Norway’s Aker Bets On Software Engineers for Its Oil Business

By Shadia Nasralla and Gwladys Fouche STAVANGER, Norway, Sept 19 (Reuters) - When the owners of Norwegian oil firm Aker BP decided to digitise its assets and operations, they searched high and low for the right software company. But they failed to find a suitable one. So instead they set up their own, Cognite https://www.cognite.com, to create digital maps of Aker BP's … [Read more...]

Blockchain Technology: Friend or Foe?

MTS Logistics is a C-TPAT and ISO9001:2008 certified NVOCC specializing in LCL, FCL, and project sea freight shipments. With the help of their global agency network, they are able to provide import and export services to and from a wide range of international destinations including, but not limited to, South America, the Mediterranean, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, and … [Read more...]

Maersk Elects New Chairman to Steer Digital Transformation

By Stine Jacobsen COPENHAGEN March 28 (Reuters) - A.P. Moller-Maersk's new chairman committed to automating its systems as the oil and shipping group steps up its drive to become more efficient and save costs at a time of low oil prices and declining freight rates. The more than 100-year-old conglomerate's digital push will mean that in theory, it should be as easy to … [Read more...]

Is 2017 The Apex Of Shipping?

By Captain George Livingstone                          Well 2016 was quite a year for international shipping; the new ultra large locks of Panama Canal opened, the expanded Suez Canal went into high gear, one of the biggest container shipping lines in the world went bankrupt and national elections around … [Read more...]

High Tech on High Seas: Carnival Unveils Wearable Technology on Ships

By Christopher Palmeri (Bloomberg) -- Carnival Corp. is unveiling wearable technology that allows cruise ship staff to personalize service at sea, whether it’s knowing a guest’s favorite drink or wishing them a happy birthday. The world’s largest cruise operator plans to roll out its OceanMedallions on Princess Cruises starting in November. The quarter-size medallions can … [Read more...]