P. Moeller-Maersk and IBM. Specifically, the bank entered a formal agreement in order to make use of the platform.

In fact, Standard Chartered Bank will from now on be able to prove the authenticity of shipments, with the use of the initiative’s extensive record of real-time data and document exchange between the network of entities involved in a shipment.

As a critical link in the...

New data exchange platform closes to launch

CargoSmart Limited announced that nine ocean carriers and terminal operators, namely CMA CGM, COSCO SHIPPING LINES, COSCO SHIPPING Ports, Hapag-Lloyd, Hutchison Ports, OOCL, Port of Qingdao, PSA International, and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), have signed a shareholders’ agreement indicating their intention to become shareholders of the proposed Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN).

Once all regulatory approvals have been obtained and the GSBN is formed, it will lead the...

HVCC, Wärtsilä and Carnival exchange real-time data between ships and port

HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center, Wärtsilä and Carnival are collaborating in a digitalisation project, to ensure reliable ship arrivals, more efficient ship handling and port logistics, as well as reduced fuel consumption and emissions.

HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center has been optimising vessel traffic into and out of the Port of Hamburg for more than ten years. during 2019, HVCC coordinated the arrival of over 3,200 mega-ships in the Port of Hamburg. As part of this passage...

Port of Limassol to be modernized under STEAM project

Port of Limassol in Cyprus is going to be modernized under the Sea Traffic Management in the Eastern Mediterranean (STEAM) project. In fact, STEAM goals to advance and further develop the port, so as to become a worldclass terminal equipped with modern and digital technologies.

Collaborators will tend their focus on high quality data, new decision-support tools and real-time information for the ports of Cyprus, and especially for the Port of Limassol.

New technological solutions will be selected...

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