The technologies needed to create remote and autonomous ships already exist, meaning it’s actually a matter of when it becomes a reality, not if, according to the Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative.
The agriculture shipper advocate praised container weighing methods recently outlined by the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association and G6 Alliance carriers, saying terminals nationwide should adopt similar methods.
South Africa’s state-owned ports and rail operator Transnet SOC Ltd. experienced an increase in earnings and revenues for the year ending March 31, 2016, as container and automotive volumes rose.
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Container transport revenues at the Danish shipping conglomerate fell 20 percent year-over-year for the quarter due to a 26 percent decline in average freight rates.
The company plans to accept the weights that clients provide as certified, but if clients are not able to provide the certified weight, it will weigh the cargo on their behalf.
Meanwhile, the struggling South Korean ocean carrier said in a statement Sunday it expects to reach an agreement with ship owners regarding charter rate renegotiations “soon.”