NEWS ARCHIVE :

  • Oxygen Expresses of Railways deliver 150 tonnes of oxygen in 24 hours, to help Covid-19 treatment.

    As oxygen is a cryogenic and hazardous chemical, Railways have to avoid sudden acceleration, deceleration, have to check pressures in between, especially when it is in the loaded condition.
    Transportation of oxygen through trains is faster over long distances than road transport. Transportation through rail takes 2 days while through road it takes 3 days. Trains can run 24 hours a day but truck drivers need to take halts etc. (10/05/2021).

  • 400% increase in cyber attacks in the maritime sector under the corona.

    More than 100,000 ships are crossing the Oceans every day and night. Inspectors have not been able to travel on inspection of ships and service can not be done in port.
    In order to be able to let inspectors and employees into the home office, digital gates have had to be opened, but this also opens up for more attack surfaces.
    Ships have a long life and thus many of the computer systems are also obsolete. Ports often use standard systems, which are the easiest for hackers to attack.
    Demands for ransom are the most common motive for hacker attacks. Ships and ports manage assets such as oil and other valuable cargo. https://www.sintef.no (12/04/2021).

  • Coronavirus conundrum: Containers still in short supply.

    Demand for freight container transport has been soaring for about six months — despite or because of the pandemic. The same can be said of cargo rates and the profits made by shipowners.
    40ft Container prices out of China now up to $13,000. The price a year ago was $ 2,500. Customers need a 6 week wait to book space on a ship. Start to look around and notice the empty shelves coming in the U.S. (10/04/2021).

  • Girteka Logistics, Lithuania

    Girteka Logistics is one of Europe's largest transport companies. They deliver more than 770 000 Full Loads annually. They have 7 400 trucks and 7 800 trailers operating in Europe, Scandinavia and CIS countries.The company has 18 000 professionals and have extensive full cover route networks in Europe, Scandinavia and CIS/Russia. (01/03/2021).

  • Shipping giant A.P. Moller Maersk A/S, with plans to build the first container ship running on biofuel.

    The Maersk ship will be a small vessel known as a feeder that can move up to 2,000 boxes and will be added to its network in 2023. The ship will be able to burn conventional bunker fuel, and Maersk said this dual-propulsion capability will be a feature in all of its future ship orders. Maersk’s new ship will run on biomethanol, which can be sourced from paper-mill waste. Maersk chose biomethanol because it is available for use now. The ship will be the first in the world. Maersk says its goal is to have an entirely carbon-neutral fleet by 2050. (25/02/21).

  • Ammonia on the ship's tank can provide great environmental benefits.

    We get ammonia by combining nitrogen and hydrogen, two elements that are abundant in nature. From 2020, the ship "Viking Energy" runs on ammonia, as a pilot project. The ammonia is converted to electrical energy. This process will now be further developed. The technology is emission-free. In addition, ammonia takes up less space and is cheaper to purchase. (Sintef.no). (20/02/2021).

  • Widerøe (Norway) will offer parcel / aircargo delivery

    Delivery across the country within 24 hours, from February 2021. The company is now establishing itself in a new logistics segment to generate new revenue and utilize aircraft, cars, warehouses and people that the company already has. ...In some places, we probably have to join partners to carry out pick-up and deliveries. Widerøe is the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, and flies to 50 domestic and international destinations. (15/01/2021).

  • Megatrend 2021 : Online Shopping.

    Megatrends such as globalization and digitalization have an enormous impact on global trade. Globalization and Digitalization are driving online shopping and shipping around the world to new heights whilst Covid-19 accelerates E-commerce boom. Particularly in current days of uncertainty many giant stores will be going online with their sales promotion. With the result of fast transport needs as well. 01/01/2021.

  • DHL GoGreen Strategy :

    DHL has begun shipping parcels in London using the river Thames.
    The service will see parcels loaded from electric vehicles onto the riverboat.
    The boat will then ferry the parcels in central London, from where DHL couriers on bicycles will deliver them to customers’ homes. 15/04/2020.

CREATIVE THINKING :

"Antibac" directly from China to Norway by road !

The route from Shanghai to Duisburg.

On Sunday, April 12, 2020, Prime Cargo AS, Norway, sent a truck with 22 tons of Antibac Hand Wash from Yuyao just south of Shanghai.

On Saturday 2 May 2020, the cargo arrived in Norway as it should, after 20 days on the road.

- China has rules that prohibit the export of alcohol by train, and aircargo become too expensive and the sea route takes too long....

The cost reduction compared to sending 22 tonnes by plane is over 80 percent. However, this transport method by road will not be relevant for so many other types of goods than just Antibac. (With COVID 19 prices and extreme demand).

The total driving distance is over 10,000 km. The route passed through China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and Sweden.

In Norway the cargo was picked up by 12 different recipients and then distributed on the Norwegian market.

(Source : Modern Transport Magazine, Norway, and Prime Cargo AS).

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