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10 Dec 2019

New Formed Advanced Systems Group Appoints Dibkey

Brett Dibkey President – Advanced Systems Group

Brunswick Corporation today announced the formation of its Advanced Systems Group and appointed Brett Dibkey President – Advanced Systems Group. The new appointment is effective on January 1, 2020. The Advanced Systems Group consists of the 11 leading Power Products brands from the acquisition completed in August of 2018 in addition to the Attwood Group of businesses with its industry-leading brands, including Attwood, Garelick, MotorGuide, and Whale - all supported by a comprehensive, industry-leading systems design and integration capability.

09 Dec 2019

WiseTech Global Acquires Ready Korea

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Global logistics software group, WiseTech Global has announced the acquisition of Ready Korea, a customs, bonded warehouse and trade compliance solutions provider in South Korea.Headquartered in Seoul, Ready Korea offers a cross-border compliance solution, which facilitates the lodgement of electronic transactions to the Korean Customs Service, including customs brokerage and refunds and Free Trade Agreement verification, along with bonded warehouse management.Ready Korea also…

14 Nov 2019

CEVA Logistics Opens Marseille HQ

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On the occasion of his visit to Marseille for the National Industry Council, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe came to inaugurate the new global headquarters of CEVA Logistics, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, with Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group.The Prime Minister was accompanied by Elisabeth Borne, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, the President of the South Region, Renaud Muselier, and Nicolas Sartini, Chief Executive Officer of CEVA Logistics.With the acquisition of CEVA Logistics in May 2019…

25 Apr 2019

CMA CGM Launches eSolutions

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Global shipping group CMA CGM has launched CMA CGM eSolutions, a digital system which enables its customers to manage the transport of their goods entirely via a digital interface.The digital eco-system comprising an online agency and other eCommerce channels such as Electronic Data Interchanges (EDI) and Application Programming Interfaces (API), which allow the digital transmission of relevant information and data between CMA CGM and its customers, it said in a press release.A large majority of the CMA CGM Group’s bookings are made via its eCommerce solutions…

19 Jun 2017

Disruption 'Powered by Transas'

Frank Coles (Photo: Transas)

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News caught up with Frank Coles, the ubiquitous leader of Transas, fresh from his company’s user’s conference in Malta. In typical candor, Coles paints his picture of maritime and shipping’s future. With a captive audience of more than 400 clients in scenic Malta for several days earlier this year, one might be surprised when Frank Coles admits that the meeting was not all about Transas. “I wanted something completely different. I didn’t want to talk about Transas, I wanted to talk about the industry and what we can learn from aviation.

10 Jul 2016

MSC Full VGM Compliance

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One week after the implementation of the new SOLAS regulation ‘Verified Gross Mass’ (VGM), MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company confirms an outstanding early experience of compliance rates by shippers. MSC France, which covers seven ports in the French Metropolitan area, saw a 100% verified record on all its initial sailings under the new jurisdiction. Of 627 containers loaded on 1st July, every single one was found to be fully VGM ready and compliant. In the days immediately after VGM coming into effect – from 2nd until 6th July – a total of 2…

17 Jun 2016

MSC Launches 'myMSC'

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MSC has recently launched a new customer portal called ‘myMSC’ which allows you to submit your VGM instructions online and much more. The launch of this portal has been advanced in anticipation of the new SOLAS regulation which comes into effect on the 1st July 2016. MSC will roll out additional functionality over the course of 2016. The portal will offer complete online management of your cargo including; rate requests, bookings, shipping instructions, manifest correctors, notice of arrivals, financial records, schedules, cut-off information, rates of exchange and VGM submission.

07 Jun 2016

UASC Chooses INTTRA's eVGM Service

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With implementation of a new global container weight requirement less than a month away, global carrier United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has extended its partnership with ocean shipping electronic marketplace INTTRA, to use the INTTRA eVGM Service as a channel to facilitate compliance with the new rule. As of July 1, under the International Maritime Organization's Safety of Life at Sea Verified Gross Mass amendment (SOLAS VGM) as adopted, every container must have a certified weight in order to gain clearance to be loaded onto a ship.

23 Oct 2015

BW Fleet Management Selects MarineLink

Oslo based BW Fleet Management have chosen to sign a 3 year “BuyerLink” Service contract with EVRY, to use the MarineLink Service and run in parallel with their other eCommence providers who integrates directly with their Oracle EBS Purchasing application. BW Fleet Management has used the MarineLink service for many years for transactions with Wilhelmsen Ships Service, Alfa Laval and engine manufacturer Wärtsilä. However, this year they decided to split their eCommerce between two service providers, MarineLink from EVRY, being one of the winning suppliers. Head of Global Purchasing at BW, Tor-Egil Gjulem says,  "We have used the MarineLink service for many years, along with ShipServ.

12 Oct 2015

Container Tracking ensures that your shipment is always 'just a click away'

Photo: CMA CGM

"Our 24 x 7 multi-referential container tracking facility ensures that your shipment is always ‘just a click away’!," says CMA CGM. CMA CGM Container tracking is available anytime anywhere- from your personal computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device guaranteeing you virtual accessibility from any device or location. Our container tracking facility also provides the ease of search using any of the three key shipment referential – Booking Number, BL Number or Container Number, in effect, ensuring you maximum visibility at all stages of the shipment cycle with minimum pre-requisites.

06 Apr 2015

Frost & Sullivan Launches Malaysia Mega Trends Report

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Frost & Sullivan today launched its latest research, Mega Trends Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). Mega Trends are defined as transformative, global forces that define the future world with their far reaching impact on business, societies, economies, cultures and personal lives. According to Hazmi Yusof, Malaysia Country Head and Senior Vice President of Frost & Sullivan, “We want to help our clients use Mega Trends as a framework to think about how to innovate and drive their business.

17 Feb 2015

P&O Ferries, MTN Transform Sea Travel Communications

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P&O Ferries and MTN Communications (MTN) announce the delivery of high-performance Internet connectivity and access to online content through the first Wi-Fi hot spot on the English Channel. This service is now live on the English Channel on ferries serving the P&O Ferries Dover-Calais route. These vessels are reportedly the first ferries in the world connected to the MTN Terrestrial Broadband Network (TBN), in addition to having back-up satellite connectivity, as many cruise ships do today.

21 Jul 2014

Hamburg Süd Launches Free App

Hamburg Süd has just released a free app for smartphones and tablets that is available for its customers to download. The Hamburg Süd app allows customers to access information about Track & Trace, timetables, offices and news wherever they may be. The new app was developed jointly by Hamburg Süd and the IT consultancy Capgemini. It is available for Android and iOS operating systems in both German and English, and can be downloaded to the operating device from the Google Play Store (Android) or from Apple iTunes (iOS).

07 Mar 2014

FLIR Systems Elects Two New Directors

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that Cathy Stauffer and Catherine A. Halligan have been elected to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. The addition of Stauffer and Halligan increases FLIR Systems' Board of Directors to 10 members, eight of whom are independent. "I am pleased to welcome Cathy Stauffer and Cathy Halligan to FLIR Systems' Board of Directors," said Earl R. Lewis, Chairman of the Board of FLIR Systems. "With over five decades of executive marketing experience between them, these talented individuals bring to our Board a remarkable range of brand management expertise, strategic marketing, and omni-channel business capabilities, with particular focus in the consumer electronics industry.

19 Dec 2013

Metzger Appointed Managing Director at Geodis Logistics

Andrea Metzger

Andrea Metzger has been appointed Managing Director of Geodis Logistics Northern Europe, an entity grouping the logistics activities of Geodis in Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. Andrea Metzger is a graduate of European Business School. She began her career at Price Waterhouse then moved on to Dyckerhoff AG before joining Geodis in 1999, as Financial Director and then as Managing Director of Geodis Logistics in Germany. Her remit is to consolidate Geodis growth in the strategic region, home to the large ports of the North Sea.

13 Dec 2013

OMEGA Engineering Inaugurates Brazil Office

OMEGA Engineering will open its newest office in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil with an official grand opening ceremony on December 16, 2013. This is in line with OMEGA's strategy to expand its business and leadership globally. Headquartered in the United States, OMEGA has been in process measurement and control in the USA for more than 50 years and is part of Spectris plc, a supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls listed on the London Stock Exchange. With customers around the globe, including some of the 500 largest global companies in the world, the products under the OMEGA brand have a broad range of applications from the automotive and aerospace, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, chemical and food/beverage industries, among others.

09 Sep 2013

Omega Engineering Opens Singapore Office

Poised to expand into the fast growing economic region in Southeast Asia, Omega Engineering, Inc. announced that it will open a new office in Singapore to coordinate its business throughout the Southeast Asia region. This is part of a multiphase plan to expand its global presence and footprint across Asia. The official grand opening of the new office will be held on September 27, 2013. This follows the opening of the company's China office last year, Omega Engineering officials said, with additional investments to be made in other countries in the Asia Pacific region. Omega Engineering has been involved with process measurement and control in the United States for more than 50 years. The company appointed Michael Lopez as the Omega Engineering General Manager of Southeast Asia.

15 May 2013

INTTRA & APL Expand Business Relationship

The companies agree that INTTRA will support APL’s global e-commerce growth strategy, as well as enhance its global customer service offerings. With more than two million container orders initiated on the INTTRA platform each month, INTTRA says it reaches the largest worldwide community of ocean freight buyers with solutions for online, desktop and system-to-system integrations. The INTTRA network includes over 64,000 companies, shipping to and from more than 130 countries. This broad e-commerce reach will enable APL to more quickly and effectively deliver the increased efficiency and cost saving benefits of electronic shipping to customers in all the markets it serves.

27 Jul 2012

Maersk Container Line Leads in Reliability Says Report

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The report, a joint effort between ecommerce network provider INTTRA and container shipping analyst SeaIntel, examined the performance of the top 20 container lines in schedule reliability. In the past year, Maersk Line has been the No.1 carrier in eight of the months and No.2 for four. The report also highlights, among others, the effect of Daily Maersk on Maersk Line's June reliability, a month when many carriers saw reliability dip. "Maersk Line reached a 98% on time performance to North Europe in June…

13 Oct 2011

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Chooses eCommerce Solution

Dr. Ruanthi De Silva from Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (middle), along with Mr. John Inge Røtting from Wilhelmsen Ships Service (left) and Jonny Lotten from EDB ErgoGroup (right).

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, a global leader in Shipmanagement, has in collaboration with WSS chosen MarineLink eCommerce for its SDCs globally. Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement manages a fleet of more than 650 vessels out of which over 300 vessels are under full management. Last year EDB ErgoGroup purchased Wilhelmsen Ships Service's eCommerce solution, MTS, and has integrated it into its advanced eCommerce platform and has already added new functionality for invoice processing and logistics integration.

16 Mar 2011

Thome Ship Management Selects MarineLink eCommerce

(Oslo, 16 March 2011) Thome Ship Management, one of the world's leading independent international ship managers, has chosen MarineLink eCommerce provided by EDB ErgoGroup as the sole eCommerce provider for its purchasing operations. The three year contract covers its entire fleet of about 150 vessels. E-business solutions are not new to Thome Ship Management, as the group has been using e-business solutions since 2005. In April 2007, Thome Ship Management added the then MTS to their e-business platform.

15 Mar 2011

Thome Ship Management selects MarineLink as its sole eCommerce provider

Thome Ship Management, one of the world’s leading independent international ship managers, has chosen MarineLink eCommerce provided by EDB ErgoGroup as the sole eCommerce provider for its purchasing operations. The three year contract covers its entire fleet of about 150 vessels. E-business solutions are not new to Thome Ship Management, as the group has been using e-business solutions since 2005. In April 2007, Thome Ship Management added the then MTS to their e-business platform.

04 Mar 2010

ShipX Auction Website for Maritime Assets

ShipX (www.shipx.org) is the new Internet auction site for shipping. With increased ship breaking and a new focus on liquidation of surplus stock to improve cash flow, ShipX offers the opportunity of maximizing asset value in a competitive bidding environment. ShipX allows sellers to expand their market and maximise the price at a reasonable cost. A maximum cost of sale is assured with the no sale, no fee policy. The auction fee is 3%, to a maximum of $990, only if the auction is successful. There is no membership fee for either sellers or buyers. Sellers enjoy the benefits of a listing on a website with global reach, visited by more than 84.000 unique shipping users each month, and active online marketing.

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