The freight shipping industry is experiencing the largest increase in containers lost at sea for seven years. More than 3,000 containers fell into the sea in 2020, and more than 1,000 have fallen overboard so far in 2021, Bloomberg reports.
The concept of project cargo encompasses modes of transport oriented towards heave and large-sized materials that require a high level of specialization on the part of the agents involved for the whole process to be completed properly. Factors such as the dimensions and weight of the merchandise to be transported are details to be taken into account in project logistics, since they are usually materials that require a case-specific solution.
Moving goods on major maritime transport routes has been creating many problems in recent months for companies’ logistics departments. The cost of maritime transport has tripled since Europe came out of lockdown, and the market has ruled out seeing again the low prices that helped the economy to recover and international trade after the 2017 crisis for a long time. There are several variables, among which the following are especially notable:
Spain is leading an international initiative to adapt ports to the XXI century challenges. Ports 4.0 launches the largest open space for logistics-port innovation with hundreds of technological proposals. Major Mediterranean ports such as Algeciras, Valencia or Barcelona are joining this initiative.
DID YOU KNOW? TEU IS KING. An estimated 793.26 million TEUs were handled in container ports worldwide in 2019. TEU history is one of the most successful steps in international trade of all ages.
In the midst of the Covid19 crisis, Chantiers de l’Atlantique has granted TEC Container a new order for hatches for the A35 series of new buildings and an option for the series B35.
Although COVID19 has forced most countries to implement measures that restrict free people and goods transport, maritime transport still connects worldwide industries. Ranging from technology to import/export volumes, these are 5 interesting trends affecting maritime transport and logistics in the upcoming years.